Will your TV go dark on DTV-day?

Beginning Saturday all televisions in the United States are to transition to digital television marking the end of analog television. Starting Friday at midnight television stations will be settling into their permanent digital television transmission and channel listing. They will discontinue the use of their analog signal completely on Saturday. With those dates near at [...]

Afternoon storms could produce hail

By QCS Staff Numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue developing across the Eastern Plains, including Tucumcari, through 6 p.m., according to a 3:57 p.m. short-term forecast from the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “The strongest storms will contain pea to dime-sized hail. Gusty winds up to 45 mph.,” the forecast said. There will also be [...]

Weather Service declares city, county StormReady

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Chelle Delaney The city of Tucumcari and Quay County has been declared StormReady by officials of the National Weather Service. The presentation was made at the City Commission on Thursday. “Only two other communities in New Mexico have earned that designation,” said Shawn Bennett, meteorologist in charge of NWS Albuquerque.Those communities are an San Juan [...]

Community Notes: Lt. Gov. Denish, Lujan visit here Thursday, Sunrise service set for Easter

Lt. Gov. Denish, U.S. Rep. Lujan to be in Tucucmari ThursdayLt. Governor Diane Denish will be holding a

Birthdays, military service

Eighty years young…The children and grandchildren of Evelyn Terry Register will host an 80th birthday party on

Service for sexual assault vicitims coming to Quay County

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Thomas Garcia A special service to assist in the investigation of sexual assaults in Quay County was introduced Tuesday to area law enforcement agencies by a representative of the state’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. The Satellite SANE Unit is a service that will soon be provided in Quay County by the SANE of Eastern New [...]

Extension service offering program for those with diabetes

By QCS Staff Another series of the Keep Moving Keep Healthy With Diabetes program will begin next week, according to a press release. The Quay County Extension Office has teamed up with the Joslin Diabetes Research center to offer a program for people with diabetes or pre-diabetes. The program focuses on using exercise as a [...]

T.J. Riddle selected for outstanding 4-H lifetime volunteer award

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By QCS Staff Thelma Jo Riddle, a 4-H leader for 20 years in Quay County, was selected as the New Mexico recipient of the 2009 Salute To Excellence Award. This award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege, according to a [...]

01-03-2009: Community Notes

Unruh recognized for towing serviceLinda Unruh, owner of All Rite Towing, of Tucumcari, has received the American Towman ACE award for achievement in service performance. Recipients were nominated by the nation’s major motor clubs and dispatch centers.The ACE award is presented by American Towman Magazine a trade publication. High Desert receives accreditationHigh Desert Family Services, [...]

Year end tips from IRS could save taxpayers money

By QCS Staff The Internal Revenue Service is offering some tax tips that could result in a bigger refund or less taxes due next year and a few new tax law items, according to a press release.Here are the tips: