Fireworks sales booming

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QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the [...]

Police chief settles in

QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham, who took over June 21, said he likes the attitiude of his officers and various community members he’s met recently. ”We have a lot of good officers here,” Ham said. “Their hearts and minds are in it and with a little training and better equipment I think we’re [...]

July 2 fishing report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report Conchas Lake Anglers using light spinning tackle and fly rods had great fun with bluegill and smallmouth bass this past week. They were using worms, poppers, small tubes and some wet flies. Fishing was fair trolling wally divers and other crank baits for walleye. Others did [...]

July 2 Calendar

uesday — The Red Hat Society will meet at Bambino’s Restaurant, noon. Wednesday — The RAD Water Users Co-op will meet at the Norton Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. July 9 — The 10th annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held at the old Rosebud schoolhouse, 10 a.m. MDT. Registration fee: $1 July 11 — The [...]

County pulls out of pipeline project

QCS Staff Quay County has officially withdrawn its commitment to the Ute Lake pipeline project. Quay County Manager Terry Turner told county commissioners at a recent meeting that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has been notified of the county’s departure from the project. Earlier this month Turner said that because the county decided [...]

July 2 Around Town

The Tucumcari Little League team, the Dodgers, won the 2005 major league division. The team was coached by Joey Martinez, Mike Esquibel and Jesus Mendez. Team members include: Gabriel Trujillo, Jacob Montoya, Clinton Marquez, Dominic Lopez, Dimitri Chapell, Colten Strand, Markis Lackey, Jake Martinez, Shawn Martinez, Tyler Nunez, Chris Arias. Ellen Bone, a recent graduate [...]

Low road suits me just fine

By Lynn Moncus Recently, a couple of friends from elsewhere mentioned that they felt I must lead a dull and boring life in Tucumcari. They had passed by on Interstate 40, were sure that no one could even pretend to find anything interesting to do here, and suggested that I consider moving elsewhere. As you [...]

Attention other 49 states: New Mexico exists

By Grant McGee It’s true. A portion of the population of the United States of America apparently can’t wrap their minds around the concept that there is a state called New Mexico. “New Mexico” magazine has a feature in their issues called “One of Our Fifty is Missing,” stories submitted by folks who had encounters [...]

President’s speech buys him time, but costs him political capital

President George W. Bush probably bought himself a little more time with his speech Tuesday night at Fort Bragg, but unless conditions on Iraq improve substantially and fairly soon he may only have blunted criticism temporarily. The call to set a timetable to begin the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq will be less loud, [...]