In my mind, I’ve gone to Carolina

"In my mind I'm gone to Carolina," sings James Taylor. Ever since my mind and the rest of me went to Carolina last week, that tune's been playing in my head, and it still is now that we're home. Do you mind a little travel note this week? It's not hard to fall in love […]

Mesalands president applications being reviewed

Applications to fill Mesalands Community College's president vacancy are being reviewed by the appointed screening committee. The applications will be screened by the committee, which will make a list of finalists to be presented to the board, said Kimberly Hanna, director of public relations. Hanna said the number or name of the applicants could not […]

Low lake levels, silt buildup prevent water allocation

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District board reduced member assessments Tuesday by a dollar. However, due to the low level of Conchas Lake and silt build up in the district's intake channel, the district still cannot allocate water, said Chairman Larry Perkins. After speaking with the federal Bureau of Reclamation, work to remove the nine feet […]

Workshop offers strategies in teaching autistic students

About 40 teachers from nine area school districts attended a two-day workshop May 8-9 on strategies for teaching autistic students. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Speaker Joel Arick tells teachers about the STAR Autism Program on Wednesday morning. The workshop hosted districts from Tucumcari, Taos, Texico, Logan, Fort Sumner, House, Elida Dora and Floyd. Cathy Fury, […]

Meetings watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The following items were before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday: There was no comments from the public or executive session. Commissioners in attendance: Jimmy Sandoval, Ernest Dominguez Jr., Dora Salinas McTigue, Robert Lumpkin, Mayor Amiel Curnutt and City Manager Doug Powers. Proclamation of Youth Week from May 5-11. First reading of Amendments to Chapter 6.04 […]

Police seeking burglary information

Local Crimestoppers and Tucumcari Police Department are seeking any information regarding the recent burglary of Outlaw Tattoo located on the 700 block of East Route 66. Items taken in the burglary include guitars, tattoo equipment, air soft guns and numerous other items. Crimestoppers is offering up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and […]

Honors – May 15

I am honored to announce my first granddaughter Alexus Ortiz was selected to participate in the 2013-2014 University of New Mexico all girls cheer team. Alexus attended West Mesa high school in Albuquerque and is the first to move on from the school and compete at the college level since 2007. We're so proud of […]

Menus – May 15

The following are the menus for the schools and senior center in Quay County for May 16-22: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Pizza, spinach salad, cauliflower and celery sticks, dip, fruit, milk Snack: Snack mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast, fruit, milk Lunch: Taco salad, lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, Spanish rice, fruit, milk […]

Calendar – May 15

Today Tucumcari Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Advisory Board at noon City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., Library May 23 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall May 25 Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Allen […]

Police blotter – May 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 2:33 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 800 block of West Hancock Avenue. At 7:54 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the 200 block of West […]