Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we […]

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Being snowed it causes plenty of enjoyable time

By Lynn Moncus How many of us didn’t believe the weather reports last week when the forecasters told us we were going to have a snowstorm? We just thought we were kidding each other when we said we might not be together again until spring. Although we have certainly had deeper drifts in the past, […]

Remember good times more than bad

By Lynn Moncus As we approach 2010, we automatically look back at 2009 to see both the happy and the unhappy times. Although we lost friends and relatives, we gained new experiences and pleasant occasions. Unfortunately, we tend to remember the unhappy times throughout our lives, but we should also dwell on many of the […]

Dealers: Cash for clunkers program had mixed results

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico The Cash for Clunkers program, which has been successful nationwide in spurring new-car sales since it began in late July, had mixed impacts on local dealers through its conclusion Monday. “We had a lot of positive response out of it,” said Tim Baldwin, the sales and new car manager […]

3 questions with … Bobbye Rose

QCS staff Rose is Tucumcari’s city manager. 1. Have you adjusted to business as usual since you began as Tucumcari’s city manager? I have found there is no business as usual. Every day is filled with unique problems, concerns, interesting people, and projects. It has been a learning experience for me, but one that I […]

Residents walk for cancer treatment

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Thomas Garcia Dozens of Quay County residents began to gather at Rattlers Stadium Friday night to take part in the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay For Life. “Our main goal is to raise money for the treatment of Quay County residents fighting cancer,” said Amy Sandoval, Chair Quay County’s Relay for Life. “All of the […]

State Police launch campagin targeting drunk drivers Friday

Special to the QCS The New Mexico State Police began this summer’s “100 Days and Nights of Summer” traffic safety campaign on Friday in District 9 which includes District 9 Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Roosevelt and Quay counties, according to a press release. The campaign is targeting drunk drivers and within the local area the […]

Change and culture shock are keys to great beginnings

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, a friend and I were talking about culture shock, the idea that confusion can result in a sudden change in environment especially if a person hasn’t been prepared for such a change. This young man had just returned from a country in which he witnessed a totally different lifestyle […]

December 1935

L.J. Knight of San Jon demonstrated that he was one of the nation’s real farmers at Chicago’s International Livestock show. He won the blue ribbon for the best maize exhibited. …W.M. Hedgecoke suddenly dropped dead on a streets in Newkirk. … AJ. Luck began his pastorate at the Presbyterian Church. … Santa Claus landed at […]