Light contest registration on

QCS staff Registration for the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Light contest has begun. There will be first, second and third place awards for residential and business categories. There is no entry fee and you don’t have to be a chamber member to enter. Return the entry form by 5 p.m., Dec. 16. All residences […]

Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

lpsgi3-lpsgdq812utegroundbreaking4.jpg

Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

Community calendar — Nov. 24

Dec. 4 Christmas Light Parade at 5:30 p.m., Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce. Dec. 9 Eastern New Mexico Feral Hog Symposium at 9 a.m., Tucumcari Convention Center. Dec. 10 Quay County Pecan Treasures Food Show at 8 a.m., Quay County Extension Service.

Jesus’ name comes with guidelines

Leonard Lauriault I noticed an interesting combination of words and symbols on the back of another car while sitting at a red light recently. First, the words “Flex Fuel” were prominently displayed indicating that the car’s engine can run on fuel containing from 0 to 85% ethanol (E85), with the remainder being gasoline. While these […]

God’s light eliminates fear of dark

by Leonard Lauriault When Jesus was transfigured, his clothes became a dazzling white (Mark 9: 2-8). There are some interesting facts concerning light and dark or black and white. First, white is the combination of all colors – it is complete light. On the other hand, black is the complete absence of light. I’ve had […]

Fishing report

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.Area lake reports: Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for all species. A few walleye were taken by anglers using spoons and crank baits. Ute Lake: Fishing was fair-to-good using slab spoons and blade baits at 35-to-40 […]

Conchas set to offer special programs on Saturday

Special to QCS Conchas Lake State Park will be hosting three events on Saturday. Here’s the Saturday schedule: 7 p.m., Don’t Get Rattled by Rattlesnakes. Discover fascinating facts and find out how to co-exist with these not-so-scarry critters. Visitor Cetner. 8 p.m., Firefly Fling Catch fireflies and hear their story. Visitor Center 9 p.m., Reach […]

Lighting contest winners light up the town

kbn9zv-lightingdsc0299web.jpg

By QCS Staff The Tucumari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday the following winners of the holiday light parade and he home and business light decorating contests: Parade

12-09-2008: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing was fair using spoons in 20-to-30 feet of water for white bass and a few walleye. We […]

City parks, proposed water hike draw criticism

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun A city park and a proposed water rate increase were two hot topics before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday night. Overflowing garbage cans, drug paraphernalia and used prophylactics at Dunn Park should be cleaned up, said resident Clair Strong. “Once I was walking through the park with my child […]