Mosquitoes bite — despite lack of teeth

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Rather than the proposed racetrack or ethanol plant, folks in Tucumcari seem to be on the receiving end of a new — and very productive — establishment. We have a mosquito factory. First confined to back woods and dirty water pooled in abandoned tires, the mosquitoes have gotten bolder, […]

City commission talks trash

QCS staff City officials were talking more trash at their meeting last week with the approval of a proposal for a new landfill. With the old dump north of town nearing the end of its lifespan, officials said it will be closed and a new one constructed off of Highway 54. As officials said the […]

9/17 Quay personality

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Who: Delfino Garcia This Tucumcari native is a retired rancher and farmer who could also be known as the commodities man. What does that mean: Garcia is joined by his wife and 12-18 volunteers every month to hand out the government commodities to people in need. Claim to fame: A purely volunteer position that takes […]

9/17 Police blotter

Tuesday • At 7 a.m., a suspicious subject was reported on McGee. Police arrived to arrest a male for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • At 8:37 a.m., a female called to report a possible breaking and entering at an apartment complex. Police on the […]

9/17 Letters to the editor

I recently received a citation in your town for improper seat belt use. I had my seatbelt on but it was rubbing on my neck so I put the shoulder belt under my arm. I did not know that was a violation that I could get a citation for. … It would have been nice […]

Credit union remembers its roots

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Those trekking through Tucumcari may need a double take when they notice what looks like the old train depot in the middle of Route 66. A second glance proves the building is not the railroad station at all, but Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. Working with the Dallas architecture firm Financial Design […]

Mosquito fever hits Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They buzz. They bite. They can even kill. Yes, the obsequious mosquito is swarming about town, especially with the recent roaring rainfalls. Although usually associated with marshlands or swamps, droves of the pesky pests have been buzzing into drier climates, including New Mexico, according to the State Department of Health. In […]

9/14 Obituaries

Jennie Myers Services: 1 p.m. on Thursday at Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home in Cleburne, Texas. Jennie Mae Myers, 98, died Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005. She was born March 30, 1907, in Cleburne, Texas to W.H. Hutchison and his wife. She graduated from Cleburne High School in 1927 and attended Texas Christian University. She taught […]

Now, not later, time to reflect

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist “Go to now, ye that say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain’: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth […]

County recognizes Constitution proclamation

By Ryn Gargulinski A whole lot of John Hancocks were scrawled at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, with the commissioners approving a number of resolutions and even a proclamation. The proclamation declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week and was presented by Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford on behalf of the Daughters of the American […]