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Articles from the May 31, 2017 edition

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 By Thomas Garcia    News    May 31, 2017

Entering life's arena

LOGAN - Like a rough stock rider, sometimes you're going to go on some unexpected rides, but those rides will give you the experience to get better...

 

Borehole test project abandoned

The U.S. Department of Energy announced Tuesday it is abandoning a test meant to determine whether nuclear waste can be buried far underground. That’s because of changes in budget priorities, the...

 

Meetings watch - Tucumcari City Commission

The following were actions taken by Tucumcari city commissioners Thursday at their meeting: • Approved a reduced allocation for the city’s senior citizen services from the North Central New...

 
 By Eamon Scarbrough    News    May 31, 2017

Water authority applies for project funding

ELIDA — The federal government has set aside $46.5 million for rural water projects across the country. Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority officials are hoping some of that money will flow...

 

Events calendar - May 31

Thursday-Sunday • Rockabilly on the Route: All day, Tucumcari Convention Center Tuesday Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Tucumcari Senior Center Wednesday • Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m.,...

 

Jail log - May 31

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from May 20 through May 25: • Courtney Mason, 27, interference with communications • Michael Chacon, 38, warrant ...

 

Pages past - May 31

May 1971 • Former Tucumcari student Thomas S. Wheeler received an Air Force Association Award from the 505 Air Force ROTC cadet program at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Wheeler, the...

 

State budget like terrible movie rerun

There’s nothing like spending 62 days on the public’s dime kicking a can down the road. That’s what Santa Fe did in the regular 2017 session, and it’s what it did in the two days of special...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    May 31, 2017

Study finds rural America in bad shape

A Wall Street Journal story over the weekend headlined “Rural America is the New Inner City” concludes that rural America, not central cities, is now the focus of poverty and despair. In short,...

 
 By Rube Render    Opinion    May 31, 2017

President is government alpha, omega

Washington journalists and analysts like to pontificate regularly that the president of the United States is the commander in chief of the Armed...

 

Rockabilly on the Route kicks off Thursday

The fifth annual and final Rockabilly on the Route will begin Thursday with an expected crowd of more than 5,000 set to visit Tucumcari for the...

 
 By Alisa Boswell    News    May 31, 2017

Organic certification incurs additional fee

PORTALES — New Mexico Department of Agriculture officials visited Portales on Tuesday to tell ag producers they will be charged an additional fee for becoming organic certified. NMDA Marketing and...

 

Quay 4Hers participate in county contests

Quay County youth ranging from 6 to 18 years old spent two weeks competing in their 4-H county contests. Cloverbuds are under the age of 9, novice 9 to 11, juniors 12 and 13 and seniors are 14 and old...

 

Women's softball starts Tuesday

The women's slow pitch softball league registration will end on Thursday. The league will begin on Tuesday with games at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. The cost is $25 per team per night. Age...

 

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