Some Quay County offices stay open

Many county, city and village offices are staying open in Quay County Friday. Gov. Susana Martinez ordered all non-essential government offices not to open Friday, Feb. 4. Logan’s offices are open except for the Department of Motor Vehicles, said Village Manager Larry Wallin. “They have already shut down the support for the DMV office,” Wallin […]

November 1950

W.T. Williamson, city manager, reported the city’s power plant had doubled its electrical output in the last five years. …Adoph Kappel, 36, twice convicted of the ax slaying of his wife in Tucumcari and sentenced to life in prison, escaped from the state penitentiary work gang riding a prison mule and wearing prison denims. Kappel, […]

Ode to women in chaps

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There’s something oh, so charming about girl’s basketball Or lawyers wearing pantyhose or sweethearts with a drawl I like doctors with mascara and with painted fingernails And flirty flight attendants with their pretty ponytails There’s school marms in the classroom, some are nice but some are meanies And hurricanes named […]

Pistol Pete should keep his arms

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist New Mexico State, one of my alma maters, called the Aggies, uses the symbol of Pistol Pete as a mascot. He’s also the same character used by Oklahoma State and University of Wyoming. As the mincing tip-toe of political correctness creeps across college campuses it leaves in its Gerber baby […]

State police increase patrols

New Mexico State Police will be out in force over the holidays looking for intoxicated motorists and drivers not wearing their seat belts. According to a press release, state police will be conducting saturation patrols throughout New Mexico. Checkpoints will also be set up throughout the state. State police also wanted to remind motorists that […]

Seatbelt crack down set

Effective Nov. 14, police throughout New Mexico say they will be extra vigilant in looking for drivers and passengers not wearing their seat belts. State Transportation Secretary Rhonda Faught said the “Click it or Ticket” campaign will last through Nov. 28. “The bottom line is seat belts save lives,” said Faught in a press release, […]