Thanksgiving holiday driving tips

By QCS Staff State police have launched a DWI blitz in an effort to keep New Mexico’s roads safe, and alcohol free, during the Thanksgiving weekend. The New Mexico State Police will be conducting DWI checkpoints in Quay County from Thursday through Monday, said Lt. Cleo Baker. The checkpoints are part of the annual New […]

Graduation pays off for many seniors

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An open letter to area high school graduates: You’re being congratulated! Your photo is in the newspaper. You have made a great step in your life. You have graduated from high school. But you have also graduated to a new school. It may be college or some other school […]

Snake patrols picking up for animal control

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With the temperatures getting warmer snakes are out looking for cool places to hide, said Mike Martinez, Tucumcari’s Animal Control supervisor. Within the past month Martinez has caught 15 to 20 snakes, he said. Most of them have been red racers and only one rattlesnake. Recent police reports indicate […]

04-28-2007: Community Notes

Nara Visa sale May 5 The Nara Visa Community Center Garage Sale promises to offer lots of handcrafted and other items for sale. The annual event will be at 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CST) on May 5. Organizers are also offering tables for the event, with a $10 charge. You can also add lunch […]

Irrigation canals will soon be flowing with water

By QCS Staff The Arch Hurley Conservancy District ordered the irrigation water “on” on Tuesday. Area residents can expect to see water in the canals and laterals around town by this weekend. Parents are encouraged to keep a close watch on their children. Landowners are reminded that all fences and gates are to be removed […]

Cold weather bad news for cows

By Casey Peachock: Freedom Newspapers PORTALES — Come rain or shine, snow or ice, livestock producers must battle the elements on a daily basis to ensure their livestock is cared for and their livelihood is not damaged or lost. Snow and ice storms that have recently hit the area, with temperatures dropping down into the […]

Safe driving tips

The New Mexico State Police caution that winter hazards greatly increase the chances of becoming involved in an automobile crash. Here are winter driving tips. l Plan ahead and leave earlier. Don’t try to make up time on the road. l When driving on icy or snow packed roads, slow to a SAFE speed. Much […]

Open letter to city: Keep air show

By Ralph McCormick Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter to citizens of Tucumcari from Ralph McCormick. McCormick is a friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, who died last week in a plane crash at the Tucumcari Air Show: I live in another state and only by chance happened to become acquainted with your town […]

Agency drills focus on a mock bus attack

By Chelle Delaney On Wednesday, a 46-passenger bus exploded in Coronado Park on Camino del Coronado. The explosion was caused by a 6-pound package of explosives that could have easily fit into a backpack and detonated if a homicide bomber wanted to blow himself or herself and the bus to bits. The response was quick. […]

Home maintenance as lesson for the soul

By Leonard Lauriault It’s warming up outside and, believe it or not, that time of year will soon be upon us again. Things are beginning to grow again and our attention will turn toward those projects we just love, like yard work (M’boy! Lawn mowing! Thank God for teenagers!) Anyway, if you’ll remember, we mostly […]