Curnutt selected as new mayor

Thomas Garcia It was down to business Thursday for the newly sworn in city commissioners Daniel Lopez and Dora Salinas Mctigue. McTigue and Lopez were sworn in at a workshop at City Hall before their first commission meeting. The meeting was chaired by senior commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who welcomed the new commissioners. “I’d like to […]

Letter to the editor: Finance system business of government

Dwayne Andreas, chairman of Archer Daniels Midland, told Mother Jones: “There isn’t one grain of anything in the world that is sold in a free market. Not one! The only place you see a free market is in the speeches of politicians.” The government in our country is deeply involved in shaping the market in […]

County extension hosting seminar

QCS staff The 44th Annual Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar, hosted by the Quay County Extension Service, will be held Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The doors will open at 8 a.m. for registration, refreshments and visiting. Programs will begin at 8:30 a.m., with an opening key note speaker. Several sponsors will have booths […]

Everyone should pursue joy in life

I went to San Antonio for work-related business recently. While riding the bus from the airport to my hotel, a soothing baritone voice came across the intercom saying, “Approaching Joy.” The announcement meant that Joy Street was the next cross street, but it recharged the joyful attitude that I generally experience. God wants us to […]

Quilt festivals serious business

If you’re reading this column I guess I didn’t get fired. After I missed my deadline to hand in a column last week my editor and I bargained by text message for several minutes that Friday. He wanted to know how quickly I could get it into him and being up to my ears in […]

Udall visits county

Thomas Garcia Over a dozen Quay County farmers, ranchers and small business owners met with Sen. Tom Udall on Friday during an Agribusiness Roundtable. The roundtable was held at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center north of Tucumcari. “The Science Center is a big asset to the community and area,” said Udall, “to […]

Residents plan protest of pipeline project

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along […]

Hedgehog piglet rescue ends tragically

It came as a surprise to me that there is a brisk hedgehog business in the country. It shouldn’t have. Earlier entrepreneurial promoters had done well with Chia Pets, Pet Rocks, Longhorn cattle, Ostrich and Hum Vees. Hedgehogs (HH) are about the size of an orange with a pointy nose and spiny back. They bring […]

College offers veterans’ business workshop

Ray Seva Maybe you’re an armed forces veteran who owns a small business and would like help in expanding operations. Perhaps you’re a veteran and are thinking of starting your own business — but you don’t know where to start. Or maybe you’re a service-disabled veteran who owns a business and you’d like to know […]

Interrogated interviewee illustrates ignorance

Baxter Black An interviewer asked me how one can make a living in the cow business. Actually he said, “As we’re heading into the next couple years with declining cattle numbers and steady prices, how do you think you should position yourself to take advantage of the market?” I assume he’d mistaken me as an […]