Planes fill skies over Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia The light rain and heavy overcast clouds gave way to blue skies and the aircraft performing Wednesday during the Tucumcari Rotary Club/Chamber of Commerce Air Show. “I think we did all right, the airshow turned out pretty good,” said Bob McClelland Jr., airshow coordinator. As the crowd began to enter the gates, the [...]

Linda Lambert placed on paid leave

Russell Anglin A Tucumcari teacher who claims she was reassigned in retaliation for filing a sexual harassment complaint was placed on administrative leave Thursday while school officials say they investigate charges of possible employee misconduct. Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dave Johnson gave a statement by phone Friday regarding Linda Lambert’s paid leave. “The district has become [...]

Obama, younger Bush show similarities

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama may go down as the man who gave us at least four more years of George W. Bush. The two men seem alike. Only one major distinction survives honest scrutiny: Bush gave us anti-abortion Supreme Court nominees; Obama gave us a pro-abortion-rights nominee. Health care? Sure, Obama federalized it. [...]

City plays catch-up

Russell Anglin Tucumcari city officials are playing catch-up with technology and grant funding to better balance the books. City Finance Director Dennis Dysart gave a monthly financial report at Thursday’s city commission meeting and said he has been working with Triadic, the company that provides the financial software used for city records, to bring the [...]

Gift cards ease Christmas panic

Karl Terry Did you get a little piece of plastic in your stocking this Christmas? Business experts say Americans gave a record amount of gift cards this Christmas. According to the National Retail Foundation the average person in the U.S. gave $145.61 in gift cards this year. Nearly $25 billion was likely spent this year [...]

Longhorns defend home turf at tourney

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Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns basketball tournament gave area schools a chance to work out some early-season bugs. “It is good to see pressure this early in the season, especially for the younger players,” said Texico freshman coach Steve Doolittle. The Wolverines freshman started the tournament with a 57-54 loss to the Longhorns. Late in [...]

Uncle imparts life skills

Russell Anglin My family recently had the good fortune of visiting my great uncle, Eddie Manis, after six or seven years of living apart when he moved from Portales to California. Now he lives in Elida. Running into my long-lost uncle after all this time brought back lots of memories. You see, Uncle Eddie is [...]

ENMU celebrates 1957 season

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico When the Greyhound football team lost 45-20 last Saturday at Abilene Christian, it meant Eastern New Mexico University would again be just outside the Division II rankings. But it meant something else for Eastern New Mexico University (4-1). When this Mark Ribaudo-led Greyhounds squad suffered its first loss, it [...]