Students learn to be savvy media consumers

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Thomas Garcia Students at Tucumcari Middle School were taught how to distinguish between news and a sales pitch. The presentation about media literacy was made by Denis Doyon of the New Mexico Media Literacy Project on Thursday. “Media literacy is the ability to critically consume and create media,” said Doyon, NMLP’s director of media productions. […]

04-25-09: Police Blotter

By QCS 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 8:01 a.m., a female on east Main Street requested an officer meet with her because her vehicle was keyed during the night.l At 9:38 […]

Institute’s annual meeting focuses on New Deal-WPA works

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Police: Nose biting victim subdued partycrasher

Freedom New Mexico Police say it now appears a 34-year-old Curry County man whose nose was bitten off in a fight was actually trying to subdue a party crasher wielding a knife. Police originally had information that identified Gilbert Aburto as the person with the knife. They now say another man had the knife and […]

04-22-09: 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 LakeFishing was slow for all species. A few smallmouth bass and largemouth bass were taken by anglers using […]

Knife-weilding partycrasher has nose bitten off

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

04-22-09: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061.Thursdays ongoing: Noon, Tucumcari Rotary Club, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Rt. 66 Blvd. Call 461-2587.Thursday: 5 p.m., regular meeting, Housing Authority, City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Call 461-4403.Thursday: 6 p.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari City Commission, City Hall, 215 […]

FCCLA wins at state, ready for nationals

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers chapter of the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America earned several awards at the state competition at Albuquerque, and several students also qualified to compete in the FCCLA’s national competition this summer. The Tucumcari’s FCCLA chapter had 13 members who competed on Thursday and Friday at the state event. […]

Melrose police chief dismissed

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The village of Melrose has dismissed Police Chief Jennifer Dreiling. City officials cited job performance as the reason. She said it’s retaliation because she refused to date Melrose Mayor Lance Pyle. “The Village Council was not pleased with her performance and, as a probationary employee, has released her from […]

Sandia Labs, Mesalands set research terms

Special to the QCS ALBUQUERQUE – A memorandum of understanding was signed recently between