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Articles from the July 17, 2012 edition

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Editorial: Quick sale may not be in state's best interest

At first blush, it might sound like a good idea to unload the state's supercomputer, Encanto, as a symbol of Gov. Bill Richardson-era excess, a la the state jet. After all, it supposedly can't pay...

 

Mr. Wood was a true role model

Portales lost one of the most kind and gentle men it has ever known this past week and heaven has inherited a wonderful grade school principal with the passing of Morris Wood. He was my grade school...

 

Police blotter - July 18

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:29 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a...

 

Our page - July 18

Birthday Anaya Maaja Dawn Anaya turns 1 year old on July 21, 2012. Parents are Desaray and Gabriel. Brothers are Eric and Daymion. Grandparents are the late Dawn Urioste and Steve Urioste, also...

 

Farmers market draws more than 160

Quay County's farmers' market is held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays at Wailes Park on east Tucumcari Boulevard. The Hayes family tables were full of fresh baked goods and...

 

Former resident will compete in Olympics

A former Tucumcari resident will take to the world's stage once again as she competes in the 2012 Olympics in London. Courtesy photo Amber Campbell, who lived in Tucumcari from 1983 to 1995, competed...

 

Relatives to pay respects to Civil War veteran

More than a dozen great- and great-great-grandchildren will visit the grave site of their Civil War veteran relative Wednesday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Courtesy photo Alfred Shelby served...

 

City to use federal grant for street projects

A $480,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development will pay for the replacement of water lines, service lines and street paving on several city streets. New water lines and...

 

4-H horse show draws 37 contestants

The annual State 4-H Horse Show and Rodeo will be held July 27-28 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. There are 37 contestants signed up for each day of the competition, said Tonya Hodges, rodeo...

 

Benefit dinner features columnist

Local residents reach out to renowned poet Baxter Black in an effort to help veterinarian Jean P. Corey re-establish her practice in Quay County. A tragic fire on May 21, claimed the lives of more...

 

Publication honors local motel

An attention and dedication to nostalgic detail is why Tucumcari's Blue Swallow Motel was listed as a top 10 vintage motel in USA Today. "It's very exciting, to have been selected for this list,"...

 

Youth program continues

A memorandum of understanding between the city of Tucumcari and Eastern Plains C.A.A. Inc. Head Start program will ensure a continuity of services for local youths. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley Kenia...

 

Students should consider post high school education

If you pick up most any tangible item you will see it was made in Mexico or China. More and more we see labor exported from the United States to countries where labor costs are cheaper. If you...

 

Notes From a Church Lady: We are all winners in God's Olympic games

"I will run the way of thy commandments". Psalm 119:32 In a matter of days U.S. athletes will compete in the London Olympic Games. Each one has practiced long and hard in their event hoping to win a...

 

Coin-operated water machine replaced

The coin-operated machine at Tucumcari's water pump station located at Third and Main streets has been replaced. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley City water department employees Chris Gries and Michael...

 

City, researchers collaborate on wastewater project

A wastewater reuse project will create job and research opportunities at the New Mexico State University's Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari. The project is a collaboration between the city...

 

Moncus: Hard to give up writing letters by hand

Through the years, we have visited much about writing letters as well as the joy of receiving such missives. Although such correspondence has been taken over by various electronic inventions, some of...

 

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