Easter means hope is always realistic forecast

It's the evening of a beautiful Easter Sunday as I write. And I must admit being surprised. My surprise is nothing compared to the amazement of Mary Magdalene and those with her who very "early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark," went to the tomb, found the stone rolled […]

All district teams

2013 District 4AA All District Teams Boys first team Tucumcari Luke Smith Chris Crespin Honorable mention Tucumcari Cody Ryen Marc Preciado D'Ontee Sandoval John Paul Garcia Girls first team Esperanza Moncayo Destiny Natha Brianna Molinas Honorable mention Shanelle Martinez Kat Sena

Man arrested for blowing up portable toilet

An Albuquerque man is out on bond after his arrest Tuesday for detonating a bomb police said destroyed a portable toilet at Conchas State Park. Todd Parey 42, was charged with dangerous use of explosives, possession of an explosive or incendiary device and criminal damage to property, all felonies, said Sgt. Emmanuel T. Guttierrez, New […]

Local store burglarized for second time

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley The front door of the Smoking Body Jewelry store in Tucumcari is boarded up after a burglary the owner says he lost about $800 worth of merchandise. An estimated $800 in merchandise was stolen Sunday night by at least one thief who kicked in a door at the Smoking Body Jewelry […]

Water authority approves money to aid Logan legal battle

Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority continues with efforts to help the Village of Logan's legal battle to stop the Ute Water Project. The authority approved the use of $200,000 it received from Tucumcari. The money allocated to the authority comes from a fund that has been set aside by the city and approved by […]

Mesalands students present research at national event

Mesalands Community College students recently present research at a National Science Foundation event. Courtesy Photo: Mesalands Paleo1: Paleontology students, from left, Garrett LeMons, Stephen Smith and Matthew Roper presented their research at the first annual National Science Foundation Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative last week in Bethesda, Md. Paleontology students Garrett LeMons, 17, Matthew Roper, […]

NMSU extension offering diabetes cooking school

NMSU Cooperative Extension Services is offering a Diabetes Cooking School at Mesalands Community College. It is a special cooking school aimed at helping people with diabetes learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels. The school will meet for three hours each morning April 24, May 1, May 8, and May […]

4H sponsoring archery shoot

Quay County 4-Hers are sponsoring a pay to play 3D Archery Shoot Saturday at 5 mile park West of Tucumcari. Shooters may begin at 9 a.m and all cards must be in by 1p.m., the cost is $5 per shooter to shoot at least 20 targets twice. No prizes will be awarded but it is […]

Students proposing theater district

Students of the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning are proposing a downtown theater district in Tucumcari. The proposal presented Friday in Tucumcari includes the renovation of the Princess Theater's facade and eventually the interior. In a joint effort with the New Mexico Mainstreet program, UNM students study a selected community to […]

Thomas: We are forever ‘too young’ for something

It would seem that age is the ultimate limitation that we can never beat or overcome in our lifetime. Growing up I would always think about all the things I would be able to do when and if I was older. I'm sure you all know what I am talking about; those times where your […]