Sins are weeds that threaten soil of our souls

By Leonard Lauriault Have you noticed there are many more non-grass plants than there used to be along our roadways? Some of these species are invasive (also called noxious because they’re so harmful to the environment and society) and have moved from the roadways into agricultural, recreational, and even wildland areas, reducing the value of […]

Two freshmen compete for Mesalands


Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team was well represented at the 2009 College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo., June 14-20.

Tucumcari, Logan to get water upgrade money

QCS staff WASHINGTON — Tucumcari and Logan will benefit from $27.6 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds released to help cover the costs of water and wastewater upgrades across New Mexico.The funding is coming through the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a news release from U.S. Sens. Tom Udall and Jeff Bingaman.According to […]

7-15 Police blotter

Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday• At 7:36 a.m., a male reported vandalism of a vehicle on East Center Street.• At 12:40 p.m., a male reported a domestic dispute at a residence on East Hancock Street. An officer […]

Officials: Mesalands close to goals

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College has completed 94 percent of its strategic plan goals and has had an increase in full-time enrollment of 37 percent since 2006, college officials said.The Mesalands Board of Trustees were presented the results of the 2006-2009 strategic plan and the annual enrollment reports during Tuesday night’s meeting. “We want to […]

Youngster loved ranching lifestyle


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun He had a curious nature. He loved to learn about animals. At bedtime, he told his parents, “I love you to the moon and back,” then, “I love you to Jupiter and back.”James Hammer was 5 when he died in a ranching accident last week in Roy. He lived […]

Bingaman, Udall announce millions for water projects

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Power returns to Quay County

Xcel Energy officials still aren’t sure what caused it, but power has been restored to Tucumcari and other Quay County communities. The power was out nearly four hours in Tucumcari. Customers in Logan, San Jon and Bard were without power for about an hour. Power in Tucumcari went out about 9:30 a.m. Xcel spokesman Wes […]

Fire ban extended for Quay County


Thomas Garcia The burn ban in Quay County has been extended at least two weeks until Quay County commissioners can review it again. The ban was placed in effect indefinitely on June 8. Commission Chairman Franklin McCasland said Monday that areas of Quay County have received rain in the past week, but the moisture has […]

Cowboy creativity entertaining

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture. On that fateful day BB had driven his pickup and gooseneck trailer to Roy’s place to pick him […]