College ties bind friends and memories

By Lnn Moncus Last week was made special by a visit from Debbie Widger, Gift Planning Director, and Robert Peterson, Major Gifts Officer, from New Mexico State University. Yes, such titles sound quite impressive and are, but the young people who carry them are the impressive ones. Debbie is probably the best known Aggie in [...]

Quitting a long time habit is not as bad as everyone thinks

By Lnn Moncus Those of you who have known me for more than a few months are much aware that I have been a serious smoker for more years than some people can count – a fact of which I am not proud, but a fact, nonetheless. Well, in January when I thought I merely [...]

June 3, 2006 Around Town

Eight is great Kaitlyn J. Sena will celebrate her eighth birthday in Tucumcari with family and friends. Kaitlyn was born in Tucumcari. Her birthday was Friday. Her parents are Sandy Sena and Paul and Tonya Sena of Tucumcari and Logan. Sisters are Katherine and Destanie Sena. Mariah Morrison is her stepsister. Cody Morrison is her [...]

Sky’s the limit from high plains

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist When TV Honeymooner Ralph Kramden always joked about sending his wife to the moon, he could have done it easier than his proposed punching her hard enough in the head. He could have simply sent her to New Mexico. Yes, it is cool that the Land of Enchantment is on [...]

Local fire crews fight grass fires

By Kevin Wilson: QCS Interim Managing Editor Local fire departments spent most of Thursday afternoon fighting a pair of grass fires, with one burning approximately 1,800 acres but causing no injuries or major structural damage. Units were dispatched shortly after 1 p.m. about five miles south of Tucumcari near state highway 209. A grass fire [...]

Patience learned in the classroom

By Lynn Moncus: QCS columnist While a good friend and I were discussing possible and printable topics for this column, she decided I should write about patience and then left the area because she could see I was about to lose what little patience I had taken to the coffee table. However, after doing a [...]

Rattler brings back memories, history

Lynn Moncus The Rattler Paper Committee, composed of Marian Farmer Knapp, Norma Jean Redhage Crellin, and Nancy Ward Napier, is most definitely to be commended this year for publishing 56 pages of pictures and reading material. By adding some colored pictures, they enhanced the appearance of their already first-class publication. This is one paper that [...]

Tucumcari loses power

William Thompson Strong, gusty winds caused a major power outage Wednesday evening from around 5:30 p.m. until 9: 30 p.m. The power went out for most of the eastern half of Tucumcari east of First Street and north to Main Street. Tucumcari’s Fire Chief, Mike Cherry, said the winds reached speeds in excess of 50 [...]

Reception turns into gathering

Lynn Moncus When the Board of Directors of Tucumcari Historical Research Institute decide to hold a reception for one of their members, they surely do a first class job. While celebrating the publication of our book, they also celebrated one of our traditions of gathering for an afternoon of most relaxed visiting. People of all [...]

Local WTAMU student wins public speaking contest

QCS Reports CANYON, Texas — Katy Hipps, a West Texas A&M freshman nursing major from Tucumcari was a finalist at the university’s Best Speaker competition on Dec. 2. The event is sponsored each fall and spring semesters by the speech communication program in the University’s Department of Art, Communication and Theater. Students competing in the [...]