More than 2,000 acres charred in area fires

Chelle Delaney Two brush fires on Monday burned more than 2,000 acres, said Quay County Fire Marshal Don Adams. A first fire burned about 500 acres on Monday morning near the Anniston Cemetery on Highway 469, Adams said. No sooner than firefighters had contained that fire, they were called out to another in mid-afternoon. At […]

City seeking 8 percent water rate hike

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission approved the first reading of a proposed eight percent increase to city water rates Tuesday. City Manager Bobbye Rose said the increase will help to balance the city’s budget. She said a special workshop was held Monday to try and develop a city budget for 2009-2010. “No decision was […]

Air Force exercise alarms residents

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Large prop plane circling over Tucumcari worries residents

By QCS Staff A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night left residents wondering what was happening in the airways above. “It was out of the ordinary,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. There were at least seven callers to city dispatch office, Cherry said. “I thought it was […]

Conchas set to offer special programs on Saturday

Special to QCS Conchas Lake State Park will be hosting three events on Saturday. Here’s the Saturday schedule: 7 p.m., Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Discover fascinating facts and find out how to co-exist with these not-so-scarry critters. Visitor Cetner. 8 p.m., Firefly Fling Catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center 9 p.m., Reach […]

06-16-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report of June 16 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 LakeIf you want to have a good time catching and releasing small bass this was […]

Brush fire threatens homes in San Jon

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Chelle Delaney About 7 p.m. Monday, firefighters had contained a brush fire near San Jon on Interstate 40 that threatened at least one home. The fire started about mid-afternoon some two miles west of San Jon, in the emergency lane of I-40 and then burned grassland northeast and northwest as the wind took it in […]

June 21, Begin a new season of adventure as a member of God’s family

By Leonard Lauriault This coming Sunday is June 21st, which all recognize as the first day of summer and a new season giving many the opportunity for new adventures. This year it also is Father’s Day. For my family there’s a lot of other significance attached to the day as well as the date. Two […]

06-13-09: Around Town

Lets dance on 4th …Taylor Lopez recently celebrated her fourth birthday at Dunns Park with family and friends. Lopez, who was born on May 12 in Tucumcari, is the daughter of Amber Ousley and Dusty Lopez. Taylor loves to sing and dance. She is the granddaughter of Abby Ariasa and Carlos Lopez of Tucumcari, and […]

Quay County gaming officials still hopeful for racino license

Thomas Garcia Even though the state awarded Raton the last gaming license on Tuesday, the Quay County Gaming Authority remains vigilant and hopeful Tucumcari’s bid for a “racino”