Fireworks reign over storm

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By QCS Staff Mother Nature launched the first strikes at Friday’s Fourth of July fireworks display in Tucumcari. Lighting crisscrossed the sky from the north and west as dark thunderheads rolled in before the display began. The storm and its eventual rain, however, didn’t dampen any spirits. What two-year-old Harley Ray McKinney said she liked […]

San Jon entrepreneurs find opportunities at farmer’s market

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico For Kelly Boney and Tyra Davis of San Jon, selling ground beef, lamb and goat aside homemade lip balm and soap at Clovis’ farmers’ market is more than an odd combination. It’s a necessity. The two ranchers from San Jon have teamed up to sell mesquite logs, chips and […]

Last season in classroom for Dub Smith

By QCS Staff Former Rattler footfall coach Dub Smith resigned Monday from his teaching duties at Tucumcari Middle School. “I have taught for 42 years and now I’m going to start a new career,” said Smith on Tuesday. Smith’s contract to be head football coach for the Rattlers was not renewed at the end of […]

Planning helps officials to combat potential agroterrorism

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Chelle Delaney They picked a worse case scenario. A FAD, or foreign animal disease, that could possibly be introduced into the U.S. and more specifically into Quay County. They were the local, state and neighboring livestock, law enforcement and emergency responders who might be called into action if a FAD such as foot and mouth, […]

E. coli found in drinking water at Glenrio visitor center

Chelle Delaney All water was turned off at 8 p.m. on Sunday

New principal named for Tucumcari High School

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Chelle Delaney On July 28, David Castillo will join Tucumcari Public Schools as the principal of the Tucumcari High School. Castillo, 46, is coming from Raton where he was principal of that school district’s middle school for the past four years, he said. Castillo replaces Michelle Potter who resigned from the post at the end […]

07-02-08: Fishing Report

Freedom something to be shared among nations

by Leonard Lauriault I grew up during the Cold War – a period of tremendous international distrust and fear of eminent world war. Even in remote parts of the Amazonian jungle in eastern Peru, where I lived during my early childhood, we had a place to hide when the alarm was sounded that, “The Russians […]

Second lion caught in Pinos Altos, snare catches bear in same area

By QCS Staff

07-02-08: 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.