Time, costs plague project

By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Ute Lake Pipeline intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than […]

K-Bob’s closes, reopens after handling code violations

Staff report The K-Bob’s restaurant in Tucumcari voluntarily shut down Wednesday after a health inspection found a number of code violations. Officials said the store was reopened 4 p.m Friday. Megan Hatterman, the restaurant manager, said the restaurant closed down to make repairs on the restaurant’s refrigeration system in order to protect customer health. “Our […]

Notebook: April 1

• Have a happy Easter, but before the kids dive into the jelly beans on Easter morning, don’t forget Tucumcari’s Community Egg Hunt on Saturday. The 10th Annual Community-wide children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Tucumcari Elementary School playground beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Children from infants to fifth grade will comb […]

Herb, gift store opens its doors

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Dale Harapat arranges a display at his new Mariposa Herbs and Gifts store in Tucumcari.

Staff report Mariposa Herbs and Gifts has opened its Tucumcari store, offering herbs and gifts as well as massage services and health advice. Dale Harapat, a Las Vegas, New Mexico naturopathic doctor, keeps the store open several days a week at its Tucumcari location, 2101 S. First St. Harapat said that in Tucumcari, he plans […]

Unemployment rises in Quay County

Staff report Quay County’s unemployment rate for February was 6.7 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from January’s rate of 6.5 percent, which was the same as February 2014’s rate, according to information in a news release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Quay County’s workforce was 3,445 in February 2015, 3,439 […]

Babysitter workshop set

Staff report The Quay County Extension Service is hosting a “Become the Best Babysitter Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11. By attending the workshop, teenagers who want to earn some spending money by babysitting “will have training to place on their resume and will learn how to market themselves,” according to a […]

Students navigate ‘Maze of Life’

Staff photo: Steve Hansen
A Tucumcari High School student attempts the cone course wearing goggles that simulate vision after a few drinks Thursday at the Maze of Life event at Mesalands Community College. Behind her, State Police Patrolman Jerry Hernandez and a patrol car with lights flashing are a reminder of another hazard of drunk driving.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com The “Maze of Life,,” a combination of hands-on demonstrations, simulations and information booths culminated a week of Student Safety Week events Thursday at Mesalands Community College. In the morning, Tucumcari High School students took a break from intensive preparation for annual state testing to spend their morning touring […]

Honor rolls: Tucumcari High School

Staff report Tucumcari High School has announced the honor roll for the third nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year. To be listed on the honor roll a student must achieve a 3.0 grade point average or higher on a 4-point scale. The following students made 4.0 or higher: Seniors Benjamin Aragon Taylor Hayes Abigaile […]

Rodriguez: Cool or not, music grows on us

Music is on my mind. I seem to sing often at work lately, and not because I like to whistle while I work, but because many little things set off a song in my mind. One day one of my students was singing a song by one of my old favorite music groups, Los Tigrillos. […]

Menus: April 1

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Tuesday. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken taquito, Spanish rice, garden salad with dressing, chocolate pudding Friday Tuna salad sandwich, sliced cucumbers, graham crackers, orange (sack lunch, Senior Center is open for a half-day […]