Blotter — March 2

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 3:38 a.m., an alarm was reported at a bank on the 300 block of South First Street. An officer advised that all was OK. • At 2:44 p.m., a […]

Blotter — Feb. 23

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 1:53 a.m., a woman reported a prowler at a residence on the 500 block of South Adams Street. An officer advised that all was OK. • At 4:26 a.m., […]

God’s children are filled with Holy Spirit

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I was asked a question I couldn’t answer, which isn’t unusual, but I did know someone who probably could. Because I even knew their phone number (it was our New Mexico State University Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office), the person asking the question said, “Wow, you’re just full of good information […]

Police blotter — Jan. 26

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

Gay marriage bans hurt America

Russell Anglin The Associated Press recently reported that State Sen. William Sharer plans to propose a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between one man and one woman in the state of New Mexico. If passed, this law would preclude New Mexico same-sex couples from government and insurance benefits that their straight counterparts enjoy. […]

Police blotter — Jan. 5

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:15 a.m., an alarm was reported at a building on the 300 block of South Second Street. An officer advised that all was OK. • At 1:32 a.m., an […]

Police blotter — Dec. 22

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 11 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 700 block of Sunset Avenue. The officer advised all was OK. • At 12:53 p.m., […]

Police blotter — Dec. 8

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 9:22 a.m., a man reported fraud at a retail store on the 200 block of South First Street. • At 10:51 a.m., a man was arrested at the probation […]

Comments from the Canyons: Country stores served as town hubs

Lynn Moncus Recently, several of us have recalled our memories of country stores and the importance they played in the rural communities. Of course, the one I remember most vividly is the general store at Ima. It was begun by Grandad Moncus and his brother, Burnace, and later run entirely by Burnace. By the time […]

Americans give generously

Baxter Black Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it would only add to their financial loss. They were called stingy and greedy by their detractors and told they should harvest the crop and give it to the […]