Despite dogged determination, still human

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Those positive-thinking people who say you can envision what you want and get it are usually on the mark. However, I have been breaking my brain to achieve my latest desire. Alas, to no avail. I am still not my dog. There are several reasons someone would want to […]

Christmas time of faith for many

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist It’s Christmas time, when we celebrate the birth of Christ. In the U.S., surveys show that more than 80 percent of us believe in God. That’s more people than have lawyers, drive foreign cars, believe DNA is absolute proof of a criminal act, own a home, have been divorced, or […]

12/24 Quay County critter

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Name: Puppy one, puppy two, puppy three, and so on, all babies from Labrador parents Osito and Osita. Owners: Tucumcari’s Norma and Mike Romero. Claim to fame: In addition to producing adorable offspring, dad dog Osito spins in circles when Mike Romero is around and is fond of Frisbee, Norma Romero said. The puppies themselves […]

Death has many flavors, promises

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Dead things surround us: The mosquito squished on the windshield. The tomato that rots in the fridge. This morning’s mouse stuck fast on a glue trap. OK, the mouse was only half-dead and still squirmy. But you get the gist. The dead thing that haunted my boyfriend and I […]

Flood turned home into Noah’s Ark

By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS Managing Editor The recent rainstorm not only flooded our yard, our goat pen and part of my car since someone left the passenger window open, but turned our home into a Noah’s Ark of sorts. That is, if you’ll accept Noah as a bald-headed, tattooed man in the form of my […]

Dog might have taught goat to escape

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS managing editor Since our dog kept escaping from his pen, my boyfriend and I brainstormed long for a feasible solution. No, we didn’t leave him tied to that massive chain – frankly, that experiment only lasted half a day as my boyfriend felt guilty. Neither did we sell the dog to […]

Dog pulled Houdini to find girlfriend

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The dog found himself in deep doo doo when he up and ran away. Actually, the deep doo doo came when my boyfriend and I got the dog back — when he fled it was more like a medium pile of doo. Not even a dark and stormy night, […]

Police Blotter, June 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 7:30 a.m., a computer was reported taken from Versatile Construction. • About 4 a.m., an employee of Hampton Inn called in reference to a suspicious subject. The subject was later issued a […]

Walking reminds of walk with God

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the church lady Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12: 1 With warmer […]

4/13 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 10 • About 9:30 p.m. a woman in the 600 block of South Sixth Street called in reference to “problems with a juvenile.” A juvenile male was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts […]