Money moved to road equipment fund

QCS Staff Since Quay County spent about $223,700 less on road work than anticipated, the  county commission decided Monday to move the unspent money into a road equipment fund for capital spending. The resolution was one of  three the Commission approved. The commissioners also voted unanimously for a resolution adding nearly $62,800 to the county’s […]

Quay 4-H members compete at district


Special to QCS There were 25 4-Hers from Quay County competing at the Southeast District 4-H Contest in Portales. “Quay County’s 9- to 13-year-old 4-Hers are well on their way to becoming great leaders and during the district contest they discovered on the eight day ‘So God Made a 4-H’er’ to take care of our […]

Police blotter — June 26

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday • At 12:49 a.m., a man reported an unwanted woman at a residence on the 2000 block of South Ninth Street. An officer advised contact was made with the woman and all […]

Tucumcari school policies updated

QCS Staff Pregnant and parenting students will be allowed four more days of absence, along with added time to make up work missed, and home-schooled students will be allowed to participate in up to three school activities, according to policy changes approved by the Tucumcari Public School Board  at its June 17 meeting. The changes […]

Tucumcari man coordinates Walk to Emmaus

QCS staff Phil Bidegain of Tucumcari coordinated a gathering of more than 50 Christian men from eastern New Mexico, Texas, the Oklahoma Panhandle, for three days of spiritual enrichment and Christian education June 20-23. The event was the Walk to Emmaus, an annual retreat sponsored by the Sunrise Emmaus Community, which covers an area as […]

Water report available

QCS staff Liberty Mutual Domestic Water System Association, Inc., advises its members that the 2012 Consumer Confidence Report is available. Interested members may call 575-461-1913 to receive a copy.

Menus — June 26

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for June 26-July 3: Thursday Baked fish, tartar sauce, tater tots, coleslaw, dinner roll, margarine, apricots Friday Frito pie, lettuce, tomato, onion, mixed vegetables, lemon crisp cookie Monday Fidelos con carne, salad and dressing, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, orange and pineapple mix Tuesday […]

Mesalands Schedules Interviews, Public Forums for President Finalists

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees will give college staff, community leaders and residents a chance to meet each of the three presidential finalist during  public forums beginning on Monday. The board of trustees announced the three finalists for Mesalands’ vacant president position on Monday during a special board meeting. The finalists are […]

Gov. Martinez To Host ‘Constituent Day’ in Tucumcari

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez plans to hold face-to-face meetings with area residents to discuss their needs and concerns on June 27 in Tucumcari. These meeting are a part the “Constituent Day” initiative, which will be held in communities across the state giving residents a chance to meet and […]

Fire Destroys School Superintendent’s Home

The home of Tucumcari School Superintendent Aaron McKinney was destroyed by fire on Thursday (courtesy photo).

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A fire that began Thursday morning and burned for more than 10 hours despite the efforts of volunteer firefighters from six area departments destroyed the home of Tucumcari Schools Superintendent Aaron McKinney. Volunteer firefighters from Rural 1 were dispatched at 11 a.m., to the McKinney’s residence on Quay Road 66.5 […]