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Articles from the July 3, 2012 edition

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On the shelves - July 4

The following books are available at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction "The Storm" by Clive Cussler. In the 10th Numa Files novel, Kurt Austin and his team battle a plan to change the world's...

 

College gets grant for equine programs

Mesalands Community College received a $10,000 donation from the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation to aid the continued growth and expansion of the Equine and Rodeo programs. Pat Fitzgerald, director...

 

Public Regulation Commission OKs proposed station

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission unanimously approved on Tuesday Xcel Energy's plans to build a new power generating facility in Tucumcari. Courtesy photo A design drawing of the for Xcel... Full story

 

Police blotter - July 4

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 1:03 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 100 block...

 
 By QCS Staff    publish/News    July 3, 2012

Airport awarded FAA grant

The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Tuesday it has awarded grants to four New Mexico airports including Tucumcari Municipal Airport, according to a release from U.S. Senator Jeff...

 

Rep. Roch: Obamacare threat to insurers

A tax forcing residents and small businesses to purchase health insurance, could lead to gaps in coverage and a decline in insurance providers, according to a local legislator. "This law is a...

 

D.A.: Fireworks negligence will be prosecuted

The absence of a ban of aerial fireworks will not deter the 10th Judicial District Attorney's office from prosecuting a case if negligent conduct is a factor. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia A concern was... Full story

 

Firefighters continue facing risks

It's truly amazing to me with all the wildland fires across the West this spring and summer that there has been very little loss of human life. We've had some truly huge fires this year with the...

 

Editorial: Remember, freedom includes responsibility

This week we celebrate freedom. For some of us that means backyard barbecues, pool parties, watching baseball from the recliner or watching Saturday's fireworks display at Ute Lake. Some also will...

 

Raton investment group plans racing, gaming license application

A new investment group has expressed interest in building a race track and casino in Raton should La Mesa fail in its appeal to save their gaming and racing license. La Mesa was awarded the state's... Full story

 

City to use revenue from vehicle, equipment sales to pay for street lights

Money generated from the sale of surplus city vehicles and equipment is being used to repair the street lighting in Tucumcari, according to city officials. It's an effort to light streets and make...

 

Moncus: Former students still kids to me

We Golden Rattlers have now received our "2012 Golden Rattler Directory" and have gone through it carefully searching for names of old friends. Although many of them are missing, some of them may...

 

Notes from a churchlady: Patriotism is not allegiance to political party

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord..." Psalm 33:12 A hundred years ago every community gathered for a big Fourth of July celebration that included parades, contests, speeches, and lots of...

 

Low water levels prompt Conchas Lake boat ramp closing

A declining water elevation and shoreline damage prompted the closure of the south boat ramp at Conchas Lake State Park, according to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials. "Heading into the holiday...

 

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