Tucumcari police officer resigns

QCS STAFF A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and […]

My turn: Nature has no schedule

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Patrick Lyons, 57, of Melrose has been hunter for 45 years and thought he had seen it all. Lyons, New Mexico’s commissioner of public lands for the last eight years and an incoming Public Regulation Commission member, has had his share of unexpected developments — fine targets in sight only to discover the safety was […]

Their view: Coyote hunts nature’s way of balance

Coyote hunts nature’s way of balance Another view regarding the weekend coyote hunt in Grady, this from Clovis letter writer Calvin Lary:

My turn: Mother Nature unstoppable

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It’s been said nothing can stop a speeding train. Well I beg to differ. Mother nature not only stops a train in this week’s video selection, she blows one off the track . During a storm in January 2008, featuring 165 mph winds, a train was traveling through McHenry County, Ill., and unsuspectedly into the […]

Tubin’: Beauty of nature’s carnage

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Jared Tucker Nature is awesome. Even though it’s also graphic and brutal at times, it’s great to watch nature in action when someone captures it on video. A YouTube user named TabulaFilms posted a graphic, yet entertaining video of a tarantula (Theraphosa blondi) attacking a little white mouse, and parading it around its glass cage. […]

Mother Nature has mind of her own

Years ago there was a commercial that said, “It’s not nice to fool Mother Nature” followed by a catastrophe. Actually, fooling Mother Nature is a fool’s errand — it can’t be done. That’s why country people are inveterate weather watchers. I grew up in the drought times of the 1950s. When the earth was brown […]

My turn: Get creative with fishing rod

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People have the most interesting uses for a fishing pole, even if they never wet the hook. I heard about a professor who studies lizards by watching and sometimes catching them on a nature TV show. He took an old fishing pole and put a loop-type noose on the end that he can open and […]

Their view: Malkin’s combative nature appalling

Glenn McCoy, professor emeritus at Eastern New Mexico University, is not a fan of syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin. Here’s a letter he wrote after reading Malkin’s column headlined “White House cultivates corruption” in Sunday’s Portales News-Tribune: “Dear Ms. Malkin: “I seldom read your column, but when I am having an unusually good day I do […]

Drive offers glimpse of nature’s beauty

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist It was a brief respite but last Sunday’s rainstorm provided us with hope during a long dry winter. The evidence of that hope was everywhere as the wife and I rose before daylight Monday for a trip to Lubbock. The night before the rare February thunderstorm had left us eating […]

Mountain ski visit about getting back to nature

By Helena Rodriguez I had an altitude adjustment last weekend. Altitude Adjustment was the name of the ski retreat that my daughter Laura and I went with her church youth group on last weekend. It was high up in the snow-covered rocky mountains of Denver. Many people think of going off to the mountains as […]