Wedding woes call for desperate measures

Baxter Black It was a chance for Kurt to shine. He was father of the bride. Kurt is a seasoned, tough-hided, bow-legged Wyoming cowboy. He was not the kind of person you would ask to help you select the bridesmaids dresses or the pattern on your china. But his daughter knew that, so she asked […]

Airport security measures warrant reconsideration

Freedom New Mexico As we arrive at the busiest air travel day of the year and the busiest season for flying, airline travel is poised to be fouled up not only by the weather but by the Transportation Security Administration and the inevitable backlash against the TSA’s new intrusive screening mandates. Whatever happens this Thanksgiving […]

Troubles dismissed when old friends arrive

By Lynn Moncus

Commodites arrive in time for Christmas

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Chelle Delaney This week a delivery some needy families in the Tucumcari area hadn’t seen in months arrived. In addition to canned goods and packages of beans, the commodities delivery included 795 one-dozen egg crates, 810 pounds of onions and hundreds of bananas. And on Tuesday and Christmas eve,

Free animal spay/neuter to arrive Oct. 17

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Pet over population is a problem throughout the United States and especially here in Quay County, said Robert Ciolli of Tucumcari. Every year about 1,500 animals are destroyed at the Tucumcari animal shelter, Ciolli said. Last year, 1,428 dogs and cats were destroyed, according to Tucumcari Police Department records. Of those, 818 were dogs and […]

Post office faster, cheaper in days of yore

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist We are told that “beauty is in the eyes of the beholder,” and by the same token we might say that progress is in the same place because it surely isn’t seen the same by many people. Although I came along after the Pony Express, I have seen many changes […]

7/16 Calendar

Saturday — The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip to Cimarron for its members. They will leave the Tucumcari Historical Museum at 8 a.m. or meet in Cimarron. For information call 461-2773. Monday — The New Mexico State Library rural bookmobile will arrive at Quay at 8:45 a.m. It will arrive at […]

7/13 Calendar

Thursday — The Tucumcari Public Library, with the support of the Rotary Club, will host a magic show by Jamie O’Hara at the Elks Club, 2 p.m. The Elks Club is located at 2118 S. Adams St. Saturday — The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip to Cimarron for its members. They […]

July 9 Calendar

Monday — The museum board will meet at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, 3 p.m. Monday — Quay County Board of Commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. at the courthouse. Monday — San Jon school board will meet at 6 p.m. in the ITV room. Monday — Logan school board will meet at 6 p.m. in the […]

Calendar 7/6

Today – The RAD Water Users Co-op will meet at the Norton Fire Station, 6:30 p.m. Saturday – The 10th annual Rosebud Homecoming Reunion will be held at the old Rosebud schoolhouse, 10 a.m. MDT. Registration fee: $1 Monday – The museum board will meet at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, 3 p.m. Tuesday – Tucumcari’s […]