Comments from the canyons: Book helps preserve cemetery’s history

Because many of us are interested in our county history, we are always delighted when a new book is written about it. Betty White has now provided us with good reading and valuable history. She and Jack, her husband, have published “Quay Cemetery: A Memorial to the Past.” Betty included the history of the community, […]

Lauriault: God offers second chance of new life

A while back one of our children was losing his baby teeth and wanted to know what the Tooth Fairy did with all those teeth she was collecting. I felt on the spot. First, I had to go along with the Tooth Fairy concept, which really didn’t bother me much because, like Santa Claus and […]

Local agencies participate in active shooter drill

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
Officer Eric Padilla speaks with a student through the door in an attempt to negotiate with the gunman during Tuesday's active shooting scenario at Tucumcari Elementary.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Police Department, public schools, fire department and EMS participated Tuesday in an active shooting scenario drill staged at Tucumcari Elementary School. Officer Eric Padilla speaks with a student through the door in an attempt to negotiate with the gunman during Tuesday’s active shooting scenario at Tucumcari Elementary. […]

Mesalands holding Summer Adventure Camp

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College has many fun and educational classes planned for this year’s Summer Adventure Camp to be held June 17-29 and July 13-19. The theme this year is “Keep Calm and Summer Adventure On.” One is a “Keep Calm and Dance” class taught by Hanna Mericle, who will be teaching a […]

Four students selected for Rotary scholarships

QCS staff Four Tucumcari High School graduates of the Class of 2013 were selected to receive Tucumcari Rotary Club Quay County Continuing Education Scholarships. The winners are Jorge Herrera, Garrett LeMons, Rocio Acosta, and Zach McElroy. Each will receive $750 in financial aid to attend Mesalands Community College for the 2013-2014 school year. The Tucumcari […]

Police blotter — June 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 12:47 a.m., a woman was arrested on a warrant at the corner of South Park Street and East High Avenue. The woman was taken to the Quay County Detention Center. […]

Calendar — June 12

Thursday City Commission work shop at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Community Development Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall June 20 Cemetery Advisory Board at noon, City Hall June 24 Library Advisory Board at 5:15 […]

State police arrest accused Albuquerque shooter near Tucumcari

QCS Staff State police on Tuesday arrested an Albuquerque man who is accused of shooting a man at a church on Monday. Billy Chavez, 59, was arrested Tuesday morning on State Route 104 north of Tucumcari after witnesses reported spotting him in Tucumcari, said police spokesperson Tony Lynn. Chavez was transported to the Quay County Detention Center, Lynn […]

Our page — June 12

Throckmorton/Acosta Tarrah S. Throckmorton, daughter of Robert and Deborah Throckmorton, and Armando J. Acosta, son of Mario and Adelina Acosta, would like the pleasure to your company to celebrate their marriage at 3 p.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church located at the corner of East Center Street and South Adams Street. A dance will […]

Illinois students visit Tucumcari, make documentary video

By QCS Staff Dave Buchen, who was a grant writer for Mesalands Community College and director of the Main Street Program, returned to Tucumcari over Spring Break with 17 film students from Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Ill., his current employer. Being film students, they made a documentary on their journey, which they placed […]