Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

The Fourth of July is as sweet as peach pie

Independence Day is my favorite holiday. Since I was little, I have looked forward to the annual mid-summer celebration. I mean, what’s not to love? The weather is warm, the sun is bright, and there’s plenty to do and many people to see.

As a girl, I remember going to get firecrackers, smoke bombs and ground blooms from the local fireworks stand. Family barbecues, and the parades in New Rockford,...