Police blotter – Sept. 12

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 9:34 a.m., a woman reported harassment at a residence on the 800 block of E. Laughlin Avenue. At 11:06 a.m., a man reported a burglary at a business on the 1500 […]

First responders honored

More than 60 residents, EMS, firefighters and police attended the 9-11 ceremony Tuesday night at the American Legion Post 77 in Logan. QCS Photos:Thomas Garcia Logan residents and Quay County first responders took park in a candle light march Tuesday in remembrance of Sept. 11. "We would like to thank the legion for honoring us […]

Vehicle thefts prompt warnings

Continued reports of stolen vehicles have prompted local law enforcement officials to urge residents to lock their vehicles under all circumstances "We are asking that residents be vigil during the evening hours and please remove your keys from your vehicles at night," said Jason Braziel, Tucumcari police chief. Braziel said there have been 10 reports […]

Animal ordinance committee approved

The Quay County Commission on Friday approved the formation of a committee to draft a new animal ordinance. The commission decision followed a tabling of a proposed animal control ordinance, which drew concerns from numerous residents. Commission Chairman Bill Curry said the commission has been working on an ordinance for two years, and adoption of […]

Taser use at detention center approved

County commissioners approved the use of a Taser at the Quay County Detention Center. A Taser is a tool which can be used to keep down confrontations and ensure the safety of the guards, said T.J. Rich, QCDC administrator. Rich said the use of a Taser is safer as far as all parties are concerned. […]

Notes from the church lady: God can teach lessons through small creatures

"Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise" Proverbs 6:6 It doesn't take much to entertain me. Oh sure, I love a huge fireworks display as much as the next person but I don't always need excitement that is over the top. No, most of the time it is watching the […]

Editorial: New technology will aid cancer treatments

The University of New Mexico Cancer Center is adding a new tool to its kit to diagnose and fight cancer. This fall the center will be among the first of a small number of sites worldwide to acquire a technology that can sequence an entire human genome in half a day for about $1,000. Whole […]

Rattlers beat Colts 35-7 for second win of season

Another strong ground game powered the Tucumcari Rattlers to a 35-7 win over New Mexico Military Institute on Friday night in Roswell. Tucumcari moves to 2-0 with win. "We jumped out quick, but we still have a lot of growing to do," Rattlers coach Wayne Ferguson said. There were five Rattlers rotating in the backfield […]

NM prep football polls

NM Preps.com rankings Class 5A School (Record) Pvs 1. Las Cruces High (1-0) 1 2. Rio Rancho (1-0) 2 3. Mayfield (0-1) 4 4. La Cueva (1-0) 6 5. Rio Rancho Cleveland (0-1) 3 6. Clovis (1-0) 7 7. Manzano (1-0) 10 8. Carlsbad (1-0) 8 9. Sandia (1-0) 9 10. Eldorado (0-1) 5 Class […]

My first … concert

We asked area residents about their first music concerts. This is what they said: • Stella Watson, 59, Tucumcari Ranch Supply: "My first concert was in Las Cruces at the Pan American Center. We saved our money for two months so we could go see Neil Diamond. It was great." • Patty Nelson, 45, employee […]