A world of adventure at their fingertips

Living in Quay County, you are at times looking for a source of entertainment or education. Jane, right and Dixie Lewis, left begin to stack their books as they browse the selection of books of the rural bookmobile. I'm not taking anything away from television or movies, but if you're like me there are many […]

Sands-Dorsey building collapses under fire

Prompted by a Tuesday morning fire, Tucumcari city officials approved the demolition of half of the Sands Dorsey building. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia The remains of the Sands Dorsey building still smolders Tuesday afternoon. The building caught fire twice Tuesday morning once at 1 a.m., and again at 3 a.m. "The cause of the fire […]

The prettiest eyesores you’ve ever seen

Just when you thought you had a moment to breathe, here comes the "Mother" of all holidays. Even though their colorful display lightens the roadside appearance, these flowers are considered troublesome weeds. I spent the weekend looking for a gift and have yet to find one to present to my mom for Mother's Day. I […]

State small-school track results

At UNM track stadium, Albuqueraque Saturday's results Class 2A boys Team standings: 1. Lordsburg 85; 2. Texico 68; 3. Tucumcari 31; 4. Dulce 30; 5. Estancia 28; 6. (tie) Eunice and Mora 25; 8. Dexter 20; 9. (tie) Laguna Acoma and Magdalena 16; 11. (tie) Loving and Questa 15; 13. (tie) East Mountain and Pecos […]

Ancestor’s legacy fascinating

The roots of my Maxwell ancestors won't leave me alone and that's a pretty cool thing. I don't actually believe in ghosts but on a trip to the heart of Texas to help my uncle celebrate his 80th birthday I found myself on a lonely sandbar searching for the ghosts of my heritage. I was […]

State secretary of education tours Tucumcari Elementary

State Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera made an impromptu visit Thursday to Tucumcari Elementary School. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia New Mexico Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera, right kneeling, visits with a group of second-graders Thursday at Tucumcari Elementary School. Skandera toured Tucumcari Elementary as part of her tour of school districts in the state. It […]

Every turkey has their day

If you live out in the county or take a nice relaxing drive you may come across some of our indigenous wildlife. Living "out in the sticks," I at times just have to step outside to meet up with wildlife. These turkeys reminded me that time is passing by rather quickly this year. Two turkeys […]

Community briefs – Mary 2

VFW hosting benefit dinner The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 2528 Auxiliary will have a benefit barbecue dinner 5:30 p.m. Friday at the post, located at 105 E. Main. The meal, priced at $5 per plate, includes ribs, potato salad, beans, rolls and a dessert. Information: 461-2013 Van to make Tucumcari stop The Van […]

Cinco de Mayo event set

Mesalands will hold annual Cinco de Mayo event at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. The college will hold their annual Cinco de Mayo celebration on Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m., at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. The event has previously been held in the college's parking lot. The celebration […]

Hospital to add physicians to staff

Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is starting a new partnership with Emergency Staffing Solutions Monday to provide an on-staff physician and emergency services for area residents. "This degree of care is generally found only in larger, more metropolitan facilities," said Lance Labine, Trigg Hospital administrator. "A physician is on premises 24/7, 365 days of the […]