A silver lining in Rattlers 21-20 loss to Wolverines

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a 21-20 homecoming loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night the Tucumcari Rattlers played with heart and had their best game so far this season, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. “We grew up a lot on that field tonight,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the team still had some mistakes, [...]

Mesalands hosts intercollegiate rodeo competition

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team finished with a fourth place men’s team and a bull riding championship as it hosted its sixth annual intercollegiate rodeo competition for the Grand Canyon Region last weekend at the Quay County Fairgrounds. “The Sixth Annual Mesalands Rodeo was a huge success, and I [...]

Farmers urged to help preserve prairie chicken

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QCS Staff New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department Director Jim Lane urged farmers and ranchers Monday to sign on to a five-state cooperative effort to help preserve the lesser prairie chicken before federal regulators impose stricter guidelines that may not work as well. Lane was the featured speaker at a dinner Monday in Tucumcari sponsored [...]

Powers reinstated as Tucumcari city manager

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission reinstated Doug Powers to the city manager’s job Thursday before a standing-room-only crowd, most of whom cheered when the vote to reinstate Powers was made final. Like the vote to fire Powers taken on Sept. 26, the commission’s vote to reinstate Powers was 3-2. Commissioners [...]

Opinion split on wastewater issues’ urgency

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment plant is facing issues, but there are questions about whether the treatment plant’s problems are greater or more urgent than those of other city departments. Michael Rivera, interim supervisor of the wastewater plant, told Tucumcari City Commissioners on Sept. 26 that the plant was underfunded, understaffed [...]

Event explores new thinking on farming, manufacturing

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Robert Falco has had manure on his mind lately, along with other waste materials. As the director of the Institute for Energy Resourcefulness, however, his thinking about all this waste is along the lines of resources. Manure and dairy processing wastes, he said, plus minimal amounts of water could [...]

Fired Up event draws international visitor

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari MainStreet’s third annual Fired Up, drew an international tourist who came to Tucumcari specifically for the event, said Mark Lake, MainStreet director. Lake said one of the main goals of the event is to promote the residents pride in the city and bring them together to celebrate. He said [...]

Thomas: Keep trying, even if it seems hopeless

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I was making a breakfast burrito the other morning and much like the times when I make a sandwich, it didn’t come out quite as good as when one was made by someone else. I don’t think I’m alone when it comes to this situation, at least I hope I’m not the only par level [...]

Tucumcari Commission votes to fire city manager Powers

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    The Tucumcari City Commission voted 3-2 to fire City Manager Doug Powers at Thursday night’s regular meeting. The surprise move came at the end of the commission’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jimmy Sandoval, Ernie Dominguez and Dora Salinas-McTigue voted to dismiss Powers. Commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Mayor Amiel Curnutt voted against the move. The [...]

Dinosaur museum to unveil new exhibit

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Natural Science Laboratory will unveil their newest exhibit Saturday as they participate in the ninth annual Museum Day Live!, sponsored by the Smithsonian Magazine,  along with museums across the nation. Free tickets, good at any participating museum nationwide, are available online at: www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/. [...]