New director could soon be in place

QCS Reports The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation discussed the hiring of a Director of Economic Development at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening. After beginning a nationwide search with job opening announcements in regional newspapers and Web Sites, 14 candidates were considered. Five of those candidates were chosen for phone interviews. Three candidates from Houston, […]

Garcia born to rope and ride

By Angela Peacock At an age when most boys were riding stick horses, Dathan Garcia went for the real thing. Dathan, 15, is a third-generation award-winning rodeo competitor who began competing at age 2, after his father Danny entered him into a team roping competition. Danny used his horse to guide his infant son, who […]

Thunderbirds’ air show appearance in doubt after crash

By Ryan Lengerich A U.S. Air Force F-16 Thunderbird crashed this weekend at an air show causing uncertainty for the planes’ status at the Oct. 1 Rotary Air Show in Tucumcari. Thunderbird Capt. Chris Stricklin ejected safely just moments before his plane crashed and erupted into flames Sunday afternoon at the Gunfighter Skies Air Show […]

City to host Archaeology Fair

By Angela Peacock A hands-on approach to learning New Mexico’s cultural heritage is the whole idea behind the 10th Annual New Mexico Archaeology Fair. More than 20 archaeologists will set up exhibits under trees and awnings on the grounds of Tucumcari Historical Museum at 416 south Adams Street on Sept. 19 and 20. Museum Director, […]

World War II hero is never on time; his wife hates to be late

By Angela Peacock Whenever the Reynolds travel Shirley does all the driving due to her husband Homer’s vision disability. While Homer sits in the passenger seat observing the highways for any potential road hazards he has learned how much better off he’ll be if he remains silent instead of trying to navigate for the woman […]

Mesalands forms economic alliance

By Ryan Lengerich Mesalands Community College announced this week that it has formed an alliance with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. With the agreement, the college will provide an office and secretarial services for the GTEDC Director of Economic Development. For the GTEDC, this alliance will aid budget and bring the director, who’s yet […]

Voters undecided as poll time approaches

By Ryan Lengerich For many Quay County parents, the Sept. 23 statewide special election vote will be a poll-time decision. But whatever they choose in the end, most agree the issues are important. Since early voting began, 118 votes have been made in person and 55 votes have been sent by mail. Those numbers are […]

Mesalands meets blood drive goal

QCS Reports Using the theme “Blood donors are heroes,” Mesalands Community College saw several heroes participate in their weekend blood drive. “We are very pleased with the results, especially for a first-time drive at the College, said Dianne Griego of United Blood Services. “The surroundings, location and environment were perfect and our coordinator at the […]

Mesalands to improve rodeo arena

QCS Reports The campaign involves 10 improvement projects that will expand and improve the current rodeo facility (horse stall and storage,) as well as provide equipment to enhance the overall rodeo arena. After conferring with Mesalands Community College’s rodeo coach and team members, and community members, the foundation has set a fund raising goal of […]

House native loved billiards

Freedom Newspapers Lucille Powell proved it’s never too late to take up a new hobby. Powell’s hobby was playing pool and her billiards home was the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Clovis. She took up the game in 1966, when she was 55 years old. Powell, a native of House, died Aug. 13 at age […]