Apps: The Kick to Pick app names your baby

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McClatchy-Tribune As a parents, you know that an iPhone can be a great distraction for a grumpy child on a long trip, a handy way to keep in touch with your family, and now, it can also take care of your very first parenting decision _ what to name your child. The iPhone app Kick […]

Panel rejects Raton racino deal

Charles D. Brunt After an often heated exchange with an attorney representing the stalled racino in Raton, the New Mexico Racing Commission unanimously rejected a proposal Thursday that supporters said would have put La Mesa Racetrack and Casino back on track. Albuquerque attorney Sam Bregman, representing Canadian investor and racino President Michael Moldenhauer, told commissioners […]

In the winners circle at the Mother Road Rally were …

By QCS Staff A bike built by Steel Heating, Cooling and Electric took top honors at last weekend’s 2008 Mother Road Rally at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The blue chopper took first place in the custom bike division and was also voted best of show. Local salesman Don Watts took home $5,000 in the cash […]

Baskin’ in Fort Bascom

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari businessman has re-constructed a piece of New Mexico’s past. Stanley Jennings, owner of the Fort Bascom Trading Post, has built a model of Fort Bascom. He started work on the model in July of 2005 and finished it in February of this year. The completed model is […]

School building gets a failing mark

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff When testing is completed – by the end of January – Tucumcari Public Schools officials hope they will learn why their multi-million-dollar elementary school has cracks in its walls and at certain joints, said Arron McKinney school superintendent. “It’s safe,” McKinney said. “But I believe if we let it continue, […]

If gas tanks, will there be enough plastics to go around?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun You see those plastics, out of which so many things are built today, come from a part of oil … not the part that becomes gasoline, another part. That’s right, most plastics are largely petrochemicals. And while gasoline (from petroleum) makes our crowded highways possible, plastics make possible just […]

Conchas Dam celebrates 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam […]

Historical Commentary: Secrets of the city

By Don McAavy, QCS Correspondent This town harbors deep secrets. A railroad had been built from the east to the west in eastern New Mexico prior to Clovis and Texico. Killings were commonplace in this new tent town, which for its first year went by the name of “Six-Shooter Siding.” Ill feelings between the gandy […]