Youth Corps helping remodel homes

Four homes in Tucumcari will receive an energy efficiency remodeling by members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioner Brad Bryant shakes the hands of the youth corps members who will be working to make four Tucumcari residences energy efficient. Two crews from the Taos based corps are working […]

Police blotter – March 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 1:47 a.m. a man reported a suspicious vehicle on the 2600 block of South First Street. At 3:29 a.m. a woman reported a prowler on the 1000 block of South Jackson […]

Birthdays – March 13

Blea Madison Jean Blea will turn one on March 16. She will be celebrating her birthday with family and friends. Her parents are Hallie Ferguson and Steven Blea. Her grandparents are Joseph and Veronica Blea, Cynthia and Rick Acker of Tucumcari and Richard and Vicki Ferguson of Estelline, Texas. Her great grandparents are Gilbert and […]

Thomas: ‘Press one’ beginning of customer service nightmare

Please press one for English. This is a simple phrase, which most, if not all, of us have heard and come to despise because it could mark the start of a customer service nightmare. If you have purchased a product or service, chances are you have encountered technical difficulties or a complete breakdown. While it's […]

Comments from the canyons: Hoping youth will have fond memories to look back on

Throughout the years, we have visited about how great it is to have friends from our school years in Tucumcari. It is even greater to have them call to visit about the past and to catch up on the latest news at home. One evening last week, for instance, Gene Peugh now from Las Cruces […]

Area coyotes test positive for red mange

Coyotes trapped by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services outside Tucumcari have tested positive for contagious-strain mange. During a meeting of the Quay County Commission Monday, Ron Jones, USDA wildlife specialist, said two of 12 coyotes trapped in the past three weeks have tested positive for red mange. Jones said the coyotes have moved closer […]

Longhorns, Lady Longhorns advance

Boys The 8 seed (18-10) Logan Longhorns will face the No. 1 seed (26-1) Cliff Cowboys Wednesday in Albuquerque. "We just need to continue to do the little things which ultimately win games," said Rafael Roybal, Longhorns head coach The Longhorns advanced to the second round of 1A state basketball tournament by beating the 9 […]

Guest column: Good teachers deserve recognition

Our teachers are the professionals in charge of the future and it's time we give them the recognition they deserve. In few professions can a person perform at a high level but be held back by time and credentials. In the business world, highly effective leaders are recognized, promoted and paid. For our teachers, who […]

Rodeo teams off to good start

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship Title and earned 466 points. The Men's Team was named Men's Reserve Champions earning 457 points. The Women's Team is currently first in the […]

Everybody seems to be “reaching out”

Maybe it's just me, and perhaps a few of the other old fossils, the English majors, the "arts and humanities" types that our society keeps around as pitiful and withered relics of a bygone time when folks cared as much about the "why's" of life as the "how's," when asking questions about the direction of […]