To sleep, perchance to eat Twinkies

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What do we all want, need and cannot live without? No, it’s not the $84 fuzzy shearling slippers from the latest Cabelas catalog. It’s our dear friend sleep. Studies have shown normal adults need at least eight hours of sleep per day. When we say “normal” we mean those […]

It’s not a hunt without the elk urine

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Brent epitomizes the typical Montana outdoorsman — a hunter, a cowboy, a conservationist and an independent critter. Hunting season, he and his equally capable wife Kathy had hauled their horses to a camp at the end of the road and prepared to begin the morning bow hunt. Brent had prepared […]

11/12 Editorial

Far too much is being made about allegedly “obscene” oil company profits, most often by demagogues trying to whip up the mob with allegations of “price gouging,” industry collusion and “profiteering.” We expect this from politicians and pundits of the anti-capitalist stripe, and from greens reluctant to point the finger at a U.S. regulatory climate […]

11/12 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday At 11:29 p.m., a semi running was reported behind an area restaurant. Police told the driver to turn it off or leave. Tuesday At 8:38 a.m., a female called to request an officer […]

Brothers pumped, with music, to win

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler footballer Justin Benavidez said nothing pumps him up for a game more than a heavy dose of Metallica or AC/DC. His brother and fellow teammate, Josh Benavidez, agrees. Well, at least with the concept of music pumping him up, but his listening taste is more Pretty Ricky, he said. The […]

Enhanced emergency system makes it to Quay

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Its official name is the Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Center – but one can call it Enhanced 911. It’s the new dispatch center set for the Tucumcari Police station that brings together all emergency calls from surrounding areas. Thanks to a joint powers agreement between Tucumcari and Quay County, the […]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson […]

Veterans Day means honor in Quay

QCS staff Quay County is planning a hefty salute – or two – for Veterans Day on Friday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2528, and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an 11 a.m. memorial event at Tucumcari’s Veterans Park on Third and Main, according to a release from the organization. The release said the […]

11/9 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday At 10:02 a.m., an unknown female called to report larceny on South Adams. Police were advised a UPS delivery worth $174 had been stolen. At 10:02 a.m., an unknown female reported a drunk […]

Fair’s fair at annual gala

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Broadview artist Margaret Mote said she’ll pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – a ceiling tile, a skillet, a toilet seat. Yes, she painted on a toilet seat. “It was the same color that matched the bathroom,” Mote explained, “and I painted a windmill on it.” Although Mote didn’t […]