DAR presents history, citizenship, Columbus awards


By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Chapter DAR held its annual awards luncheon last week to honor local Quay County students who participated in the DAR essay contests. Here are the three winners and their respective categories: • Eighth-grader Cheyenne Price won in the American History category for grades 5-9. The essay questions were “What message […]

Police Blotter: 02-18-09

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.FridayAt 3:04 a.m., a female reported a theft at a business on east Route 66 Boulevard. A subject wearing a black hat and white jacket had stolen a 30-pack […]

Laws needed to prevent youth from alcohol injury

By Brian Haines I would like to commend Donald Schutte for the proposal that seeks to prevent the consumption of alcohol by minors. It is my hope and understanding that our city commissioners will be willing to support this proposal. As a community we desperately need to be more aware of the impact of alcohol, […]

Just what doctor ordered: Gifts from the heart

By Debra Whittington

ENMU student to spread the love

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Spread the love. That’s the mantra behind a special project developed by Lukas Cash. Cash is a student and special programs coordinator in distance education at Eastern New Mexico University. He is building a weblog called URLoved that lets people tell their loved ones how much they mean to […]

Fee hike would nick car owners

By Kate Nash: The New Mexican The cost of owning a car in New Mexico would go up when you buy a new car or register a vehicle under two bills pending in the state House of Representatives. Republicans and at least one auto dealer oppose a measure (HB649) that would raise the excise tax […]

Tougher laws proposed for underage drinking


Chelle Delaney The tragic drowning of a 12-year-old has Tucumcari taking a hard look at underage drinking laws. A local attorney presented a proposal to the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday aimed at preventing tragedies like the drowning death of 12-year-old Augustine “Augie” Montiel in 2006. Alcohol contributed to the boy’s death, according to his mother. […]

School Menus for Feb. 16-19

The following are the lunch menus for Feb. 16-19 for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. LoganMonday Breakfast: Pancake on a stick, juice and milk.Lunch: Hamburger steak with gravy, salad or carrots, hot roll, cherry cobbler, fruit and milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, juice and milk.Lunch: Pizza, breadsticks with sauce, salad, […]

Cutest kids help raise funds for United Way


Sometimes the cutest kids can do the darnest things. And that’s what happened with Alco’s Cutest Baby Contest. Funds raised from the project, about $450, were donated to the Quay County United Way.

Holiday closings in observance of President’s day

The following will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day: Financial: Everyone’s Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of New Mexico at Tucumcari and Logan, Farm Credit Union, Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan, Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union, and Citizens Bank. Government: Tucumcari City and Quay County offices, and the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. […]