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Articles from the May 8, 2012 edition

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  • Annual auction benefits KENW television

    Alisa Boswell PNT staff writer|May 8, 2012

    The Portales affilate of the Public Broadcasting System is in the midst of auctioning off more than 1,500 donated items for its biggest fundraiser of the year. Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Sheryl Borden, marketing director for the KENW television station in Portales, goes through items for auction Tuesday at the station. Borden said the auction includes 1,500 items and is the station's biggest annual fundraiser. KENW television station is auctioning off 1,500 donated items for its biggest fundraiser of the year, according to Marketing...

  • Fishing report - May 9

    Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish|May 8, 2012

    This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground will be closed beginning May 14 and lasting for about six months while the dam is being rebuilt. Charette Lakes: Fishing was very good using Power Bait for limits of trout. Fishing was fair using...

  • Our page - May 9

    May 8, 2012

    Student of the month Lamm Kassi Lamm has been named teenagers or student of the month, it was announced today by the Elk's Lodge. Kassi Lamm, 16, is the daughter of Robert and Jodi Lamm of Tucumcari.. She is a sophomore at Tucumcari High School. The teenager or student of the month program is sponsored by the Elks Lodge in an effort to bring recognition to outstanding youth in the area. Teenagers or student of the month are selected by a panel of youth in each participating high school within the jurisdiction of the sponsoring lodge. Multiple...

  • Editorial: Time to stop questions about guv's grandpa

    Las Cruces Sun-News|May 8, 2012

    OK, so now we know. But why did anyone have to care? It's now been confirmed that Gov. Susana Martinez' paternal grandfather was a U.S. citizen and not an illegal immigrant. Holy smokes, is that ever a big load off all of our minds! It was almost getting to be the Barack Obama birth-certificate flap all over again. Because some people made a big deal over the question, The Associated Press gets kudos for dusting off the truth. Grandpa Martinez was legally admitted to the U.S. as a permanent resident in 1918 and became a U.S. citizen in 1942....

  • On the shelves - May 9

    QCS staff|May 8, 2012

    The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "Guilty Wives" by James Patterson. Four friends in Monte Carlo for a luxurious girls' vacation find themselves in prison, accused of a crime. "The Lost Years" by Mary Higgins Clark. A biblical scholar who has made an amazing discovery is murdered. "Come Home" by Lisa Scottoline. A woman joins her estranged former stepdaughter to investigate the possible murder of her ex-husband. "Stay Close" by Harlan Coben. A disappearance in...

  • Senior menus - May 9

    QCS staff|May 8, 2012

    The following are the lunch menus for May 10- May 16 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Steak and stuff, asparagus, carrots, whole wheat roll with margarine, strawberry shortcake. Friday Kraut dog, California vegetables, baked French fries, strawberries and bananas, pumpkin nut bread. Monday Sloppy Joe, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle and onion slices, cottage cheese, pineapple salad. Tuesday Chicken and vegetables, pasta, broccoli with margarine, whole wheat roll with margarine, pears, sugar free brownie. Wednesday Taco,...

  • School menus - May 9

    QCS staff|May 8, 2012

    The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Monday Breakfast: BK pizza, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Hamburger/cheeseburger with all the trimmings, fries, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Sandwiches, ham/turkey with all the trimmings, potato salad, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Baked cheese sticks, cereal, juice, milk. Lunch: Cooks choice meat, mashed potatoes/gravy, hot veggies, salad, hot rolls, fruit, milk. Thursday Breakfast: Muffins, oatmeal, juice, milk. Lunch: Sack...

  • Life in small town most rewarding

    Lynn Moncus QCS columnist|May 8, 2012

    Some people think that life in a small town or in a rural area is rather dull. Well, those people should try to live this live life to learn that it is anything but dull. Instead it is most rewarding! We have but to look outside or answer the phone to have many lively and unique experiences. Last week, for instance, when I walked into KIX on 66 and was seated for morning coffee, I looked up to see a young man approaching the table. As most of you know if you are in my age group, you may have a hard time remembering names even though we usually...

  • Trustee honored

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|May 8, 2012

    Mesalands Community College Board of Trustee Ted Peabody was honored Friday with an honorary degree from the two-year college. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Mesalands Community College's president Mildred Lovato embraces board of Trustee member Ted Peabody, who was presented an honorary degree. "I can say that I am more surprised by this than you," Peabody said. Mesalands' president Mildred P. Lovato recognized Peabody for his accomplishments and work with the college. "This degree is presented to a man who has inspired and mentor both the students...

  • MainStreet awarded capital outlay grant

    Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer|May 8, 2012

    QCs photo: Thomas Garcia Economic Development Dept. Cabinet Secretary John Berala speaks to a crowd at the Tucumcari Train Depot Friday. Berala was presenting Tucumcari MainStreet with a $157,000 capital outlay grant. Tucumcari MainStreet Train Depot project received $157,000 in state capital outlay money. The award was annoucned in a Friday event with state Economic Development Department Cabinet Secretary Jon Barela. "This is one of the larger amounts being awarded by the state," Barela said. Barela said MainStreet projects are one of the...

  • Police blotter - May 9

    QCS staff|May 8, 2012

    The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday - At 12:02 a.m., a woman went in to the Police Department on the 200 block of E. Center Street to report a found firearm. - At 12:11 a.m.,a man reported a fight at a fuel station on the 2300 block of S. First Street. - At 7:04 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a fuel station on the 2300 block of S. First Street. - At 8:32 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 1800 block of S. Ninth... Full story

  • Harden speaks out on Senate race

    Kevin Wilson CNJ STAFF WRITER|May 8, 2012

    Clint Harden feels a primary challenge for his New Mexico Senate seat was engineered by Gov. Susana Martinez, who denies the charge. From left, Clint Harden, Angie Spears and Pat Woods But Harden said he was not forced into retiring after 10 years in office. "It was my decision," Harden said this week, speaking in depth about his decision to leave the Senate for the first time since his announcement on Feb. 18. "Had I decided to run, I'd have been successful," he said. "It just wasn't worth it a...

  • Sands-Dorsey building collapses under fire

    Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer|May 8, 2012

    Prompted by a Tuesday morning fire, Tucumcari city officials approved the demolition of half of the Sands Dorsey building. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia The remains of the Sands Dorsey building still smolders Tuesday afternoon. The building caught fire twice Tuesday morning once at 1 a.m., and again at 3 a.m. "The cause of the fire is unknown at this time," Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said, "and is being viewed as suspicious." Cherry and City Manager Doug Powers were overseeing crews from Daniel Construction as they knocked down the west wall...

  • Press release: KENW-TV schedules online auction

    May 8, 2012

    With over 1500 items to choose from, bidders will have fun bidding on merchandise and gift certificates during KENW-TV's 36th Annual Online Auction, which is scheduled for June 1st through the 10th. Bidders can go ahead and place bids on any of the items after they register at According to Sheryl Borden, Director of Marketing for the Broadcast Center, "The Auction went online five years ago and the response has been overwhelming. However, for those who do not have a computer or do not have internet access, there will be...

  • A world of adventure at their fingertips

    May 8, 2012

    Living in Quay County, you are at times looking for a source of entertainment or education. Jane, right and Dixie Lewis, left begin to stack their books as they browse the selection of books of the rural bookmobile. I'm not taking anything away from television or movies, but if you're like me there are many times you can't find anything to watch. If you can believe it, there are some people who just don't like to watch TV; they don't even have cable or satellite. However, there is one medium that everyone seems to agree upon and that would be... Full story