Mesalands Lengal places second at state diesel competition

Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College Diesel Technology student Travis Lengal placed second at the New Mexico SkillsUSA Competition held in Albuquerque last weekend. The competition included 12 stations that presented different mechanical, electronic and other job related problems for the students to solve. “It was a very good trip [for the students participating] [...]

Love’s $6 million expansion on Mountain Road opens

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new $6 million Love’s Country Store opened its doors at 8 a.m. Thursday for business. The expansion doubled its diesel lanes to eight and brought its gasoline lanes up to six. The new Love’s opened as scheduled, said Love’s Country Store Public Relations Director Jenny Love Meyer. “The [...]

Dumster driving

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff After a long day on Interstate 40, most men come into Dean’s restaurant in Tucumcari and order the special. But on Thursday night, Charles Anderson and Scott Turlington, came in and asked for all the restaurant’s leftover cooking oil. Cook Antonio Encinias admitted to being a little flummoxed, when an [...]

Water quality: Right as rain

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By Gary Mitchell One good thing about having to drill so deeply for water in this region is that it helps ensure its purity, water experts say. The primary water source for this area is the Ogallala Aquifer, which is accessed by drilling 300 to 400 feet, depending on location. “Because of that, you don’t [...]