Business day in Santa Fe Jan. 24

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local business people also get their day in Santa Fe when the Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) holds its Business Day in Santa Fe on Jan. 24, according to a release from the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. Business Day will be preceded by a legislative reception on Jan. 23 […]

County commissioners to vie for funds

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS If all goes according to plan, County Manager Terry Turner said Quay could be $600,000 richer to help pay for its top three priorities. Quay County commissioners will get a chance to vie for these funds Monday through Wednesday when they attend the New Mexico Midwinter Conference in Santa Fe. The […]

New shade of pain unpleasant discovery

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Pain comes in many colors: • the bright blinding white of smashing your thumb with a hammer; • the somber black blanket of depression. • and a new one I’ve got from my current woes — it’s sort of a darkish purple, not unlike a fetid bruise or the blood blister […]

Rancher’s wife has calving problems

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It is the bad dream of the rancher’s wife during calving season. Not as bad as a blizzard or machinery wreck but worse than having to go to Kingfisher for parts. Hubby’s been gone overnight so Shirla saddles up to go check the new calves in the calving lot. It’s […]

Mentor’s death brings back college memories

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While reading the obituary of Maude Tully Guthrie, my biology professor at New Mexico A&MA, I was most pleased to note the New Mexico State University Board of Regents had honored her in 1984 and said “she had diligently pursued a career devoted to teaching students.” She certainly earned that […]

1/14 Editorial

The decision by former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay not to attempt to keep that position — though he still claims he will be vindicated soon of the campaign-finance violations with which he has been charged in Texas — has opened up a race to fill that post. It should be an occasion for a […]

1/14 Calendar

Saturdays ongoing: N.A. meetings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Anne’s Church, 306 W. High St., in the Madonna room. Call 449-7409 for information. Monday: Quay County courthouse closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day. Monday: Regular monthly meeting of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District at 7 p.m. in […]

Beef, ag meetings in town this week

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS If any Quay County folk ask “Where’s the beef?” they need only look to the Southwest Beef Symposium going on Wednesday and Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The symposium runs in conjunction with Thursday’s annual Quay County extension service’s annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar. Coordinated by New Mexico State […]

Quay officials warn of burning problem

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Last week saw an East Heman mobile home go up in smoke. Last month, 1,500 acres southeast of Tucumcari were annihilated by a wall of flames. Although the New Mexico State Forestry department has not put any restrictions on fires in the state, local officials said they are concerned about fire […]

Harding teen found guilty in murder trial

By Ryn Gargulinski A Quay County jury on Thursday found a Harding County teenager guilty of murder. Norman Tyrell Cates, 18, was convicted of killing Lena Barrett, a senior citizen from Roy. She was found dead in her home on Dec. 20, 2004, according to a release from the office of Quay District Attorney Don […]