Logan official makes case to eliminate salt cedar

QCS Staff Logan Village Manager Larry Wallin helped make the case for a new attack on salt cedar, an non-native bush that soaks away thousands of acre-feet of water from the Canadian River watershed every year. Wallin’s presentation was Nov. 12 before the Quay County Commission. He brought three officials of the Canadian River Municipal […]

Notes from the church lady: World events affect but shouldn’t consume us

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7 Where were you on Friday, November 22, 1963, approximately 11:30 a.m. Mountain Standard Time? I was sitting on the floor (I was home sick that day) quietly playing with my doll. My mother was […]

Comments from the canyons: Trip to Masonic temple another sentimental journey

Sometimes, subjects from previous columns lead into subjects for coming columns. For instance, I mentioned in last week’s column that Pat Shockley and I were Rainbow Girls when we were in school here. Well, Robert and Betty Coslett noticed that, and Robert, a Mason, asked if I would like to tour the Masonic Temple again […]

Police blotter — Nov. 20

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesday • At 3:43 p.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 1100 block of East Turner Avenue. An officer advised all was OK • At 6 a.m., a woman reported […]

Menus — Nov. 20

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Nov. 21- Nov. 27: Senior centers Thursday Turkey dinner, gravy, dressing, green beans, pot luck, margarine, cranberry salad, pumpkin pie Friday Beef tacos, Spanish rice, pinto beans, banana Monday Barbecue beef sandwich, pasta salad, Green Beans, peanut butter cookie Tuesday […]

On the shelves — Nov. 20

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Gone,” by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge. (Little, Brown) Detective Michael Bennett, living with his 10 adopted children on a California farm, is pursued by the head of a Mexican drug cartel, a man he once put in jail. […]

Transformer failure to blame for power outage


By Emily Crowe CMI staff writer A transformer failure is to blame for Tuesday morning’s power outage affecting nearly 20,000 customers in Clovis, Texico, Farwell and Tucumcari, according to Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves. “We had a transformer failure in our Curry County interchange near Clovis,” Reeves said, “But the cause of that failure has […]

Veterans honored at ceremony


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Veterans’ Day is our way of honoring those who answered the call to serve, to fight for our rights and freedoms, and those who made the bravest sacrifice and did not return home, said Col. Timothy Paul, New Mexico National Guard Chief of Staff. Paul was the guest speaker […]

Recall election set for January

QCS Staff Tucumcari voters in districts 1 and 2 will decide on Jan. 2 whether to recall Commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue, District 1, and Jimmy Sandoval, District 2. The commission decided unanimously to hold the recall election on that date at a special meeting Friday. The commission also voted unanimously to hold the election at the […]

In tribute: Bataan survivor remembered as strong, kind


By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor Friends and family said he was strong, mostly quiet, and kind. M.C. Waltmon didn’t talk much about his experiences during the Bataan Death March in the Philippines during World War II. But he wrote that he survived through some luck, and good friends. Waltmon, 96, died Oct. 29 in […]