Gun, ammunition sales on the rise

Chelle Delaney and Thomas Garcia The election of Barack Obama appears to have provided a stimulus package for gun makers and ammunition manufacturers. There are reports of increased ammo and gun sales nationwide and sales are also on the rise in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, according to retailers. “I’ve sold more this year [...]

Family continues ‘Christmas Tree Man’ tradition

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Thomas Garcia One Quay County family is working to keep a holiday tradition alive by selling fresh Christmas trees. Christy Preciado, her husband, Mark, and their two sons, Mark, Jr. and Johnathon, are selling pine trees from the front yard lot of their home on Highway 104. “My father Agustin (Maes) sold Christmas trees from [...]

Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

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Thomas Garcia The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families. The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix. “These [...]

Police search for wanted suspect on east Main Street

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Thomas Garcia

Imagine the first Christmas … and you are there

By Debra Whittington And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:10-11

Xcel proposes rate increase

By Freedom New Mexico Xcel Energy wants to raise electric rates 5.1 percent in New Mexico, a move the utility says would increase the average customer’s bill about $9 a month. Xcel filed its rate request Thursday with the state Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said if approved, the increase [...]

Candidates file for school board elections in Quay County

By QCS Staff Thirteen candidates have filed to run for school board positions in

‘I can’t believe I ate the whole thing’

by Leonard Lauriault There’s a TV commercial in which an obviously miserable person says, “I can’t believe I ate the whole thing.” While that commercial may appear year round, I associate it most with the holiday season.

12-17-2008: 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. Fridayl At 2:06 a.m., multiple callers reported a car in the ditch west of Tucumcari on

11th hour shoppers have much to choose from at local stores

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Thomas Garcia With eight days until Christmas, you might began to feel the holiday crunch, rushing around for last minute gifts, decorations or treats. Well there is some good new for those last minute shoppers, there are several great gift ideas and items available at your local retailers