Death notice: Velma Kimbler

Velma Vina Kimbler, 106, died Sept. 4 at a care facility in Breckenridge, Texas. Graveside service were held Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Breckenridge Cemetery with Jim Cox officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of Melton-Kitchens Funeral Home.

Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering schedule

Nara Visa’s 21st annual Cowboy Gathering will feature cowboy music and poetry on Sept. 20-22, according to Renee Rinestine, an event organizer. Here is the event schedule (All times are CDT): Sept. 20 5:30 p.m.—Ice cream social 7 p.m.—First performance Sept. 21 7:30 a.m. Chuckwagon breakfast 2 p.m. Matinee performance 4 p.m. Dummy roping for […]

County approves capital ‘wish list’

QCS staff The Quay County Commission on Monday approved its “wish list” of infrastructure capital improvement projects it seeks to fund through future legislative capital outlays from 2015 to 2019. The commission submits a similar list to the legislature annually, commissioners said. The total being sought for all four years is more than $13.3 million, […]

Early voting on hospital issue ends Friday

QCS Staff Early voting in the Quay County election on whether to continue a special gross receipts tax benefiting Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital ends Friday. The general election on the tax, which has been in effect since 1987, is Tuesday. This existing tax, which is equal to one-eighth of 1 percent of gross receipts, […]

Commission signs letter opposing prairie chicken designation

QCS staff The Quay County Commission joined with other Eastern New Mexico counties in signing letters that oppose the designation of the lesser prairie chicken as threatened or endangered and proposing that reintroduction of the Mexican wolf, an endangered species, be confined to areas away from agricultural range lands. On the lesser prairie chicken, Brad […]

Locals compete in Texaco Country Music Showdown

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Amanda Gasper, left, and Jessica Morey of Jalea belt out their first-prize performance at the Texas Country Showdown.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Pausewangs traveled from Goldthwaite, Texas, 120 miles west of Waco, Texas, to be there and the family band, the Pausitive Band, won second place among seven contenders in the Texaco Country Music Showdown in Tucumcari, cosponosored by KTNM/KQAY Radio, Saturday night. Local favorite Olana Romero, who won last […]

Trial delayed for 2011 slaying

QCS staff The trial of Randall Jones of Tucumcari, facing murder charges in connection to the July 9, 2011, slaying of Shirley Pacheco, also of Tucucmari, has been delayed until May 12, 2014, according to Michael Rosenfield, Jones’ attorney. Ninth Judicial District Judge Steven Quinn vacated an October 2013 trial date at Rosenfield’s request during […]

Thomas: Family reunion event to remember

Well, it’s a week overdue but I wanted to share with you the fun and joy I experienced during my family reunion on Labor Day weekend. Every year my family gathers to celebrate our proud family heritage by reliving our favorite memories of childhood, sharing our latest exploits and, my favorite, making new favorite memories […]

Police blotter — Sept. 11

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   Friday • At 10:54 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 1100 block of South Second Street. • At 2:16 p.m., a man reported harassment at a residence […]

Comments from the canyons: Glad mail system exists

As you have gathered through all these years, remembering times gone by is often a subject of this column, as well as a subject of discussions among friends. Several times lately, we have talked about the U.S. Mail service and the many changes we have witnessed through the years. Back in the Dark Ages, when […]