No definitive answers from Ute study writer

CMI staff photo: Robin Fornoff
Retired engineer John J. Whipple camped on the shores of Ute Lake while preparing his landmark study of the reservoir. Whipple said he’s not sure if there is a need for a new study, but he doesn’t think one would change his conclusions of 20 years ago.

By Robin Fornoff CMI Projects Editor Almost 20 years ago, engineer John J. Whipple spent several nights camped out on the shores of Ute Lake to get a first-hand look and feel for one of New Mexico’s largest bodies of water and the community of Logan surrounding the reservoir. Whipple was gathering data to eventually […]

Gross receipts tax may be nullified

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor New Mexico’s Tax and Revenue Department might nullify Quay County’s gross receipts tax approved by voters to fund Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital operations. Quay County commissioners voted Monday to fight the state’s objections to the measure. Voters approved a measure in July to keep paying the tax. […]

Rattlers to face Clayton

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
Longhorns Dennis Earle will not be denied as he pulls in Devils quarterback Thomas Casper for the sack.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers travel north Friday to face the (7-1) (1-1) Yellowjackets of Clayton in a District 2 showdown. The (1-7) (0-2) Rattlers are healing from injuries and the offense is banged up, though the rest of the team will give it their all against the Yellowjackets, said Wayne Ferguson, […]

Basketball league registration open

QCS staff Registration for the Christi Bogart Memorial Men’s 5-on-5 Basketball league has begun. Players must be 21 years old to play. Each team can have a maximum of 10 players. Entry fee is $250 per team. Team names, rosters and shirt colors are due on Nov. 13. All games will be played on Saturday […]

Lauriault: Halloween not necessarily a bad thing

Tomorrow, Thursday, is Halloween (All Hallows Evening). Scholars are divided over the origin of All Hallows ( Some say it was instituted to recognize deceased believers, particularly martyrs and saints. Others claim that it, along with Christmas and Easter, are Christianized forms of pagan festivals and shouldn’t be celebrated. I have no problem with Halloween […]

Comments from the canyons: Still proud to be an Aggie

While some of you collect items of value, this woman from lma has begun to collect 50-year graduation anniversary memorabilia. For instance, I hit the Golden Rattler age in 2002, the Golden Aggie age in 2005, and another Golden Aggie anniversary this year. Of course, that first Aggie degree, a Bachelor of Arts, was received […]

Letter to the editor — Oct. 30

Millions will benefit from ACA Every time you turn on a news channel or radio station there is someone running down the Affordable Care Act. There is an ideology in our country that believes anything government does is bad. This group is not concerned about the needs of the majority of citizens in our country […]

We have nothing to fear from yoga

The American Yoga Association reports the word yoga means “to join or yoke together” in an effort to bring body and mind into harmony. “In ancient times, the desire for greater personal freedom, health and long life, and heightened self-understanding gave birth to this system of physical and mental exercise which has since spread throughout […]

Police blotter — Oct. 30

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Friday • At 10:16 a.m., a man walked into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report fraud. • At 10:42 a.m., a woman reported at shoplifter […]

God, grumbling and a snake on a stick

As John 3 begins, we have the account of Jesus’ amazing words to Nicodemus the Pharisee about being “born again.”   Just a few verses later, the Lord refers to a snaky incident recorded in Numbers 21. Unlike Nicodemus, we modern Christians have heard the term “born again” enough that it no longer properly surprises […]