Time to honor cowboys?

The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution cosponsored by Pete Domenici that sets July 26 as the “National Day of the American Cowboy.”

Just another bear sighting

Officials in Tucumcari are on the lookout for a black bear spotted near Conchas Dam on Monday.

AG headed for Fort Sumner

The New Mexico Attorney General’s “Road Show” is on its way to eastern New Mexico.

These cops are money magnets

In case you missed it: Law officers in Tucumcari have found another stash of cash.

In search of answers

Videographer Tony Bullocks has started a new feature in which he seeks answers to citizen concerns.

If you camp near bears …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you camp near bears:

If you see a bear …

New Mexico’s Department of Game and Fish offers these suggestions if you see a bear while camping:

Grady friend returns for graduation

From Freedom New Mexico correspondent Martha Hardwick:

Mr. X was here

You never know who you might bump into, even at Little League practice in Portales’ Rotary Park.

Irrigation water released

News from Arch Hurley Conservancy District near Tucumcari: The irrigation water will flow today.

OU players from New Mexico

The OU Club of New Mexico is hosting the Sooner Caravan at 5:30 p.m. on May 21 at the banquet room at the Fox & Hound bar and grille in Albuquerque.

An honor for the coach

C.J. Aragon, the rodeo coach at Mesalands Community College in Tucumcari, has been named coach of the year for the Grand Canyon Region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association.

A call for help

This call for help came in an e-mail from Clovis’ Community Relations Director Claire Burroughes:

Say ‘Thanks’ when you can

“In life, it is important to say ‘Thank you.’ Because we all required help to get where we are today.”

Our policy is for fairness

Readers sometimes ask why we don’t always name criminal suspects in crime stories.

A few words of thanks

LaShawna Young e-mails to say thanks to the maternity staff at Plains Regional Medical Center:

Good enough for Elvis

Carolyn Curd writes for The State Line Tribune: “Elvis Presley and numerous others have recorded ‘Mansion Over the Hilltop,’ a hymn written by Ira F. Stanphill, who was born at Bellview, up the road from Texico.”

Clovis’ Bradley nominated for Baptist board

Baptist New Mexican reports: Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. Walter Bradley has been nominated to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Bradley, a member of Clovis’ Central Baptist Church, will serve until 2012 if he’s elected by messengers to the annual SBC meeting scheduled June 10-11 in Indianapolis. • • […]

Pet place always open

Pet lover Sharna Johnson reports you can search for critter friends 24/7.

Ready to vote?

New Mexico’s Democrats and Republicans have their own Web sites, if you’d like to get ready for the June 3 primaries: