Nearly 2,000 books read for program

More than 300 children have read more than 541 hours totaling 1, 914 books as a part of the Summer reading program at Tucumcari Public Library. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Cisco Martinez colors his cloth dog Fido Tuesday as a part of the Tucumcari Public Library's Summer Reading Program. Martinez said he and his sister [...]

Week of heat

With temperatures forecasted to top the century mark going into next week there is a danger of heat exhaustion for Quay County residents. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Diego Sanchez drinks water to cool off Tuesday at the city of Tucumcari softball fields. Even with the sun setting temperatures out side were still in the high [...]

Council works to clear appeal

The New Mexico Racing Commission's legal council is trying to knock out a final appeal from a group trying to put a race track and casino in Raton, with the aims to make those licenses available again as soon as possible. La Mesa was awarded the state's final gaming and racing licenses in June 2009, [...]

Illinois fugitives arrested in New Mexico

Two men accused of murder in Illinois and being pursued by the U.S. Marshals were arrested Saturday morning at a Loves Truck stop in Tucumcari, according to federal officials. James E. Johnson, 22, and Carlton Neely, 20, were arrested by deputy U.S. Marshals and the New Mexico State Police without incident, said Kevin Jackson, head [...]

Official asked to hold off on water level concerns

A Tucumcari city commissioner's concerns about a proposed drought management plan for the Ute Lake Reservoir were cut short Thursday by former Clovis Mayor Gayla Brumfield. Brumfield, who chairs the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority, told Tucumcari Commissioner Robert Lumpkin his concerns about water levels at reservoir should be saved for a July steering [...]

Fishing report - June 21

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed [...]

Aunt: Missing girl has history of ‘blanking out’

Aly Marques' life has been more difficult than most. The former Forrest resident (2003-2010) had her first heart surgery to repair a leaky valve when she was 9 days old, said her great aunt, Laurie Haskell. In 2003, when she was 7, she was living with her father in Killeen, Texas, when he committed suicide. [...]

Cowboy storytelling

Poets and singers honoring the cowboy tradition and heritage helped to raise money for a local museum. "It's about the camaraderie," said Bill Crenshaw, poet. "People of a kindred spirit coming together to help a cause." QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Bill Crenshaw shares a cowboy theme story with the residents who attended the Cowboy Poetry [...]

Police blotter - June 20

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 10:06 a.m., a woman reported a theft at a residence on the 500 block of South Eighth Street. At 10:33 a.m., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the [...]

Notes from a churchlady: God makes people, animals in unique way

"…I am fearfully and wonderfully made…" Psalm 139:14 The last few weeks I thought we were running a kitten nursery around our house. Three stray mother cats each had kittens. We didn't see them for a long time but eventually they started darting around the garage. The mother cats were weaning them and ready for [...]