Political controversy, water issues mark year

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C2HM Hill employees work at the bottom of the intake structure shaft near the 9-foot-tall water cans that will house pumping equipment.

QCS Staff The top story of 2013 began with a surprise vote on Sept. 26 to fire a city manager and has escalated into a recall election scheduled for Thursday against two of the three city commissioners who voted to oust the city’s chief executive. A proposed racetrack-casino, the wreckage of the Sands Dorsey Building […]

County clerk says she ‘has no problem’ complying with marriage ruling

QCS staff Quay County Clerk Veronica Mares said she will sign certificates to license same-sex marriages in Quay County because it’s the law. “We have no choice,” she said, but she said she would “have no problem” complying with the Dec. 20 New Mexico Supreme Court decision that allows same-sex marriages in the state. So […]

On the shelves — Dec. 31

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Storm Front,” by John Sanford (Putnam). The Minnesota investigator Virgil Flowers becomes involved in the hunt for an ancient inscribed stone smuggled out of the Middle East. “S…,” by Doug Dorst (Mulholland/Little, Brown). In a project conceived bythe writer […]

Recall vote Thursday

QCS Staff Voters will cast ballots Thursday on whether to recall Tucumcari City Commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue in District 1 and Jimmy Sandoval in District 2. Only registered voters in each of district can cast ballots on the recall question. Early voting ended Friday. The Tucumcari Convention Center is the polling place for both elections. Polls […]

Thomas: Thanks to everyone who shared my memories

The year is coming to a close and while I knew this day was coming I’m still shaking off the effects of the Christmas turkey coma. This year has gone by fast. And while I’m aware that time is relative and constant and it does not speed up or down in any instant, I’m sure […]

Notes from the church lady: Take comfort; with God you are never alone

“I am with you always, even unto the end of the world”. Matthew 28:20 Many people are taking a look back at the year 2013 with both the good and bad news that transpired. Some people I know are glad that Christmas is finally over for another year and they won’t have to deal with […]

Hospital tax to continue as usual

Quay County Deputy Clerk Georgia Lujan has applied postage to letters that will be mailed to business owners to notify them the gross receipt tax rate will not change.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com Quay County’s special gross receipts tax that raises about $200,000 to operate the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital will continue as usual after Jan. 1. That’s good news for Quay County Commissioners and County Attorney Warren Frost. It will, however, cause a little pain for the state […]

Letters to the editor — Dec. 31

Christ belongs in Christmas Recently watching the news, I was surprised and appalled on how lazy we as Christians have become when it comes to Christmas and our traditions. This is a holiday that all Christians celebrate the birth of our Savior and King of our lives. We do not say much when other religions […]

Menus — Dec. 31

he following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Dec. 31- Jan. 8. Senior centers Tuesday Ham and cheese sandwich, broccoli salad, mandarin oranges (center will close at 1 p.m.) Wednesday Closed New Year’s Day Thursday Bean burrito, Spanish rice, beets, crackers with peanut butter, grapefruit or peaches Friday […]

Christmas Is Only As Strong As Its Weakest Link — Curtis K. Shelburne


By Curtis K. Shelburne I don’t usually think of Christmas and chains as going together, unless I’m reading about the ponderously-chained Ghost of Christmas Past who so terrorized old Ebenezer Scrooge! But I believe this to be true: Christmas is a “chain” which is only as strong as its weakest link. If Christmas deals only […]