Kids fishing clinic set for April 25 at the Elks

By QCS Staff New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and the Tucumcari Elks Lodge will be conducting a kids fishing clinic on April 25, according to a press release. Kids from Tucumcari and neighboring communities are also invited to have a day of fishing instruction and win some fun prizes, the release said. The […]

School Menus for March 30-April 2

The following are the lunch menus for March 30-April 2 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. LoganMonday Breakfast: Muffins, juice and milk.Lunch: Hamburger or cheeseburger with all the fixings, French fries, fruit and milk.Tuesday Breakfast: Baked cheese sticks, juice and milk.Lunch: Corn dogs, macaroni and cheese, salad or carrots, fruit, […]

03-28-09: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.

Open door policy fosters friendships

By Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about former students, especially thosefrom Forrest and Tucumcari because many of them have remained in touch or havecontinued to live in the area. Although I see a few students in the county from NMSU, most of those several thousand students have scattered and have rarely […]

Ute pipeline legislation headed to president

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Pipeline project has cleared Congress. Senate Bill 22, commonly known as the Bingaman lands bill, contains 160 projects, including the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System.The bill passed the House on a 285-140 vote Wednesday, and now heads to President Barack Obama’s desk. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, chairman of […]

03-28-09: 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. Tuesdayl At 1:21 a.m., a female requested an officer to her house on east Main Street in reference to an intoxicated female subject lying on her porch requesting […]

Roads close in area’s first major snow storm

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year caused road closures and stranded some motorists who could not find hotel rooms for the night. The Artic blast which dipped into New Mexico dumped about about 10 inches of snow in the Tucumcari area, said Keith Henderson, Quay County Emergency Manager. The National Weather […]

Shelter opened for stranded travelers

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Chelle Delaney About 80 travelers found shelter Friday night at the Tucumcari Recreation Center because they couldn’t find any rooms at area motels, said American Red Cross officials. Weary travelers were tucked in kaki-colored sleeping bags, like cocoons, on the floor of the basketball court at the rec center. “We’ve been looking for a motel […]

03-28-09: Calendar

Today: 5:30 p.m., regular monthly gathering, potluck supper, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

Tucumcari area snowpacked

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Chelle Delaney Tucumcari’s first major snow storm of the year is causing road closures and government offices to close. And a winter storm warning remains in effect until 6 p.m. today. Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to Amarillo was closed about 11:30 a.m. today, said Tucumcari Police Detective Kim Crockett. There have been no serious accidents, […]