Mesalands receives donation of equipment

Special to the QCS The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College recently received a 70-kilovolt discharge stick for in-class training from Megger, a Valley Forge, Pa., based manufacturer of electrical testing and measuring equipment. The discharge stick is used to safely remove the static charge from equipment and other voltage […]

Republicans should stick to their guns

Freedom New Mexico The current appropriations bill — the Continuing Resolution — funding the federal government is set to expire Friday. If it does, it would cause a shutdown of some portions of the government. With the stakes so high, congressional Republicans ought to, as Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently told a group in Newport […]

3-3 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, fruit and milk. Lunch: Pizza, garden salad, ranch dressing, fruited Jell-o. Monday Breakfast: Cereal graham crackers, fruit and milk. Lunch: BBQ pork ribs, baked beans, corn on cob, sliced bread, pineapple. Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, fruit and milk. Lunch: Beef tacos, Spanish rice and refried beans, lettuce and […]

La Quinta Hotel to be completed in October

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By QCS Staff Stick by stick the La Quinta Hotel and Suites is taking shape on Adams Street. “It’ll be 66 rooms on Route 66,” said hotelier and owner Neil Patel of Tucumcari. Completion is expected in October when the hotel will employ 20 to 25 people. Estimated cost of the project when completed will […]

Walking stick gives us a view of life from the ground up

By Lnn Moncus Recently, one of my former students remarked in a letter that I have “more fun than most over the simple pleasures in life.” I think she was a bit amused at one of the pictures of an insect I had taken and had sent to her. Perhaps, not all letter writers would […]

There’s still room for Jell-O, right?

By Kevin Wilson Every so often, the power of the press can be used to elicit important change and inspire those who absorb its content to work toward a greater standard of life. I’ll let you determine if the following applies to such a situation. I was doing some grocery shopping the other day, and […]

Mosquitoes bite — despite lack of teeth

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Rather than the proposed racetrack or ethanol plant, folks in Tucumcari seem to be on the receiving end of a new — and very productive — establishment. We have a mosquito factory. First confined to back woods and dirty water pooled in abandoned tires, the mosquitoes have gotten bolder, […]