Roch announces re-election plans

QCS Staff Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has announced he is running for re-election in District 67 of the state House of Representatives. The district includes all or parts of Curry, Roosevelt, Quay, Harding Union, San Miguel and Colfax counties. Roch, 38, is the only candidate who has announced candidacy for the position. He is assistant superintendent […]

Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we […]

Tucumcari Train Depot dedication included a Union Pacific steam locomotive

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Thomas Garcia As the ribbon was cut Friday, a wail from the whistle of the Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive 844’s signaled the official dedication of the Tucumcari Train Depot. More than 150 Quay County residents were on hand for the dedication of the depot and to welcome the centennial locomotive. “It feels absolutely fantastic, it […]

Locomotive stopping at Tucumcari depot

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Thomas Garcia A steam powered Union Pacific locomotive commissioned for the New Mexico’s Centennial celebration will stop Friday at the renovated Tucumcari Train Depot. “For the past two years, this has been a challenging yet rewarding process,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari MainStreet. Tucumcari has the honor of being the first stop of the […]

TSA needs privatization, not union

If you think the Transportation Security Administration is pushy and intrusive, just wait until they unionize. Tuesday was the last day 44,000 TSA workers vote on whether they will join a union. The results will be announced today. A ‘yea’ vote widely is expected. Workers also are voting on whether to join the American Federation […]

Looking back — Oct. 13

October 1968 The board of directors for the Nara Visa community center, Travis Nelson, Robert Burns, Jeff Ward, I.L. McAlister and Junior Rock attended a meeting in Clayton in hopes of saving the school building in Nara Visa which is used by the community for all occasions. The Union County Board of Education shut down […]

Congress should kill proposed union bailout bill

F or years another potential multibil- lion fiscal catastrophe has been brewing, obscured by higher-profile storms created by taxpayer bailouts of Detroit and Wall Street and the looming crash of underfunded public employee pension plans. For the first time, taxpayers may become responsible for the nongovernmental pension liabilities of union collective bargaining contracts in construction, […]

Area sees powerful storm Sunday

Freedom New Mexico Severe thunderstorms over northern Quay County developed multiple tornadoes Sunday evening that damaged areas of Union County and Western Texas. “This type of weather is typical for this time of year,” said Albuquerque National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer. Guyer said storms developed quickly at 5:45 p.m., north of Nara Visa and […]

Train derails near Nara Visa

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QCS Staff Union Pacific railroad crews are clearing the last of the wreckage of a multi-car derailment that occurred late Friday night outside of Nara Visa on U.S. Highway 54. Train service along the main track was interrupted for six hours, said railroad officials. Union Pacific’s Director, Corporate Communications Tom Lange said the train consisted […]

Memorial Day Closings

By QCS Staff The following offices will be closed on Monday in observance of Memorial Day:Everyone’s Federal Credit UnionFirst National Bank of New Mexico, Tucumcari and LoganFarm Credit UnionTucumcari Federal Savings and LoanTucumcari Schools Federal Credit UnionCitizens BankTucumcari City OfficesQuay County OfficesArch Hurley Conservancy DistrictThe Tucumcari Post Office will not deliver mail or have Retail […]