Two students, faculty member to visit Denmark

Courtesy photo Mesalands students Bryan Cassidy and Sanda Garrett leave this week to study abroad in Denmark to learn more about global perspectives in sustainable development. Two Mesalands Community College students and one faculty member will be traveling to Copenhagen, Denmark, to learn more about global perspectives in sustainable development. The trip is part of […]

Official: City budget deficit expected, but reserves greater than previous year

The city of Tucumcari's finances are "in better shape" for the fiscal year that ends June 30, fiscal 2013, than they were as fiscal 2012 drew to a close, Dennis Dysart, the city's finance manager said. Dysart expects the city to close fiscal 2013 with a $143,000 deficit but with greater reserves in place than […]

Athletic banquet Monday

The annual Diamondback Booster Club Athletic Banquet is 6 p.m. Memorial Day (Monday). The dinner will be held in the Tucumcari Convention Center, according to a booster club statement. The banquet will also feature items for auction. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased until May 24. Tickets are available at THS or at […]

Second controlled explosion planned at intake site

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A second scheduled controlled explosion is planned Thursday at the construction site of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority’s Ute Water Project at Ute Lake near Logan. QCS Photo: Thomas GarciaThe drill is being used to build the initial shaft for an intake structure, the authority’s first phase […]

San Jon graduates walk

QCS photo: Steve Hansen San Jon High School's nine graduates were sent off to the future in a commencement exercise Friday night at the San Jon High School gymnasium. The commencement ceremony included scholarship awards, short talks by student leaders, and a commencement speech by Supt. Colin Taylor. The class valedictorian is Matthew Evans; the […]

Subdivision developers reapply

On May 13, the Quay County Commission revoked its approval of the Saddleback Acres subdivision just east of Tucumcari, and on the next day, the owner and developers filed a new application to develop the same property. The subdivision, which the commission had unanimously approved on January 14, would comprise 23 acres divided into four […]

Railroad workshop conducted

Courtesy photo From left, Robert L. Yager, Tucumcari area manager of operations for the Union Pacific Railroad, , pauses with Tucumcari Police Cpl. Dennis Garcia and Quay County Sheriff's Deputy Reyes Gonzales on Tuesday after giving the police officers a tour of a locomotive interior. The tour was part of a grade-crossing collision investigation training […]

New business: Joe’s Back in the Day

QCS photo: Steve Hansen Joe Ysco, left, and his business partner Stanley Burns take a break beneath a photo of Marilyn Monroe, a major star of the 1950s and '60s at Joe's Back in the Day restaurant in Tucumcari. Joe Ysco says he's been doing restaurant work since he was 10 years old. Now, the […]

Comments from the canyons: Good luck, happiness to graduates

High school seniors in our county are finishing a very special part of their lives and beginning a new pursuit. High school commencement marks the end of twelve years of aiming toward maturity and the beginning of life away from the protective arms of their classmates, teachers, and other school friends. The graduation ceremony represents […]

Notes from the church lady: Time greatest investment in relationship

"Two are better than one… For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow…" Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 Cinnamon was missing. Ever since the dog chased all the cats away from their home they were out in the world without food, milk, or protection. One by one the cats cautiously peered under the fence to […]