10/15 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 12 a.m., a car stopped at a local motel resulted in the arrest of one male for DWI, speeding and driving on a divided highway. At 12:05 a.m., a broken window was […]

Rattlers kick off district games against Clayton

By Paul Lyon: QCS Friday will mark the beginning of the district games with the state’s top team — the undefeated Rattlers — facing the Clayton Yellowjackets, currently 4-3. Last week the Rattlers dealt a blow to the Dexter Demons (2-5), beating them 56-18 for a Tucumcari High School homecoming crowd. This week, it’s practice […]

10/12 Obituary

Alan Bugg Services: 1 p.m. on Friday at the First Presbyterian Church in Tucumcari. Alan Henry Bugg, 50, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. He was born on July 4, 1955, in Albuquerque. When only days old, he was adopted and brought home to Tucumcari by the […]

10/12 Calendar

Calendar/12 Wednesday — Altrusa will hold a combination board and business meeting concerning car party planning at Bambinos Restaurant at noon. Contact Glenda Reid at 461-2244. Wednesday — The regular Quay County Commission meeting has been rescheduled for today in the Commission Chambers starting at 1 p.m. due to the closing of the Courthouse for […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

Submit holiday cheer from the Land of Enchantment

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some use salt shakers. Others have fashioned decorated fish hooks to hang around flour canisters. Still more use ceramic molds or clothespins. Hide-A-Way Ceramic owner Karlene Mowles said she’s seen a wide array of Christmas ornaments in her five years in the art business. Now New Mexicans get a chance to […]

Illegal immigration is pressing issue

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s not hard to spot illegal immigrants in Quay County, said T.J. Rich, assistant administrator of the Quay County Detention Center. He said they usually have a vehicle with beefed up suspension that is packed full of people. Pointing to a small car, Rich said, “Twenty-five of them could fit in […]

10/12 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday At 11:12 a.m., a male called to report a problem with his neighbor on Robinson. The male reported the neighbor walked around his yard practically exposing himself and he was concerned about his […]

10/8 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 5:29 a.m. a possible fight was reported in a restaurant parking lot. Police on the scene found none. • At 6:36 a.m., a male called to report a semi hit a sign […]

10/8 Quay County critter

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Name: L.J., a 4-month-old Blue Heeler from somewhere unknown. “We just found him,” owner Merissa Cooper said. Owner: Cooper, of Tucumcari Claim to fame: When asked of his special talents, Cooper said L.J. was still in training. “He’s learning how to sit. He plays with my other dogs. We try to point at him to […]