Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

Officers will increase patrols over holiday, Conchas airport to be updated

By QCS Staff More officers will patrol I-40 for holidayHoliday drivers will see increased law enforcement activity this weekend as they drive across New Mexico, according to a press release from the state’s Departemtn of Public

Holiday closings in observance of President’s day

The following will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day: Financial: Everyone’s Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of New Mexico at Tucumcari and Logan, Farm Credit Union, Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan, Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union, and Citizens Bank. Government: Tucumcari City and Quay County offices, and the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. […]

Tons of holiday debris ups the ante at landfills

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Thomas Garcia Whether it is aluminum pie pans, fruit cakes or ravaged gift wrapping and packing peanuts, the household trash tends to accumulate over the holidays. “There was a definite increase in trash brought into the landfill,” said Steve Garcia, Logan landfill manager. “There was a definite increase when compared to previous weekends in the […]

Tips to keep your poinsettias thriving until the next holiday

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Every year as the holidays come to a close, people want to know how they can keep their poinsettias looking good and, eventually, replanting them.Here are a few tips:

12-24-2008: Calendar and holiday closings

Holiday cooking warms up family ties

Thomas Garcia During the holiday season many families look for ways to bring them closer together, from decorating the house or tree, to caroling or cooking up a holiday feast or treats. Cooking with family can provide many opportunities for bonding and sharing , said Nelda Burson of Tucumcari who works at the Quay County […]

Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

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Thomas Garcia The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families. The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix. “These […]

11th hour shoppers have much to choose from at local stores

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Thomas Garcia With eight days until Christmas, you might began to feel the holiday crunch, rushing around for last minute gifts, decorations or treats. Well there is some good new for those last minute shoppers, there are several great gift ideas and items available at your local retailers

Orphaned calf now sharing home with exotic creatures, great and small

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Thomas Garcia Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is not afraid to let you know how it feels – sounds like a Hollywood plot? But this story is very real. “It was quite the drive but it was well worth it,” Leona Gallegos said on Thursday. “We […]