Living a life of possibilities

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS columnist When Mary was told she’d give birth, she wondered how it could happen based on circumstances she knew to be true. God’s messenger explained God’s process on this special occasion, finishing with the statement, “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1: 26-37). Like much of the Bible, this fact [...]

9/7 Police report

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 6:43 a.m., a possible overdose of methamphetamine was reported. Subject was taken to the emergency room; police found no drugs on the person upon admittance. • At 6:25 p.m., an open door [...]

9/7 Letters to the editor

Primarily this letter is being written to share some glowing comments and remarks we heard at the Rattler Reunion at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Numerous people were constantly coming up to tell us how impressed they were seeing the Convention Center. (I wish Lynn Moncus were writing this instead of me. She would do a [...]

Mesalands rodeo team ready for fall season

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some Mesalands Community College students don’t stop with hitting the books. They also hit the dirt, the cattle and perhaps their horses’ hindquarters when they do a good job with the college’s rodeo team. Comprised of 19 students and a new coach, this year’s Mesalands rodeo team is gearing up to [...]

Meet the South First Street road crew

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Drivers through Tucumcari may have noticed South First Street is getting gutted. They may even know why (to install storm drains). But perhaps there’s a question that still preys on their minds — exactly who is digging up the streets? Albuquerque-based A.S. Horner is the company’s name, and the workers came [...]

“Mrs. Tucumcari” celebrates 89 years

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When 39-year-old Bettie Ditto came from Chicago to Tucumcari in 1955, she said she was not intending to stay. She inherited Route 66’s Lins Motor Lodge after her dad’s death and said she planned to sell the place as quickly as possible and make a beeline back to the Windy City. [...]

Rattlers soar over Crownpoint Eagles

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff Eric Holt rushed for 231 yards and scored six touchdowns as Tucumcari cruised to a 62-6 win over Crownpoint on Friday. With a Rattler Stadium crowd cheering them on, the Rattlers led by 20 points before Crownpoint scored and were never challenged. Holt, an all-state player a year ago, scored [...]

9/3 Quay personality

Who: Loraine Otero Tucumcari native and Quay County financial clerk who was just honored with a Commitment of Excellence award from Quay County commissioners. Claim to fame: With 30 years of banking experience and three years with the county, Otero said she’s learned to handle many financial challenges. Her job as office manager is overseeing [...]

Tattoo is an art that leaves permanent thrill

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor If you noted the local supermarket is running low on melons, you’ll have to blame me. No, I’m not on the New Mexico Honeydew diet. Nor did I discover a new-fangled melon cookbook at the latest garage sale. I am learning to tattoo. Rather than practice on bananas, grapefruit [...]

Gas prices soaring higher

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The pinch of soaring gas prices is leaving its mark in Quay County. Tucumcari police reports indicated four separate gas skips last weekend. Quay County commissioners are in the process of reviewing their county vehicle policy to see how fuel can be conserved. On Wednesday, a gallon of premium unleaded at [...]