Closure of I-40 strands motorist in Tucumcari

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QCS Staff After a four hour closure I-40 was re-opened Friday allowing motorists to continue westbound to Albuquerque. The interstate was first closed at 10 a.m., from mile marker 239 to 329, which is from Tucumcari to the Torrance county line, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Robert McDonald. McDonald said at that time, I-40 […]

I-40 re-opened, U.S. Highway 54 remains closed

QCS Staff I-40 eastbound and west bound have been reopened along with U.S. 54 to the Texas state line.

Party lines my time’s social network

They called them party lines way back when. Today when I mention a party line most people under 40 would think I was talking about one of those 1-900 numbers where women talk dirty to you. Occasionally someone on the party line would talk dirty to you but it was just because you were interrupting […]

Power restored in Tucumcari after wildfire damage

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Electrical power was restored in Tucumcari on Sunday after an almost six-hour outage apparently caused by a wildfire near Forest that took out a major power line. The city lost power just before 9 a.m. and began experiencing restoration shortly after 2:30 p.m. Xcel Energy Media Relations Director Wes Reeves said construction crews are still […]

Fulfilling occupations involve risk

Baxter Black Joe Camacho is a cage fighter. Can you imagine his mother saying, as he goes off to fight the front line of the Oakland Raiders, “Be careful, Joey, and don’t get hurt.” I caught myself giving that same instruction to my son as he went off to his high school soccer game. As […]

Letter to the editor: Price hike in line with economy

The editorial “Privat-izing mail delivery could save the post office” is a part of the ongoing effort to try to discredit the government. The proposed stamp price increase is used to support the contention that the post office is an inefficient bloated bureaucracy. The increase of the price of stamps to 46 cents would be […]

Press Release: On Line Predator Unit Makes Another Arrest

Tucumcari – Stephen Hensley, 41 of Tucumcari was arrested after agents linked Hensley to an on line profile of trading child pornography.

Constitution requires interpretation

The April 14 editorial followed the conservative line of “liberal activist judges.” The tale goes that conservative judges interpret the law and liberals try to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Constitution was written to be interpreted by future generations and guide them in situations the writers could not have imagined. […]

I-40 eastbound reopens

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QCS staff I-40 eastbound from Santa Rosa to the Texas state line has reopened after the highway was closed since Thursday afternoon according to New Mexico State police. U.S. Highway 54 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line remains closed. A severe snowstorm on Thursday forced road, school and government offices to close and made […]

Family thankful pet calf going to new home

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Thomas Garcia Most families spend the day after Thanksgiving waiting in line at dawn for holiday shopping deals or enjoying a slow lazy day eating turkey leftovers. But one family from Edgewood was making a “Logan’s Run.” They were transporting a pet steer, affectionately called Logan, across the state line and deep into the heart […]