Articles from the October 30, 2012 edition

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'Stuff Nancy's Truck' campaigns receives more than 8,000 pounds of donations

After 10 days of 'Nancy's Truck' driving through Clovis and Portales collecting nonperishable goods, the campaign was declared a success by the... Full story


Fall asserting itself on High Plains

Fall was asserting itself on the High Plains as I drove to Lubbock early in the morning. Dead calm when I left with an obvious frontline painted across the sky to the northeast, it didn't stay that... Full story


Rural water authority approves resolution

The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority has approved a resolution affirming commitment for the operation and management of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The authority took the...


Senior menus - Oct. 31

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Nov. 1-7: Tucumcari Breakfast daily: Cereal, graham crackers, yogurt parfaits, bagel and cream cheese, fruit, juice, and milk Thursday Breakf...


City manager receives honor

Tucumcari City Manager Doug Powers was presented the Joe Guillen Award on Oct. 25 at an Infrastructure Finance Conference in Taos. The award recognizes individuals who have had a long term impact in... Full story


Special meeting planned

A special meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission has been scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Today at City Hall. The two items to be voted on by the commission are: Resolution 2012-43 which will allow the...


Early voting ends Saturday

The final day for early voting is Saturday at the Quay County Clerk's office in the Quay County Court House, 300 South Third St. The office is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The election is Tuesday and...


Red Ribbon carnival draws hundreds

The Red Ribbon carnival was held Saturday with a lot of the community coming out to support the cause. QCS photo: Thomas Garica Dressed as his favorite superhero, Jacob Olivas knocks a golf ball... Full story


Rattlers beat Clayton; improve to 2-1 in district

The Tucumcari Rattlers move to 2-1 in District 2-2A standings Friday night with a 27-15 win over the (5-4) Clayton Yellowjackets. QCS photo: Thomas Garica Rattlers Mark Preciado forces Yellowjackets... Full story


Rattlers prepare for 8-0 Santa Rosa

Friday night's District 2 2A matchup with the (8-0) Santa Rosa Lions is just another game for the (7-2) Tucumcari Rattlers, said Wayne Ferguson, head coach. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari's...


Community education classes offered

Mesalands Community College is offering "Fix It Yourself" community education classes this fall. It's a chance to learn more about home weatherization, car maintenance, solar energy opportunities,...


New Mexico state police joining inter-state seat belt crackdown

The New Mexico State Police will team up Friday, with law enforcement agencies in seven other states in the "Get Your 'Clicks' on Route 66" seat belt crackdown. The quarterly mobilization began in...


Editorial: Country's leaders playing dangerous game

One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer... Full story


Police blotter - Oct. 31

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:36 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 600...


Comments from the Canyons: College memories remain pleasant

Last weekend was a great one for this old Aggie. One more time I drove to Las Cruces to attend homecoming at New Mexico State University — my 57th — and to visit with some friends. Of course, my...


Xcel Energy upgrades system

Xcel's back up generator installed earlier this week could prevent the kind of long losses of power Tucumcari experienced in June 2011. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crews work Saturday to prepare the... Full story


Hospital offering senior program

A new Medicare-based program at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital will focus on improving the quality of life for senior citizens in Quay County. Senior Solutions is a program designed to help senior...


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