Steve: End of summer can be approached with hope

The late Russell Baker, who authored The Observer for the New York Times, used to write an annual essay about the fall. Autumn was clearly his favorite season, and he did some of his most lyrical pieces to usher in the bridge between summer to winter. I wish I could find quotes, but much of […]

Menus — Aug. 14

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for Aug. 15-21: Thursday Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll, margarine, cantaloupe, yogurt Friday Catfish nuggets, tartar sauce, cole slaw, green beans, bread, margarine, pineapple upside-down cake Monday Roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered carrots with peppers, […]

Police blotter — Aug. 14

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday • At 10:50 a.m., an alarm was reported at a residence on the 4200 block of Quay Road 66. • At 2:10 p.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a residence […]

Commission authorizes pursuit of road grants


QCS Staff The Quay County Commission on Monday authorized county road officials to pursue grants that could finance over $500,000 in county road improvements. The projects were divided into three groups by state funding source. In one group were projects to be funded by state grant money reserved for arterial roads. Included were improvements to […]

Quay Community Center to be returned to Quay Valley community

QCS Staff A 12-year effort to return a Quay Valley landmark to useful service ended Monday when the Quay County Commission voted to return the Quay Community Center to the Quay Valley community. The center is a converted school house where years of hosting community functions was interrupted a dozen years ago, The final hurdle […]

On the shelves — Aug. 14

Fiction Beautiful Day by Elin Hilderbrand. Various sorts of disaster threaten a Nantucket wedding. The Eye Of God by James Rollins. As the end of the world looms, Cmdr. Gray Pierce and Sigma Force race to uncover an ancient mystery. First Sight by Danielle Steel. A talented American designer whose troubled past has soured her […]

Judge delays decision on charges

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari Magistrate Judge David Joel Garrett delayed a decision until Thursday on whether Kelby Koile will face felony child abuse charges for allegedly leaving her 7-month-old baby alone in a hot car while she shopped for groceries. Garrett’s decision to delay the decision followed a 90-minute preliminary hearing Monday in […]

He pulled over the wrong vehicle

J Shelton

  QCS Staff If you’re going to pretend you’re a police officer, the worst thing you can do is pull over a couple of law enforcement agents. John Shelton, 26, of Logan did just that on  Wednesday, according to New Mexico State Police. On Wednesday afternoon, he was in jail facing charges of impersonating a police […]

Love’s Travel Stop manager vows to kiss pig

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
"Not on the first date," seems to be the response Dewayne Juarez, general manager of the Love's Travel Stop, Tucumcari, is getting to his friendly gesture to a hog.  Juarez has promised to kiss a pig in public, if his staff can double last year's donations to the Children's Miracle Network, Love's chosen charity, this year.

QCS Staff The manager of Love’s Travel Stop in Tucumari, Dewayne Juarez has vowed to double donations his store contributes to the Children’s Miracle Network, the charity that Love’s has adopted for its fundraising efforts. In fact, if his team succeeds, he has vowed to kiss a pig. In public. In front of Love’s Travel […]

More than 400 Tucumcari grads roll in for Rattler Reunion


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The motto of Tucumcari High School’s Class of ’83 was “Let the Good Times Roll.” Thirty years later, good times rolled once more as the 1983 grads returned to organize the 2013 Rattler Reunion. The reunion events, the luncheons, mixers, golf tournament, and parade, culminated Saturday night with the […]