County changing polling venues

QCS staff County Clerk Ellen White said a change of voting centers should result in $6,000 savings for the county. A change of location for the voting centers in Tucumcari for the 2012 primary election will save $6,000 said Quay County clerk Ellen White. White said citizens who live in Precincts 6-12 will all vote […]

Anti-abortion activists should change tactics

Freedom New Mexico Anti-abortion activists in today’s headlines are not politically savvy and don’t care to change. Unless they agree to play by conventional rules of politics, they will continue to lose. In losing, they won’t save the unborn. It can be fun to indulge extremism, rejecting compromise and political alliances that may water down […]

Montana woman acquires Confederate headstone for great great grandfather

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Thomas Garcia A headstone for a Confederate Civil War veteran will be placed at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery 97 years after his death. Alfred Shelby died in September 1914 in Tucumcari. His grave had gone without a headstone until his great-great granddaughter Donna Scott decided to change that. “It made me sad, knowing he had […]

White: Voting may change

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Russell Anglin Quay County Clerk Ellen White expressed excitement Monday over new state legislation that allows the county to consolidate voting precincts. “In November we have to establish our polling places and precincts for the next general election and primary election cycle, so what this enables us to do is to locate a facility that […]

Rep. Ryan’s proposal could save health care

Freedom New Mexico Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., last week proposed a dramatic change to nudge us closer to market-based health care’s inherent economic freedom and away from Nanny State entitlements’ inevitable bankruptcy. We will continue to argue for market solutions to America’s health care dilemma, but we find much to admire in Ryan’s proposal. We […]

Candidate profiles: Land Commission

Lilliana Castillo The race for state land commissioner pits a veteran against a newcomer, both counting on voters’ thirst for change. Specifically, a change to transparency. Democrat Ray Powell of Albuquerque, 60, had the job from 1993 to 2003. Republican Matt Rush of Portales, 36, is new to politics. Current Land Commissioner Republican Patrick Lyons […]

Curator says Triceratops here to stay

Russell Anglin After John B. Scanella and John R. Horner of Montana State University published a report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in July stating Triceratops and fellow horned dinosaur Torosaurus were in fact the same animal, news outlets including The National Post and CBS News reported that Triceratops may never have existed, saying […]

Get to know the candidates

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QCS staff Voters will head to the polls on March 2 in Tucumcari. The QCS staff sat down with each candidate. District 4 Thomas Even 1. Why do you feel you are a strong candidate for this office? I believe a city needs to run like a business. I can provide the city with a […]

Weather throws unexpected change in life

By Debra Whittington “…The LORD God made the earth and the heavens” Genesis 2:4 People are taught to be self-reliant, although all you have to do is observe a toddler to see proof we are actually born with it. Just think about watching someone trying to put on a toddler’s shoes and the youngster has […]

Change good, as long as message of salvation remains

By Debra Whittington: The Church Lady “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” — Hebrews 13:8