Police: Man tried hiding dope after crashing on I-40

An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered shoulder on […]

Press Release: Champion bull rider in Clovis

Tuff Hedeman is coming to Clovis!!

City can’t discuss Hatcher’s dismissal


By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City Manager Bobbye Rose said the termination of Police Chief Roger Hatcher is a personnel matter and she is not able discuss it. “Since he (Hatcher) has hired an attorney we are looking at possible litigation,” Rose said. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from Rose on Jan. […]

Weather could delay deliveries

The region’s severe winter snow and ice storm could delay when your Friday morning newspaper will be delivered — by up to a day. Road conditions will dictate when our independent contractors will be able to safely deliver your Portales News-Tribune and Clovis News Journal. But Friday afternoon deliveries could occur, or Saturday if roads […]

I-40 eastbound reopens


QCS staff I-40 eastbound from Santa Rosa to the Texas state line has reopened after the highway was closed since Thursday afternoon according to New Mexico State police. U.S. Highway 54 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line remains closed. A severe snowstorm on Thursday forced road, school and government offices to close and made […]

Thursday school cancellations

The following are closed Thursday due to the winter storm: Closed: Clovis Christian Schools Clovis Municipal Schools Clovis Community College (day & evening classes) Dora Schools Elida Schools Farwell Schools Floyd Schools House Schools Logan Schools Mesalands Community College Portales Municipal Schools San Jon Schools Tucumcari Schools Delayed: Eastern New Mexico University — Opening at […]

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1-27 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Sausage & biscuit sandwich, juice, milk Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad w/ ranch dressing, frozen fruit bars, milk. Monday Breakfast: Yogurt, blueberry muffin, apple juice, milk Lunch: Chili con carne, cornbread, cheese stick, apples, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Pancake and sausage on a stick, grapes, milk Lunch: BBQ pork ribs, sliced bread, pickles, […]

1-27 Senior menus

The following are the lunch menus for Thursday – Feb. 3rd for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat roll and margarine, strawberry shortcake, milk Friday Red chili beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, pumpkin pie with topping, milk Monday Stuffed chicken breast, spinach, California vegetables, biscuit, peach crisp, milk […]

1-27 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 12:59 a.m., an officer reported two men running in the alley of South Third Street and West Laughlin Street. • At 4:53 a.m., an anonymous caller reported a prowler on […]