Second-hand store survives on Route 66

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By William Thompson It’s called Uncle Sam’s Wild West Trading Post, and it owes it’s “wildness” to owner Steven Benavidez. Benavidez has operated the second-hand store seven days a week at the corner of South Seventh Street and West Route 66 Boulevard for the past four months. He said he’s trying to create more than […]

County may opt out of Ute Water Project

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The Ute Water pipeline project is in danger of losing another partner. Quay County Manager Terry Turner on Wednesday said the county more than likely will opt out of the project. Turner said county commissioners have been discussing the exit of the project. “Quay County has seen a decline in […]

San Jon residents gather at future town hall site

QCS Staff San Jon officials gathered at the site of their planned 2,000-square-foot village hall Tuesday evening for the official groundbreaking. Village officials had about $230,000 in grant money assembled in August to pay for the hall’s construction. The state Legislature provided $140,000 and $80,000 came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s community facilities program, […]

Conchas Dam added to national registry

By William Thompson It’s official: Conchas Dam is a historic place. The dam was entered into the National Registry of Historic Places on May 22, according to a letter received by Gary Cordova, the dam’s U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project manager. “Being part of the national registry will preserve the heritage of Conchas Dam […]

Law requires booster seats

QCS Staff A new law took effect in New Mexico on Friday that requires children who have outgrown child safety seats to ride in booster seats if they are too small for adult safety belts. According to an American Automobile Association (AAA) press release, the new law states that children through 6 years old, regardless […]

June 18 Fishing Report

New Mexico Fish and Game Department’s Fishing Report Conchas Lake Fishing was rated as slow to fair for most species this past week. A few walleye and white bass were taken by anglers trolling crank baits. A few smallmouth bass were caught on jerk baits, plastics and crank abits. Fishing for catfish was fair for […]

June 18 Menus

Logan schools Monday: Breakfast – Donut, juice, milk. Lunch – Quesadillas, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cereal, juice, milk. Lunch – Nachos, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – French toast sticks, juice, milk. Lunch – Grilled cheese sandwich, milk. Thursday: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, milk. Lunch – Sack lunch. Logan, House and Pioneer senior senters Monday: Red […]

June 18 Library Books

The following books are available at the Tucumcari public library: FICTION Velocity by Dean Koontz: A bartender receives a note from a serial killer and becomes an unwitting accomplice in choosing the murderer’s next victim. Rage by Jonathan Kellerman: Alex Delaware tries to figure out who murdered a young man that had been convicted of killing a […]

Around Town, June 18

Eva Romero turned 100 on Wednesday and will celebrate her birthday Sunday with family and friends in Englewood, Colo., according to her daughter Mary Rivera of Tucumcari. Romero was born in Monte Vista. Romero had 11 children. Her grandson, James Padilla, lives in Tucumcari and her great-grandson Mark Padilla and her great-grandaughter Christine Rivera also […]

Vandals rock city

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By William Thompson More than a dozen windows have been shot out, kicked out or bashed with a rock or a bat since late May, according to Tucumcari police reports, and some area business owners are growing frustrated. Tee Pee Curios owner Mike Callens, whose business lost a large front window to vandals recently, vented […]