Community briefs — Oct. 12

Walk-A-Thon scheduled Tucumcari Elementary School’s Pre-K will be having a Walk-A-Thon on Wednesday. They will be walking at two different times. The AM Pre-K will walk from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., and the PM Pre-K will walk from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. If it is windy or bad weather, students will walk in […]

Horse tale grows taller

Baxter Black It is not uncommon for me, as a windy storyteller, to be asked, “Is that really true?” “Well, of course,” I begin, “it’s true…I think.” Mark Twain had a quote that seems to fit some of us elaborators.

The stronger the wind, the better the stories

By Lynn Moncus As we attempt to walk upright during our windy days, we hear many comments from natives to the effect that they have never seen the wind blow this hard before, or that it has never blown this late in the season.

Windy Point has lost its edge

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A landmark of sorts is no longer standing at the Ute Lake State Park. You might notice the next time you’re out at the park: Windy’s namesake, the distinctive point is gone. Windy Point is one of the entrances on the 540 Loop between the Ute Lake State Park […]

Chicago’s got noting on these windy cities

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist Whomever dubbed Chicago the “Windy City” had it all wrong. That nickname should have been reserved for Clovis, and other eastern New Mexico places with equally windswept plains, where someone once told me the wind whips so hard it blows over freight trains. (I believed them for months and refused […]