Articles from the April 30, 2013 edition

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Mesalands offering OSHA training

Mesalands Community College is the only area institution offering an Occupational Certificate in Basic Wind Energy Technology this summer. This short program starts May 6 and will end Aug. 16, with fe... Full story


Meetings watch: Tucumcari City Commission

The following items were before the Tucumcari Commission on Thursday: There were no comments from the public and no executive session. Commissioners in attendance: Mayor Amiel Curnutt, Mayor Pro-tem...


Mesalands board approves $11.1 million budget

The Mesalands Community College board approved a $11.1 million budget Tuesday for the 2013-2014 school year. The board approved the budget at a special meeting held for the 2013-2014 budget and to... Full story


Meetings watch: Quay County Commission

The following items were before the Quay County Commission rescheduled meeting on Friday in Logan: There was no comments from the public. Commissioners in attendance: Brad Bryant, chair, Mike Cherry...


Community effort aims to boost school spirit

A community effort is underway to boost spirit and highlight events and achievements at Tucumcari Public Schools. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Ag metals class students work on the frame...


Chuckwagon cook-off held

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Johnny and Susan Stacy displayed their wares at the chuckwagon cook-off on Saturday in Logan. The annual Chuckwagon cook-off held at Ute Lake on Saturday brought in five... Full story


Rabies clinics being held Saturday

Rabies clinics are scheduled at several local communities Saturday. Shots are $8 each for dogs and cats. Additional vaccinations will be available at additional cost. Times and places: Nara Vista ...


Lady Rattlers softball team hoping for win

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers softball team need a win Thursday against East Mountain for a third place tie in district standing. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia The pitch passes by the Lady Hawks batter for... Full story


Firefighters show support for first responders

Tucumcari firefighters showed their support for first responders killed in the recent fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Ed Shipley and Mark Martinez put up flags along... Full story


Rattlers place first, second in relay

QCS photo: James Lout Tucumcari Rattler Luke Smith placed first in the 300 meter hurdles and improved his state qualifying time. The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second Saturday during their...


Thomas: Distractions can lead to missed opportunities

I was doing my usual Sunday chores around the house when I looked out the front door to see a stand-off of sorts unfolding on my own porch. At the edge of the porch sat Peaches, a cat, which I've... Full story


Lauriault: New covenant lets us re-enter God's presence

God doesn't treat us as our sins deserve if we strive to maintain our relationship with him as his children (Psalm 103:8-13; 1 John 1:7-9; 3:1-3; 5:1-5). That was the theme of my recent article (Quay...


Comments from the canyons: Photos of old homes help record past

Some time ago, several of us began to talk about a few of the earliest homes built in Tucumcari and decided we might try to preserve their pictures in a small album so future generations could admire... Full story


Birthdays - May 1

Nials Rilee Jo Nials will turn 9 years old on May 6 and will celebrate her birthday with family and friends with a pool party. Rilee is a third grader at Logan Public School. Rilee's parents are...


On the shelves - May 1

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295: Fiction "Six Years" by Harlan Coben. Six years after the woman he loved married another man,...


State tourism director speaking at chamber banquet

New Mexico Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Monique Jacobson is the keynote speaker Friday at the Annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet. "Having the secretary speak at our...


Students awarded for survey returns

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Roberta Segura, principal at Tucumcari Middle School, hands eighth-grader Ryanne Lopez the Android tablet she won on Tuesday. An Android tablet, candy and sodas were...


Letters to the editor - May 1

Earth Day activities good experience Earth Day was a wonderful learning/giving day for our Tucumcari school students. The high school junior class did a major project for the beautification for our to... Full story


Lady Longhorns NMPREPS tournament results

Logan Lady Longhorns Varsity Girls Basketball 2012-2013 NMPREPS All Tournament: All District Whitney Cordova Shana Sorrels Brooke Rachor Kippi Webb Honorable Mention Marissa Miller Emily Collins All... Full story


Cinco de Mayo events planned

Cinco De Mayo Dance 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tucumcari Middle School Cafeteria. Cost is $3 a person or $10 a family at the door. Mesalands Community College's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is 5:30... Full story


Commission votes to rejoin EPCOG

The Quay County Commission voted to rejoin the Eastern Plains Council of Governments after a three-year absence from the organization. In 2010, commissioners had concerns about EPCOG's audits, which...


Menus - May 1

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for May 2 - May 8: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Hot dog, French fries, garden vegetables,...


Police blotter - May 1

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:51 a.m. a caller reported a disturbance on the 4000...


Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean....


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