Fair opens: From beginners to winners


By QCS Staff Two-year old Kirksey Lynae Smith took the blue ribbon in the Mini-Booster category of the Shepherd’s Lead, one of the first competitions signaling the opening of the Quay County Fair. Contestants must lead their sheep, and wear a garment that’s at least 50 percent wool. GiGi Parker coordinated the annual event. Judging […]

08-13-08: 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 Lake

Be careful drivers on road to heaven

by Leonard Lauriault Moving along in life

08-13-08: Calendar

Today-Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m. daily, 2008 Quay County Fair, fairgrounds. Bluegrass Music daily in the Exhibit Hall. 4-H Concession stand open daily, all day. Call 461-0562.Today:

08-23-08: Police Blotter

State’s racetracks favor Raton over Tucumcari

Chelle Delaney Representatives of New Mexico’s five racetracks have weighed in with their support for adding a racetrack in Raton, according to copies of letters sent over the past 21 days to the New Mexico Racing Commission. Raton,

Firefighters bring granary conveyor belt fire under control


By QCS Staff Firefighters brought a small granary fire under control about 4:30 p.m. Monday, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. Also at that time evacuees of the Mountain View and Chaparral apartments were told they could return to their residences. About 15 residents, some with pets, stayed at the Tucumcari Convention Center for about […]

Her mission is to teach


Chelle Delaney Kids fit her mission.Connie Falls is opening a small Christian early education center for preschoolers in the old St. Michael’s Misson church building. It’s called the Mission Preschool and is at Jackson and Aber streets.Its mission statement, as Falls reads, is “to provide a Christ-centered non-denominational” center where children will learn about Jesus […]

08-09-08: Calendar

Today: 5 p.m., Tucumcari Farmers’ Market, Wailes Park on Route 66 Blvd. at Date Street. Call 461-0562.Today: 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., “Robin Hood” presented by Missoula Children’s Theater, sponsored by Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, THS Auditorium, 1100 South Seventh St. Call 461-1694.Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting, Quay County Commission, Commission Chambers, Terry […]

Birthdays, weddings, retirement parties

Bretta Smith and Travis Kotara will exchange vows at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16 at the home of