Water acclimation classes offered

Tucumcari's city pool is well in to its summer operation hours with staff offering water acclimation sessions. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Bailee Gries enjoys the slide at the city pool Tuesday afternoon. It's all about getting the kids familiar with the water and the pool's surroundings, said Kim Garcia, pool manager. Garcia said the sessions […]

Police blotter – June 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:02 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the 100 block of S. First Street. At 10:04 a.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop on the 200 block of […]

Soccer camp starts next week

Challenger Sports British Soccer Camp will be coming to Tucumcari on June 18-22 for ages 4-13. You can register at challengersports.com or at Shipley Systems Radio Shack. For information call Clair Strong at 461-6035.

On the shelves – June 13

The following books are now available at the Tucumcari Public Library Fiction "11th Hour" by James Patterson. Detective Lindsay Boxer and the Women's Murder Club investigate a possible serial killer. "Deadlocked" by Charlaine Harris. The telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse investigates a murder that has more to do with her than she imagines. "Unnatural Acts" by […]

Nature’s light show impresses

It seems that the things we fear are sometimes the things we revere. One could say we are well into our storm season here in Quay County. If you were awake Monday night at 10:30 p.m. and looking to the heavens, you would have seen the lightning coming in from what seemed like all sides. […]

Comments from the canyons: Canyons rich with ‘pretty rocks’

We often visit about the beauty of our county, especially about the plants, flowers, and trees. That does not mean we don't appreciate the beauty of that which lies beneath that growth: dirt, rocks, fossils, and artifacts. Growing up in those canyons at lma gave me the best opportunity any child could have to learn […]

Feds: Horse operation was a front for cartel cash

OKLAHOMA CITY — Federal agents raided a sprawling ranch in Oklahoma and a prominent quarter horse track in New Mexico on Tuesday, alleging the brother of a high-ranking official in a Mexican drug cartel used a horse-breeding operation to launder money. An indictment unsealed Tuesday accused Miguel Angel Trevino Morales, a key figure in the […]

Freedom Communications sold to 2100 Trust

LOS ANGELES — Freedom Communications Inc., the former owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun, is being sold to an investment group that had earlier tried to purchase The Boston Globe. The sale to 2100 Trust LLC represents the last of six pieces of Freedom that have been sold since […]

Local cowboys maintain busy rodeo schedule

Steer wrestlers Kurt Stallings and Christian Pettigrew saw both ends of the competitive spectrum this weekend. They each won in a rodeo on Friday night at Fort Sumner — Pettigrew in calf-roping — but both cowboys came up empty in Saturday's competition at the 42nd annual Pioneer Days Rodeo at Curry County Events Center. Stallings, […]

Election results canvassed

Quay County Commissioners certified and approved the June 5 Primary results during Friday's special meeting. From left Quay County Clerk Ellen White reads the election results to commissioners, Robert Lopez, Bill Curry, Brad Bryant and County Manager Richard Primrose. County Clerk Ellen White read tapes taken from county voting machines. The commission considered and approved […]