On the shelves — Oct. 9

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Third Kingdom,” by Terry Goodkind. A sequel to “The Omen Machine.” “William Shakespeare’s Star Wars,” by Ian Doescher. The story of a beautiful princess, a young hero, a wise knight and an evil lord, told in iambic pentameter. “The […]

Decision to fire city manager questioned by commissioners, attorney

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission’s decision to fire City Manger Doug Powers is being questioned by two commissioners and its own attorney. City Attorney Randy Knudson said the surprise 3-2 vote Thursday may expose the city to potential liability. Knudson said there are serious questions regarding whether Commissioners gave proper […]

Mesalands hosting Stampede Week

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College hosts Stampede Week, beginning Monday through Oct. 12 in preparation for the 6th annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Rodeo. The rodeo is Oct. 11-12 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. The Mesalands Dinosaur Museum and Natural Science Laboratory will host National Fossil Day events from noon to 5 p.m. on […]

Event explores new thinking on farming, manufacturing


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Robert Falco has had manure on his mind lately, along with other waste materials. As the director of the Institute for Energy Resourcefulness, however, his thinking about all this waste is along the lines of resources. Manure and dairy processing wastes, he said, plus minimal amounts of water could […]

Fired Up event draws international visitor


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari MainStreet’s third annual Fired Up, drew an international tourist who came to Tucumcari specifically for the event, said Mark Lake, MainStreet director. Lake said one of the main goals of the event is to promote the residents pride in the city and bring them together to celebrate. He said […]

Rattlers to travel to Eunice

QCS Staff The (1-3) Tucumcari Rattlers are on the road again this week as they travel to Eunice to play the (2-3) Cardinals. We don’t know a lot about the Cardinals other than what we have seen on film, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said the Cardinals are multiple facet team, and the […]

Senior Solutions enters second year

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Senior Solutions program at Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital has begun its second year of helping Quay County’s senior citizens deal with depression and anxiety. “We recognized is there is a need for counseling for older adults that may be suffering from a form of depression or anxiety,” said […]

Commissioners approve contracts for new landfill cell

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor With the first cell of Tucumcari’s landfill already full and the city hauling trash to Clovis, the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved contracts that authorize construction to begin on a new cell. The approval came on a 4-1 vote of the Commission with Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue voting against. She […]

City priority list led by landfill trash compactor

QCS Staff Landfill, water supply and wastewater treatment needs lead Tucumcari’s “wish list” for state capital outlay money in the city’s Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan approved Thursday by the City Commission. The city’s top priority needs for fiscal year 2015 are led by a new $425,000 landfill trash compactor, according to the plan listings. Also […]

Comments from the canyons: Everyone has own method of relieving tension

Sometimes, we are surrounded by a little too much tension and need to keep it from getting the upper hand. Letting it control us rather than our controlling it can make life all too unpleasant. The problem is how to avoid the former. When we can come up with a universal answer for that, we […]