03-21-09: 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. Tuesdayl At 12:41 a.m., an alarm company reported a glass break at a business on west Tucumcari Boulevard. After a check of the business, an officer advised no […]

Freedom Communications implementing furloughs

Freedom New Mexico IRVINE, Calif. — Faced with continuing industry weakness in advertising spending, Freedom Communications Inc., parent company of Freedom New Mexico, announced on Friday a company-wide furlough program. Hourly and salaried associates at all levels of the company will take five days off work, without pay, between April 1 and June 30. “We […]

Firefighters fighting grass and hay fire north of Tucumcari

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By QCS Staff Dozens of firefighters responded early this afternoon to a grass and hay fire on State Highway 104 north of Tucumcari. The fire followed a fence line and was confined to two storage areas for hay at a residence about 4 miles north of

Showgoers aim to make bull market

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Chelle Delaney Cattle and genetic specialists have been preparing for the annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale on Friday. The test was completed on March 9, with the 122 bulls on test averaging 4.26 pounds of gain per day over the 112-day test, said Manny Encinias, extension beef cattle specialist at the Clayton Livestock Research Center. […]

Drop in enrollment leads to budget deficit

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The Tucumcari Public Schools have been able to make up for a budget deficit of $180,000 with cuts in discretionary spending and other budget categories that do not interfere with classroom instruction, school officials said. The deficit was caused by a drop in enrollment and a related reduction in the amount the state allots school […]

Is your house a home?

By Debra Whittington And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. Joshua 24:14-15

Sheriff seeks information about horse shooting

By QCS Staff The Quay County Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information about the shooting of a horse between Friday night and Saturday morning, said Sheriff Joe Schallert. The horse was shot above its right knee and had to be put down, Schallert said. “I think it was intentional,” Schallert said. “There was a blood […]

VFW honors middle school student

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By QCS Staff Gale Munsell, 11, of Tucumcari was honored recently with the VFW Patriot’s Pin award at a ceremony in Albuquerque. Munsell was selected for his winning essay on “Why American Veterans Should be Honored.” His essay won first place in the Tucumcari VFW Post 2528 competition and placed second in the statewide competition. […]

03-18-09: Calendar

Today: 7 p.m., regular meeting, Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District, Forrest Fire Station. Call 575-458-6352.Today: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: Noon, Tucumcari Rotary Club, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Rt. 66 Blvd. Call 461-2587. Friday: Noon, regular meeting. Library Board, Tucumcari Public Library, 602. Second […]

03-18-09: 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. Friday At 10:44 a.m., a female employee of a business on east Route 66 Boulevard requested an officer in reference to a possible shoplifting incident. The caller said […]