Comments from the canyon: Rushing creek brings back memories

Rarely is the Pajarito Creek the center of attention in our area, but last week when it was more like a river than a creek, many of our citizens were parked on the bridge and were coming and going throughout most of a day. Just watching that red water rushing down stream was a thrilling […]

Wedding — Sept. 18

Gerr-Shipley Jeremy Lane Shipley and Jaclyn Sue Gerr exchanged wedding vows Feb. 23, 2013, in an outdoor ceremony held at the scenic Stardance Event Center in Tucson, Ariz. The groom is the son of Peggy Shipley and the late Donald Shipley of Tucumcari. Jeremy’s maternal grandmother is Frances Jockle of Albuquerque. The bride is the […]

Thomas: Rain different experience for cats

Unless you you’ve been living under a rock and drowned as a result of your choice of habitat, you should be aware we have been blessed with a large amount of rain. Just about everywhere you look there are the signs of how fortunate we have been over the past week with the rain. I […]

Arch Hurley board assembles capital priority list

QCS staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District has assembled its list of priority projects that it would like to fund with capital outlay allocations through the New Mexico legislature. The district board of directors approved the list of projects, which make up its five-year Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plant from fiscal year 2015 to fiscal 2019, […]

Rail line could find new life

QCS staff The Dawson rail line, which until 1950 ran from Tucumcari to the coal mining city of Dawson in Colfax County, could come to life again as a series of cycling and hiking trails, according to County Assessor Pete Callahan. At a meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Monday in Mosquero, there will be discussion […]

Mesalands president sees potential for expansion

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New Mesalands President sees an expanded role for the North American Wind Research and Training Center.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s new president has spent his first month in office meeting with the public, officials and faculty in order to discuss new ways to help increase the success of the institution and community. “A college’s success is measured on helping our students to become employable or helping […]

CYFD attempts to intervene in Tony Day case

QCS staff A bid by the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Dept. to oppose the order of proceedings in the Tony Day case has both Tenth Judicial District Attorneys and Day’s attorney, Jeffrey Buckels, scratching their heads. Day, 15, is charged in the slayings of his adopted mother and sister in November 2012, and […]

Commissioners approve property tax rates

QCS staff Quay County Commissioners approved property tax rates as set by the New Mexico Dept. of Finance and Administration (DFA) Monday. The tax rates are stated in mills, or dollars per thousand dollars of assessed valuation. If the tax rate is stated at 10 mills, that means that a taxpayer will put out $10 […]

‘Library’ sign may not meet city codes

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This sign at 623 South Lake St., Tucumcari, has garnered considerable attention recently, but it may require a permit.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor There is no doubt that the professionally lettered sign in Tucumcari labeling a sheet-metal structure the size of an outhouse as “Obama’s Presidential Library” expresses an opinion. There is some doubt, however, whether the sign, located at 623 S. Lake St., meets city codes. Doug Powers, Tucumcari’s city manager, […]

Love’s Travel Stop general manager kisses pig

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As promised, Love's Travel Stop Manager Dewayne Juarez, kissed a squealing three-week-old piglet Saturday after his team doubled last year's contributions to the Children's Miracle Network, raising $5,200 thus far in an ongoing campaign.

QCS staff Love’s Travel Stop’s general manager has delivered on his promise by puckering up for a good cause. Dewayne Juarez kept his promise to kiss a pig on Saturday after his team in Tucumcari raised more than $5,200 for Children’s Miracle Network, according to a press statement. That goal doubled the proceeds from last […]