Burch brings new ideas

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari High School students were visited by “Rattler Man” during Friday’s homecoming pep rally. Rattler Man told the students how he was going to bring a lot of changes to Tucumcari High School. Students listened, but wondered how these things were going to be made possible. Who was this […]

Press Release: House Republicans seek ideas from public

State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Tucumcari, announced today that the House Republican Caucus has established a new e-mail address where citizens can submit suggestions for how to address the estimated $650 million shortfall in the state budget.

Governor seeks project ideas for stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney By the time Gov. Bill Richardson left Tucumcari on Friday, he had a multi-million-dollar wish list from local government and elected officials. Richardson was here on a listening tour to hear what projects city and county leaders hoped to receive funding for from the federal stimulus package, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. […]

Tree ideas to plant during your winter gardening

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension From a “new planting” perspective, the end of the year can seem to be relatively dull. With all the holiday season activity, garden activities seem less urgent. These latter months have been reserved for planting bulbs, soil preparation, and a few other garden chores. This year, why not think […]

Friends take puzzling new trails

By Lynn Moncus While conversing with some young friends during dinner, the subjects of loyalty to our alma maters and our feelings toward our classmates captured our attention for a few minutes and left me thinking about them later in order to try to understand what caused the differences in opinions. Part of the time […]

Kids, roads and community top priorities

By Brian Moore: Guest columnist We’re about to start a new legislative session this week, and it should be an interesting one. We’re starting a 30-day session, which is supposed to be only for the budget, plus a few items the governor thinks important enough to deal with in this short period of time. You’ve […]

10/1 Quay personality

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Who: Glen Burns An artist, architect, actor and self-proclaimed “hotel brat,” Burns said his dad owned the Conchas Hotel and they moved to Tucumcari in the early 1960s. Claim to fame: Burns has big ideas. Perhaps they stem from the 23 big screen appearances he said he’s had as a movie extra. Or maybe they […]

Lucero honored as ‘Artist’

TV Hagenah Mike Lucero, this month’s Artist in the Annex at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, isn’t certain when he first realized that he had talent for art, it might have been high school art class, but he is certain when his shaping into an artist began. “It’s when I started working with artist and woodcarver […]