NMSU Field Day set for Aug. 6

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Leonard Lauriault on the grounds of NMSU's Agricultural Research Center in Tucumcari.

QCS Staff New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari will host its annual Field Day Aug. 6. Jeff Witte, New Mexico secretary of agriculture and director of the New Mexico Department of Agriculture, will be featured speaker. Leonard Lauriault, superintendent of the science center, said the field day aims to give the community […]

Birthday — July 31

Tristan Noah Gonzales celebrated his second birthday on Sunday with a Mickey Mouse theme birthday party at his home with family and friends. Tristan has an older brother Patrick and is the son of Patrick and Heather Gonzales. His grandparents are Delfina and Mauel Preciado, Cynthia and Rick Acker of Tucumcari and Vicki Ferguson of […]

On the shelves — July 31

Fiction “Bad Monkey” by Carl Hiaasen. A defrocked Miami cop turned restaurant inspector investigates a grisly murder. “The Silver Star” by Jeannette Walls. When their irresponsible mother takes off, a 12-year-old California girl and her sister join the rest of their family in Virginia. “The King’s Deception” by Steve Berry. The ex-government operative Cotton Malone […]

City approves contract for well study

QCS Staff Tucumcari City Commissioners approved a contract of up to $12,375 for an engineering firm to collect information to challenge an application for a well filed by Lopez Farms. The Lopez Farm application has been filed with the New Mexico State Engineer’s office. The city has challenged the Lopez Farms application to dig a […]

Police blotter — July 31

Friday • At 1:41 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 1900 block of West Route 66. An officer advised the problem was resolved. • At 2:02 a.m., a woman reported suspicious men on the 1900 block of South Third Street. An officer advised they made contact with the men […]

Trial set in breach-of-contract suit

QCS Staff Trial has been set for Jan. 8 in a breach-of-contract lawsuit that the City of Tucumcari filed against the RAD Water Users Cooperative after the cooperative refused to pay higher wholesale water rates that the city imposed last year, even though, the city says, the increase is justified. The trial will be held […]

TeamBuilders closing doors

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com The leaders of the TeamBuilders Counseling Services are preparing to throw in the towel after struggling to remain in operation since the New Mexico Human Services Department froze Medicaid payments to behavioral health services providers that are under investigation for possible overbillings, Lorraine Freedle, Teambuilders chief financial officer said […]

White space is not your enemy

I just ordered a book recommended to me by a friend helping me with some ideas for the cover of my new Christmas record. (A CD is still a “record,” as in “recording.” And, no, it is not difficult at all to sing “Let It Snow” with deep feeling on a 100-degree day.) The title […]

Woman faces abuse charge after child left in car

QCS Staff A woman has been charged with felony child abuse after she allegedly left a seven-month-old baby locked in a car in temperatures near 100 degrees Tuesday evening. Tucumcari Police arrested Kelby Koile, 43, at Lowe’s Supermarket, Tucumcari, after Sgt. Rusty Shafer  and Cpl. Clay Huffman responded at 7:20 p.m. to reports that a […]

Racing groups favor sixth racino license

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Horseman Association, the Jockeys’ Guild and representatives of Zia Park in Hobbs favored a sixth racino license during Thursday’s meeting of the New Mexico Racing Commission, according to Warren Frost, director of the Quay County Gaming Authority, who attended the meeting. No decision was made by the […]