Upscale community approved to move in

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A possible economic boon is coming to Quay County in the form of a scenic golf course, marina, equestrian club and lakefront homes. Officially known as Ute Lake Ranch, this multi-million dollar complex will be built on the outskirts of Tucumcari, on the south side of Ute Lake, seven miles north […]

Holiday hazards go up in smoke

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said he doesn’t hate candles – he just prefers when they don’t burn the house down. “They can really be dangerous,” Cherry said of the often multicolored, frequently peppermint-scented popular signs of the holidays topped with live flame. More than 10,000 candle-related fires occur each year, […]

12/17 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk; Lunch — Beef patties with cheese, French fries, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Hot ham croissant, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Pepperoni or supreme pizza, sweet peas, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Christmas buffet and a […]

12/17 Senior citizens menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chicken fajita, tortilla, chili beans, spiced apples, milk. Tuesday: Beef stew, corn bread, tossed salad, white cake, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Green chili chicken enchiladas, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers, milk. Friday: Closed.

12/17 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 10:16 p.m., a female reported vandalism at College and Route 66. Police arrived to find the tires slashed on her vehicle. At 11:12 p.m., a male called to report trucks running behind […]

Year in review: July 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. July 2005 had a slew of events to demarcate Quay’s summer. July 1: Tucumcari bowed out of the Eastern New Mexico Rural/Water Authority’s pipeline project this month, opting instead to contract […]

Santa comes early for kids in need

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Santa came early this year for some kids in Tucumcari. He also came dressed in leather and riding a motorcycle. And it wasn’t just one St. Nick. Several dozen proverbial Santas, male and female, accompanied by a police escort, showed up on their bikes Saturday to bring early cheer to kids […]

Traffic safety halting issue

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A Tucumcari woman was driving down Route 66 when she was sideswiped by a car that sped off, leaving her the victim of a hit and run. There was so much debris after a Third Street accident the street department had to come clean it up. A light pole on South […]

Water money pours into Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Federal money for city water projects poured into Tucumcari. Specifically, a total of $940,200 was given in the form of grants and loans to fund a portion of the water lines that need replacing beneath the major construction zone still under construction. “This is for the utility section of the First […]

Year in review: June 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The following events made headlines in June 2005. June 1: Ground was broken on the elaborate and lengthy First Street construction project. June 2: A new 2,400-square-foot training facility was approved […]