Keep tabs on flare-ups caused by hot, dry, windy conditions

By Tom Dominguez Dry SpotsDry spots in the lawn can be caused by insufficient water, disease,

Summertime is reminder of perpetual light

by Leonard Lauriault Summer begins at 5:59 p.m. on Friday. When I was growing up, June 21st was always the first day of summer. My brother who lives in Alaska says June 21st is Alaska National Holiday because it’s the longest day of the year, having 24 hours of virtual daylight (19 hours and 25 […]

06-18-08: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Gaming Authority preps for Racing Commission visit

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Chelle Delaney In 37 days, the state’s Racing Commission will be in Tucumcari to hear what the community thinks about a proposed casino and racetrack off of Route 66 between Mountain Road and Interstate 40. Tuesday night, in preparation for the Racing Commission’s public hearing on July 24, “We want to get an all out […]

New license pinpoints facial features for security

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By QCS Staff The state’s Motor Vehicle Division has launched a new hi-tech driver’s license to better protect the public from identity theft. It features biometric facial recognition technology at work, which has been operational for about two weeks in Tucumcari, a MVD spokeswoman said. Drivers’ license applicants now get their photo taken and screened […]

Little league advances, Lady Longhorns silver champs, Basketball camp,

Robert Ciolli Little league teams advanceThe Tucumcari Rockies junior little league team split a doubleheader with the Portales Astros Saturday at Jennings Field.The Rockies lost the first game 15-9, but came back to win the second with a score of 13-3.The win puts them in second place among the four-team league that includes two teams […]

The games: Mother Road Rally draws crowds

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Robert Ciolli Bikes from across the Southwest filled the parking lot of the convention center last Saturday when 600 to 700

06-18-08 Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was good again this past week for anglers using tubes, sweet […]

Severe thunderstorm warning in effect for Quay County until 7:15 p.m. today

By QCS Staff A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 7:15 p.m. today in Northeastern Curry and east central Quay counties, according to the National Weather Service. Some of these storms could produce damaging winds and large hail, the NWS said

Hail and strong winds possible in Quay County

By QCS Staff There is a slight risk of isolated thunderstorms later today in Tucumcari and Quay County that could produce severe hail and winds in excess of 60 mph, said meteorologist Brian Guyer of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “In your area it would be sometime after 5 p.m. today,” Guyer said. Showers […]