Firm hired to study industry growth

The city of Tucumcari hired an Albuquerque-based engineering firm to conduct a preliminary engineering report for future industrial growth. City commissioners voted unanimously to approve an agreement for engineering services with Forsgren Associates, Inc. This type of report will identify the current infrastructure located on 250 acres South of Tucumcari Boulevard and east of South […]

Comments from the Canyons: Reunion offers chance to relive memories

Welcome home, Rattler alumni! This first weekend in August has been a special time for 50 years as we have celebrated our education from the Tucumcari Public Schools. From many parts of the world, former Rattlers have returned to Tucumcari to be with friends and families to remember our school years and to renew friendships. […]

Slice of life: Route 66 and Second Street

I spent 30 minutes on Monday afternoon at the corner of Route 66 and Second Street, watching life pass in front of me. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30 minutes Tuesday morning at the corner of Route 66 and Second Street. Here is what I saw: Customers at the First National […]

City to use grant to cap, close landfill

A solid waste facility grant from the New Mexico Environmental Department Solid Waste Bureau will help the city close and cap the old landfill. "We are extremely lucky to have received the $133,268 from the solid waste bureau," City Manager Doug Powers said. Powers said there was only $700,000 available from the bureau, which had […]

Logan Schools hire principal, superintendent

There will be two new faces in administration at Logan Municipal Schools when the school year begins. Johnnie Cain is the new school superintended, replacing Richard Hazen, who retired. Craig Terry is the new principal. "Taking this job has brought me closer to home," Cain said. "I look forward to continuing and improving the school's […]

Food bank director hospitalized

Nancy Taylor Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico Executive Director Nancy Taylor has been hospitalized in critical condition, food bank board President Allan Isbell said on Tuesday. Isbell said Taylor had returned home Sunday after riding horses with friends, woke sometime during the night and complained of pain. She was taken to Plains Regional Medical […]

Press release: Farmers Electric declares energy alert

High electricity demand has led Farmers Electric Cooperative (FEC) to declare an Energy Alert within its service area. FEC is urging members to cut back on their use of electricity, each evening, until 8 p.m. FEC declares an Energy Alert only when a reduction in electricity use is urgently needed to maintain the electrical system […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and an unplanned generation outage. Extremely high electricity demand across a wide region has tightened power supplies, and a major Xcel Energy generating unit is down for unplanned repairs […]

Tucumcari residents charged with crimes related to sexual assault

Three Tucumcari residents are charged with crimes relating to the sexual assault of two children under age 13, said 10th Judicial Chief Deputy District Attorney Timothy Rose. Gutierrez Capen Bemis Robert Capen, 31, Richard "Andrew" Gutierrez, 40, and Brandy Bemis, 31, were arrested Wednesday, according to a press release from the district attorney's office. The […]

Couple helps drill water wells in Haiti

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A local couple is in Haiti drilling water wells as part of a global initiative to provide clean water around the world. Courtesy photo: Tella Morris Children in Haiti place their hands under the well spout trying to save the water from spilling to the ground. Water is such […]