Lawmakers pleased with budget, less so with other issues

Robin Fornoff The good: Tax breaks for energy superstation Tres Amigas. The bad: No driver’s license or education reform. The ugly: “The leadership (state Legislature) knows how to use procedure to get what they want and once again thwarted the will of the majority of New Mexicans.” — Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico. Those are the […]

Tucumcari restaurant owners win award

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Thomas Garcia Less than 24 hours after winning “Restaurateur of the Year” at the New Mexico Restaurant Association annual Hospitality Industry Awards in Albuquerque, Yvette Peacock and Yvonne Braziel were back at work doing exactly what earned them such a high honor. “The red carpet treatment stopped the minute we got back in to town,” […]

Free downloadable e-cookbooks will help you get dinner on the table

Doreen Christensen How’d that first day back at school go? If you’re like me, you had a bit o’ trouble getting dinner on the table at a reasonable hour. Now that those lazy summer days are over, you might be looking for a few fast shortcuts to make week-night dinners come together in a snap. […]

Food one less thing to worry about

By Baxter Black: FNM columnist Michelle Obama’s organic gardening is good for all of us involved in agriculture. So few citizens have the time or interest or space to grow anything they eat, that they have no way to relate to the land and what it takes to make it fruitful. Even fewer know how […]

01-24-2009: Warrants

By QCS Staff The following are outstanding bench warrants for failure to pay fines issued by the Quay County Magistrate Court. l Dianna Apodaca, 48, littering. Amount due $167l Courtney Herrera, 33, driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs (first offense) and driver must be licensed. Amount due $495.l Jodi Romero, 34, embezzlement […]

Pick out the best of times and remember them well

By Lynn Moncus As we rapidly approach 2009, some of us are wondering what happened to 2008 as we seem to have changed to that calendar only recently. Although time seems to pass faster when we have less of it, we know that it moves just as it always has. It hasn’t changed it stride […]

Year end tips from IRS could save taxpayers money

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is offering some tax tips that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes due next year and a few new tax law items, according to a press release.Here are the tips:

Olympic fakery less troubling than political moves

Freedom New Mexico There have certainly been some genuinely thrilling moments so far at the Beijing Olympics, including a few that didn’t involve Michael Phelps. What is mildly troubling is how many of the thrilling moments have turned out to be fake. It is widely known now that 9-year-old Lin Miaoke, the achingly cute and […]

Use Less Salt workshops set for House, Logan, Tucumcari

Salt is essential for good health. But often too much of a good thing is not healthy, according to a press release from the Quay County Extension Office. We must have a balance of sodium and water in our body fluids and tissues at all times. Too much of either, however, will upset the balance. […]

Authority decides to give investors 4 percent for proposed racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun If less is more, then the Quay County Gaming Authority is betting that giving up 4 percent of its interest in a proposed race track and casino will bring profits of a different kind in the future. The authority agreed on Thursday to give up 4 percent of its […]