Cannon gets support from communities

By Leslie Radford Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I couldn’t believe there […]

Cannon supporters optimistic after hearing

By David Irvin The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference after […]

Charge of vehicular homicide filed

By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Jimmy L. Ingram faces one count of homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of William Pangburn last November at the Country Inn Motel. Pangburn, the late owner of the motel, died Nov. 3 after police said he was struck in the motel parking lot by a vehicle driven […]

Post office shuts down temporarily

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By William Thompson New Mexico State Police and U.S. Postal Service officials shut down the Tucumcari Post Office on Monday morning after receiving a call from a postal employee stating that two envelopes containing a mysterious powder were found inside the post office. Inspector Lisa Guevara of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Monday afternoon […]

Lopez chosen as new commissioner

By William Thompson Longtime Quay County resident Robert Lopez, 41, was notified Friday by Gov. Bill Richardson that he was chosen to succeed the late Grace Madrid on the Quay County Commission. “I don’t have any political agenda,” Lopez said. “So much of what we know about county government is second hand and I look […]

Senior gets birthday surprise

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By William Thompson Ray Firestone, 82, got a surprise on his birthday Friday when youth from American Legion Post 77 in Logan showed up at Autumn Blessings assisted care center with a handmade blanket and a pound cake. Firestone, who has difficulty speaking, managed to say how nice it was to receive a birthday surprise. […]

Rally judged a success

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QCS Staff The second annual Mother Road Rally ended Sunday with officials declaring it a success. “From what I could see it looked like there was an increase from last year,” said organizer Jim Hudson, who did not have an official tally. Attendance at the 2004 rally was estimated at 500 to 1,200. Photographer James […]

Veterans’ services reopens

The New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services has reopened its Tucumcari office after a two-month hiatus. The office is located at 706 S. First St. and is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Call Albert Trujillo at 461-1506 for information.

Four-day school week draws support

By William Thompson A majority of teachers and parents at a public forum on Tuesday were in favor of a four-day week for the Tucumcari public schools. “What we have found (in research) is that with a four-day week, teacher absenteeism is improved 50 percent and student absenteeism is improved 20 percent,” said Rex Maddaford, […]

Seniors find companionship through program

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By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Marina Valverde, 88, gets a visit from Dora Anaya, 66, two hours a day, five days a week. Anaya enrolled in Quay County’s Senior Companions program four years ago. Valverde was her first client. “Dora is like a relative to me now,” said Valverde. “We crochet together, we sing old […]