Perry should rethink border strategy

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few tongues wagging recently when he said that if he were president, he would consider sending U.S. troops into Mexico to battle drug cartels. Stumping in Manchester, N.H., for the Republican presidential nomination, Perry said Mexico’s drug war was like the situation in Colombia, where the government there requested, […]

Elks announce cerebral palsy program

Special to QCS Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 in conjunction with the New Mexico Elks Association are pleased to officially announce that the Cerebral Palsy Commission has implemented a new program emphasizing helping those in need on a local level. Under the new program, funds will be made available for equipment and modifications to equipment and […]

State centennial celebration kicks off in Tucumcari

QCS staff report A train propelled by a steam locomotive, a hot-air balloon, music, art and food will fuel Fired Up!, the New Mexico Statehood Centennial kickoff event in Tucumcari on Nov. 4. “Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop for the steam-driven train that will cross the state to launch New Mexico’s […]

Citizens Bank adds senior vice president to local branch

Citizens Bank is proud to announce the addition of a staff member Tucumcari branch. The bank welcomes Cooper Glover as senior vice president. Glover attended Texas Tech and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, and worked most recently for Ag New Mexico in Clovis. Citizens Bank is a family-owned community bank established in 1904, with […]

License application window closed

Charles D. Brunt The New Mexico Racing Commission is no longer accepting applications for the state’s sixth racino because of a court injunction, the five-member panel announced Monday. Following a nearly 90-minute closed executive session, board chairman Rob Doughty III announced the moratorium, saying 8th Judicial District Judge John Paternoster in Raton is expected to […]

Xcel customers asked to conserve power until 8 p.m.

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Xcel Energy is asking its New Mexico and Texas customers to reduce electricity usage until 8 p.m., terming the situation “urgent.” Based on high electricity demand and maintenance issues at area generating plants, Xcel issued an energy alert Tuesday morning under threat of controlled outages if electricity demand is not reduced. Demand could exceed the […]

Committee tasked to develop youth, community activities

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Thomas Garcia Eastern New Mexico Art Space has formed a committee focused on creating positive outlets for local youth and promoting the community. “I know a lot of children take to the arts,” said Robert Poe, Art Space chairman. “It brings you back to that primitive wonder of enjoyment where they can develop their skill […]

Martinez pushes license change

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Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

Residents plan protest of pipeline project

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along […]

Press release: Four arrested in Tucumcari homicide

State Police arrested four suspects in connection with the murder of Ms. Shirley Pacheco. Ms. Pacheco was found dead at her residence on July 9, 2011, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. Along with Murder, Mr. Randall Jones is also being charged with Aggravated Burglary, Unlawful Taking of a Motor Vehicle, Tampering with Evidence and Conspiracy to […]