Curator says Triceratops here to stay

Russell Anglin After John B. Scanella and John R. Horner of Montana State University published a report in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology in July stating Triceratops and fellow horned dinosaur Torosaurus were in fact the same animal, news outlets including The National Post and CBS News reported that Triceratops may never have existed, saying […]

Mesalands instructional services dean retires

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Special to the QCS David Gallatin, Dean of Instructional Services at Mesalands Comm-unity College, says goodbye after 20 years of dedicated service. Under his leadership, the college has made significant strides in improvement of facilities, curriculum, and enrollment. “Dr. Gallatin has been an integral part of redesigning the college for the past 14 years,” said […]

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Dispute continues over cattle guards

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two weeks before a court date with Quay County officials over the removal of cattle guards, Lee Stone had to put down a horse he says was injured by on of the devices. Stone, 64, said he and his son, Dusty, have been fighting to remove cattle guards from […]

DEA finds pot farm north of Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia Federal drug officials, along with 25 soldiers from the New Mexico National Guard, raided a San Miguel County ranch on Friday and found 1,500 pounds of marijuana. The pot was valued at $2 milllion to $3 million, officials said. The ranch owner, along with many local law enforcement agencies, said they were not […]

Knife-weilding partycrasher has nose bitten off

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom New Mexico Police say a 34-year-old Curry County man ejected from a party returned with a knife, only to have his nose bitten off in a struggle with other partygoers. But Gilbert Aburto says the police have the story all wrong. He says he’s the victim, that he was trying to […]

Tug of war over funds

Chelle Delaney Whose $80,000 is it anyway? The city of Tucumcari says it is theirs. Quay County says they asked for it first. At stake is $80,000 appropriated to “Tucumcari in Quay County” during the last state legislative session, City Manager John Sutherland said.Sutherland said the city asked for the money to pay for infrastructure. […]

It ‘was like a dream,’ says train accident victim

Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari man who was hit by a train two weeks ago says he “didn’t see the darn train,” and that he’s a very lucky man. “The doctors and everybody say I am very, very lucky,” said Isaac Pacheco, Jr., 46. Pacheco who is at Northwest Hospital in Amarillo was interviewed by phone […]

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us […]

Ministry of Hope deserves town’s help

By Chelle Delaney The Ministry of Hope says it needs help. In the recent past, the ministry has received financial aid from groups outside the Quay County area. However, because of the lingering need from Katrina, tornadoes here and in the southwest, and other natural disasters, the ministry has not received that aid, said a […]