State centennial celebration kicks off in Tucumcari

QCS staff report A train propelled by a steam locomotive, a hot-air balloon, music, art and food will fuel Fired Up!, the New Mexico Statehood Centennial kickoff event in Tucumcari on Nov. 4. “Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop for the steam-driven train that will cross the state to launch New Mexico’s […]

Dumpsters potential fuel source

At a time when self-righteous environmental groups are trying to block solar power, and self-described green politicians are preventing “Not in my Backyard” wind power, our much maligned real power utilities continue to search for greener fuel options. It is not unusual that the bluster of the often government-subsidized non-profit ANTI’s impede progress through frivolous […]

Officials brace for fire season

Firefighters and emergency management teams across eastern New Mexico are preparing for a disaster many believe is just one careless mistake away. All ingredients are in place in eastern and northern New Mexico for an active and potentially dangerous wildfire season, fire officials said. “You just have to drive down the road and you can […]

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, […]

Man arrested in Grady fuel theft

By Freedom New Mexico A 54-year-old man wanted in connection with gas thefts in Grady turned himself in to authorities Friday, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Robert “Bobby” L. Daniel turned himself in at the sheriff’s department around 1:30 p.m., Waller said. Daniel is accused of stealing a total of 465 gallons of […]

Grady station victim of gas theft

By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Surveillance camera footage provided by Red Rock Oil Co. shows an unidentified man tampering with fuel pumps to steal fuel from the station in the Village of Grady. Red Rock Oil Co. on March 24 removed its fuel pumps in Grady, leaving the northern Curry County village without a […]

Flying J Travel Plaza opens

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By Thomas Garcia About 40 people crowded the south east entrance to the Flying J Travel Plaza Tuesday for its ribbon cutting ceremony. Customers and Flying J officials and employees enjoyed live music from Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association. Interim Tucumcari Mayor Jim Witcher and Chamber Of Commerce president Carol Keith […]

Will the market get cornered?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun President Bush said in his State of the Union address, “We must continue investing in new methods of producing ethanol, using everything from wood chips, to grasses, to agricultural wastes.” Bush did not mention the primary product the United States uses to produce ethanol, that is “”corn” or “maize.” […]

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 […]

Texico residents allowed to go back home

By Sharna Johnson More than a dozen Texico residents were allowed to return to their homes around 2:30 p.m. Friday, two days after a truck accident resulting in a fuel spill forced their evacuation, according to Texico Fire Chief Lewis Cooper. The residents of five homes in the 300 block of north State Line Road […]