Ag center’s new arboretum is a walking trail, too

Special to the QCS Tucumcari has new outdoor educational center, an arboretum at the New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center on Highway 54.Individuals and educational groups are invited to meander their way through the outdoor arboretum to learn more about the trees and plant life around them as well as to enjoy being in […]

Denish to tour downtown Thursday

By QCS Staff Denish to visit Thursday Lt. Governor Diane Denish will be in Tucumcari on Thursday with small-business and economic development experts to highlight successful Tucumcari small businesses and help others navigate state government. The following is the public schedule for the Denish’s visit: 11:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Business luncheon, Tucumcari Rotary Club, […]

Students learn about planet

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Outdoor Classroom was the place, and Thursday was the time for elementary students to get to know their planet. Tucumcari Elementary and Tucumcari Middle School students spent Thursday learning during the schools’ annual Earth Day event. Earth Day was officially April 22, a Saturday, so the following […]

County detnetion center undergoing expansion, renovation

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may not be the Grand Hyatt, but the Quay County Detention Center is undergoing renovation and, with the removal of the juvenile section, an expansion. Center Assistant Administrator T.J. Rich, who is manning the ship while Administrator Anthony Elebario has been deployed for at least a month to assist victims of […]

ALTRUSA RECEIVES GRANT FROM COMCAST FOUNDATION

QCS Staff The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari Inc. received a $1,710 check from the Comcast Foundation on Dec. 15, 2004. This grant from The Comcast Foundation is in recognition of the 75 local Comcast employee volunteers, their families, and others who volunteered on Comcast Cares Day. Fred Dominguez, manager of the local Comcast Company […]

‘Comcast Cares’ comes off well

TV Hagenah The morning hours of Comcast Cares Day, Saturday, saw temperatures chilly and a bit uncomfortable, but that did not stop people from turning out for the fourth annual event in Tucumcari at Tucumcari School System’s Outdoor Classroom. In fact, according to Tucumcari’s Comcast Office Manager Frederick Dominguez, the 2004 edition of Comcast Cares […]

Woman wins drama scholarship

Rita Martinez of Conchas Dam has been awarded the New Mexico Outdoor Drama Scholarship by the Mesalands Community College Foundation. The scholarship was established in 1997 and is available to Mesalands students who are studying drama or liberal arts and have a grade point average of 3.0 or better. Preference is given to residents of […]

Students plant trees to help landscape

TV Hagenah Throughout the day Thursday, Tucumcari Elementary School students filed out of their school and into the “Outdoor Classroom” just north of the elementary school to plant trees to help landscape the classroom. The children were divided up into small groups under the immediate supervision of a high school National Honor Society member and […]

Altrusa receives grant

TV Hagenah The Altrusa International Club of Tucumcari, a women’s service and philanthropy organization, received a $1,000 check from the Comcast Foundation on Jan. 7. The check was presented to the organization by Lem Chesher of the National Resources Conservation Service and the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservation District for volunteer work club members […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]