Mesalands president attends first meeting by webcam

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s new president Thomas Newsom attended his first regular meeting of the college’s board of trustees Aug. 13 via webcam. Newsom, who took over as president of Mesalands effective Aug. 1, was unable to attend the meeting in person because he was in McKinney, Texas, addressing a […]

Officials: Wind, rain, hail contributed to outage

QCS Staff Energy officials said wind, lightning, rain, hail and a roof torn off a barn contributed to a power outage that affected 5,329 customers of the Farmers Electric Coop from San Jon and Logan to Santa Rosa. The lights went out about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday evening. While most customers had their power restored by […]

NMSU ag extension agent leaving

QCS Staff Tom Dominguez, who has been Quay County’s agricultural extension agent for New Mexico State University for the past six years, will leave his post on Aug. 30. He will take a similar position in Alamogordo as Otero County’s extension agent for NMSU on Sept. 3. Dominguez said accepting the new position was a […]

Teambuilders CEO: Property leasing arrangement aboveboard

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Government listings show that two of the three TeamBuilders Counseling Service offices in Tucumcari are owned by a Texas-based holding company sharing two addresses in the same Kerrville, Texas, building. The same building also houses TeamBuilders’ financial offices and an accounting firm that employs a brother of TeamBuilders’ chief […]

Anniversaries — Aug. 21

Dennis Bryan Dale and Bonnie Jean Wilson Dennis, San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Tucumcari, celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary in San Antonio on Aug. 22. They were married on Aug. 22, 1948, in Cisco, Texas. The Dennises celebrated the event with a gathering hosted by a daughter, Kathy Scarfo, of San Antonio. The Dennises have […]

Police blotter — Aug. 21

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday • At 3:06 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 400 block of East Main Street. • At 7:58 a.m., a man reported vandalism of a vehicle on […]

Menus — Aug. 21

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for Aug. 22-28: Thursday Baked pork chop, mashed potatoes and gravy, green peas, biscuit, cherry cobbler Friday Tater tot casserole, California vegetables, cottage cheese, whole wheat bread, margarine, pears, sugar cookies Monday Baked dill fish, corns and peppers, breadsticks, margarine, pears, yogurt Tuesday […]

Quay County Fair results

Quay County Fair Steer Show Results Class 1 1.  Bailey Rhea Smith 1.  Aleahna Branch 2.  Aleahna Branch 3.  Aleahna Branch Class 2 1.  Bailey Rhea Smith 2.  Trey Runyan 3.  Colton Runyan Class 3 1.  Jordie Stowe 2.  Kyelie Stowe 3.  Colton Runyan Class 4 1.  Bailey Rhea Smith 2.  Brook Roberts 3.  Tyler […]

Fourth and final defendant sentenced in 2010 bank robbery


CNJ Staff The fourth and final defendant was sentenced Monday for his involvement in the April 2010 bank robbery in Melrose, according to District Attorney Matt Chandler.  All four were Tucumcari residents. Marcos Maestas, 23, was dealt a 12-year prison sentence after being convicted in June of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, […]

Underwater construction blast at Ute kills fish

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
Ute Lake Project officials said a controlled underwater blast at the site of Phase I on Friday killed an unknown number of fish at the lake.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Game and Fish Department was aware of a controlled underwater blast Friday for the Ute Water Project that resulted in over 900 fish being killed at Ute Lake Reservoir. The total number of dead fish recovered after the Aug. 16 blast at Ute Lake is 941, […]