Ten guidelines for brush management

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension New Mexico rangelands sustain many species of weeds and brush.

06-27-09: Calendar

Today: 4-6 p.m., First Spanish Baptist Church Neighborhood Block Party, corner of College and Main Street. Food, games, and music.Today: 5:30 p.m. Pot Luck gathering, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds.

Single payer system would be cheaper

By Leon Logan The June 13 editorial headlined “Health plan may be harder to fund than thought,” portrayed a single-payer system as too expensive and the Democrats wanting to fund it on the backs of the rich. I don’t agree. A 2000 World Health Organization report ranked the United States No. 1 in per capita […]

Seredipity: Brings friends together at right time

By Lynn Moncus Being in the right place at just the right time can bring about most pleasant experiences — the kind that really cannot be planned.For instance, a couple of weeks ago, Mrs. Dorothy Randals said she was going to spend part of the day keeping the museum open so the Moores could go […]

Exploratory campaigns concerning

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico “Hey, since you work for the newspaper, there’s a guy I know…” I hear this statement a lot, but I’m finding these guys they know are most often considering running for office. “He’s not running yet, but he’s considering it, and I wonder if you could give him some […]

06-27-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Mondayl At 7:39 a.m., a female caller on north State Hwy 469 requesting an officer in reference to vandalism of the gas pumps.l At 9:49 a.m., a female on […]

City investigating partial demolition of Sands Dorsey

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday has asked the city manager to explore ways and costs that the Sands Dorsey could be partially demolished. Businesswoman Ruth Nelson said it had been two years, and nothing had been done to make the alley accessible for her business or others on the block. Nelson’s […]

Safe, sane 4th of July holidays

Thomas Garcia No fireworks are being allowed in Quay County because of the fire ban, but fireworks can be set off in the Tucumcari city limits, according to city and county officials. “No fireworks are allowed in the county,” said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. Within Tucumcari’s city limits, “There are no-restrictions for fireworks […]

Scholarship awards, engagement announcement

Scholarships awarded…Altrusa awarded $1,500 in scholarships. Each student received a $300 award. Tammy Hall, vocation chairwoman, made the award presentations. This year’s Altrusa Scholarship recipients are:l

Tucumcari woman shot four times with BB gun

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Freedom New Mexico A 49-year-old Tucumcari woman was shot with a BB gun in the arm, wrist and back about 1 p.m. Friday, Police Chief Roger Hatcher said. She was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital where X-rays showed four BBs lodged beneath her skin, Hatcher said. Hatcher said the victim told officers four […]