Meetings Watch – City Commission

The Tucumcari City Commission held a work session on Thursday to discuss and make any changes necessary to the personnel policy. Commissioners took action on: The commission agreed to check into having a professional look at the wage scale for the city and the cost. City positions will be defined as department heads, department supervisors […]

Commissioners repeal animal ordinance

After weeks worth of debate, and the threat of a negative referendum election, Quay County commissioners voted Monday to repeal an animal ordinance. The vote was 2-1, with commissioners Robert Lopez and Bill Curry voting for the repeal and Commissioner Brad Bryant voting in dissent. The ordinance would have Allowed law enforcement and prosecutors to […]

School Menus – Dec. 12

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Dec. 13 -20: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Pizza, spinach salad, vegetable sticks, ranch dressing, oranges, milk Snack: Crackers, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast Lunch: Grilled cheese sandwich, chicken and rice soup, garden salad, baby carrots, tangerines, milk Snack: Yogurt, graham crackers Tuesday […]

Looking back – December 1969

Four armed robbers were captured by the New Mexico State Police and Quay County Sheriffs office. The four men robbed the Cedar Hill Grocery store 16 miles east of Tucumcari. The men pulled a razor on store owner Charlie Murrary and tied him to a bed in the back of the store. The four men […]

Children losing touch with past

As we know, cartoons are created to make us smile, but sometimes, they reflect the truth to the point of losing that purpose. Last week, a friend handed me such a cartoon. Six school-age children are standing in a circle, holding their electronic toys in their hands and looking at two strange objects at which […]

Lighting contest – Dec. 12

These are the addresses for the annual Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce lighting contest on Dec. 10: 6377 Cedar Court (West on Campbell, down Cedar Hill and left at bottom of Cedar Hill) 101 E. Center St. 515 E. High St. 3201 S. Third St. 1705 S. Fifth St. 818 E. Route 66 (Commercial) 1018 […]

Altrusa donates books to detention center

Altrusa International of Tucumcari recently donated 105 books to the Quay County Detention Center. The books were used to expand the library at the detention center. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley From left, Altrusa members Pat Clark, Merlinda Turner, Lou Briscoe, Sylvia Wampler and Evelyn Coughenhour. Altrusa conducted an internal book drive and collected 95 books […]

Holiday Happenings – Dec. 12

Here is a listing of holiday events scheduled in the Tucumcari area, as compiled by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce: Our Lady of Guadalupe Celebration: An offertory procession will begin at 4:30 p.m. today (Dec. 12) in front of Hammond Hall, 415 S. Fifth St., Tucumcari, and end at the St. Anne's Catholic Church, 301 […]

Meetings Watch – Dec. 12

Arch Hurley Conservancy Arch Hurley Conservancy District met Tuesday and took the following action: The board of directors approved the minutes of the November 13th meeting. The managers report noted the Conchas Dam water level is at 4,156.0 feet with a loss of 792 acre feet. • The board learned that on Nov. 27, grants […]

Police Blotter – Dec. 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 1:04 a.m., a man reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 2500 block of South Third Street. At 8:12 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the […]