Potential ‘racino’ site discussed

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission received assurances Thursday the 245-acre proposed site of the Coronado Park Racetrack and Casino, or ”racino,” has the utility infrastructure and services capacity to accommodate a large-scale entertainment and hospitality operation. Chief among the assets that makes the site feasible for this kind of development […]

Final public forum held for Mesalands candidates

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The final public forum was held Friday at Mesalands Community College with the last of three finalists in competition to become the college’s next president. “If hired as Mesalands’ president,” Candidate Thomas W. Newsome said, “my first 100 days in office would consist of me acclimating myself with the community […]

Governor stops in Tucumcari

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Gov. Susana Martinez, accompanied by an entourage of staff, State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico and state Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, made a stop in Tucumcari Thursday to conduct a “constituent day.” She spent at least three hours speaking with constituents who had made appointments to speak with here one-on-one […]

Hog hunt could prevent $120,000 in damages

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The only good feral hog is a dead one. That’s the central philosophy behind a $1 million effort started in January to rid Texas and eastern New Mexico of feral swine, wily but destructive imports to the Wild West, according to Ron Jones of Tucumcari, a wildlife hunter and […]

Notes from the church lady: Thousand-mile school bus trip ends up being blessing

“Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.” Psalm 25:4 The last time I wrote about what I did on my summer vacation I shared some of the lessons from God on our way to Indiana. I was amazed at what God taught me as we toured the back roads. What is a […]

Comments from the canyons: Learning from past as important as present

Visiting with young people is a very pleasant pastime for this ancient from the canyons. Listening to their ideas and plans for their futures lets me know how my parents and grandparents felt when they were listening to mine. I often wondered why they looked so puzzled and why they tended to disagree with many […]

Police blotter — July 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Friday • At 2:40 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the 500 block of South Lake Street. An officer advised all was OK. • At 2:58 a.m., an alarm […]

Letter to the Editor

We have global warming staring us in the face, infrastructure that needs a trillion to update, millions unemployed, some long-term, students, the country’s future,  looking at a mountain of debt and what are a large number of congressmen, House and Senate, members looking at? Repealing The Affordable Health Care Act, 32 times, putting up road […]