New owners believe community newspapers future of industry

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CMI Staff New owners Garry Ellis and Gary Stevenson say acquisition of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun marks the end of a 2 1/2-year search “for just the right (media) property.” The two are partners in Clovis Media Inc., which assumed ownership today of the three papers from Freedom Communications, […]

Udall staff holding office hours

QCS staff A staff member for U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-N.M., will be holding ‘Udall Serving YoU’ office hours Thursday and Friday across the 3rd Congressional District for area residents who require help with a federal agency. Staff will be available 4 p.m.-5 p.m. Thursday at the Tucumcari City Hall chambers, 215 E. Center St. […]

Yearbook staffers win awards

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High yearbook staff decided to take a gamble on changing the layout and postponing the arrival to the fall for the 2011 yearbook. “Our biggest concern was that our fellow classmates were going to hate the new look,” said senior Dominic Lopez. Senior Isabel Herrera said the old layout was plain […]

Westward expansion focus of book

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QCS Staff A former Logan resident’s book details the expansion westward for two towns a century apart. “It’s a collection of essays detailing two villages triumphs, conflicts, scandals and tragedies as a result of Americans’ westward expansion,” said J.L. Walker, the book’s author. The book “Southeast by Southwest” contains information about the time, people and […]

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 […]

Officials celebrate completion of facility

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Thomas Garcia More than 25 residents, city staff and congressional representative attended Monday’s ribbon cutting at the new wastewater treatment plant in Tucumcari. “There were 160 jobs created with the construction of this plant,” said Terry Brunner, state director for U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The $9.1 million plant was built with money provided […]

Residents plan protest of pipeline project

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along […]

Englishman writes novel set in Tucumcari

QCSun staff QCSun staff Manchester, England native and researcher for BBC Radio Manchester, Brendan Yates was looking for contact information for Tucumcari book stores on Monday to see if they would carry copies of his novel, “The Devil’s Dust,” an adventure tale published in late 2010 with a climax set in Tucumcari. Yates sent a […]

County completes canvassing

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Sen. Udall staff member to meet with citizens

QCSun Staff David Williams, a staff member for U.S. Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico, will be available on Sept. 15 at Santa Rosa City Hall at 9 a.m., Fort Sumner City Administration Building at 11:30 a.m., and Portales City Hall at 2:30 p.m. He will be available Sept. 16 at the Clovis City Library […]