Editorial: Quick sale may not be in state’s best interest

At first blush, it might sound like a good idea to unload the state's supercomputer, Encanto, as a symbol of Gov. Bill Richardson-era excess, a la the state jet. After all, it supposedly can't pay its bills, and its once lofty ranking of third-fastest in the world has slipped out of the top 100. But […]

Mr. Wood was a true role model

Portales lost one of the most kind and gentle men it has ever known this past week and heaven has inherited a wonderful grade school principal with the passing of Morris Wood. He was my grade school principal and I guess I didn't know a lot about the man until I read his obituary. I […]

Our page - July 18

Birthday Anaya Maaja Dawn Anaya turns 1 year old on July 21, 2012. Parents are Desaray and Gabriel. Brothers are Eric and Daymion. Grandparents are the late Dawn Urioste and Steve Urioste, also Carolyn Anaya and Albert Anaya. Celebration for her birthday will be a Sesame Street theme, one of her favorites with her family […]

Farmers market draws more than 160

Quay County's farmers' market is held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Wailes Park on east Tucumcari Boulevard. The Hayes family tables were full of fresh baked goods and vegetables. Baked goods and tie dye t-shirts were sold at this vendor's table. A big turn out of patrons for the […]

Former resident will compete in Olympics

A former Tucumcari resident will take to the world's stage once again as she competes in the 2012 Olympics in London. Courtesy photo Amber Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, competed in volleyball, basketball and track and field at Tucumcari Middle School. Campbell will once again compete in the Olympics. Amber Campbell […]

Relatives to pay respects to Civil War veteran

More than a dozen great- and great-great-grandchildren will visit the grave site of their Civil War veteran relative Wednesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Courtesy photo Alfred Shelby served in the Confederate Army as a sergeant in Company F of the 34th Texas Cavalry. Shelby died and was buried in Tucumcari in September 1914. QCS […]

City to use federal grant for street projects

A $480,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development will pay for the replacement of water lines, service lines and street paving on several city streets. New water lines and meters will be installed from Main Street to Heman Avenue and Adams Street to Rock Island, also known as the Dobbs addition, […]

4-H horse show draws 37 contestants

The annual State 4-H Horse Show and Rodeo will be held July 27-28 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. There are 37 contestants signed up for each day of the competition, said Tonya Hodges, rodeo secretary. Hodges said there was an early concern on the number of contestants who would sign up for this years rodeo. […]

Benefit dinner features columnist

Local residents reach out to renowned poet Baxter Black in an effort to help veterinarian Jean P. Corey re-establish her practice in Quay County. A tragic fire on May 21, claimed the lives of more than 50 animals and damaged the Tucumcari Animal Hospital leaving Corey without a place to care for animals. In an […]

Publication honors local motel

An attention and dedication to nostalgic detail is why Tucumcari's Blue Swallow Motel was listed as a top 10 vintage motel in USA Today. "It's very exciting, to have been selected for this list," said Kevin Mueller, owner, Blue Swallow Motel. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley The Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari was recently named one […]