Candidate Q&A: County Commission District 3

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Editor’s Note: Candidates are listed in ballot order.   Candidates for Quay County Commissioner, District 3   QCS Staff       Franklin McCasland Q: Why are you seeking office? A: As a born and raised lifelong Quay County resident, I am humbled at the opportunity to give back to the community that has provided […]

THS greenhouse nurtures science

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari High School students are seated on wheeled garage benches doing one of two things. Some are propping up branches that carry tomatoes with plastic hangers. The others are using automatic toothbrushes to do the work of honeybees, transferring pollen between flowers on the tomatoes. It’s science, says […]

Haymaker named District 1 Commissioner

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday named Rick Haymaker to the  first district commissioner position vacated March 24 by Dora Salinas-McTigue’s resignation. Haymaker, a business owner, musician and pastor, was one of three candidates interviewed in a work session before Thursday’s city commission. The other candidates were Jerry Lopez […]

Tucumcari woman wins $30,000 in lottery

Rosalia Trujillo of Tucumcari won a $30,000 Powerball prize on a ticket declined by another player, according to to a news release from the New Mexico lottery. Trujillo’s lucky quick-pick ticket for the game’s April 26 drawing matched the white-ball numbers of 3, 7, 22, 30 and 33, the news release said.  The $10,000 prize […]

FCCLA selling chances to win quilt

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Tucumcari High School FCCLA club members are selling raffle tickets to win a Rattler quilt, shown here.  The quilt is a community project that includes previous THS students, current students, and local quilters.  Money raised will help FCCLA members attend the National FCCLA Leadership Conference this summer in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets are $1 each […]

Health and Parenting – May / June 2014

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Medical Directory 2014 Healthcare Growth Staying healthy in allergy season Keeping kids active during the summer

Health and Parenting – May / June 2014

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Medical Directory 2014 Healthcare Growth Staying healthy in allergy season Keeping kids active during the summer

Vintage autos gather in Tucumcari

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Many people see Tucumcari’s Route 66 as a trip back to the 1950s and 1960s but visitors experienced a whole different time warp last week as a gathering of Model T’s and Model A’s drove around town, recalling an even earlier time. The Tin Lizzies, a statewide group of […]

Candidates square off in Nara Visa

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Candidates for local and state primary election gathered Thursday night for a forum at the Nara Visa Community Center.

QCS Staff   Thirteen candidates for state and local offices sought voter’s support  at a candidate forum Thursday and helped the Nara Visa Community Center raise $3,000 in donations to help with the upkeep of the community center’s building. The candidate forum shared space with an enchilada supper and  a pie auction in the community […]

Jones’ murder trial starts Monday

QCS Staff The murder trial of Randall Jones of Tucumcari, accused in the July 9, 2011, slaying of Shirley Pacheco, also of Tucumcari, begins May 12, according to court documents. Both Tenth Judicial Assistant District Attorney Kirk Chavez and Mike Rosenfield, representing Jones, said they expect the trial to take up two weeks. The trial […]