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  • Tucumcari confident in bid for racino

    Thomas Garcia, Staff writer|Jul 4, 2018

    The interest of three groups expressing interest of bringing a racino to the Clovis, Curry County area is not swaying or lessening the confidence of the Tucumcari, Quay County’s bid for the sixth and final license, said Warren Frost. “It doesn’t matter if there are 10 entities that want to apply, express interest in bringing a racino to Clovis,” Frost said. “We have the best location for the racino; Tucumcari is where the highest revenue stream can be generated.” Frost a spokesman for a group looking to bring a racino to Tucumcari, said with l...

  • Meeting protocol discussed

    Steve Hansen, Correspondent|Jul 4, 2018

    The issue of who’s third in line to conduct a meeting became an issue before the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday. Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield, in her duties as mayor, conducts commission meetings. In her absence, it becomes Mayor Pro Tem Robert Lumpkin’s duty. If neither could attend a meeting, Litchfield suggested that District 5 Commissioner Todd Duplantis be appointed to attend such meetings. However, District 1 Commissioner Ralph Moya objected, saying he had not been consulted on the idea. Moya suggested that in such cases, the rem...

  • County burn ban tabled

    Thomas Garcia, Staff writer|Jul 4, 2018

    A county-wide burn ban was tabled Friday by the Quay County Commission with residents being asked to be mindful of the conditions and follow notification protocol. “There are some rural fire chiefs that want the ban, there are also residents who need to burn CRP land to prepare for fall planting,” said Donald Adams, Quay County Fire Marshal. Adams discussed the possibility of a burn ban during Friday’s rescheduled meeting. “We have been very fortunate when it comes to wildfires so far this season,” Adams said. “However, there is still an is...

  • Calendar - July 4

    Jul 4, 2018

    Service clubs Wednesday • All city, county, village offices and banks will be closed in observance of the Fourth of July • Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: Noon, first and third Wednesday of each month, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 575-461-1377. Support groups • Alcoholics Anonymous unity group: 7 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays,1704 S. Fourth St. • Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous: 7 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays 1704 S. Fourth St. To list items in the calendar, email tgarcia...

  • Menus - July 4

    Jul 4, 2018

    The following are the menus for the Tucumcari and Logan senior centers in Quay County for today through July 11: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Logan Thursday: Lemon baked chicken, rice, cucumber salad with dressing, beets, spice cake Friday: Spaghetti, salad with dressing, spinach, garlic bread, apple cobbler Monday: Meatballs, steamed rice, oriental vegetables, whole wheat roll, margarine, mandarin oranges Tuesday: Pork ribs, baked potato, margarine, salad with dressing, potluck roll, chocolate pudding Wednesday: Chicken...

  • Pages past - July 4

    Jul 4, 2018

    July 1933 • Clovis Sunshiners, with the help of pitcher Big Jelly Allen, defeated the Tucumcari Utes 3-1. • July 4 specials from H. Goodman Co. included two pounds of minced ham for 25 cents and 25 pounds of sugar for $1.31. • The city donated $75 to pay for Bob Sandusky and his 22-piece Shamrock Band to perform at the American Legion's state convention hosted in Tucumcari. • Women of thecounty prepared to circulate a petition because the Quay County Commission did not budget for a county...

  • Pot changes could do some bipartisan good

    The Dallas Morning News|Jul 4, 2018

    The recently released list of Texas Republicans’ biggest legislative priorities was largely expected — except for that surprising bit about weed. Decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana and improving medical marijuana guidelines finally made it to the state GOP’s platform, and we hope legislators jump to action in January. Marijuana-related legislation is more popular among Texans than you might expect. A 2017 poll found that only 17 percent of Texans were still against legalization in any form, with medical use still considered the most acc...

  • Dems should play hand they're dealt

    Steve Hansen, Columnist|Jul 4, 2018

    OK. President Donald Trump gets another U.S. Supreme Court nominee. Guess what? He or she will be a conservative. The majorities vary between the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate, but they are Republican in both cases. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D- N.Y.) is saying we should put off an appointment until after the November election. Why? Because that's what they did to President Barack Obama when he tried to appoint a justice after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Sorry, Chuck, it won't work. This time the president and majorities...

  • Christians should defend freedom

    Gordan Runyan, Religion columnist|Jul 4, 2018

    1 Corinthians 7:23 says, “You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants [or, slaves] of men.” The first half refers to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, where the price He paid was His life, offered voluntarily on the rough-hewn wood of a Roman cross, to buy sinners out of their bondage to things like sin, death, and Hell. The concept of rescuing them by purchasing them goes back to provisions made in the Old Testament law, by which a family member could “buy back” what his relative had...

  • Little league teams make big game

    Thomas Garcia, Staff writer|Jul 4, 2018

    Two Quay County All-Star teams have qualified for state competition this month in Albuquerque. The intermediate all-star team coached by Billy Burns will compete at 5:30 p.m., Friday against the winner of the District 5 match-up earlier in the day. "It does not matter which team we will play, the guys will be focused on playing their best," Burns said. Burns said at this level, the ball is pitched from 50 feet with 70 feet between bases. He said the guys will be working on their fundamental...

  • Volleyball players take part in open gym day

    QCS Staff|Jul 4, 2018

    More than 13 high school volleyball players took part in the open gym workout Monday at the Tucumcari Middle School gym. "I was happy with the turnout for the first day of summer open gym," said Dana Benavidez, Lady Rattlers varsity coach. Benavidez said there was a mixture of athletes who came out to take part in the event. She said for the event, there were several freshman, a few new additions of upperclassmen and the return of four starters so far. Benavidez said many of the players who...

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