Black Friday leisurely for some, busy for others


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor On Black Friday in Tucumcari, you don’t see parking lots overflowing like you see in larger cities, but you see more cars in the lots than you’re used to seeing on most shopping days. One of Tucumcari’s Black Friday success stories, however, was found not in its retail sector […]

Xcel warns of payment scam

QCS Staff Xcel Energy is warning customers to be wary of scammers impersonating Xcel Energy employees and threatening disconnection if immediate payment is not made, according to an Xcel Energy news release. Several area customers have reported that impersonators are seeking to obtain payment either over the phone or in person, the news release stated. […]

Police blotter — Dec. 4

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department:   Nov. 25 • At 2:39 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 1800 block of South Third Street. An officer advised a man was arrested and taken to […]

Comments from the canyons: Learning to face fears part of growing

While visiting with a friend, the subject of fear came up, and the friend asked if I could remember the first time I was really frightened. He said he could and recounted the memory as if it had happened only yesterday. Actually, it had occurred over 80 years ago. As he finished his story, I […]