Cowboy home needs strong freshener

I had the pleasure of spending the weekend with a roundup of cowboy friends. (This means that you fed the horses and caked the cows before breakfast). Tales were told, goats were cooked, music was played and it went on for days! But the background in my grand memories of this long weekend was the […]

Rattlers return from break

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A long holiday break should not affect the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team as they prepare for the St. Michael’s tournament. “We got right back into it on Monday,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “The team has a great recuperation time.” Encinias said the team had a […]

Our page — Nov. 23

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Birth Brazel [image #3, align=left, size=medium] Duane and Linda Moore are proud to announce the arrival of their newest grandchild. Avery Lynn Brazel made her arrival Oct. 11 at 2:47 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. Avery and her parents, Janet and Michael live in Alto. — Submitted […]

Birth — Sept. 21

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We are so proud and blessed to announce the birth of our newest edition to the family. Brandy Jazlyn Saville was born on Aug. 11, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in Clovis. Brandy weighed 7lbs 4oz. and was 20 inches long. She is the daughter of Desorey Borg of Tucumcari, and the late Brandon Robert “Big […]

Our page — Aug. 24

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Births Gonzales Patrick and Heather Gonzales of Tucumcari announce the birth of their son, Tristan Noah. He was born 4:13 p.m. July 28, 2011 at Baptist St. Anthony’s in Amarillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. His big brother is Patrick Gonzales. His grandparents are Manuel and Delphinia Preciado, […]

Herding Squirrels: The long dry season

Traci Arbios For those of us in blended-family land, it’s been a long, long summer. I never exactly know how to feel about this particular season. My husband and I are the primary parents to our massive brood of kids; but come summer, visitation schedules change, culling our herd. How would I describe it? By […]

Mistakes facilitate life’s process

Russell Anglin Do you remember that really stupid thing you did not so long ago? Or maybe that one day where all you did was stupid things? Why did you do that, anyway? It’s not very much fun to think about. It might even make it a little harder to just go about your daily […]

Mount Tucumcari refuge for Navajo tribe

Lynn Moncus This week, we’re going to present “The Legend of Tucumcari Mountain” as it appeared in the 1924 edition of The Yucca, the Tucumcari High School yearbook. “There have been many legends told concerning the naming of Tucumcari Mountain. This one, however, is undoubtedly authentic, as it is but a brief form of the […]

“Rawhide” drew stars to Tucumcari

By David Stevens: FNM editor From the snowstorm that trapped Jimmy Stewart for a couple of days in 1940 to the reminiscent tour of Old Route 66 that brought Paul McCartney to town two summers ago, Tucumcari has long been a magnet for traveling celebrities. Brenda Lee, Morgan Freeman and Willie Nelson are among the […]

12-23 Letter to the Editor

Perfect gift came a long time ago As we prepare to celebrate various holidays this week, some of us may still be looking for the perfect gift. It gives me some pause to consider that the truly perfect gift came long ago, in the form of an unparalleled sacrifice. “For God so loved the world […]