Hard to stay current with gadgets

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with almost anything in this computer age is impossible for some of us who should have been born at least a couple of centuries ago. No matter how hard we try, we can’t seem to understand how to use the various gadgets. In fact, many of us cannot [...]

Commissioner concerned about possible prairie chicken placement

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer An area county commissioner fears efforts to rejuvenate the declining lesser prairie chicken populations by the New Mexico Game and Fish authorities might effect wind turbine development for landowners. Bobby Casados, chair of the Harding County Commission, last month shared his concerns about the birds’ placement with the members [...]

Tucumcari to host San Jon

So far: San Jon has the best record in the county with a record of 3-2. House is 0-6. Tucumcari and Logan are 1-4. San Jon beat Clovis Christian 3-0 last week. Tucumcari has lost three straight matchups, including 3-2 to Logan and 3-0 to Floyd.

Gardening fruitful experience

By Karl Terry: Guest columnist I had threatened to put in a garden for the last three summers. The last several weeks we’re finally enjoying the fruits of our labor. Back in the spring I tilled up a spot in the southwest corner of our yard and planted a variety of vegetables. Overall the new [...]

Reunion ending, but thoughts already turn to next year

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist By the time this appears in the newspaper, Rattler Reunion will be nearing its conclusion for one more year, and we will all be getting ready to attend the banquet to spend our last few hours together. As I mentioned last week, being a Rattler and also a teacher of [...]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used.Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said state [...]

Quay County gaming officials still hopeful for racino license

Thomas Garcia Even though the state awarded Raton the last gaming license on Tuesday, the Quay County Gaming Authority remains vigilant and hopeful Tucumcari’s bid for a “racino”

Yearout attends last meeting of trustees at Mesalands

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Thomas Garcia It was a night of goodbyes and introductions on Tuesday at the Mesalands Community College board of trustees meeting. The board thanked John Yearout, retiring director of the Public Relations, for nine years of dedicated service to the college.Yearout was attending his last meeting of the board. “This is John’s swan song,” said [...]

Last day for Longhorns’ Class of 2009

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Thomas Garcia While many seniors decided to take the day off a handful of Logan high school’s class of 2009 stuck out their last day of school. Finishing a journey that began 13 years ago, the eight seniors each had their own reasons for attending Logan once more. “I can not afford to miss anymore [...]

04-22-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 10:24 a.m., a male reported his metallic blue custom bike had been stolen from his residence on north College Street sometime in the last four days.l [...]