God gives cause to leap for joy

Last Wednesday was leap day. Leap day comes every four years, except for century years not divisible by 400, and was originally added to the calendar by Julius Caesar because the lunar year is actually longer than 364 days. Leap day is a make up day to keep our accounting of time aligned with God’s […]

Limbaugh’s words hurt conservative cause

The language wasn’t the worst part about Rush Limbaugh’s tirade last week, in which he called a Georgetown University law student a “slut” and a “prostitute” because she wants contraception to be a requirement of health insurance. Limbaugh’s decision to target a private citizen, rather than, say, President Obama who has championed the idea, wasn’t […]

Fire claims home, officials unsure of cause

Russell Anglin Area firefighters are not sure what caused a June 7 fire that claimed a Quay County man’s home. “The guy lost everything. The arsen investigator came out, spent about three hours, and ruled it as undetermined cause,” Rural District 3 Fire Chief Del Choate said. Choate said the district 3 fire department was […]

Missing keys cause frustration

Russell Anglin There’s nothing quite like scrambling to find the unattainable, seeking the invisible. Depending on how vital the object is to our well being, we may just decide that the effort spent searching is too costly for our consideration, so we sit out the quest and chalk up our losses. Other times, like when […]

Faking injury acceptable cheat

Karl Terry Are we a nation of cheaters or just competitive to the end? That question has been on the minds of every sports fan and Little League coach this fall after New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter won an Oscar for his acting performance in a game against Tampa Bay. Jeter grabbed his elbow […]

Storms cause power outages

Freedom New Mexico Monday’s storms caused various outages throughout Eastern New Mexico. Wes Reeves, a spokesman for Xcel Energy, said 4,000 Tucumcari customers lost power at 5:42 p.m., but nearly all of them had power back in 40 minutes. Reeves expected service for the final 100 customers to be restored in a matter of hours. […]

Police seek cause of death of man found hit by train

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police are investigating the death of Rodney Judd, 27, who was hit by train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. last Sunday, a department official confirmed on Friday. “We are looking into the cause and manner of his death.” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “We want to rule out any foul […]

Water permit delays cause for concern

By QCS Staff A representative of the Tucumcari Feedyard expressed frustration at the city’s slow pace to get a permit for gray water that could be used for livestock at Thursday night’s City Commission meeting. Rancher Jack Smith said he had been working with the state’s Environment Department to get the necessary permits for the […]

Cause of house fire unknown

By QCS Staff The cause of a house fire over the July 4th weekend has been turned over for investigation to the Tucumcari Police Department, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The fire was reported about 2 p.m. on Saturday at a duplex on Laughlin Avenue between Second and Third streets. Firefighters quickly put out […]

NTSB: Crash cause tied to fuel mixture setting

By William Roller: Freedom Newspapers YUMA, Ariz. – The cause of an airplane crash carrying a passenger from Yuma , Ariz., and piloted by a former Yuman is still under analysis by the Federal Aviation Administration months after the accident, according to its occupants. Gary Mayer, formerly of Yuma, who now lives outside of Tulsa, […]