Tucumcari encourages frugality

After living here officially for one month, I am pleased to report that living in Tucumcari is entirely possible. Aren’t you all relieved? Sure, if I want to do my laundry after 8 p.m., I need a washboard. If I want a large French fry after midnight, I had better have some potatoes in the […]

Exit strategy for Afghanistan should be priority

Last month the Afghan war became America’s longest, surpassing the previous record of eight years and seven months set by the Vietnam War. In his Dec. 1, 2009, speech to the nation announcing the surge of troops into Afghanistan, President Obama promised, “But taken together, these additional American and international troops will allow us to […]

Doctor shortage, red tape hurdles for Obamacare

Less than a month old, Obamacare already is loaded into an ambulance on its way to the ER. The first crisis for the health care overhaul plan is a shortage of doctors. “At current graduation and training rates, the nation could face a shortage of as many as 150,000 doctors in the next 15 years, […]

Public records not private matter

By Ray Sullivan Five years ago next month, New Mexico legislators defeated — for the second time in two years — a bill that would have set up an electronic portal that the state declared would make public records more accessible. The bill died because it was poorly thought out and ambiguously worded. Those flaws […]

Ministry of Hope opening two days a week next month

By QCS Staff Ministry of Hope will begin opening two days a week next month, said Doyle Frasier,

K-Bob’s to reopen next month

By QCS Staff K-Bob’s restaurant at Interstate 40 and south First Street is scheduled to reopen in late October, according to an owner’s representative. The restaurant, which is owned by Star Buffet, based in Scottsdale, Ariz.,

USDA releases more details on beef recall

By Freedom New Mexico The U.S. Department of Agriculture released a list Thursday of all school districts nationwide that received beef included in last month’s recall of 143 million pounds from a California slaughterhouse. Those districts include several from the area previously reported, plus some not previously listed: Clovis, Portales, Melrose, Grady, Texico, Logan, San […]

Mesalands is building its rodea team and potential

Special to the QCS Competing in the first college rodeo of the year, the Mesalands Community College Rodeo team fared well at the Cochise College Rodeo in Douglas, Ariz. The team was represented by 20 contestants in the Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo. The Mesalands men’s team placed fourth overall in the team standings behind strong […]

Tuck’s Turf: Upcoming Events

By Howie Tucker A couple of special things coming up this month at your course: Methodist Scramble on Sept. 15 Nite Lite Scramble, hosted by Randy and Carol Block on Sept. 22. American Legion Riders of Conchas Scramble on Sept. 29 For more details contact, Howie at 461-1849. And it’s going to be a fun […]

Committee raises awareness of teen pregnancy

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay county Sun Tucumcari High School Senior Danny Benavidez presented a long list of things a baby needs in a power point presentation to his class on Wednesday. From love to lotion, Benavidez knows from experience. He has a six month old son. “I learned that its hard. It’s not easy like […]