Pipleline denial cost thousands of U.S. jobs

By denying a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline last week, President Barack Obama may succeed in delaying until after November’s election the politically difficult decision of which loyal constituency to offend, big labor or environmental activists. What is more certain is that the political maneuvering to deny a permit for the controversial 1,600-mile pipeline […]

Soccer league registration up

QCS staff Tucumcari Youth Soccer League’s Spring registration is running now through Tuesday. Cost is $25 per child ages 4-13, with registration forms avaialbe at Tucumcari Recreation Center, Tucumcari Elementary and Radio Shack. Forms and money must be turned in to Radio Shack.

CLASS act flawed gimmick of Obamacare

One of the significant purported cost-savings of President Barack Obama’s massive health care overhaul was supposed to be the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports program, CLASS, which was to operate like a private insurance program collecting premiums upfront to pay later for long-term care. On Friday, the Department of Health and Human Services announced […]

Marcelle and Ruby Go Shopping: A mother and daughter buy back-to-school duds that aren’t duds at all

Tricia Romano If there’s one thing about the new school year that kids love and parents don’t, it’s shopping for clothes. As children get into their tweens and teens, fashion and trends play a bigger part in their lives. But single mom Marcelle Karp, of New York City, satisfies her child’s sense of style without […]

Sports physicals scheduled

QCS Staff Sports physicals will be given Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Middle School Gym. The cost is $20 cash. Football practice will begin on Aug. 1 at 7 a.m. Players meet at the high school chorus room. Volleyball and Cross Country practice will begin on Aug. 8th.

Commissioners talk bank building purchase

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Russell Anglin After returning from executive session at their regular Thursday night meeting, Tucumcari city commissioners voted unanimously to send a non-binding letter of intent to purchase the Wells Fargo building on South First Street. Mayor Pro Tem Antonio Apodaca said the building would cost $1 million. “There is an opportunity to look at property […]

Tax raise needed for Tucumcari

Jim Witcher As you know, economic times are rough throughout the nation, and budgets are tight. As an example, I just found out this morning that the State now estimates their deficit to be $450 million. This means that any significant aid for our community in the form of grants is no longer possible. Therefore, […]

Commission discusses credit cards, demolition

Russell Anglin Besides a lengthy discussion of city rules pertaining to the decoration and maintenance of Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery Park, Tucumcari city commissioners addressed multiple issues at their city hall meeting Thursday. In his report to the commission, city finance director Dennis Dysart said credit card payments cost the city $12,000 yearly in processing fees. […]

Strawberry farmers right to cut losses

By Baxter Black: On the Edge of Common Sense Back before the collapse of the United Soviet Socialist Republic we had visitors from Romania tour our feedlot. We explained the program including cost of cattle, feed, maintenance, and cost of gain. “How much will they pay you for your cattle?” they asked. “We don’t know,” […]

County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]