Superintendent questions go unanswered

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Tucumcari school board Chairman Rex E. Kirksey on Friday declined to explain why Superintendent William Reents has been placed on paid administrative leave. “It’s related to personnel matters and we are not at liberty to discuss them in public,” Kirksey said Thursday. Reents, superintendent since July 2002, declined comment [...]

Fireworks restriction in place

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Severe drought conditions in Tucumcari prompted city officials to impose a fireworks restriction on the sale and use of missile-type rockts, helicopters, aerial spinners and stick-type rockets. The Tucumcari City Commission met Thursday evening and issued a 30-day proclamation banning all fireworks that shoot into the air eight feet [...]

Nearly one-third take part in primaries

QCS Staff In Quay County, less than a third of the 5,938 registered voters participated in the primary. In all, 1,808 votes were cast. Of the 3,585 registered Democrats, 40 percent or 1,406 voted. Of the 1,804 registered Republicans, 23 percent or 402 voted. Among Quay County’s registered voters, 500 have registered and declined to [...]

Queen lives life full of rodeo

By Tonya Garner: Freedom Newspapers From the tip of her white, felt cowboy hat to the toes of her navy blue boots, Ashlee Stallings personifies rodeo royalty. On her way to the title of Miss Rodeo New Mexico, the Clovis native braved chilly wind and muddy conditions to compete in the horsemanship portion of the [...]

Couple “very lucky” to find wallet

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun A lost wallet is an unlucky day. A lost wallet in a city garbage truck is exponentially more unlucky. All things considered for Dallas and Katheryn Howard, their luck balanced out a few hours later at the Tucumcari landfill. That’s where Dallas, with [...]

Canvassed Quay County Vote Totals

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission canvassed the votes for Tuesday’s county primary races. The following votes were cast in the election. Democrat U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman 1,171 U.S. Representative Tom Udall 1,141 Governor Bill Richardson 1,076 Anselmo A. Chavez* 0 Secretary of State Shirley Hooper 474 Stephanie Gonzales 321 Mary Herrera 298 Lititia Montoya [...]

June 10, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Dead Watch by John Sandford. A political operative investigates the murder of a former senator. Suite Francaise by Irene Nemirovsky. Two novellas, which came to light more than 50 years after the author’s death at Auschwitz, about life in France under the Nazis. Mother: [...]

June 10, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department in the last few days: Tuesday • At 11:05 a.m., a female on East Center Street called to say that she had been bitten by her cat and that she wanted it picked up by animal control. An officer noted that the [...]

Connections make all the difference

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher May I introduce myself? I’m Chelle Delaney (Chelle is short for Rachelle), fresh from Jacksonville, Fla., where I was born and worked on the local newspapers. Sure, it gets just as hot in Florida as it does in New Mexico. And you know what they say here, “It’s a [...]

Ride through the country educational

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Aggie has decided she may not take any more Sunday drives unless I assure her I know where we are going. She tends to get a little excited when I tell her we are hopelessly lost and may not be able to to find our way home before dark. She [...]