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Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari couple is working to restore a Main Street building to draw businesses and life back to downtown. The two-story building at the corner of South Second and Main streets has undergone many facelifts, said Niva Romero, owner. Pictures featured in the book “Quay County: 1903-1985,” show the building from the early […]

04-22-09: 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. Fridayl At 10:24 a.m., a male reported his metallic blue custom bike had been stolen from his residence on north College Street sometime in the last four days.l […]

Planting time

By Leonard Lauriault Planting time will soon be upon us. I know; lots of things should’ve been planted in February or March, like peas or spring oats. Other things, like wheat and alfalfa, shouldn’t be planted until mid-August in Quay County (and only then if we have a full lake for alfalfa). Alfalfa should be […]

04-18-09: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.

Gypsum: Should calcium sulfate be applied or not

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Homeowners are typically flooded with several sources of information on how to improve soils in the landscape. The claims of some products are mostly miraculous in their ability to improve the quality and workability of soils. Other products stay firmly entrenched in the minds of gardeners and landscape professionals […]

Fill ‘er up causes hangups at the gas pump

By Lynn Moncus We visit frequently about the many gadgets with which we must cope and often point out that many were invented just to add further confusion to our lives. Of late, I have paid particular attention to the credit card machines that are placed primarily so they can attack those of us in […]

04-18-09: 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 8:42 p.m., a female requested an officer to her residence on south Seventh Street to talk with her two sons who told her a woman had […]

Tucumcari, San Jon to split $1 million in federal grants

Thomas Garcia Several Eastern New Mexico communities recently received a portion of $5 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds, said an Eastern Plains Council of Government official. “It was a good day,” said Gregg Williams, director of Economic Development, EPCOG. “A total of 10 communities in eastern New Mexico received these funds for […]

Suspect in Hittson slaying indicted

By Freedom New Mexico A 24-year-old Roswell man was indicted Friday for first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a Tucumcari truck driver. In addition to pre-meditated murder, Brandon Barela is also charged with first-degree kidnapping, second-degree armed robbery, two third-degree counts of tampering with evidence and battery, District Attorney Matt Chandler said […]

Who will get the water in Ute Lake?

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers The Ute Water Project has been approved. But there are plenty of details left to pour over. The dry facts:The Ute Water Project would deliver water from the Ute Reservoir in Quay County to the eight member entities of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. Those members are Clovis, Portales, […]