Police blotter — Dec. 11

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Dec. 2 At 3:11 a.m., an alarm was reported at an office on the 700 block of East Aber Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. At 7:50 a.m., a woman reported vandalism […]

4-H awards

Quay County 4-H Families gathered on Dec. 1 to recognize special people and 4-Hers for their accomplishments during the year. Special awards: Honorary Memberships were awarded to Tom Dominguez, Kent Terry, and Barry Bass. Friend of Quay County 4-H Awards were presented to Tonya Hodges and Harold Borden Quarles Art Gallery and K-Bobs Steak House […]

Menus — Dec. 11

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday-Dec. 18: Senior centers Thursday Chicken a la King, steamed rice, cauliflower, margarine, tossed salad, peach cobbler, vanilla ice cream Friday Pork posole, spinach salad, pinto beans, flour tortilla, strawberries, peaches Monday Chicken and dumplings, asparagus, carrots, sugar cookie, pears […]

Adoptive father of murder suspect wants him treated as adult

By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Mike Day, the adoptive father of double-murder suspect Tony Day, 15, wants to see the boy treated as an adult. In a letter delivered to Tenth Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose, the elder Day wrote that he “would like to see him (Tony Day) sentenced as an […]

Report: About half of uninsured in county could be covered without cost

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor About half of Quay County adults under 65 who do not have health insurance could get it without cost, according to figures compiled by the New Mexico Primary Care Association. The NMPCA is an organization of representing 20 primary health care organizations in the state, including Presbyterian Health Services, […]

Church recording weekly programs

QCS staff The Tucumcari Church of Christ will make CD recordings of weekly church programs available free of charge to all who request them, Nick Le Compte, pastor said. The recordings will replace a local radio program that Le Compte broadcast on Sunday mornings, he said. The radio program was discontinued. A new CD will […]

Judge asked to enjoin tax department from refusing to collect tax

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County has asked a Santa Fe District judge to order the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to get out of the way of the county’s collection of a tax that county voters imposed on themselves since 1987 to support the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital County […]

On the shelves — Dec. 11

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “Dust,” by Patricia Cornwell. (Putnam) The murder of a computer engineer at MIT leads the Massachusetts chief Medical Examiner Kay Scarpetta in unexpected directions. “The Valley of Amazement,” by Amy Tan. (Ecco/HarperCollins) The author of “The Joy Luck Club” […]

Light snow may slicken roads today as temperatures plunge

Hazardous Weather Outlook from the National Weather Service, 8 a.m. Monday: Light snow accumulation is expected today in Quay County and surrounding areas. Even with light snowfall, roads frozen by the ongoing cold spell could quickly become slick in spots. Snow is expected to taper off by early- to mid-afternoon, leaving very cold temperatures and […]

Roads mostly clear but caution advised due to icy spots; windy, warmer today but colder Monday

Road and weather update, 6 a.m. Sunday The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation lists the following conditions for Quay County roads: I-40 from Clines Corners to Texas state line: Difficult. Roadway is clear. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering. NM 104 from Las Vegas to Tucumcari: Fair. Roadway is clear with some icy spots. […]