Meetings watch: Mesalands Community College

The Mesalands Community College board met Tuesday at the college. Officials attending included Thomas Newsom, president, trustees J. Bronson Moore, Jimmy Sandoval, Jim Streetman, Liz Estrada and Theresa Stephenson, and vice president of Academic Affairs Natalie Gillard. The following items received board consideration: • An executive session was held to discuss pending litigation, no decision. […]

Rattlers gear up for Friday game


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (1-1) used the past bye-week to rest and heal from injuries, though the recent rainfall hurt them by limiting their practice time in preparation to play the Dexter Demons (2-1) on Friday. “The time off gave some of our players the time they needed to get […]

Lake levels up, creek floods after rain


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Last week’s three-day soaking of Quay County from Tuesday to Thursday, and more storms Sunday, left total rainfall readings of 4 to 5 inches in some parts of the county, and raised the levels of both Conchas and Ute lakes by several feet. The rainfall overloaded Pajarito Creek just […]

Proposed Ute study debated


By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A recent call for an independent study of the much-vaunted Ute Water Project has two key players swirling in a pool of political rhetoric. Clovis Mayor David Lansford and former Mayor Gayla Brumfield, once friends, now passionate political enemies, stand on opposite sides of the shore when it […]

Menus — Sept. 18

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Sept. 19-25. Senior centers Thursday Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, cottage cheese Friday Catfish nuggets, coleslaw, lima beans, cantaloupe, whole wheat bread, cherry cobbler Monday Green chili chicken casserole, pinto beans, spinach, tortilla, […]

Police blotter — Sept. 18

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   Friday • At 8:11 a.m., a man reported harassment at an office on the 600 block of South Sixth Street. • At 10:24 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on […]

Death notice: Carlos M. Maez

Carlos M. Maez, 76, of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., died Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Wisconsin Rapids. He is survived by his wife Susan, of Wisconsin Rapids, siblings Cora Solana of Santa Fe, Albert Maez of Las Vegas, Anna Mae Montano of Santa Fe, Lorinda Maes of Arlington, Va., and Aggie Marano of Tucumcari. He graduated […]

On the shelves — Sept. 18

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Cuckoo’s Calling,” by Robert Galbraith. A struggling detective, Cormoran Strike, investigates a supermodel’s suicide; by J. K. Rowling, writing pseudonymously. “Mistress,” by James Patterson and David Ellis. When he begins to investigate a friend’s mysterious death, a man […]

Local briefs — Sept. 18

Quay County 5K set for October The fourth annual Quay County 5K (3.1 miles) fun run/walk is Oct. 5 at Damon Kvols Park. The fun run/walk is hosted by the Quay County Health Council’s Nutrition and Fitness Committee and the Quay County Extension Service. Registration will begin at 7:15 a.m. with number assignments ending at […]

Lauriault: Fishing should draw men to God, not just to church

Some people are successful fishermen while others, like me, aren’t. I quit fishing decades ago having realized that the one time I caught a fish, I also got caught; but, the several times I bought a fishing license, I never got a bite. I confess I didn’t take the time to learn appropriate fishing techniques. […]