Dirt work

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Damien Deynata of San Diego played in the sand with his dump truck on Labor Day at Ute Lake State Park. Damien and his mother Melissa Deynata were visiting family in Quay County over the holiday.

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. […]

Ranchers dangerous when cornered

By Baxter Black: On the edge of common sense How do you put your mind around oppression for the common good and eminent domain? The explanation most times is “follow the money.” I lived in Colorado for many years. I have watched it grow from 2.9 million people to 5.1 million people, most of it […]

Never warmed up to cold cereal

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist When did cereal get a complete aisle to itself at the grocery store? The selection boggles the mind and can completely derail a trip to the supermarket if you’re a parent with young kids. Not having kids of my own, I get to stand in the aisle and stifle a […]

Comments from the canyon: Therapy possible after most recent ‘computer age’ experience

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist Life on this corner is never dull, but it is sometimes more frustrating than this woman from Ima can tolerate. Living in the “computer age” is a remarkable experience, one that is indescribable by those of us who were born in another era. Yes, I have been playing with computers […]

Death notice: Marguerite Hodges

Marguerite Hodges, 88, died Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, in Tucumcari. She was born Aug. 28, 1921, in Conway, Ark. Survivors include her children, Dean Hodges, Dale Hodges, Bobby Haddon and Patsy Langley. Services have been held. Information: 461-3815.

Police blotter — Sept. 9

QCS staff Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Sept. 1 • At 1:40 a.m., a woman reported a suspicious subject at a fuel station on East Tucumcari Boulevard. An officer was told a woman was trying to open the […]

Swine flu confirmed at ENMU

Two cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed at Eastern New Mexico University. ENMU President Steven Gamble said the confirmation came Friday, and the parents of the students — both of whom were from out of town — had taken them home. “If they can go home and recover there, we think that’s better for […]

Friday prep football scoreboard

MDT Class 5A Clovis 14, Cibola 7 Class 3A Muleshoe 55, Portales 14 Class 2A Texico 20, Springlake-Earth 14 Tucumcari 41, NMMI 14 Class 1A Clayton 26, Fort Sumner 6 8-man Melrose 62, Menaul 8 Clovis Christian 72, Springer 12 Foothill at Logan, 7 p.m. 6-man Roy 56, Dora 38 House at Walatowa, 5 p.m. […]

Press Release: Calling all duck callers

ALBUQUERQUE – Every good duck caller knows the key to calling duck is practice, practice, practice. Every contest caller knows it will take more than just practice to win the 2009 New Mexico State Duck Calling Contest. It’s going to take a clear tone, steady cadence and a mountain of courage to claim victory against […]