When is the best time to start potty training?

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Tonjia: Developmentally speaking, there are two important things to remember about potty training children. First, girls typically reach developmental milestones more quickly than boys and thus potty train earlier than boys do. Second, potty training depends upon a child’s ability to control bladder and bowel functions. In most children, awareness of these functions does not […]

Cow escapes to reach golf course glory

Baxter Black It’s 6 1/2 hours from Sierraville to Modesto and the packing house. Karl had put together a load of cull cows. Whilst unloading, a bony gummer mama cow who looked like a ragged shag carpet hangin’ over a sawhorse, balked, backed up, and fell between the chute and the truck! Karl leaped after […]

Hung jury in Martinez trial

Thomas Garcia A Quay County jury was unable to reach a verdict after two days deliberating in the trial of a Tucumcari man charged with child abuse resulting in the death of a 2-year-old Tucumcari boy. Marcos Martinez, 22, sat in the 10th Judicial District Court Thursday as the jury declared they were unable to […]

Freedom, creditors reach bankruptcy deal

By Dena Bunis WILMINGTON, Del. — A federal bankruptcy court judge Thursday approved a deal between Freedom Communications, its unsecured creditors and its lenders that could allow the company to emerge from bankruptcy by the end of March. Freedom properties include the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun in Tucumcari. The arduously […]

Press release: Xcel Energy, customer groups reach agreement on New Mexico base rate increase

ROSWELL – Xcel Energy’s Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) has reached an agreement with New Mexico customer groups to increase base rates, a measure driven in large part by the costs of new power generation and the increases in the cost of doing business. SPS has submitted the agreement to the New Mexico Public Regulation […]

04-29-09: Calendar

Wednesdays ongoing: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061.Thursday: special meeting, Tucumcari High School Class Of 1969, plan making for the 2009 reunion. Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Rt. 66 Blvd. Call 461-1913.Friday: 11 a.m., regular meeting, Lodgers Tax Advisory Board, City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Call […]

Winter snow storm expected to hit Quay County tonight

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Thomas Garcia Late tonight and Friday, snowfall in Quay County could reach 8 inches for the northern sections of the county and as little as 2 inches in the southern half of the county, said National Weather Service officials in Albuquerque. Forecasters were also predicting wind gusts of up to 45 mph, creating possible blizzard […]

New excavator to help rework canal basins

QCS Staff A $150,000 long-reach excavator was the attention-getter at Tuesday’s meeting of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District board. After the regular meeting was adjourned, board members went to the Arch Hurley construction yard, where they inspected the track excavator which has a 60 foot reach. “We’ve needed one for a long time,” said board […]

Hail and strong winds possible in Quay County

By QCS Staff There is a slight risk of isolated thunderstorms later today in Tucumcari and Quay County that could produce severe hail and winds in excess of 60 mph, said meteorologist Brian Guyer of the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. “In your area it would be sometime after 5 p.m. today,” Guyer said. Showers […]