Mesalands hosting rodeo

Mesalands Community College's rodeo team is preparing to host their 5th annual Grand Canyon Region redo on Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. QCS staff photo: Thomas Garcia Wilson Pike, left, and Cahse Massengill practice Tuesday evening in preparation for Mesalands Community College's Fifth annual Intercollegiate Rodeo. There are 366 entries total, […]

New Mexico 4-H celebrates centennial

Every community in Quay County has many people who were 4-Hers as youth and this year we are remembering them and their legacy as New Mexico 4-H celebrates its 100th birthday. As you visit with them, you will learn about the fun times they had in 4-H, the friendships they formed, and about that demonstration […]

Editorial: Week’s news spotlight region, deserve reflection

Several times a year there are news weeks like this past one. They are filled with multiple news events of a magnitude that few people associate with this sparsely populated area of New Mexico. And they deserve a moment's reflection: A notorious child killer was finally recaptured Thursday after four years on the run. Now […]

On the shelves – Oct. 10

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction "Last to Die: a novel" by Tess Gerritsen. The detective Jane Rizzoli and the medical examiner Maura Isles protect a boy whose family has been murdered. "The Tombs" by Clive Cussler. Sam and Remi Fargo, a husband-and-wife treasure-hunting team, […]

Brother’s friend was childhood hero

Last week was made special by a visit with Roy Penix and his wife, Rita, of Linden, Utah. Roy was one of my brother's best friends and most definitely was a hero of mine. He moved to Tucumcari with his family, the Houston Penixes, from the Duran area when a number of families were transferred […]

Surgeon’s privileges suspended

Tucumcari remains without a general surgeon as Dr. Sitarama Krishna Kothalanka's surgical and partitioning privileges at Dan C. Trigg Memorial hospital are suspended, said Dr. David Arredondo, executive medical director for Presbyterian Medical Group. Arredondo said Kothalanka's privileges at Trigg were first suspended in February, though at this time he cannot go into detail regarding […]

Homicide charges forthcoming in Draman case

State police said Tuesday that homicide charges against Frank Keller, 45, are "forthcoming" after positively identifying human remains found near Logan as that of Kimberly Draman. A press release from state police said Keller has confessed to his involvement in the death of Draman, 53, of Tucumcari, and took investigators to where the woman's remains […]

Turnovers lead to Rattlers first loss of season

Turnovers finally caught up to the previously undefeated Tucumcari Rattlers in a 26-14 loss Friday to the visiting Eunice Cardinals. "We have been working to eliminate turnovers," said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson said turnovers cost them the game, one of the major issues they had been working to correct. The final score of […]

State police: Body likely missing Tucumcari woman

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer State Police found human remains Friday they believe to be those of 53- year-old Kimberly Draman of Tucumcari, missing since Sept. 13. CMI photo: Thomas Garcia Members of the New Mexico State Police Criminal Investigations Bureau enter the property Friday where they believe to have found the remains of […]

Officials still unclear how teen was stranded on Tucumcari Mountain

Emergency personnel and police officials still have few answers to the circumstances which led to 14-year-old Alex Jauck having to be rescued from Tucumcari Mountain. Scott Jaynes, emergency manager with the city of Tucumcari said they received a call from dispatch around 10 a.m. Monday morning regarding Jauck being stranded on the side of the […]