August 1934: City businessmen, officials play donkey baseball

August 1934 The Tucumcari Daily News offered the choice of a steam cooker, an eight-cup Drip-O-lator or a beautiful Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … Tucumcari received $2,000 from the State Corporation Commission’s insurance department for fire protection of the town. …The business men of Tucumcari and city officials went head-to-head in a […]

Officials: County fair day shorter

QCS Staff The Quay County Fair, set for next Wednesday through Aug. 15, will be a day shorter than usual and feature a new schedule this year, fair officials said. “This shortened schedule is sort of a trial run,” said Brenda Bishop, the Quay County home extension agent. “I think the (fair) board will see […]

Officials: Mesalands close to goals

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College has completed 94 percent of its strategic plan goals and has had an increase in full-time enrollment of 37 percent since 2006, college officials said.The Mesalands Board of Trustees were presented the results of the 2006-2009 strategic plan and the annual enrollment reports during Tuesday night’s meeting. “We want to […]

Police report released in Taser incident

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari officials have released a police and video related to last week’s Taser shooting of a 14-year-old girl.The video is posted below or can be viewed by clicking here: Police video To view the police report, click here

Cannon officials advise residents of what to expect during training operations

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Low-flying military planes won’t be a nightly occurrence in Tucumcari or other area communities and, when they are, Cannon Air Force Base officials will try to notify city leaders in advance. But training in unfamiliar areas is important for Cannon pilots, officials told about a dozen area residents on […]

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

Cannon Air Force officials set to meet July 8 in Tucumcari

By QCS Staff Officials from Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis will be in

Locals want water preserved for agricutlure in updated water plan

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Thomas Garcia Local farmers and ranchers, and area officials said water conservation and preservation of the Canadian River watershed, which supplies Conchas and Ute lakes, are high on the list of their recommendations to be included in an updated regional water plan. On Wednesday about 30 Quay County residents and government officials attended a public […]

Health officials urge caution, not panic in face of flu

Sharna Johnson CLOVIS – New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on Monday morning […]

State closes 14 schools, NMAA supsends all practices and state competiton

Thomas Garcia More than a dozen schools across the state will be closed Monday and state athletic competitions are suspended as probable cases of the H1N1 or the swine flu are investigated, state health and athletic officials announced Sunday. No schools in Quay County are being closed, officials said. Fourteen schools will be closed beginning […]