Family Dollar set to re-open Thursday

By QCS Staff After a year’s hiatus, the Family Dollar store will re-open at 9 a.m. Thursday, store officials said. The store at Third and Main streets closed in July 2007 after sustaining damage from a fire. The neighboring store, the Movie Gallery, sustained smoke damage and reopened several months after the fire. No one […]

Letting your garden soak in the rains

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Thanks for the RAIN! Our thirsty earth has received a much-needed, refreshing soak. As dry as it is, any amount of rain is a blessing. Here are some suggestions on keeping your garden looking it’s best. DeadheadingThis is the removal of fading flowers before they form seed.You can snip […]

Forrest reunion brings chance to relive youth

By Lynn Moncus In 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the occasional poem called “The Boys” as a tribute to the Harvard graduates attending their 30th class reunion. “Has there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?If there has, take him out, without making a noise.Hang the Almanac’s cheat and the Catalogue’s spite!Old time is […]

Ute Lake State Park to host first Prairie Days Festival

Dubbed the short grass and tall tales festival, the inaugural Ute Lake Prairie Days Festival will be on July 19-20 at Ute Lake State park.“This event will highlight the rich cultural and natural history of the eastern plains of New Mexico,” said Park Superintendent Rodney Paris in a press release.The festival was launched to foster […]

07-12-08: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tucumcari’s Car, Motorcycle, Kids Bikes and Box car Show, Wailes Park, Date Street and E. Tucumcari Boulevard. Entry fees: Car $10, call 403-6775; Motorcycle $10, call 403-6560; Kids Entries $7, call 461-1208. Venders call 461-1208.Today:

07-12-08: 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.

‘Tucumcari Tonite’ summer concert series launched

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The first concert in the “Tucumcari Tonite” summer series on Friday night attracted a crowd of about 200. The live entertainment series continues tonight and through August and will feature diffrent groups at each event. The Tucumcari Tonite series is sponsored by the Main Street project, which is working to redevelop downtown with the train […]

Raton makes its pitch to land track, casino

By QCS Staff Tucumcari will get its chance on July 24 to convince the state’s Racing Commission that it’s the best candidate for a race track and casino in the city.On Thursday, Raton told its story to the commission.

City and Ute Lake Ranch need to draw up new water agreement

Chelle Delaney A 2005 lease agreement for water between the city of Tucumcari and the developers of the Ute Lake Ranch is not recognized by state’s Interstate Stream Commission, said city manager John Sutherland at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Thus, the city and ULR will have to meet and make another agreement, Sutherland said. In […]

Rattlers name new football coach

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Chelle Delaney Daniel Hutchins, 38, of Chaparral has been named the new football coach at Tucumcari High School. For the past three years, Hutchins has been the Lobos’ varsity basketball coach, and assistant varsity football coach at Chaparral High School.Hutchins will meet with other Rattler coaches and the team Monday evening, he said. “Football is […]