Portales says yes to Sunday alcohol sales

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Alisa Boswell Portales voters approved Sunday restaurant alcohol sales by a narrow margin in a referendum Tuesday. The final total was 311-278 for allowing sales of alcohol on Sunday at local restaurants. Election officials described the flow of voters as steady most of the day, but only a fraction of the city’s 6,007 registered voters […]

Voter turnout high in Quay County

By QCS Staff About 66 percent of all eligible voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. “It’s the most I’ve seen,” said White, who has been clerk since 2004. Of the 6,125 eligible voters, 4,021 voted, White said. In the 2004 general election, the countywide turnout was 47 percent of […]

Cast iron skillet still a favorite in her kitchen

By Lynn Moncus An article in the Albuquerque Journal about cast iron skillets and their continued popularity certainly caught my attention because I rarely cook a meal without using one. Several of my friends have teased me about my clinging to those special utensils and guarding them as if they were of great value. Well, […]

Will your vote reflect your mindset

By Nick Le Compte, Tucumcari Soon we will have the privilege to cast our vote for those wishing to lead us in our government. I encourage all to take advantage of this privilege, because as cliche’ as it may sound, your vote does make a difference. More importantly, if you do not vote, then you

Lord teaches us to let go with blessings

By Debra Whittington To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and […]

Nara Visa returns in

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By QCS Staff The first votes in Quay County, from Nara Visa, have been tallied. They were in before voting ended at 7 p.m. today in the rest of the county because of the time zone difference in the eastern part of the county. In Nara Visa, about half of all the eligble voters cast […]

Early voting is light

By QCS Staff Early voting in Tucumcari’s election for city commissioners is light, said City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford. So far, there have been 10 absentee ballots and 22 early voter ballots that have been cast at the machines, Maddaford said. Based on records from the Quay County Clerk’s office, as of Jan. 7, there are […]

Stargazing

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By QCS Staff Ashley Lopez and her family met the cast of the television series “Law and Order: SVU” on June 27 in New Jersey. The trip was made possible through the New Mexico Make-a-Wish organization. An added bonus of the meeting with the actors of Law & Order Special Victims Unit was that Ashley […]

Witcher chosen in special election

TV Hagenah A total of 91 votes were cast in the District 3 Special Election to choose the city commissioner to represent that district and not even the winner of the commission seat, Jim Witcher was happy about that part of his win. “First of all I am disappointed that with 650 people registered to […]

Students to perform melodrama

Rehearsals are well underway for Tucumcari High School’s spring production of “Someone Save My Baby Ruth” or (“Foil the Villain”). Under the direction of drama instructor Peggy Szaloy. Szaloy said the play is a melodrama which takes place in Boston in the late 1800 with most of the action going on in two sweet shops […]