Fire fighters deployed to hurricane territory

By Ryn Garguilnski Logan’s Rex Stall and Brenda Rivale are going on a business trip. Instead of a briefcase and palm pilot, however, they’re packing sleeping bags and flashlights. The firefighters are being deployed to an unknown location ravaged by Hurricane Katrina after answering a call from the Federal Emergency Management Association on the Internet. […]

Area business owners look to Web

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By Ryn Gargulinski When boot maker Tim Bishop first started his Tucumcari-area shop several years ago, he said he had no idea he could easily sell his custom boots to people in other countries. But he said a quick two-day e-commerce workshop helped open his eyes to the miles of possibility the Internet offers. The […]

Living off the land

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari native Janet McCoy needs a jar of tomato sauce, she ambles to her pantry for one she’s canned herself. If it’s milk she’s after, she heads out to her goats or cows. And she said the pig that now mud bathes in her yard is soon to be 175 […]

Farming, ranching life about persistence

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Persistence in the face of adversity — a sign of inner strength, a thick skull, or desperation. We were driving back to see the folks in Oklahoma and passed a snapshot of persistence in the face of adversity. A well-used pickup was parked on the edge of a lawn next […]

9/10 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch […]

9/10 Senior citizen menu

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef round steak, au gratin potatoes, salad, dressing, broccoli, roll, margarine, apricots, milk. Tuesday: Chalupa, salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, Spanish rice, chocolate chip cookie, milk. Wednesday: Beef brisket, potato salad, baked beans, biscuit, margarine, blueberry muffin, milk. Thursday: Chicken roll-up, Oriental blend vegetables, whole kernel corn, whole wheat roll, margarine, […]

9/10 Calendar

Today — Registration for boys and girls flag football will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the City Fire Station (northeast of Citizens Bank). Open to ages Kindergarten through third grade; cost is $20 per player. For more info. call Tom Cassidy at 461-0110 before 5 p.m. or 461-1062 after 5 p.m. Today […]

9/7 Police report

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 6:43 a.m., a possible overdose of methamphetamine was reported. Subject was taken to the emergency room; police found no drugs on the person upon admittance. • At 6:25 p.m., an open door […]

Mesalands rodeo team ready for fall season

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some Mesalands Community College students don’t stop with hitting the books. They also hit the dirt, the cattle and perhaps their horses’ hindquarters when they do a good job with the college’s rodeo team. Comprised of 19 students and a new coach, this year’s Mesalands rodeo team is gearing up to […]

Meet the South First Street road crew

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Drivers through Tucumcari may have noticed South First Street is getting gutted. They may even know why (to install storm drains). But perhaps there’s a question that still preys on their minds — exactly who is digging up the streets? Albuquerque-based A.S. Horner is the company’s name, and the workers came […]