Drug dog to be added to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A drug dog will be the newest addition to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office next year, said Sheriff Joe Schallert at the Quay County Commissioners meeting Monday. The dog is a Malinois, or a Belgian Shepherd, and is being purchased for $5,000, Schallert said. His

Tucumcari man is in intensive care after being hit by train

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital,

Mitchell takes judge’s oath


Chelle Delaney Chief Judge William Lang of the Second Judicial District administered the oath of office to Albert J. “Scooter” Mitchell, Jr. on Monday. Mitchell was sworn in as judge for the 10th Judicial District. “I hope I live up to your expectations and mine,” Mitchell said. “And if I don’t I’m sure some of […]

Community holiday events

By QCS Staff Last performances of Christmas cantata this Friday, SundayThe cantata “A Christmas Offering” will be presented by a choir composed of singers from Center Street United Methodist Church, the San Jon Methodist Church and the San Jon Baptist Church at two different performances:l At

12-17-2008: Calendar

Today: 10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 2:30 p.m., Story time for children ages 2 1/2

School Menus for Dec. 15-19

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for the week of Dec. 15-19. There is no school on Friday. HouseMondayBreakfast: Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice and milkLunch: Frito pie, ranch style beans, cinnamon roll, fruit salad bar and milkTuesdayBreakfast: Pancake, sausage, cereal, juice and milkLunch: Meat loaf, baked potato, green beans, fruit salad […]

12-13-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Sundayl At 8:11 a.m., an anonymous caller reported an accident with no injuries on Mountain Road. Mondayl At 10:08 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a subject dressed in […]

School board selects contractor for phase one new THS

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education awarded a $4 million contract for the construction of the first phase of the new Tucumcari High School to Gerald Martin Ltd. of Albuquerque. The contract was awarded at a special meeting on Thursday. Before the vote, school superintendent Aaron McKinney advised the board that Gerald […]

City sets date for Sands Dorsey hearing

Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission set a hearing date Thursday for the owner of the Sands Dorsey building to contest the city’s decision to demolish the building. The two-story building in downtown Tucumcari was damaged extensively in a fire in June 2007. Robert Adelo, a Santa Fe attorney, had requested the hearing on behalf […]

Holiday mailings, pageants sparkle in Tucumcari


By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Post Office has put out a special mailbox for children wanting to get their letters to Santa at the North Pole. Tucumcari Postmaster Robert Roark said he had the old-fashioned box for several years and wanted to put in on display for children at Chirstimas. Enter local artist Connie Falls, […]