Notes from the church lady: Despite man’s efforts, God in control

"To every thing there is … a time to every purpose under the heaven." — Ecclesiastes 3:3 One of the weaknesses of man is his desire to be in control of everything. It is disconcerting when variables come into play making the outcome uncertain. Some men think they are smart enough to control their environment. […]

Menus – Feb. 27

The following are the menus for schools and senior citizens in Quay County for Feb. 21 – Feb. 27: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, fruit, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, spinach salad, dressing, carrots, cucumbers, fruit, milk Snack: Chex mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast sticks, fruit, milk Lunch: Frito pie, shredded cheese, Mexican corn, lettuce, […]

Business workshop focuses on veterans

Area veterans attended a business-counseling workshop Thursday hosted by the New Mexico Veterans Business Outreach Center at Mesalands Community College. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Several local veterans attended a veteran business workshop Thursday at Mesalands Community College. "Our goal is to make veterans aware of the resources available for them to start a business," said […]

Police blotter – Feb. 27

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:46 p.m. a man reported an unwanted subject n the 2000 block of South Mountain Road. At 3:20 p.m. a caller reported a fight at the Damon Kvohls Park on Route 66. […]

Press release: Xcel Energy outage update

Issued at3:30 p.m. We currently have 1,037 customers without power in Texas and around 400 out in New Mexico. In Texas, 1,008 are out in Amarillo, but we're about to restore about 200 in the Estacado area. In New Mexico, most of the outages are in Clovis. We've had approximately 4,000 impacted by this storm […]

1A 2A district basketball tournaments rescheduled

Monday's snowfall has forced the rescheduling of the 2A and 1A district tournaments for the Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorn's basketball teams. The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers will play a double header in district 2 2A starting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday at the Snake Pit. The (8-16) (2-4) Lady Rattlers will play the (7-19) […]

Blowing snow hampers clearing roads

The snow Tucumcari and Quay County has ended — for now. Another storm system will move into the area late Tuesday afternoon, with a chance of slight dusting of snowfall for Tucumcari and less than an inch for Logan, said Tim Shy, senior forecaster National Weather Service Albuquerque. Shy said the higher concentrations of snowfall […]

Interstate 40 reopened to traffic

Interstate 40 eastbound from Albuquerque to Amarillo was reopened at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday after being closed on Monday from heavy snowfall. More than 19 inches of snowfall and high wind gust of over 50 miles per hour halted Texas Department of Transportation's efforts to clear I-40 Monday forcing the closure of eastbound traffic from Albuquerque […]

Weather causing delays, closings

A spokesperson for Clovis public schools has announced Clovis schools are closed Monday due to the threat of continued snow and high winds. Other delays/closings reported to Clovis Media Inc: Baxter-Curren and Friendship Center senior centers. Clovis Municipal Court Muleshoe schools are closed. Portales schools are closed. Clovis Community College is closed, according to a […]

Region under blizzard warning

The National Weather Service is reporting a 100 percent chance of precipitation tonight in eastern New Mexico with snow estimates ranging from 2 to 7 inches. The Tucumcari area can expect 3 to 7 inches, NWS reports, with 50 mph winds threatening to create whiteout conditions. The Clovis-Portales areas can expect 2 to 4 inches […]