One’s own living room banter better than TV talk show skirmishes

By Lnn Moncus During the time I was sort of incarcerated in the house, I learned to turn on the television set in the day time and became rather fascinated by several of the programs because I couldn’t really believe that people would act so silly on purpose. As I tried to follow the logic […]

Arch Hurley mulls transfer of title from BOR

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Exploratory discussions about the concept of transferring its title of the Tucumcari irrigation project from the Bureau of Reclamation (BOR) to the Arch Hurley Conservancy District were held on Wednesday at a special meeting of the district’s board. Before any detailed planning can take place, “you want to get all […]

NM Game Commission to meet in Tucumcari to adopt new big-game hunting rules

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS The New Mexico Game Commission will meet Sept. 28-29 in Tucumcari to adopt new big-game hunting and trapping rules for the 2007-2008 and 2008-2009 seasons, and to consider higher civil penalties for poaching, the commission announced Tuesday in a press release. The meeting will be from 8 […]

Quay County skies light up for the Fourth

By Chelle Delaney: Phillip Griggs can light up your night — especially on the Fourth of July. Griggs is chairman of the fireworks committee at the Elks Lodge on South First Street. “I’ve been involved in this for years. This will be my 15th year,” he said. He’s been chairman of the fireworks committee for […]

Dog days hard to avoid

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist When I moved to California from New Mexico, I had to leave some things behind — constant sunshine, people I love and my 50-pound puppy, Lulu. It’s not that I didn’t want to keep the big ball of fur and raucous energy (referring to the puppy, not the people I […]

Logan puts scare into Elida girls

By Jesse Wolfersberger: Freedom Newspapers ELIDA — After blowing a 10-point halftime lead, Elida was able to hang on for the win the way they always do — behind its two seniors. Kodi Armitage hit a free throw and Jewlie Paiz made a big steal in the final 30 seconds to secure a 56-52 win […]

2-25-2006 Obituaries

Jackie J. Cannon Services: 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at 1624 S. Fifth St. in Tucumcari. Jack Cannon, 71, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006 in Tucumcari.  Mr. Cannon was born May 9, 1934, in Roswell to Harvy and Ruby Cannon. He had retired from the New Mexico Army National Guard and later retired from […]

Tis the season for childhood memories

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Here we are on the brink of the big day — the day families and churches and people who sell honey-baked hams have all been waiting for. No matter how the holidays go down this year, we will always be stuffed with memories of Christmas pasts — not unlike […]

10/1 Quay personality

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Who: Glen Burns An artist, architect, actor and self-proclaimed “hotel brat,” Burns said his dad owned the Conchas Hotel and they moved to Tucumcari in the early 1960s. Claim to fame: Burns has big ideas. Perhaps they stem from the 23 big screen appearances he said he’s had as a movie extra. Or maybe they […]

Air travel is for the birds

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular […]