Blizzard-like conditions expected for area

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Thomas Garcia An arctic cold front has moved into Quay County this morning, turning the much needed rain into snow, and is expected to produce blizzard-like conditions, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. The key ingredient to starting this winter storm system is the cold front, which forecasts show will pass directly through […]

Additional snow fall expected across the Quay County

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Thomas Garcia The Winter storm system covering Quay County will drop an additional 2-4 inches over the next seven hours, according to the National Weather Service, Albuquerque. “Forecast show snow will continue to fall in Quay County tapering off around 6 p.m.,” said Deirdre Kann, NWS meteorologist. Kann said the north eastern winds will continue […]

Quay County population continues decline

Thomas Garcia The 2010 Census numbers released Tuesday show an 11 percent population drop for Quay County since 2000. “There is always a possibility of underreporting in rural areas,” said Patrick Vanderpool, executive director of the Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation. In 2000 the reported Census population for Quay County was 10,155. The 2010 Census population […]

Drop in enrollment leads to budget deficit

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The Tucumcari Public Schools have been able to make up for a budget deficit of $180,000 with cuts in discretionary spending and other budget categories that do not interfere with classroom instruction, school officials said. The deficit was caused by a drop in enrollment and a related reduction in the amount the state allots school […]

03-28-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker We had a great outing for the St. Patrick’s Day Scramble. Here are the results: Green Flight First Roger Bowe-Dave Hein 64 Second Howie Tucker-Stephen Smith 69 Third Richard Primrose-Randy Lease 71 Beer Flight First Don Wellborn-Sam Marshno 69 Second Andy Garcia-Chris Sandoval 72 Third Ronny Sanders-Kenny Kingston 73 Fourth Tie Larry […]

Girl Scouts collect newspapers

The Tucumcari Girl Scouts will be holding a newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Representatives of the Girl Scouts said they encourage anyone with old newspapers to drop them off so they can be recycled.

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]

Altrusa Sets book drops

TV Hagenah According to Glenda Reid of the Tucumcari Altrusa organization, on Monday, March 8, the Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari placed a “little blue house” book drop box in the lobby of the Wells Fargo Bank on First Street in Tucumcari. Reid said the book drop box will serve as a focal point for […]

No more nasty needles

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By Angela Peacock Preventing the spread of blood borne disease has Quay County officials looking into a new disposal option for regular needle users. People who use injection drugs at home to treat allergies, diabetes or hepatitis C, as a few examples, are often instructed by health care providers to dispose of their dirty needles […]