Leaders prepared town to be part of state

As we continue to look back to the years just before New Mexico became a state, we note that in 1910, our city government was well organized as were a number of churches, and organizations. The city government consisted of Mayor J.A. Street, one of the founders of Tucumcari, City Clerk J.R. Daugherty, City Attorney [...]

Mesalands offers new courses

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Russell Anglin Dean of Student Services Aaron Kennedy addressed a crowd of 15 new Mesalands Community College students Wednesday afternoon. He emphasized to the group, which included teenagers, young adults and middle-aged students, the importance of turning work in on time. “This is for community colleges, four-year colleges, graduate schools,” Kennedy said. “Know when your [...]

John Sanchez visits Tucumcari

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Russell Anglin John Sanchez, New Mexico’s Lieutenant Governor-elect, stopped in Tucumcari Wednesday night for a one-hour listening session with local residents who had a lot to say. Sanchez addressed a crowd of about 55 people at the Tucumcari Convention Center. His major talking points included a “common sense” approach to state politics and decreased government [...]

Celebrating the Cat

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Library volunteer Tomoko Bahrs, aka Cat in the Hat, greeted guests as they came in for the Dr. Seuss’ Cat in the Hat’s 50th birthday. More than 175 children and parents turned out Thursday for the 50th birthday bash of Dr. Seuss’ classic, “The Cat in the Hat.” Guest Dr. Seuss readers included Mayor Mary [...]

Percipitation situation

Precipitation situation… The New Mexico State University Agricultural and Science Center at Tucumcari released earlier this week its year end report for precipitation and snowfall. • Total precipitation for 2006: 23.44 inches Normal for year: 15.66 inches • Total Snow for 2006: 13 inches Total winter snow: 11.5 inches Total snow December 2006: 9 inches [...]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel or thousands of others from sticking around to watch the 13th annual Rotary Air Show at Tucumcari’s Municipal Airport. Tuel said he visits his sister in Tucumcari every year but this time he lucked out when his visit fell at [...]

Students among Who’s Who

QCS staff Forty-three area high school students have been included in the 38th annual edition of Who’s Who Among American High School Students, 2003-2004. Students are nominated by high school principals and guidance counselors, churches, and educational organizations based on students’ academic achievement and involvement in extracurricular activities. Students named in Who’s Who also compete [...]

Officers honored

Recently area law enforcement personnel were honored by the DWI organization with their Law Enforcement Appreciation Night. The organization honored 20 officers from the New Mexico State Police, the Tucumcari Police Department and the Logan Police Force.and the Motor transportation division. New Mexico State Police receiving certificates of appreciation for DWI included – Paul Bell, [...]