Xcel files for rate increase

Xcel Energy is citing increased energy demand as the reason for seeking a 14.4 percent increase in customer rates. Xcel has filed the proposal with the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, according to company spokesman Wes Reeves. Reeves said there has been as much as a 60 percent increase in demand over the past 10 […]

Fishing report – Dec. 13

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 […]

School election filings to open

The Quay County Clerk will be conducting 2013 school elections for Tucumcari, Logan, San Jon and House school districts. Filing day for all interested candidates is Dec. 18 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the county clerk's office. Positions for open for election: Tucumcari, District 2 and three – four-year term. Logan, Position 3, […]

Real Santa whiskers not as itchy

Several random observations recently have tickled my funny bone (starting with the struggle whether to spell funny bone, funnybone, funny-bone or funniebone). Here they are in random order. A television station I used to watch always announced the lotto numbers by saying "And now here's tonight's lotto numbers in random order." If they weren't random […]

Hearing postponed for teen in slayings

The preliminary hearing for Tony Day, 14, who is accused of killing his adoptive mother and stepsister on Nov. 26, has been postponed until 9 a.m. Dec. 28, according to Suzy Chavarria, court monitor for the Tenth Judicial District Court in Tucumcari. Day is facing charges in connection to the deaths of his mother, Sue […]

Lighting the way

Combine semi-truck flatbeds, fire trucks, farm and service vehicles and jeeps with sheets of mini-lights, Santa Claus and a lot of kids. Add a heavy dose of imagination and you get Tucumcari's annual Parade of Lights, which wound its way through Tucumcari on the evening of Dec. 8. QCS correspondent: James Lout Santa shouted holiday […]

Veterans memorialize attack

When the national Pearl Harbor Association disbanded a couple years ago, it hit Logan's Bobby Casados hard. Casados, a veteran active in Logan American Legion Post 77, took matters into his own hands. Howard Robertson tells one of his World War II stories as Bobby Casados looks on. On Friday, the 71st anniversary of the […]

Residents come together to mourn

From 80 to 100 kids called her "Mom" and her husband Mike was "Dad." "I don't want to see the word 'adoptive,'" Mike Day said. "They were our kids." That's how about 200 stunned and mourning children, former wards, friends and neighbors remembered Sue Day at a memorial service Tuesday for Sue and her daughter […]

Heavy mantle has fallen after tragic loss of friend

When Elijah the Prophet was depressed, God told him to anoint his replacement and several other people to carry on God's work as leaders of Israel and Syria (Aram) and, basically, whatever one didn't finish, the other would (1 Kings 19:14-18). When Elijah's time to go to be with the Lord came, he was taken […]

Riders fill shopping list in Tucumcari

Members of the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally Committee from Las Vegas, N.M., spent Saturday in Tucumcari shopping for needy kids in their community. William Sanchez, coordinator, Elmer Martinez, Mike Fields and four other members were at Alco to do their shopping for these kids for Christmas. Sanchez said the Alco store in Las Vegas had […]