Blue always knew what to do

A retired Ohio farmer named Phil told me this story of the best coon dog he’d ever seen. I believe it, of course! The dog was a blue tick hound that his father had trained. His dad was such an excellent trainer that he didn’t even have to go hunting with Blue, the dog would [...]

Fire burns 25,000 acres

Liliana Castillo and Sharna Johnson Officials estimate a fire Saturday on the Curry and Quay county line burned 20,000 to 25,000 acres. Karen Burns with the Clovis Fire Department said the number is a rough estimate and officials will get a better figure in daylight. Five structures were burned but there were no injuries, she [...]

Raymond Mondragon named to EPCOG post

Former Clovis police chief and city manager Raymond Mondragon has been hired as economic development director for the Eastern Plains Council of Governments. Mondragon began in the position Monday, replacing Gregg Williams. Interim-Director Sandy Chancey said Williams, who held the position for about four years, left March 25, under a “mutual agreement” with EPCOG. Williams [...]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New [...]

Lucero Ortega named student of month

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Auto Pros owner named client of year

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Leon Linfield The Mesalands Community College Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has named Pete Deiana of Auto Pros in Tucumcari as outstanding client of the year. Mr. Deiana is to be honored in a special ceremony in February at the State Capitol. In 2009, Mr. Deiana and his wife Ashley decided to raise their family [...]

Looking back — Feb. 16

February 1975 Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the twelfth judicial district. KOBTV, channel 67 out of Albuquerque, could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. Tucumcari Mayor James E. Saltz Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future [...]

Arturo Grajeda named student of month

Arturo Grajeda has been named Teenager or Student of the Month by the Tucumcari Elks Lodge. Arturo Grajeda, 16 is the son of Arturo and Alma Grajeda of Tucumcari. He is a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. The Teenager or Student of the Month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to [...]

Tom Even named director of chamber

By QCS Staff Tom Even has been named executive director of the Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce, said Carole Keith, chamber president at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Even said that the chamber was going to begin a quarterly meeting program to unify civic groups and governmental agencies. Efforts would also be taken to establish better [...]

New Tucumcari city manager named

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Chelle Delaney Bobbye Rose, the current manager of the Village of San Jon, has been named the new city manager of Tucumcari. City Commissioners met Monday night, reviewed applications, interviewed Rose, and voted on her hiring. According to a verbal agreement between Rose and the commission, her salary will be $70,000, said Rose Tuesday. Rose, [...]