Let’s ride

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

A better way to work?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked about four-day work weeks for government employees in eastern New Mexico.

Four-day week works for Sloan

Portales’ Wendel Sloan, who works for Eastern New Mexico University, responding to a question about four-day work weeks for those employed by public entities:

A town to sing about

ITunes lists 13 songs on its roster with “Tucumcari” in the title.

A look at hell

Pastor Alvin Petty is blogging again.

Candidate applauds gun ruling

Tucumcari’s Dennis Roch, Republican candidate for state representative, is praising the U.S. Supreme Court for its 5-4 ruling that an individual right to gun ownership exists.

Someplace to go

Looking for someplace to go this summer that’s

Git a rope

More than 60 teams competed in the Route 66 Festival team roping competition in Tucumcari over the weekend.

He’s missing the plains

Richard Lopes, a longtime Project: Reader Reaction participant brought to eastern New Mexico by Cannon Air Force Base, e-mails to report the military has moved him to Las Vegas.

Amos becomes famous

Amos the churchmouse is scurrying out into the real world.

Look who’s 70

One of Portales’ more famous former residents — and Eastern New Mexico University’s most famous graduate — will be turning 70 next month.

History is being made

Julie Abril, a new faculty member at Eastern New Mexico University, will be conducting oral interviews this summer with Roosevelt County residents who have lived in the county at least 50 years.

DWI offenders need more jail time

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I think that the checkpoints are fine but I would actually set up outside of bars where the drinking could go too far. It would be ideal to stop the driving before it happens, […]

DWI checkpoints: In-your-face confrontations

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether DWI checkpoints are the most effective means of preventing alcohol-related accidents. Responses: • “I don’t mind getting stopped, even though I don’t drink, if it will catch those few that do drink and drive. Of course, the state police could be more useful doing other things, but […]

Fireworks can lead to trouble

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Every year we hear of fires set by fireworks. Some are of little consequence, while others are tragic.

Are you ready for some fireworks?

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked whether local governments should outlaw the sale, use and/or purchase of fireworks in our hot, dry conditions. Responses: • “Yes fireworks should be banned except for the professional show like the one at Green Acres Park. It is frightening around my neighborhood every Fourth because it is dry […]

Officially, it’s a triple

Portales-born Cody Ross had his first triple of the season on Sunday, helping the Florida Marlins snap a three-game losing streak with a 9-3 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.

They were biting

Lili Castillo has gone fishing.

No PILT dollars for Curry

New Mexico traditionally receives more federal Payment in Lieu of Taxes (PILT) dollars than any other state. This year, 32 New Mexico counties will share more than $22.4 million. The federal government owns at least 33 percent of the land in New Mexico, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M. PILT […]

They’re going to Disneyland

Thanks to a generous group of unnamed donors, children at the New Mexico Baptist Children’s Home will be taking a trip to Disneyland this summer.