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Troy J. Carpenter Profession: Instructor of wind energy technology at Mesalands Community College Born: Oct. 4, 1982 Hometown: Elmira, N.Y. Family: Just me. What’s your idea of a perfect day? Thunderstorms, followed by a clear night sky for good astronomical observation. Tell us about your pet: I once had a cat named Magenta. She was […]

Three questions with … — Aug. 19


Bobbye Rose She’s been Tucumcari’s city manager since March 30, after 20 years as village manager in San Jon.

Passing through —


Jared Schmidt, stopped at Del’s Restaurant for a bite to eat as he travels from Willows California to Norman Oklahoma. Schmidt plans to attend

It’s never easy letting go


By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Marvin Reese Jr. is growing up. Maybe a little too fast, according to his mother. Mandi Martinez of Logan said it won’t be easy sending her son to preschool for the first time on Monday. “My biggest fear is him not getting along with the other children,” Martinez said. […]

Opposition voiced for ‘Obamacare’


By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico CLOVIS — If the crowd at a town hall for Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., was indicative of eastern New Mexico, it’s a safe bet the region does not approve of health care reform making its way through Congress. Those in attendance made grievances known to Bingaman at the Clovis […]

Fishing report — Aug. 19

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers Area lake reports Conchas Lake: Fishing was fair using soft plastics, crank baits and top water lures for smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Most of the bass were small. Fishing at night was good using liver, cut bait, shrimp and minnows […]

On the shelves — Aug. 19

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. Information: 461-0295 Fiction By Heresies Distressed by David Weber. In this tangled follow-up to 2008’s By Schism Rent Asunder, the corrupt Church of God Awaiting has ruthlessly suppressed technology on the planet Safehold for the past 800 years. The Devil’s Punchbowl by Greg Iles. The […]

Area farmers eligible for disaster aid

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom J. Vilsack has declared Roosevelt County a disaster area in a move that also affects Curry and Quay counties. Roosevelt is among seven New Mexico counties listed as disaster areas because of production losses from high winds and drought, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Curry […]

School board OKs bond sale

QCS staff The Tucumcari Public Schools’ Board of Education on Monday approved the sale of $900,000 in school building bonds. “The bonds will be used towards the construction of the new high school,” said Trudy Bauler, TPS business manager. Bauler said the bonds are part of the $3 million bond voters approved in February 2007. […]

School menus — Aug. 19

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, juice, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, salad, diced pears, milk. Friday Breakfast: Cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Burrito, chips, orange slices, milk. Monday Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick, juice, milk Lunch: Tortilla chip salad, salsa, pineapple, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Yogurt, cinnamon toast, juice, milk Lunch: Barbecue pork ribs, baked beans, […]