05-23-09: 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. Saturday, May 16l At 10:10 a.m., a female on west Sunset Avenue reported that someone was taking pictures of her boyfriend’s vehicle, and requested to speak to an […]

Elementary students get hands-on ag lesson


John Villalba, 4-H extension agent Eighteen Tucumcari Elementary students got a hands-on lesson in animal agriculture on Monday. Quay County 4-H member Aleahna Branch brought her show steer, “McLovin”, and Ashlee Bradley brought her horse, “Cody.” Students learned about the importance animals have in agriculture and how they contribute to the world. The program, entitled […]

Wedding, birthday, law school grad, OK scholar

New graduate…Tara Woodrum will be celebrating her 18th birthday on June 3. Woodrum graduatedfrom Tucumcari High School on Friday. She is the daughter of Debbie Woodrum and the granddaughter of Stan and Patricia Saul, all of Tucumcari.Tara Woodrum plans to be a registered nurse and is beginning her studies at Mesalands Community College this fall. […]

County Oks $11.6 million budget

Chelle Delaney The Quay County Commission approved an $11.6 million preliminary expense budget for the county’s 2009-2010 fiscal year beginning July 1 at its meeting on Friday. This compares with $11 million in expenses for the previous 2008-2009 fiscal year budget, said Quay County Manager Richard Primrose. Projected revenues for the upcoming fiscal year are […]

Weekend festival touts bluegrass specials


Chelle Delaney Music lovers have the opportunity to hear some fine bluegrass performers and bands this weekend in Tucumcari at the inaugural Bluegrass Festival, event organizers say. One example is the Alan Munde Gazette with band leader Munde, who reviewers say is one of the foremost 5-string banjo players. Munde played with the Country Gazette […]

State Special Olympics torch passes through Tucumcari


By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of New Mexico law enforcement escorted local special Olympics athletes Wednesday as they carried the Flame of Hope along Route 66 through Tucumcari. “This is a way to get the local law enforcement agencies involved and show support for the games,” said Paul Bell of the New Mexico […]

Tucumcari student receives anonymous donation

QCS Staff A check for $8,500 from an anonymous donor has been presented to Tucumcari High School student Donnie Price, 15, to be used for his education at Mesalands Community College. The donor toured Mesalands Dinosaur Museum where Price works as a volunteer and was impressed with Price’s knowledge, volunteerism and goals for the future. […]

TEDC to survey Tucumcari’s growth

By Thomas Garcia: QCS sstaff writer Meslands Community College officials want the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation board to

Rotary club donates college funds to three Quay County high school graduates

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Three Quay County students have received the Tucumcari Rotary Club Quay County Continuing Education Scholarships. Johanna Albright of Logan, David Kneitz of San Jon and Adrian Prieto of Tucumcari will each receive $750 in financial aid for the college of their choice. Albright said she plans to attend the […]

Bluegrass festival offers open mic night


QCS Staff The Eastern New Mexico Blue Grass and Old Tyme Music Association’s inaugural Bluegrass Festival starts Thursday. “The event is an opportunity to bring tourist dollars into Tucumcari,” said David Morris, event coordinator. Morris said 300 invitations have mailed and radio advertising is airing in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. “We have had flyers sent […]