Year in review


Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for August 25 – August 31 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Baked dill fish, pasta with alfredo sauce, broccoli, garden salad with dressing, dinner roll with margarine, apricots. Friday Hot turkey sandwich, baked sweet potato, buttered green beans, tomato and cucumber slices, chocolate chip cookie. Monday Beef stroganoff, […]

Senior menus — Aug. 10

The following are the lunch menus for August 11 – August 17 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, dinner roll with margarine, pineapple upside down cake with ice cream. Friday Sweet and sour pork, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, whole wheat bread with margarine, mandarin oranges. Monday Stuffed […]

Police blotter — August 3

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 8:24 a.m., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the 2000 block of South Fourth Street. • At 1:48 p.m., a woman reported harassment at a residence […]

Quay County Fair schedule

Free Admission 4-H Concession stand daily 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Bluegrass Music Daily in the Exhibit Hall Today Entries in all departments • 8 a.m. — Departments open to receive entries • Noon — Entry deadline: Home Arts Sweepstakes applications due; agriculture products; rabbits poultry; commercial exhibits; all boths & flower show. • Noon to 5 […]

Looking back — Aug. 11

August 1955

Senior Menu– Aug. 4

The following are the lunch menus for August 5 – August 11 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Rattler Reunion schedule

QCS Staff The 2010 Rattler Reunion will be held on August 5-7. The Class of 1980 is hosting the event themed “Forever Young, For-ever Rattler.” “We are hoping for a good turnout this year,” said Martin Encinias-Angel, president of the Tucumcari Alumni Association. “Economic-wise, it is hard to determine if that is possible” Encinias-Angel said […]

August 1934: City businessmen, officials play donkey baseball

August 1934 The Tucumcari Daily News offered the choice of a steam cooker, an eight-cup Drip-O-lator or a beautiful Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … Tucumcari received $2,000 from the State Corporation Commission’s insurance department for fire protection of the town. …The business men of Tucumcari and city officials went head-to-head in a […]

Annual tax holiday set for August

Freedom New Mexico The state’s annual back-to-school tax holiday will take place Aug. 7-9, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. Nontaxable items include: • Clothing and footwear $100 or less; • School supplies, such as pens and paper, $15 or less that are typically used in a classroom setting • Computers $1,000 […]