Canine cop coming to Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new crime fighter will soon be on the scene in Quay County, according to Tucumcari Police Cpl. Darrick Shaw. However, instead of a nightstick and a badge, this one will probably have a collar and a leash. He will also have four legs. Yes, the drug dogs are coming to [...]

12/7 Calendar

Today — Advent lunch is at Immanuel Baptist Church from l1:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. with donations going to Ministry of Hope. Today — Altrusa will have its Christmas Party by the Courtesy Committee and announce “Retired Woman of the Year” at La Cita at noon. Call Glenda Reid at 461-2244. Wednesdays ongoing — Story [...]

Rattlers out-Foxed by Fort Sumner

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari jumped to an early lead, but Fort Sumner dominated the middle quarters and beat the Rattlers, 65-59, in a non-district high school basketball game on Tuesday night. Jeremy Guana scored 23 points to pace the Foxes’ attack. Josh Villegas had 15 to lead Tucumcari. The Rattlers led 13-7 after the [...]

Holiday travel can mean safe travel

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Not everyone may be going over the river and through the woods this holiday season, but according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, the year-end stretch marks one of the busiest travel times in the United States. Their statistics say during the Christmas to New Year holiday season, travel is up [...]

12/7 Obituaries

James Lowery, Keith Lowery Services: Have been held. James A. Lowery and Keith B. Lowery, newborn infants, died on Dec. 1, 2005, at Northwest Texas Regional Hospital in Amarillo. They were born Dec. 1, 2005, in Amarillo. They are survived by their parents, Brian and Heather Lowery of Tucumcari; grandparents, Jim and Becky Evans of [...]

Post office faster, cheaper in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We are told that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and by the same token we might say that progress is in the same place because it surely isn’t seen the same by many people. Although I came along after the Pony Express, I have seen many changes [...]

Rattlers claim ownership of Dons game

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Rattler Josh Villegas may have had his head in his hands on the sidelines during the third quarter of Friday night’s game, but it was held high at the end of the fourth as he high-fived his teammates after a 58-55 win over West Las Vegas. “I was bummed out,” Villegas [...]

Best television remains unplugged

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural [...]

Act restriction better late than never

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist That huge gasp, clutching at the chest, and cracking of a big smile that was heard across the US of A this fall was farmers and ranchers reading the headline, “U.S. House of Representatives Pass Bill to Restrict Endangered Species Act!” Even though we know the Senate may not sign [...]

12/3 Editorial

The U.S. Supreme Court last week made it sound as if it were strictly a narrow legal matter. However, in Schaffer v. Weast it set policies for thousands of school districts around the country, determined how millions of dollars will be spent and had a huge impact on what kind of services some 7 million [...]