Officials break ground on Ute pipeline project amid protests

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Kevin Wilson As a light rain sprinkled over the Ute Reservoir, the sounds of protest drowned out officials’ optimistic vision of progress and a long-term solution for eastern New Mexico’s water supply. Hundreds attended Thursday’s groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System, commonly known as the Ute Water […]

Winners of pecan show to be announced today

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Thirteen sounds like the lucky number for the first-ever Quay County Pecan Show, said county agent Tom Dominguez. “The only county that has one is Dona Ana,” Dominguez said. “Hopefully, this will be a yearly deal for Quay County.” The 13 entries in the show were being judged Friday night by Dominguez, who was looking […]

Best television remains unplugged

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor What’s not to love about the morning sounds of a town like Tucumcari? The sweetly peeping birds. The rooster that crows at the tendrils of dawn. The donkeys braying boldly down the road. Alas, a new sound was added to the mix the other morning. It was neither natural […]