Chamber of commerce budget OK’d

With an outpouring of support from more than 50 residents the city commission approved the 2013 budget for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the $35,500 budget for the chamber, which will come from Lodger's Tax funds. The $35,500 will cover the cost of national and international advertising and other […]

Mesalands, UNM expand partnership

Mildred P. Lovato, president of Mesalands Community College, and Jerónimo Dominguez, vice provost, distance education programs and services at the University of New Mexico, recently signed an agreement to expand the partnership between both institutions in order to better serve the community. The new agreement allows for an advisor on the Mesalands campus to assist […]

Animal ordinance up for commission vote

The Quay County Commission will vote on a proposed animal ordinance during its regular meeting Sept. 7. The commission meeting has been moved to 9 a.m., Sept 7 from Sept. 10, said County Manger Richard Primrose. Primrose said one of the items which will be on the agenda for that meeting is Ordinance 44, which […]

Commissioners approve Route 66 museum

A local committee received approval from the Tucumcari City Commission to convert portions of the Tucumcari Convention Center into the New Mexico Route 66 Museum. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Warren Frost shows the city commissioners a concept layout of the proposed race track and casino that if awarded to Tucumcari would be a potential home […]

Police blotter – Aug. 29

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:31 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a hotel on the 4000 block of E. Route 66. At 3:30 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the […]

Senior menus – Aug. 29

The following are the lunch menus for August 30- September 5 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Tuna salad sandwich, wild rice, buttered squash, strawberry, banana, peach and cantaloupe. Friday Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots, biscuit, fruit cocktail. Monday Closed in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday Chicken salad, cheese and carrots sticks, sliced tomatoes, […]

Slice of life: Lunch and traveling

I spent 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Miel de Luna, watching life pass in front of me. Here's what I saw: QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 30 minutes Tuesday afternoon at the corner of First Street and Miel de Luna • Johnny Bruhn was headed […]

School menus – Aug. 29

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. Logan Tuesday Breakfast: Sausage rolls, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Chicken nuggets/strips, mashed potatoes/gravy, wheat rolls, corn, salad, fruit, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Egg patties, bagel, cereal, fruit, juice, milk. Lunch: Grilled cheese/ham and cheese sandwich, tomato soup, chips, salsa, cold veggies, dessert, milk. Thursday Breakfast: […]

Comments from the Canyons: Start of school special time

For those of us who enjoyed our school years, this is a special time as school begins. We were eager to meet our new teachers and to see all our friends again after a summer of work and or play. We were also eager to buy our school supplies and to receive our textbooks. Whether […]

Notes from the Church Lady: There is a season and time for everything

"To everything there is a season…" Ecclesiastes 3:1 Where did summer go? It seems as though we were just celebrating Memorial Day and already it is time for the last hurrah of summer with the approaching Labor Day holiday. We experienced an especially hot and dry summer and now many are predicting an early fall. […]