Articles from the June 12, 2012 edition

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Fishing report - June 13

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...


Getting their kicks

More than 50 classic cars and 100 bikers rumbled down Tucumcari's stretch of Route 66 during a pair of weekend events. Classic cars drive along Route 66 Thursday as a part of the Cruise 66 event for...


Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug ca... Full story


Our page - June 13

Birthdays Lilly Nials Lilly Nials Lilly Nials will turn 1 year old on June 20. She will celebrate with family and friends on June 22. Lilly is the daughter of Dustin and Relissa Nials. She is the... Full story


iPads have many applications

I'm happy to report my wife and I are now a two iPad family. Her iPad just doesn't happen to work. You can use an iPad for nearly anything, well actually, we learned (the hard way) they're not much... Full story


Editorial: We don't forget, but we do forgive easily

E astern New Mexico residents are a hearty breed of independent, headstrong people loyal to each other. That trait shows through regardless of politics — most of the time. However, we saw that link... Full story


Mesalands Community College offering summer camp

Mesalands Community College welcomes young and adult campers to participate in Summer Adventure Camp, July 16-21. Summer Adventure Camp will provide a week of fun and learning for campers of all...


Family buys first home through USDA program

A Tucumcari family celebrated the purchase of their first home Tuesday, in large part due to the United States Department of Agriculture's rural home loan program. This program creates opportunities...


Statewide fire restrictions enacted

Forecasted rainfall for the Quay County area may hold off fears of the threat associated with a recent statewide fire restrictions, but caution is still advised, according to local fire officials. On... Full story


Local youth to start work on train depot improvement

Area teens participating in a state youth program will work to improve the landscape of the Tucumcari Train Depot. Seven Tucumcari teens will be participating in the New Mexico Youth Conservation...


Water acclimation classes offered

Tucumcari's city pool is well in to its summer operation hours with staff offering water acclimation sessions. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Bailee Gries enjoys the slide at the city pool Tuesday... Full story


Police blotter - June 13

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., an alarm was reported at a business on... Full story


Soccer camp starts next week

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will be coming to Tucumcari on June 18-22 for ages 4-13. You can register at or at Shipley Systems Radio Shack. For information call Clair... Full story


On the shelves - June 13

The following books are now available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction "11th Hour" by James Patterson. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer.... Full story


Nature's light show impresses

It seems that the things we fear are sometimes the things we revere. One could say we are well into our storm season here in Quay County. If you were awake Monday night at 10:30 p.m. and looking to...


Comments from the canyons: Canyons rich with 'pretty rocks'

We often visit about the beauty of our county, especially about the plants, flowers, and trees. That does not mean we don't appreciate the beauty of that which lies beneath that growth: dirt, rocks, f...


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