Taxpayers deserve to see results of NASA survey

Freedom New Mexico NASA can shoot people into space, but it’s not shooting straight with millions of Americans who fly closer to home. How else to explain the space agency’s refusal to release data that suggest safety problems in aviation occur far more often than previously known? The unprecedented survey of about 24,000 commercial airline […]

Rural values at stake in coming election

By Allen Weh At the beginning of the 20th century, rural America was the center of American life, home to most of the population and the source of the nation’s food and commerce. The core values of hard work, an entrepreneurial spirit and respect for private property took root in these early communities, and while […]

Baby blue Thunderbird lost in stampede

By Baxter Black We all face our own addictions — chocolate, horse training clinics or chewing tobacco. Lonnie’s curse was whiskey. With the help of AA and a loving family, he finally put his demon behind him. But those who know the problem appreciate that the demon waits just around the corner. Lonnie worked for […]

Behavior of two-footed animals truly peculiar

By Lynn Moncus The slave is still trying to set clocks so I, Aggie, will visit with you for a nice change. Of course, I never quite understand why she feels the need to change the clocks because that just upsets our schedules and causes both of us to be just a bit short tempered. […]

11-10-07

Sunday: 11:30 a.m.- 5 p.m., Enchilada Dinner includes rice, beans, drink and dessert, $6 per plate, Elks Lodge, 2118 S. Adams St. Proceeds go toward the class of 2008 “Senior Week.” Sunday: 1 p.m., American Legion Riders Toy Run Food Drive, Tucumcari Elks Lodge, 2118 S. Adams St. Donations: two cans of food and one […]

Mesalands freshman dominates at high school/college rodeo challenge

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College bull rider Dominic Coche dominated at the High School/College Rodeo Challenge in Farmington Friday and Saturday. Coche, a freshman at Mesalands, won the first round in the bull riding with a rodeo high score of 84 points. In the second round Coche once again claimed first place with […]

Susanne Christine Yearout

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Services: At 2 p.m. Friday memorial services will be at the Tucumcari Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2400 South Ninth St. On Nov. 19 at 2 p.m a memorial service will be held at the Royal City Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel in Royal Camp, Wash. Susanne […]

Lolla Dillard

Services: At 2:30 p.m. Friday services will be held at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church. Lolla Dillard , 97, died at her home in Tucumcari on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007, following an extended illness.   Lolla Dillard was born Dec. 24, 1909 in Centerville, Texas.  She had been a resident of Tucumcari since 1944. She […]

Weekend vehicle accident results in fatality

QCS Staff A weekend car wreck resulted in the death of a Florida woman and sent a man to an Amarillo hospital. The accident happened at 7:23 a.m on Saturday, 15 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40. New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker reported a Toyota pickup pulling a U-Haul trailer traveling west […]

Flying J Travel Plaza opens

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By Thomas Garcia About 40 people crowded the south east entrance to the Flying J Travel Plaza Tuesday for its ribbon cutting ceremony. Customers and Flying J officials and employees enjoyed live music from Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Interim Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher and Chamber Of Commerce president Carol Keith […]