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 By Steve Hansen    News    October 18, 2017 

Three arrested on burglary charges

Amid the graffiti burglars left on the walls at Tucumcari's Center Methodist Church on the night of Oct. 8 was a taunt: "You'll never catch us." The...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 18, 2017 

Disc golf course hosts first event

Tucumcari's rustic new 18-hole disc golf course shone in its debut event, officially titled "Shootout at Six-Shooter Siding," Saturday and Sunday at...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 18, 2017 

Censorship agenda just wrong

From 1949 to 1987, the federal government required broadcast stations to cover — and balance their coverage of — current issues. This rule was called “the Fairness Doctrine.” There are natural...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 18, 2017 

EMT leave discussion on table

A request Thursday to increase leave time that Tucumcari city emergency medical employees may accumulate became a discussion of how hard it has become to hire and retain public safety employees....

 
 By Steve Hansen    Sports    October 18, 2017 

Fall rodeo scores record attendance

One Mesaland Community College rodeo athlete managed ornery animals well enough to qualify for championship rounds Saturday, but even he did not...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 11, 2017

Former fire chief jailed

Former Tucumcari Fire Chief Shane Warner, 41, is facing eight felony counts, including allegations of sexual penetration in commission of a felony, Qu...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 11, 2017

Two churches burglarized

Two Tucumcari churches were burglarized over the weekend, and one was heavily vandalized with graffiti and enchilada sauce, among other things. Musical and electronic equipment were stolen from both...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 11, 2017

Projects to get tax benefits

Two wind energy projects scheduled for Quay County with maximum value of $157.6 million will receive tax benefits through New Mexico industrial revenue bonds (IRB) as a result of ordinances the Quay C...

 

Recent events the way to healthy living

Community groups united in a big way to make the Sept. 30 Wheels on Fire 100 bicycle race succeed, but the activity centered around one guy. That was Brandon Goldston, a first-rate cyclist in his own...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    October 4, 2017

City resolves to rid town of dangerous properties

Three dilapidated houses and a collapsed building in the downtown area of Tucumcari are destined for leveling, the Tucumcari City Commission decided...

 

Fired Up! was great time for all

Tucumcari put on a great show for visitors on Saturday. And visitors we had. There were the 70-plus bicycle riders from out of town who rode in the second annual Wheels on Fire 100 race or ride,...

 

Health meets tech

If you can't get patients to health professionals, the providers can consult with patients on two-way video. That's the idea behind a "tele-health"...

 

City government reorganizes

A reorganization of city government that will create one more layer of management and cost the city about $118,000 in salary increases per year received approval Thursday from the Tucumcari City Commi...

 

Mesalands garners favorable ranking

Mesalands Community College has been ranked ninth in the nation, three levels above last year’s rating, out of 728 community colleges evaluated, by Wallet Hub, an Internet credit rating and...

 

NFL business no business of prez

Last week, the U.S. and North Korea engaged in brinksmanship and Congressional Republicans struggled to avoid yet another failure to dismantle Obamacare. In addition, two U.S. states and Puerto Rico...

 

It's time for rethinking, new ideas

The United States has become more like the rest of the world these days. More Americans are marching, demonstrating, and too often threatening or using violence to make their point. It used to be...

 

Aspersions cast on media harmful

As I write this, the latest example of “fake news” was slamming into Naples, Florida, on its way to Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida, where its mythical high winds and over-hyped storm surges were...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 30, 2017

Disc golf arrives in city

Disc golf at Tucumcari’s new disc golf course is like regular golf except that: • You carry a set a backpack or cloth case of throwing discs around instead of long, heavy bag of clubs to hit...

 

Actually, being green seems easy

In some recent summers, it seemed that Tucumcari was surrounded by a dome that allowed us to see storms developing all around us but kept the water away from our city. This summer, however, I think...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 30, 2017

City manager floats shuffling of current staff

City Manager Jared Langenegger Thursday proposed a city government reorganization plan to the Tucumcari City Commission but did not seek action on the plan. Mostly, he said, he would want to hire an...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 30, 2017

Fire chief, parks head introduced

City Manager Jared Langenegger introduced two new city department heads at Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. He introduced Fire Chief Doug Hogan and a new parks department...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 30, 2017

City OKs water fund application

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved an application for funding of a water line along South Mountain Road to accommodate expanding businesses near Mountain Road and Interstate 40. The...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 23, 2017

County fair sees more exhibits, animal entries

By Steve Hansen QCS Correspondent The 2017 Quay County Fair showed again what happens when the efforts of a few hundred kids combine with the time...

 

Our history should not be denied

If I were African-American, I would think slavery was the only significant issue of the Civil War, because everyday experience would demonstrate that the racism that began with slavery is alive and...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    August 16, 2017

Police get wage increase

Tucumcari Police Department employees will receive a $2.50-per-hour raise across the board in a move Police Chief David Lathrom says will save money in reduced overtime and training expenses. The...

 

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