Local agencies participate in exercise

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Members of the Tucumcari Police, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services and Quay County Sheriff’s Office participated Tuesday in a weapons of mass destruction incident exercise. “This exercise includes the identification of a biological hazard and the removal of an injured team member,” said. Major Xavier Miller of the New Mexico […]

Congressional compensation needs cutting

A t least one group of Americans has been profiting despite the faltering economy: members of the U.S. House of Representatives. They’re supposed to be the part of the government that’s “closest to the people.” But as the saying has it, they came to do good and stayed to do well. In their cases, mostly […]

Group seeks to amend Ute Lake policies

Thomas Garcia Members of a newly formed Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority say they plan to attend a meeting of the Ute Reservoir Water Commission Thursday in Tucumcari. “The authority is a joint powers agreement with Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan, and Quay County,” said Robert Lumpkin, Tucumcari city commissioner. Lumpkin said the Joint Powers […]

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 […]

Our page — June 29

Forty-one 4-Hers, parents, community members and County staff members pitched in and painted the rodeo arena Monday evening. Thanks to the awesome turnout, we were able to get half of it painted in less than three hours. Participants were treated to hot dogs and watermelon for their efforts. The next paint evening is scheduled for […]

Community briefs — June 29

Liberty report now available Liberty Mutual Domestic Water System Association advises its members that the 2010 Liberty Mutual Domestic Water System Association Consumer Confidence Report is available to its members. If a member is interested in receiving a copy, call 575-461-1913. —Staff reports

Mounted Patrol to celebrate birthday

Thomas Garcia Members of Tucumcari’s Troop 21 of the New Mexico Mounted Patrol will attend the state convention Friday and Saturday in Clovis. The NMMP is a state agency created by New Mexico law and made up of certified volunteer police officers. Troop 21 operates as an independent state agency which assists any law enforcement […]

Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger […]

Dorothy Randals always helped

Lynn Moncus Few people have done more to help preserve our area history than has Mrs. Dorothy Randals, who served on the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute Board for 37 years. During those years she helped with the collection, preservation, and presentation of items representing our county. Always willing to participate in the work days, Dorothy […]

Mesalands hosts dodgeball tournament

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Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College hosted a dodgeball tournament on April 1 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. Nine teams, each made up of five team members, competed in the tournament and Team O-hu-la-hans finished in first place. Congratulations to team members James Ellet, Kayla Johnson, Jordan Spears and Tyler McCormick. Mesalands will host another […]