Articles from the June 4, 2013 edition

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Officials concerned water project could affect tourism

Despite an 8 percent increase in visitors to Ute Lake near Logan over the Memorial Day weekend, state and local officials are concerned about misconceptions surrounding the Ute Water Project, and thei...


Prosecutor says he's pressing for September homicide trial

Tenth District Prosecuting Attorney Tim Rose said he is ready to start the trial of Tony Day, the Tucumcari youth accused of killing his adoptive mother and stepsister on Nov. 26. Rose said he is... Full story


New facility likely aided lower unemployment numbers

Quay County's 5.3-percent unemployment rate for April, the lowest reading recorded in nearly four years, is likely due to the addition of 20 part-tme jobs at the new Kodiak Produce facility in... Full story


Official: Not much change in county budget

The first draft of the county's fiscal 2014 budget shows an expectation of very little change from the fiscal 2013 budget, according to County Manager Richard Primrose. QCS Photo: Steve Hansen Quay...


Schools face decrease in revenues

Tucumcari schools will be operating with about $400,000 less for the 2013-2014 school year, according to budget documents. The decrease in revenues represents about 3 percent of 2012-2013 revenues tha... Full story


Thomas: Nothing wrong with letting your imagination run free

As you all may know the source of many of my columns are the animals, people and events going on in my life. It has been a few weeks since I have written a column and I can assure you it is not from a...


Steve: What's in a city name? Who knows?

Since I was a kid, I seem to have been drawn to places with names that no one seems to understand. Europeans have butchered some of the original Native American names of these places beyond...


Comments from the canyons: Community closer in rural areas

Living in one's home area provides much pleasure because we can see friends from all comers and in between. For instance, a couple of Saturdays ago, while having lunch at Del's, I had the privilege of...


Mesalands board approves hiring firm for background checks

The Mesalands Community College board on Friday approved hiring an investigation firm to conduct background checks on candidates for president of the college. On the recommendation of Jim Streetman,...


Distribution center booming

QCS photo: Steven Hansen Carolyn Birch of Tucumcari wheels boxes into place for loading. Blueberries, corn, mangoes, bananas and other fruits and vegetables bound for destinations in the Midwest and... Full story


Birthdays - June 5

Nials Payson Nials will celebrate his sixth birthday on Thursday. Payson is the son of Dustin and Relissa Nials. He is the grandson of Ray and Jo Ann Nials and Robin and Aleta Smith. He is the great...


San Jon VBS announced

Colossal Coaster World community vacation Bible school will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m., on June 10-14 at the San Jon First Baptist Church.... Full story


Weddings - June 5

Yearout Matt Yearout and Julie Payton exchanged wedding vows on April 28 at the Dresser Mansion in Tulsa, Okla. The bride is the daughter of Marion Payton of Tucumcari and the late Allen Payton....

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    June 4, 2013

Tucumcari High athletes recognized

Tucumcari High School's athletes received recognition and awards at THS's annual Athletic Banquet, sponsored by the Rattler Boosters organization. Members of boys and girls football, volleyball,...

 By QCS staff    publish/News    June 4, 2013

Softball association starting season June 18

The Tucumcari Softball Association 2013 will start its season June 18. The entry fee is $350 per team. For more information, please contact one of the following: Donnie 403-7215, Hallie 461-2764 or...


Quay County 4H winners

Quay County 4-H-ers recently competed in county 4-H contests showing what they have learned during the year. Novice and Junior 4-H-ers earned the opportunity to go on to district 4-H contests in...


Dry dead spirits make me sadder than bone-dry ground

It's hard to believe that we've just blown past another Memorial Day! — Tempus fugit! — Time flies! But since the past decade's years clicked by like stripes on a runway, I shouldn't be surprised... Full story


Genuine happiness worth some genuine sacrifices

"Happiness is worth a lot to me," a good friend, colleague, and mentor of mine once told his boss as he made a decision that would lead to his leaving the company. "Well, so what? Isn't happiness... Full story


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