City striving to meet deadline for new state animal law

Chelle Delaney With a June 19 deadline looming for all animal shelters to use lethal injections to put down animals, Tucumcari is striving to find ways to meet that state requirement. The city of Tucumcari currently uses a carbon monoxide gas chamber to put down dogs and cats in its pound. By Friday that process […]

Kids wind up Softball League season


The Tucumcari Softball League tournament marked the end of the kids league on June 6. Placing first were the Diamond Divas coached by Shawn Martinez. The

Tucumcari preps for RENEW 09, June 23-24

Thomas Garcia The board of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. discussed the upcoming RENEW 2009 conference at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The conference is set for June 23-24. “This year the conference will be webcasted,” said Patrick Vanderpool, EDC executive director. “We have many online outlets promoting this year’s conference. During Monday night’s meeting […]

Rescuers free boy, 3, from seesaw


By QCS Staff Three-year-old Harley Smith, who got his knee stuck in a seesaw Friday, was rescued with the help of the Jaws of Life. Two EMS trucks, a firetruck, two police cars and other rescue vehicles responded to Harley’s plight at a Tucumcari playground. The Jaws of Life spread the two metal rods apart […]

Senior Center Menu for June 15-19

The following are the lunch menus for June 15-19 at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Monday:Lunch, Curried Chicken Kabobs, mashed potatoes with gravy, broccoli/cauliflower salad, whole-wheat roll, margarine, and applesauce, milk.Tuesday: Lunch: Liver and onions, wild rice, green beans with almonds, dinner roll, margarine, orange, milk.Wednesday:Lunch: Taco soup, salad, and dressing, flour tortilla, salsa, gelatin, apricots, […]

TeamBuilders set to host basketball tourney June 27

By QCS Staff TeamBuilders Counseling Services is launching its first annual basketball tournament from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 27 at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, according to a press release. “We’re doing this to raise money for a great cause and it’s also a community, family-type activity, bringing everyone together for fun and […]

06-13-09: Community Notes

City Commission set for budget work session on MondayThe Tucumcari City Commission will hold a special workshop at 5 p.m. on Monday to discuss its budget. On Tuesday, the commission will hold a regular meeting, where budget items may be discussed. According to the agenda, the city looking to approve on Tuesday a first reading […]

06-13-09: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. FictionWicked Prey by John Sandford. The Minneapolis detective Lucas Davenport deals with mayhem occasioned by the Republican convention.Cemetery Dance by Douglas Preston. The F.B.I. agent Aloysius Pendergast investigates the murder of a Times reporter.Dead and Gone by Charlaine Harris. Sookie […]

Role models out there who teens can look up to

Whenever possible, we like to recognize graduates of Tucumcari High School and tell a little about their accomplishments. We need to let our new graduates know how far they can go in life should they so choose because they too often tend to believe they can’t do much as graduates of a school located in […]

06-13-09: Calendar

Today: 9 a.m. Field trip to the old Catholic churches in Gallegos and Bueyeros.