Legislature may see ‘dramatic’ facelift in 2013

Tuesday was the official filing day for New Mexico’s primary election. Political blogger Joe Monahan tells us the state Legislature is “poised for its most dramatic facelift in two decades.” He also reports the lawmaking game is not as much fun as it used to be and writes: “The bull market days of an overflowing […]

Six file candidacy for county election

Thomas Garcia Voters will have two contested races for the Quay County Commission and two uncontested races in the June 5 primaries, followed by four uncontested races in the Nov. 5 general election. The last day to register to vote and be eligible for the primary election is May 8. Early and absentee voting begins […]

Senior Olympics play day set

A Senior Olympics Play Day from 9 a.m.-noon and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. Monday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The event is free to seniors age 50 and older.

God gives cause to leap for joy

Last Wednesday was leap day. Leap day comes every four years, except for century years not divisible by 400, and was originally added to the calendar by Julius Caesar because the lunar year is actually longer than 364 days. Leap day is a make up day to keep our accounting of time aligned with God’s […]

Postal revisions will eliminate two positions and delay delivery

Thomas Garcia Two full-time positions will be lost in a transfer of U.S. Postal Service mail processing operations from Tucumcari to Albuquerque, according to a USPS spokesman. The Postal Service announced its plan Thursday to move the processing center. Dates for the transition have not been set, according to Peter Haas of the USPS. The […]

Co-worker known for dedication, service

One more day, one more conversation, one more outburst of laughter and even one more time just to argue with you. These are a few things I and many others wish we could have with Catherine Bugg. I’d like one more chance to speak up and let her know just how much she and her […]

Coyote calling contest planned

QCS reports The Quay County 4-H program is hosting a coyote calling contest fundraiser to provide supplies and equipment for the rapidly growing shooting sports program. The series consists of four one-day hunts. The first day will be Saturday. There will be a prize for the person with the most points each day. The person […]

Local groups take part in Veterans Day ceremonies

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QCS Staff Several area organizations took part in Veterans Day ceremonies. “All veterans should be honored, no matter where or how long they served,” said Oracia Encinias, VFW Post 2528 trustee. Members of the VFW Post 2528 gathered at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. A wreath was placed on […]

Holiday closings

The following offices will be closed on Veterans Day: • The Quay County, Tucumcari and Village of Logan offices will be closed Friday in observance of Veteran’s Day. • Wells Fargo, Citizens Bank and Everyones Federal Credit Union will be closed Friday. • First National of New Mexico in Tucumcari and Logan will be closed […]

Sharing stories family tradition

I had an awesome and busy weekend. Not only was it Labor Day weekend, with temperatures in the high 70’s and rain to boot. It was also the Garcia family reunion. Now, as you may have read in the past, my family means everything to me. So naturally I truly am in heaven when we […]