Fishing report —

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Sister nations have strong bond

Sister nations have strong bond

Artificial trees have advantages

I guess for me it officially becomes Christmas when the Christmas tree goes up at home. Growing up that meant it was time to get serious about Christmas. We always had a cut Christmas tree bought in town. The only place I ever came in contact with a fake tree while I was young was […]

Republicans lack front-runner for presidency

An ancient Chinese curse says ‘May he live in interesting times.’ Like it or not, we live in an interesting time. As Charles Dickens said in a Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…” […]

Christmas time for embracing unbelieveable, impossible

Debra Whittington “For with God nothing shall be impossible”. Luke 1:37 Christmas is the season for the unusual, unbelievable, and the impossible. Unfortunately some people continue to pursue their own version of the pre-packaged perfect Christmas complete with expensive gifts under the tree and a food laden table full of calorie free cookies, pies, and […]

Animal control officer honored


Thomas Garcia Tucumcari’s Animal Control Officer Mike Martinez was named officer of the year by the New Mexico Animal Control Association. “It is a great honor,” said Martinez. “Knowing that there are people out that appreciate and respect my duties makes all the difference.” Martinez said his job has been difficult, operating as a one-man […]

Extension agent reports busy year


Thomas Garcia Quay County Extension agents report a busy and successful year and are now preparing for next year. Brenda Bishop, extension agent, detailed successes of the program to a year end committee who brainstorm on potential projects for the following year. Bishop said several of the programs grew from the previous year. She said […]

Light contest registration on

QCS staff Registration for the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Light contest has begun. There will be first, second and third place awards for residential and business categories. There is no entry fee and you don’t have to be a chamber member to enter. Return the entry form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. All residences […]

Parade of lights set

QCS staff It’s time once again to prepare for the Annual Parade of Lights. It will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. Set-up is from 5 p.m., to 6 p.m., at the corner of South First Street and West Evans Avenue. The parade will take a new route and will end at […]

On the shelves — Dec. 7

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction “V is for Vengeance,” by Sue Grafton. A spider web of dangerous relationships lies at the heart of V is for Vengeance. “Explosive Eighteen,” by Janet Evanovich. Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international […]