Menus – Jan. 23

The following are the menus for schools and seniors in Quay County for Jan. 24-30. Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast bar Lunch: Cheese pizza, salad, fresh vegetables, dip, chilled fruit, milk Snack: Chex mix, juice Monday Breakfast: French toast Lunch: Taco salad, lettuce, tomatoes, Spanish rice, salsa, applesauce, milk Snack: Grahams, apple juice Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast […]

Calendar – Jan. 23

Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., Library Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Recreation advisory board at 6 p.m., Recreation Center Service clubs The Tucumcari Public Library announces the return of Story Time. Story […]

Police blotter – Jan. 23

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:26 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 700 block of South First Street. At 8:21 a.m., a man went into the Police Department on the 200 block of East […]

Comments from the canyons: Rural residents should keep on smiling

Last week, we visited about the joys of living in a small town and how fortunate we are. Let's continue along that same line as we think about a few more habits we exhibit. I was reminded of one of them when I heard a news report about a project in Boston in which a […]

Lauriault: Cleansing of spirit hands-on experience

I saw a billboard recently that said "Truck Wash" at the top and "Hand Wash" at the bottom. My first thought was about what was being washed was that it was neat that you could wash whatever you wanted from your truck (the biggest thing on the road) to just your hands. After I realized […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 17, 2013

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Final lawsuit cleared, clearing way for first phase of Ute construction

A federal court cleared the way Monday for construction to start on the first of the Ute Water Project. File photo Members of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority originally broke ground on phase I of the Ute Water Project in August. A U.S. District Court judge in Albuquerque denied the Village of Logan's […]

Vacant commission seat open to applications, nominations from residents

Following the initiative of the late commissioner Daniel Lopez to get the community involved, the Tucumcari City Commission has opened the District 3 commission seat to applications and nominations from residents. "We know this is something that Daniel would have wanted," said Robert Lumpkin, city commissioner. The District 3 commission seat was vacant during Thursday […]

County tables open meetings act compliance

A new Quay County Commission chairman was elected Monday and two new commissioners start their terms representing their respective constituents. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia The newly structured Quay County Commission met for the first time on Monday. Mike Cherry, Chair Brad Bryant and Sue Dowell discuss a resolution while County Clerk Veronica Marez and County […]

Officials offering emergency farm loans

Federal officials are offering emergency loans after declaring eastern New Mexico a disaster area due to extreme drought conditions. Curry, Quay and Roosevelt counties are among 19 in New Mexico designated as a primary natural disaster areas Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. According to drought data from the USDA, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt and much of […]