Columnist haunts Cimarron hotel

Karl Terry Do you believe in ghosts?

Ute Lake death blamed on ‘reckless vessel operation’

QCS Staff A fatal accident at Ute Lake on Aug. 14 has been blamed on “reckless vessel operation,” according to a report by Park Manager James Gurule. Officials said Noah Escoto, 24, of Amarillo, was struck by a pontoon boat and died from injuries a day later. The pontoon boat, operated by Ryan Harrington of […]

Local officials hope for, expect extension of water fees

Thomas Garcia Continuing reservation fees for Ute Lake water rights is an issue which affects the 12 entities in the Ute Reservoir Water Commission, said Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Project Manager Scott Verhines.

Amarillo man’s death is the second this summer at Ute Lake

QCS Staff An Amarillo man died following a boating accident at Ute Lake State Park in Logan, state park officials confirmed on Wednesday.

Righteous path possible in Sin City

It’s amazing how things come together. While on a business trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, this summer, several independent incidents formed a common train of thought for me. (It really was a work trip only, I promise.) First, my hotel room mirror was lighted from within. Still, all of it, except the middle, steamed up […]

Congress should kill proposed union bailout bill

F or years another potential multibil- lion fiscal catastrophe has been brewing, obscured by higher-profile storms created by taxpayer bailouts of Detroit and Wall Street and the looming crash of underfunded public employee pension plans. For the first time, taxpayers may become responsible for the nongovernmental pension liabilities of union collective bargaining contracts in construction, […]

Drive uncomfortable for couple, piglet

Baxter Black I worked for a big cattle company in the northwest and we kept “cookhouse pigs” for the crew. Every spring, 30 or so little weaner pigs were brought from the sale barn and put in our pig facility, a long steel Quonset hut. I knew enough to vaccinate them for Erysipelas, but I […]

Tucumcari encourages frugality

After living here officially for one month, I am pleased to report that living in Tucumcari is entirely possible. Aren’t you all relieved? Sure, if I want to do my laundry after 8 p.m., I need a washboard. If I want a large French fry after midnight, I had better have some potatoes in the […]

Community calendar — Aug. 25

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Thursday • Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. • City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. Friday • City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Aug. 31 • Quay County Association of Educatonal Retirees, 11:30 a.m., at K-Bob’s Steakhouse. Sept. […]

Fishing report — Aug. 25

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: • Clayton Lake: There has been light pressure and fishing is slow. A few channel catfish have been caught on night crawlers. Look for fishing to pick up in the next few weeks. • Conchas Lake: The water […]