Meetings watch – Nov. 14

At the Tucumcari City commission meeting Thursday: Commissioners Robert Lumpkin thanked the staff of the county clerk's office for a job well done during the election and asked the city to send out congratulation notes to all who won. Adopted a proclamation declaring Nov. 15 Senior Citizens Day of Thanks. Mayor Amiel Curnutt signed the […]

Police blotter – Nov. 11

The following are samples of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 4:40 a.m., an alarm was reported at the recreation center on the 900 block of East Laughlin Avenue. At 11:30 a.m., a man went into the Police Department on the 200 block […]

Election results canvassed by commission

It's official. Quay County Commissioners completed a canvass Friday of the Nov. 6 2012 General Election and certified all results. Some 63 percent of the county's registered voters cast ballots in the election. "This is the highest level of participation in an election since I started," said Quay County Clerk Ellen White. White said about […]

Records show Mesalands president fired

Draft minutes from an Oct. 31 Mesalands Community College board meeting show president Mildred Lovato has been fired. File photo According to minutes from a Oct. 31 Mesalands Community College board meeting college president Mildred Lovato has been fired. The action came immediately after board members said they would not honor Lovato's commitment, on behalf […]

Two arrested following pursuit on I-40

A 20-minute chase by state police Wednesday ended with the arrest of two Oklahoma residents connected to a burglary in Arizona, police said. Noel Webb, 31 and Denise Cervantes 28, were arrested by state police officers following a pursuit on I-40 and U.S. Highway 54, said Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said at one point Webb […]

Unofficial Quay County General Election results

Quay County General Election Ballot Results unofficial until Friday's canvass President/Vice President Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Democratic — 1,382 Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan, Republican — 2,194 Virgil Goode/Jim Clymer, Constitution — 8 Gary Johnson/James P. Gray, Libertarian — 97 Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson/Luis J. Rodriguez, New Mexico Independent —11 Jill Stein/Cheri Honkala, Green — 4 U.S. Senator […]

Outgoing senator tours Tucumcari

A visit to Tucumcari Thursday gave retiring U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman a chance to see projects he helped fund while in office. "It's great to actually see the projects which I fought for in Washington D.C.," Bingaman said. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari City Manager Doug Powers, left, listens as Ag Science Center interim Superintendent […]

Mesalands president placed on leave

Mesalands Community College President Mildred Lovato was placed on paid administrative leave Oct. 31 in a closed-door executive session, according to board Chairman J. Bronson Moore. Lovato Moore said trustees decided in executive session to place Lovato on administrative leave. The closed-door session was part of a special meeting, Moore said, adding that Lovato was […]

Improvements for wells approved

Grants were approved Wednesday at a special session of the City Commission from the Water Trust Board for improvements of three water wells at five mile park. For infrastructure improvements and upgrades, Resolution 2012-43, the city was awarded $50,000 with the city budgeting its 10 percent share of $5,000 for upgrades to the east end […]

Fun run/walk T-shirts available

Get Moving Quay County Fun Run/Walk T-shirts are available for those who finished the course. They can be obtained at the Quay County Extension office in the Terry Turner Building, 216 E. Center St., across the street from City Hall. The extension office is open 8 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.