Ute project detractor: It’s politics

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor A new voice with a controversial past has emerged as a leader in the debate over the Ute Water Project. Greg Neal is a developer and consultant now pushing hard to force a new study of Ute lake reservoir and questioning how the project has been handled by the […]

Quay County honor rolls

Tucumcari High School 4.0 Senior Amber Aragon Roxanne Awais Anisha Bhakta Eliano Chavarria Merissa Cooper Leah Encinias Estephan Garcia Brianna Molinas Brandy Olivas Michael Olivas Mark Preciado Olana Romero Madeline Wiegel Crystal Wilson   Junior Benjamin Aragon Laura  Evans Taylor Hayes Abigaile Jimenez Shayan Patel Leslie Reyes Christopher Sandoval D’Ontee Sandoval Maribel Villa   Sophomore […]

Two arrested in Texas after chase


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two California residents were arrested Saturday after Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and Oldham County Sheriff’s deputies shot out the tires of their vehicle to stop a chase that began in Tucumcari. Cornell Cooper Brown Jr., 19, of Lancaster, Calif., and Brandy Lynn Dain, 19, of Palmdale, Calif., […]

Kitten survives 90-foot plunge

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The kitten "Petty" shakes in the hands of his rescuer and eventual owner after she was rescued from falling down a 90 foot Friday morning at Ute Lake.

QCS staff A small kitten got more than it bargained for when its dash for shelter led to a death-defying, 90-foot plunge that ended with the kitten shaking in the hands of her rescuer and eventual owner. Most people add kittens to the family as gifts, giving into the persistent pleading of a child, or […]

Local: City violated ordinances

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari has violated its own ordinances by failing to tear down the remains of the Sands Dorsey Building and dispose of the remains, Tucumcari resident Gary Montaño said Thursday at a commission meeting. Montaño cited a September 2007 resolution passed a few months after the building was destroyed by […]

Commission votes to validate petition signatures

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission voted unanimously Thursday to have signatures validated on petitions that call for a recall election on commissioners Jimmy Sandoval and Dora Salinas-McTigue, rather than accept the petitions. According to state law, the commission could have decided to accept the petitions as presented or call for […]

Potential testing facility could benefit area lakes

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A water research collaboration between Mesalands Community College and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam shows potential for establishing a local testing facility that could benefit area lakes and other lakes in the Corps’ Albuquerque District. Mesalands has been working with the Army Corps of Engineers […]

Education, health care opportunities among broadband program’s goals

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Expanding educational and health care opportunities are two main objectives of the New Mexico Regional Broadband Implementation Pilot (RBIP), a state program aimed at making broadband Internet services available to everyone in New Mexico. The program has targeted northeast New Mexico and an area of southwest New Mexico to […]

On the shelves — Oct. 30

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Doctor Sleep,” by Stephen King. Now grown up, Dan, the boy with psycho-intuitive powers in “The Shining,” helps another threatened child with a spectacular gift. “Night Film,” by Marisha Pessl. Investigators pursue a master horror film auteur after his […]

Calendar — Oct. 30

Nov. 14 North East New Mexico Ranch Management Series at 4:30 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Service clubs Story time registration is taking place at the Tucumcari Public Library. More information is available by calling 461-0295. Adult Basic Computer Classes registration is available at the Tucumcari Public Library. More information is available by calling 461-0295 Altrusa […]