Cowbelles visit Mesalands

The New Mexico Powder Horn Cowbelles recently visited Mesalands Community College for a tour of the foundry and the farrier barn. The New Mexico Powderhorn Cowbelles is an organization of ranch women from across the state who are dedicated to the preservation of the land and educating others about their love and understanding of the […]

Editorial: Space flight industry needs liability bill

Wayne Hale understands as well as anyone both the potential for commercial space flight and the obstacles to success. Hale is a former program manager for the space shuttle program. He was shuttle flight director for 40 shuttle missions, and was deputy associate administrator of strategic partnerships in NASA's Space Operations Mission Directorate when he […]

Letter to the editor: GOP to blame for economy

Let's look at talking points vs facts: Deficit — The deficit is composed primarily of tax cuts for the rich, two wars paid for by borrowing, a recession brought on by deregulation of the financial industry and non-enforcement of remaining regulations. The consensus of opinion of non-partisan experts is that longterm the deficit has to […]

Comments from the Canyons: Buildings help make history vibrant

Recently, a group of us talked about the various schools we had here in town and decided that we have to rely on our memories for some of those which were most important to us. As beginners, those of us in the over-the-hill gang had Four Points, Central, and Third Street schools to attend. A […]

Police blotter – Oct. 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Thursday At 2:53 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 1400 block of South Sixth Street. At 3:43 a.m., a man reported a theft at a residence on the 1400 block of […]

Students organize Academy Award themed book fair

Tucumcari Middle School is holding its annual book fair until Nov. 6 at the book store. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Jordyn Diaz, Ryanne Lopez and Kayla Cherry double-check the baskets for family night at the book fair. This year's theme is based on the Academy Awards. There will be a walk of fame on the […]

Trespassers concern mountain owners

Nearly a month after a local teen was rescued from Tucumcari Mountain, one of the owners of the landmark is concerned about trespassers. "It's so much more than just a mountain to me," said Yetta Bidegain, co-owner of a portion of Tucumcari Mountain. Bidegain said she, her husband and family are part of a trust […]

On the shelves – Oct. 24

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction Sweet Talk by Julie Garwood. An I.R.S. officer and an F.B.I. agent fight corruption, and a mutual attraction, while investigating a Ponzi scheme. The Spymasters by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV. In the seventh book in the […]

District 1 commission candidates differ in priorities and economic strategy

Quay County Commission District 1 candidates Sue Dowell and Wendell Smith agree on a lot of issues. Both want to make sure the county receives its fair share of state and federal funding, for example. Both want to take a hard look at the proposed animal ordinance to see if it's necessary or if existing […]

Rattlers beat Bears 60-20 improving to (1-1) in district play

The Tucumcari Rattlers toppled the Estancia Bears 60-20 Friday to improve to 1-1 in District 2-2A play. The Rattlers rushed for 312 yards, led by Dillon Wood with 88 yards and three touchdowns. Though the Rattlers (6-2) outscored the Bears by 40 points it was the first 14 points that placed doubt in the Bears, […]