Commission votes to rejoin EPCOG

The Quay County Commission voted to rejoin the Eastern Plains Council of Governments after a three-year absence from the organization. In 2010, commissioners had concerns about EPCOG's audits, which were several years behind, said Richard Primrose, county manager. Primrose said at that time the commission did not feel comfortable spending public money to be a […]

Menus – May 1

The following are the menus for schools and senior center in Quay County for May 2 – May 8: Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Hot dog, French fries, garden vegetables, dip, applesauce, milk Snack: Oranges, pretzels Monday Breakfast: Cereal, graham crackers, fruit, milk Lunch: Spaghetti, garlic toast, spinach, tomato salad, dressing, fruit, […]

Police blotter – May 1

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:51 a.m. a caller reported a disturbance on the 4000 block of East Route 66. At 3:46 a.m. a caller reported loud music on the 800 block of West Route 66. […]

Why an escalator can never break

The late comedian (he'd poke fun at that description) Mitch Hedberg was like a lot of modern comedians. He was at his best and funniest when he was telling jokes even my grandmother would find clean. I've wondered why guys like George Carlin, one of Hedberg's mentors and a master at mining the nuggets of […]

Results of EPAC track meet

Thursday at Melrose Boys Team standings: 1. Texico 146; 2. Fort Sumner 73; 3. Eunice 69 3/5; 4. Logan 61; 5. Tatum 41 1/5; 6. Melrose 16; 7. Dora 15; 8. Floyd 11; 9. San Jon 10; 10. Clovis Christian 6; 11. Grady 2. High point individual: Michael Giannini, Fort Sumner 20. Field events Long […]

Clovis may be in running for racino license

Clovis may be in the running for New Mexico's sixth and only remaining racino gambling license, though it's likely the drama may drag out another month. Paul Stout, a rancher and wind energy entrepreneur, confirmed Wednesday that he represents a client interested in the racino license and has looked at property near the city. Additionally, […]

Racino license still in limbo

Representatives from Raton, Tucumcari and Lordsburg told New Mexico racing commissioners on Thursday they are interested in applying for the state's sixth racino license, even though discussion of that license had been removed from the meeting agenda. The long-delayed and still unfinished La Mesa Racetrack in Raton earlier this week appealed the loss of its […]

Rattlers baseball team stays unbeaten

Late inning wins against Santa Rosa and Texico help to keep the Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team unbeaten in district play. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattler Jordan Walker beats the throw to first base during Friday's 10-9 win over the Santa Rosa Lions. "We need to stay focused in the games," said Tony Alarcon, Rattlers […]

Officials address Conchas concerns


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer QCS photo: Thomas Garcia The Big Mesa fire station in Conchas was filled with residents who attended Saturday’s meeting with concerns and questions about Conchas Lake water levels. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New Mexico State Parks and Rep. Dennis Roch met Saturday with more than 100 Conchas […]

Senior center volunteers honored

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Robert Lumpkin talks to some of the seniors who came out Friday to recognize volunteers of the senior center. Volunteers at the Senior Citizens Center were honored Friday with a reception thanking them for their service to the community. Jessica Elebario, a city employee, said there are 25 volunteers helping deliver […]