Official: Grant should help Arch Hurley water go farther

QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Irrigation District has used a three-year interruption in water deliveries to make more water available to customers when allocations return. If levels at Conchas Lake do not diminish significantly over the winter, allocations to the district’s 42,000 acres of farm land are expected to start again March 1, said District [...]

Plan would have private investors help clean up Sands-Dorsey

QCS Staff City leaders are being asked to help with a plan that could lead to private concerns paying the cost of cleaning up one of Tucumcari’s biggest eyesores. There are resources available to help Tucumcari city officials carry out a plan to attract private investors to clean up the burned out shell of the [...]

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, Jim Streetman, Theresa Stephenson and Liz Estrada, and Vice President of Academic Affairs Natalie Gillard. The board took the following actions: • Named Amanda Hammer director of business and auxiliary services • Approved memorandum of [...]

Thomas: Snow less enchanting with age

Unless you have been in your basement constructing a shelter for when the zombies take over, you might have noticed the white, cold snow on the ground these past few days. As a child, I thought snow was great. It gave me to opportunity to miss school and go outside and enjoy snowball fights and [...]

Steve: Sometimes it’s good to be grateful for things you didn’t get

It’s time to be thankful for things you have and things you remember. But sometimes you have to stop and say thank you for things you didn’t get, remembering the old warning, “Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it.” I’m thankful that I never got rich. Being rich means managing your [...]

Lauriault: True meaning of Thanksgiving in God’s peace

The winter holiday season is upon us (I know, the calendar says it’s still autumn, but winter weather has already shown up). Thanksgiving is this week and, although it’s a distinctively American holiday, at least when it’s celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, it is based upon the realization that God is the provider [...]

Police blotter — Nov. 27

Following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   Nov. 18 • At 12:43 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 400 block of South Adams Street. An officer reported patrolling the area and all was OK. • At 1:34 a.m., [...]

Comments from the canyons: Take time to give thanks this holiday

During this Thanksgiving week, many of us will be recalling our family gatherings of the past and the great times we had. We will also be thinking about all we have to be thankful for as we celebrate the day itself. As most of you know, my memories of the past center around those canyons [...]

On the shelves — Nov. 27

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Goldfinch,” by Donna Tartt (Little, Brown). A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden. “Silent Night,” by Robert B. Parker and Helen Brann (Putnam). The unfinished [...]

House and San Jon cancel classes, Logan delays classes

As of 8 a.m. Monday: San Jon schools have cancelled all classes today. House schools have cancelled classes. Logan schools are on a two-hour delay. Classes are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.