Articles from the October 23, 2012 edition

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Cop show flaws hard to ignore

My wife is hooked on the alphabet police dramas. What are alphabet police dramas, you ask? CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) and Law and Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) are two examples. She also...


Film office to host town hall in Clovis

Interested in becoming a movie star? Want your business to be involved in the booming movie industry in New Mexico? A town hall meeting held by the New Mexico State Film Office is scheduled to take pl... Full story


Rattlers brace for Clayton

The (6-2) (1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers prepare for their final home game of the season against the (5-2) (1-1) Clayton Yellow Jackets. The Yellowjackets are coming off a 48-12 loss to the (8-0) (3-0)...


Fishing report - Oct. 24

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the...


Middle schools awarded grant money

Tucumcari and Logan middle schools are getting surprise grant money from the state for improving student test scores. Tucumcari Middle School will receive $13,463.91 and Logan Middle School is...


Woods appointed to state senate seat

Pat Woods said Tuesday that Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed him the District 7 state senator to fill the remainder of Sen. Clint Harden's term. Efforts to reach Martinez's media spokesman weren't...


No escape from negative campaign advertisements

The New York Yankees being swept by the Detroit Tigers, presidential debates and Honey Boo Boo; these are a few of the things that have prompted me to change the channel if not turn off the TV all... Full story


Rattler's preview

The (6-2) (1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers prepare for their final home game of the season against the (5-2) (1-1) Clayton Yellow Jackets. The Yellowjackets are coming off a 48-12 loss to the (8-0) (3-0)...


School Menus - Oct. 24

Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt parfaits, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice, and milk Thursday Breakfast: Biscuit and sausage Lunch: Frito pie, Mexicali corn Snack:...


District attorney to give presentation on active shooting situations

The 10th Judicial District Attorney's office and Tucumcari Police Department will hold a lecture for the public concerning "active shooting" situations. "The goal of the lecture is to educate everyone... Full story


Notes from the Church Lady: Friend was faithful servant of God

"Well done thou good and faithful servant…" Matthew 25:21 Another treasure of our community went home to heaven last week. Allene McMurphy led a long, active life until only a few days before her... Full story


Cowbelles visit Mesalands

The New Mexico Powder Horn Cowbelles recently visited Mesalands Community College for a tour of the foundry and the farrier barn. The New Mexico Powderhorn Cowbelles is an organization of ranch women...


Editorial: Space flight industry needs liability bill

Wayne Hale understands as well as anyone both the potential for commercial space flight and the obstacles to success. Hale is a former program manager for the space shuttle program. He was shuttle...


Letter to the editor: GOP to blame for economy

Let's look at talking points vs facts: Deficit — The deficit is composed primarily of tax cuts for the rich, two wars paid for by borrowing, a recession brought on by deregulation of the financial... Full story


Comments from the Canyons: Buildings help make history vibrant

Recently, a group of us talked about the various schools we had here in town and decided that we have to rely on our memories for some of those which were most important to us. As beginners, those of... Full story


Police blotter - Oct. 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Thursday At 2:53 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 1400...


On the shelves - Oct. 24

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood. An I.R.S. officer and an F.B.I. agent fight corruption,...


Students organize Academy Award themed book fair

Tucumcari Middle School is holding its annual book fair until Nov. 6 at the book store. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Jordyn Diaz, Ryanne Lopez and Kayla Cherry double-check the baskets for family night... Full story


Trespassers concern mountain owners

Nearly a month after a local teen was rescued from Tucumcari Mountain, one of the owners of the landmark is concerned about trespassers. "It's so much more than just a mountain to me," said Yetta...


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