Fishing report – Sept. 12

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. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

New Mexico in line for much-needed rainfall

ALBUQUERQUE — Drought-stricken New Mexico is anxiously awaiting the leftovers of storms that have drenched Las Vegas and other cities in the West. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque says the upper level system moving in from the West is expected to collide Wednesday with a cold front moving down through the heart of the […]

My first plane ride

Bob McClelland Jr, 54, Bob's Budget Pharmacy "My first plane ride was at an air show in Las Cruces. They charged a fee based on how much you weighed, I was 5 or 6 years old so I'm sure it didn't cost my dad very much. I was amazed at how big the planes were." […]

Our page – Sept. 12

Otero Emily Otero Melanie Otero Sisters Emily and Melanie Otero celebrated their birthdays Sept. 1 at the Elks Lodge swimming pool with family and friends. Emily turned 7 on Aug. 31 and celebrated with a peace sign themed party complete with tie dye cupcakes. Melanie turned 3 on Sept. 4 and celebrated with a Sesame […]

Rattlers look to contain Dons

Despite the early difference in records, the Tucumcari Rattlers aren't going in overconfident against the winless West Las Vegas Dons. QCS Photos:Thomas Garcia The Rattlers' ground attack has earned them over 500 yards of offense in the past two games. Above, Rattlers quarterback hands off the football to running back Jeffery Cordova. "We never take […]

Medical airlift outfit to serve Tucumcari

A new Tucumcari-based medical airlift service will provide a timely response during critical medical situations. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Western States Air Medical services out of Las Vegas has stationed their aircrafts in Tucumcari. The medical flight service is owned/operated by Steven and Susan Spande "We saw a great opportunity for the service being stationed […]

On the shelves – Sept. 12

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "The Light Between Oceans," by M. L. Stedman. An Australian lighthouse keeper and his wife decide to keep a baby who has washed ashore. "Odd Apocalypse," by Dean Koontz. Odd Thomas, who can communicate with the dead, explores the mysteries […]

School menus – Sept. 12

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. House Monday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Barbecue chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, hot rolls, salad bar, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage on a stick, variety of cereal, muffins, juice, milk. Lunch: Hot dog, mixed vegetables, French fries, salad bar, […]

Altrusa to host annual charity party

Altrusa International of Tucumcari is pleased to announce that their annual Cash Party will be held 6 p.m. Nov. 10, at the Quay County Exhibition Center. Tickets to this event are $100. Three hundred tickets will be sold and the last number drawn will win $15,000. The runner up will also win $500, and every […]

Comments from the Canyons: Correct grammar still important

During the many years in which I taught English, I worked hard to avoid making grammatical errors in order to set an example for the students and to avoid ridicule from my colleagues. I also paid strict attention to correct pronunciation, again to allow students to hear the difference between the correct and incorrect pronunciations. […]