Youth program continues

A memorandum of understanding between the city of Tucumcari and Eastern Plains C.A.A. Inc. Head Start program will ensure a continuity of services for local youths. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley Kenia Cepeda, a teacher with Head Start reads with a group of infants Tuesday morning. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley These children are enjoying a break […]

Students should consider post high school education

If you pick up most any tangible item you will see it was made in Mexico or China. More and more we see labor exported from the United States to countries where labor costs are cheaper. If you followed the GM bailout story a few years ago, it became obvious to all (including the labor […]

Notes From a Church Lady: We are all winners in God’s Olympic games

"I will run the way of thy commandments". Psalm 119:32 In a matter of days U.S. athletes will compete in the London Olympic Games. Each one has practiced long and hard in their event hoping to win a gold medal. There are numerous events, like track and field and gymnastics are well-known to the average […]

Coin-operated water machine replaced

The coin-operated machine at Tucumcari's water pump station located at Third and Main streets has been replaced. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley City water department employees Chris Gries and Michael Esquibel install the new money machine, which will accept more denominations of cash from customers. Officials said the machine quit working recently and a city employee […]

City, researchers collaborate on wastewater project

A wastewater reuse project will create job and research opportunities at the New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. The project is a collaboration between the city and the science center, said City Manager Doug Powers. Powers said the wastewater, which has been processed and disinfected by the city's waster water treatment plant […]

Moncus: Hard to give up writing letters by hand

Through the years, we have visited much about writing letters as well as the joy of receiving such missives. Although such correspondence has been taken over by various electronic inventions, some of us in the over-the-hill gang still like to use real paper, to walk to the mail box, and to retrieve letters from our […]

Police blotter – July 18

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:29 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 700 block of W. Escuela Avenue. At 1:39 a.m., a man reported a fight at a lounge on the […]

McGee: Missing family gathering means missing out on stories

I got a phone call the other day. It seems there was this big family get-together planned on the Fourth of July. The caller complained they didn't want to go. It seems they were on the outs with another family member. "Well it would seem that if you really don't want to go you shouldn't […]

In search of ponies: Pets help build immune system in children

Germs: They do a body good. Finally, a study has surfaced espousing the value of good old dirt and grime and yes, even bacteria. And apparently, dirt is even good for kids, especially when carried into the house by that "nasty ol' dog," if researchers theories are correct. It's sad, but it happens — the […]

Torres denied request to be jailed in county

An emotional plea from accused child killer and longtime fugitive Noe Torres to remain jailed in Clovis and be close to his family was rejected Wednesday by District Judge Donna Mowrer. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks District attorney Matt Chandler explains Wednesday to Judge Donna Mowrer why Noe Torres should not be released on bond […]