Articles from the January 8, 2013 edition

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Former senator Mesalands government relations specialist

Former State Sen. Clinton D. Harden was introduced Tuesday as Mesalands Community College's new government relations specialist. Aaron Kennedy, vice president of student affairs, introduced Harden to...


Letter to the editor: Gun control matter of safety

Your Dec. 19 editorial — "Gun control not answer to tragedy" — gives one view of a serious problem facing our country. There are a lot of facts from various research projects and prestigious... Full story


EPAC scoreboard

Tuesday at Melrose BOYS Grady 63, Melrose 60 Eunice 75, Clovis Christian 42 San Jon 63, Elida 54 Tatum 43, Floyd 40 GIRLS Melrose 50, Eunice 29 Fort Sumner 51, San Jon 14 Elida 72, Clovis Christian... Full story


Grant bolsters enrollment, programs at Mesalands

The use of the Wind Center of Excellence grant at Mesalands Community College's North American Wind Research and Training Center has increased the number of student enrollment and programs offered.... Full story


Elected officials sworn in

Elected officials were sworn in Jan. 2 at the courthouse in the 10th Judicial District courtroom by Judge Albert J. Mitchell. Those taking the path included Tim Rose, newly elected district attorney,...


Mesalands election set for March

The Quay County Clerk's Office will be conducting the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees election to be held on March 5, 2013. The filing day for candidates is 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Jan. 16 i...


Rattler wrestlers ready to improve

The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling team returns from the Christmas break focused and determined to improve their conditioning. QCS photos: Thomas Garcia Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head wrestling coach,...


Two fires under investigation

QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Monday afternoon the fire department was called out to the 1100 block of Monroe for a structure fire. The Tucumcari Fire Department is investigating two fires causing...


Our page - Jan. 9

Food baskets On Dec. 22, approximately 40 Elks members met at the Tucumcari Elks Lodge and prepared and delivered 112 Christmas Food Baskets for Quay County area needy families. Fifty-six family...


Area lawmakers largely united on issues

Curry and Roosevelt County state lawmakers seem united on what issues need the most attention in the upcoming New Mexico Legislature, which begins Jan. 15. Education, economic development and...


Longhorns, Lady Longhorns entering EPAC

The Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns both enter the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference tournament with a record of 7-3 and a first round bye. The tournament runs from Jan. 8-12 with the first round...


Column: Rough time coming off holidays

Am I the only one who feels a bit rough starting out the week after operating on holiday time the past few weeks? Christmas and New Year's are two very important and celebrated holidays with little... Full story


Local cheerleaders perform in London

Two Tucumcari Rattlers cheerleaders started off the New Year performing in a parade in London, England. "It was a life-changing experience that I'd like to do again," said Aby Jimenez, sophomore.... Full story


Police blotter - Jan. 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 5:54 a.m., a woman went into the Police Department on... Full story


Calendar - Jan. 9

Thursday City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Loadgers' Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay...


Lauriault: God's intentions often misinterpreted

At a buffet luncheon recently someone said to the person sitting next to me, "I can't believe you're hungry after you had that burrito grande for breakfast." My neighbor replied that he was a growing... Full story


Menus - Jan. 9

The following are the menus for schools and seniors in Quay County for Jan. 9 - Jan. 16 Tucumcari Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, glazed carrots, ba... Full story


Christmas tree recycling open

All Tucumcari and Quay County residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the Coronado Park at Camino Del Coronado between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p,m, Monday through Friday through... Full story


Comments from the canyons: Weathering blizzards less arduous these days

After our little snowfall last week, some of us began talking about some of the storms of the past and how they affected our lives. Of course, we didn't have much pavement in the county; thus, we did...


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