Regional water authority taking steps to halt first phase of Ute Water Project

The Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority armed itself Thursday for a long legal battle to pull the plug on the first phase of the Ute Water Project. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Robert Lumpkin speaks to the members of the Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority about the importance of having a legislative committee. The […]

Letter to the editor – Feb. 27

Ute water plans make no sense What Clovis is doing to Logan and Ute Lake, not to mention Quay County, is a crime. It has decided the water we all enjoy belongs to others and is out to get it, no matter the cost to Logan. Curry County let all the dairies come in. How […]

Wrestlers finish season with two-time state champion

The Tucumcari Rattlers finished their season with a two-time state champion and four additional wrestlers placed at 3A state title matches Saturday in Albuquerque. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers Wrestling team had nine wrestlers compete at state competition in Albuquerque Friday and Saturday with five placing. Above: runnerup Rudy Vallejo, state champion Augstin […]

Advance action helps area weather blizzard

Advance action by police and other emergency agencies and citizens heeding numerous warnings to stay off the roads helped many weather the worst blizzard in a decade, officials said. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Residents drive down slushy and icy roads on South First Street Monday morning after a strong winter storm dropped eight inches of […]

Reader-submitted content: Vietnam vet remembered

Editor's note: Canuto Montano, a highly decorated Vietnam vet, died Feb. 27 in Clovis. The following tribute recounts some of his many accomplishments: Kenneth Joseph (Canuto) Montano moved to Tucumcari in 1945 with his parents, who came from Anton Chico. Canuto's father was working in the mines at Hiawatha, Utah, where Canuto was born in […]

Mother, daughter selected for all-state academic team

Mother and daughter Julie Keck and Megan Williamson have been selected to the 2013 All-State New Mexico Academic Team, according to Mesalands Community College. Courtesy photo: Mesalands Community College Beth Sisneros, center, Phi Theta Kappa Advisor at Mesalands Community College, is joined by Mesalands students Julie Keck, left, and Megan Williamson at the State Capital […]

Commissioners approve grievance board decision

Quay County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a grievance board decision regarding termination of a Quay County Detention Center employee. Barbara Jimenez was terminated in October 2012, accused of giving the wrong medication to an inmate a fourth time. The grievance board made the right decision by terminating Jimenez, said County Manager Richard Primrose. Jail […]

Library hosting Seuss birthday party

The Tucumcari Public Library will be hosting the annual Dr. Seuss Birthday Celebration on 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. There will be storytellers, door prizes and refreshments provided and served by the Altrusa members. A birthday card contest is being held for students in Head Start, pre-school and kindergarten […]

Where does the white goes when the snow melts?

Ah, we're snowed in today, and I love it! I am a snow man, no doubt about it. Not the abominable kind, I hope. Just the very ordinary kind. ("Snow person" might have been clearer, but that would be dangerously close to the politically correct ravaging and neutering of the English language evidenced by such […]

Comments from the canyons: With age goes fleeting memory

Although I don't read nearly as much as I used to, I still like to leaf through books to try to find a few words that express thoughts and feelings. Of course, poetry is a major source of those thoughts and feelings, and I really enjoy browsing through those carefully tailored words that say so […]