Seek God’s guidance before springing to action

Spring started this past Tuesday and the local schools are on spring break this week. There are certain things that happen each spring; some of them due to man’s timing, like spring break, and some, like the spring equinox, because God set the schedule (Genesis 1:14-19). Sometimes God allows us to set the schedule and […]

Altrusa makes $10,000 donation

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer A local organization’s donation helped Tucumcari MainStreet improve the landscaping at the newly remodeled Train Depot. Alida Brown, chair of the Altrusa community service committee, presented $10,000 donation to MainStreet at a community service program meeting held at Train Depot. “It’s critical for our community to have a project like […]

Local woman facing forgery charges

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari Police Department investigation into counterfeit money led to the arrest a local woman, who has been charged with 18 felonies. On Friday, police arrested Shari Evans, 39, of Tucumcari, said Officer Reyes Gonzales. Gonzales said a search warrant was issued for Evans’ residence, where police found several items of interest. “There […]

Local leaders helped state thrive

As New Mexico celebrates its 100th year as a state it’s easy to daydream about what life in our portion of the state was like back in 1912. Portales had been around just over a decade, Texico was 10 years old and Clovis had been established six years earlier when a division point for the […]

Local officials seek more information on state’s grading process

Thomas Garcia Results of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s new school grading system show all Quay County schools are passing yet have the administrations questioning how the data was compiled. On Tuesday, Governor Susana Martinez unveiled the preliminary, baseline grades for New Mexico’s schools based on a unique A-F School Grading Law that passed […]

Redistricting shuffles state lawmakers

Alisa Boswell Local state representatives say big changes are in store for state House districts under a new redistricting plan declared law Tuesday by Santa Fe Judge James Hall. “My district currently stretches from Portales to the Colorado state line, but in the new map, I would take on a bigger portion of Portales, almost […]

Police ‘close’ to arrest on counterfeit money incidents

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police are investigating three reports of counterfeit money being passed at local retailers. “We are very close to making an arrest,” said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said detectives are close to obtaining a warrant for one suspect believed to be responsible for two of the reports. “We feel the third incident […]

Landowner’s associations discuss wind energy

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Thomas Garcia The chairman of a local renewable energy landowner association said projects are under way that would eliminate the stumbling block for wind energy farms in eastern New Mexico — transferring the electricity to national markets. Representatives for these projects spoke at the third annual Coalition of Renewable Energy Landowner Associations meeting Saturday in […]

Shops offering Black Friday deals

Thomas Garcia Along with the 5 a.m. openings, local retailers will be offering additional sale promotions for Black Friday. “We appreciate our customers and all of their business,” said Rhonda Kandel, manager K-Mart. Kandel said K-Mart will be opening their store at 5 a.m., and will run a special “Blue Friday” sale from opening to […]

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 […]