Local groups take part in Veterans Day ceremonies

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QCS Staff Several area organizations took part in Veterans Day ceremonies. “All veterans should be honored, no matter where or how long they served,” said Oracia Encinias, VFW Post 2528 trustee. Members of the VFW Post 2528 gathered at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. A wreath was placed on […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]

Weekend turkey meals might have spurred vendetta

Turkey, that wonderful, amazing, juicy, meal in itself turkey. With Thanksgiving a little more than a week away my mind has been revolving around the succulent bird which will be on just about everyone’s table. This weekend I had the pleasure of enjoying a deep fried turkey with some friends. Though the following day my […]

Mesalands selects artists to create wind center sculpture

Special to QCS Norman Andersen of Minneapolis, Minn., has been selected as the commissioned artist to create a unique large-scale sculpture, for the newly constructed North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College. The project proposed by Anderson will be a wind-driven kinetic sculpture that will have visual, sound and aesthetic appeal, […]

Post officers were centers of activity

As we continue looking at our history just before our becoming a state, we note that much was going on in our Quay County. For one thing, the map was peppered with names of communities, many of which have been forgotten and most of which have few bits of their existence still showing. Before 1912, […]

Easy to overlook things for which to be grateful

Thanksgiving is next week, but recently, I was rudely reminded of how unthankful some people are. I was probably over-sensitive at the time because I’d just finished teaching a series on ungratefulness during our Wednesday night Bible Class. That group of lessons fell within a larger, ongoing series based on how terrible people will be […]

Police blotter — Nov. 16

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office:

Financial situation caused by lack of oversight

The editorial “Government hinders financial progress” (needs a state it ran) makes several statements that can not be supported by facts. Our current financial situation is directly attributable to a lack of governmental oversight of financial activity. The statement is made that America is the most upward mobile nation in history. The Organization for Economic […]

Two arrested in high-speed pursuit

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QCS Staff Two men were arrested Monday after leading police on a chase on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari in which the suspects’ vehicle reached speeds of up to 140 mph, according to New Mexico State Police officials. Gilbert Moreno, 27, of Albuquerque, Jason Decarlo, 23, of Groesbeck, Texas, were taken into custody without incident […]

Press release: Three arrested after pursuit on I-40 East of Tucumcari

Press Release (From New Mexico State Police)