Senior menus – April 11

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Trailblazer, California vegetables, ranch beans, whole wheat roll and margarine, pineapple upside down cake. Friday Orange chicken, pasta salad, green bean almandine, broccoli, potluck roll and margarine, oranges. Monday Green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, calabacitas, spinach salad with […]

Police blotter – April 11

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:55 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 800 block of East Laughlin Avenue. At 4:25 p.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence […]

Wind center offering certification training

The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College will be offering a new summer 15-week program for an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology. This 15-week program is the result of another successful short certification training that was offered earlier this year. In February the college offered a 12-week program […]

College redesigns website

Increasing the appeal and accessibility of Mesalands Community College to future students, current students and local residents prompts the launch of a newly designed website. "One of the main technologies used to draw people to the college is the Internet," said Mildred Lovato, President of Mesalands. Lovato said the redesign and launch of the new […]

Beautification projects part of tourism efforts

Cleanup and beautification projects are underway in the city of Tucumcari in an effort to increase tourism and attract future residents. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia As part of the efforts to improve Tucumcari and its facilities, members of the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center and C-C 4H paint the Del Notre Center Tuesday evening. "It's truly […]

The days encounters can have many outcomes

You just never know what you're going to get when the door opens and you start the day. Loralei Rupe Sanchez, begins the paper work to help a customer Tuesday morning at the Motor Vehicle Department at the Village of Logan. Those are the thoughts of Loralei Rupe Sanchez, as she started another work day […]

Too much rush, not enough picture taking

In our everyday lives, it seems we tend to rush, rush, rush and not look up. It's not that we are not watching where we are going, or are wondering around aimlessly. We all have routines, jobs, chores or responsibilities. Call it what you will, we are always in motion. Now there is nothing wrong […]

Easter Bunny still creepy to me

I've got to say I've always been a little creeped out by the Easter Bunny. Santa Claus might be a little scary to little kids but at least his looks make a little bit of sense. A six-foot rabbit makes no sense at all and freaks out more youngsters than not. I remember one Saturday […]

Too quiet on the Westerner front

Today at lunch I was trying to answer a question that has repeatedly plagued us all: "What am I going to eat today?" QCS photo: Amanda Smith Thomas Garcia hungers for the past As I drove around Tucumcari trying to answer this question of nourishment, I passed the Westerner Drive-Inn. For those of you who […]

Fishing report – April 4

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Reminder: The new fishing license year began April […]