Water rate hike to be discussed

Thomas Garcia An updated review of the new water rate increases will be discussed during Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. “We want to keep the citizens as informed as possible,” said Commissioner Robert Lumpkin. Several citizens attended the Oct. 13 commission meeting to complain of an increase in their water bills. Toni Leal started a […]

How you can be a positive sports parent

Jack Perconte Positive parenting in sports is a choice parents make that allows sports to be about kids and not about parents. Parents who are out to relive their playing careers through their kids are the source of a lot of negative parenting in sports. The choice to be positive is not easy because of […]

National Review helped end Soviet era

Freedom Communications Americans today are blessed with many, many diverse opinions in print, online and on cable TV. But in the mid-1950s, only a few publications, and none of the three major TV networks, espoused conservative or libertarian opinions. It was a time when most of the nation, especially in power centers such as New […]

Public input sought on Conchas lake plan

QCS Staff New Mexico State Parks invites the public to review and comment on the draft park management plan for Conchas Lake State Park. “The public needs to be there and make their opinions known,” said Marti Niman, Public information officer for NM State Parks. “Their input helps to guide planners and park officials on […]

Year in review

QCS Staff Some of the top stories from the year in Quay County. January • Jan. 10: Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland was fired after the city commissioners voted 3-2. • Jan. 14: A Mesalands Community College paleontology class found a fossil that could be of a new form of Triassic reptile at an eastern […]

Private firm to review Taser shooting

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A private firm is investigating last week’s Taser-dart shooting of a Tucumcari teen to determine whether any policies were violated and whether excessive force was used.Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose wrote via e-mail the Albuquerque-based Robert Caswell Investigations was recommended by the New Mexico Municipal League. She said state […]

Advocates sought for children

Special to QCS Volunteers are needed to serve on the Citizen Review Board to provide advocacy and oversight for abused and neglected children who are in the state’s custody, according to a press release from the New Mexico Child Advocacy Network (NMCAN). The board, a project of NMCAN, has over 170 volunteers staffing 34 local […]

Nationwide swine flu outbreak leads school officials to review plans

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Thomas Garcia Area school superintendents joined a teleconference with state health and education leaders Thursday to review plans in the event a case of swine flu should turn up at one of their schools. Thus far, no cases of swine flu have been confirmed in New Mexico. However, the number of probable cases has climbed […]

Clovis task force to review animal euthanasia

Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis is creating a task force to work on controlling the pet population. The Clovis City Commission heard an offer from Animal Protection of New Mexico to change euthanasia methods at the Clovis Animal Shelter.Most of Thursday’s meeting was dedicated to testimony from local veterinarians and APNM employees. The issue was […]

Designs for Tucucmari High School up for review

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By QCS Staff Parents of Tucumcari High School students and those interested in the school are invited to attend a review of proposed designs for high school. The new high school will include additions and renovations of the existing high school on Seventh Street. The design team is Greer Stafford, SJCF, of Albuquerque. Drawings will […]