Easter date varies with timing of Jewish Passover

We celebrate a lot of holidays and other special occasions. Most, like birthdays, are celebrated on the same date each year because we know that’s the date on which the event occurred. Christmas is an exception to that. We don’t actually know the date of Jesus’ birth, or even the year, but we know it […]

Driving on main roads ‘difficult,’ snow to diminish by late morning

The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation reports difficult driving on the following roadways, as of 7:30 a.m. Monday: I-40, Clines Corners to Colonias: Roadway is snow packed and icy. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering. Please drive with caution and reduce speed in this area. US 54, Tucumcari to Nara Visa: Roadway is snow […]

U.S. 54 driving difficult; more snow, wind predicted for southwest Quay County

Road and weather update, 6 a.m. Monday: U.S. 54 from Tucumcari to Nara Visa is experiencing difficult diving conditions, this morning, according to the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation. The National Weather Service expects that snow showers will continue through sunrise. Snow along Interstate 40 will will continue through Milagro, Santa Rosa and Newkirk, but […]

Tucumcari District 1 candidates may file until noon, April 21

Persons interested in serving as Tucumcari District 1’s city commissioner may file their candidacy at Tucumcari City Hall until noon on April 21, the Tucumcari City Commission decided Thursday. The commission has scheduled May 8 for interviews of potential candidates and appointing one to the commission. The appointee will fill out the term vacated by […]

Growing up in eastern New Mexico to be discussed at Historical Institute meeting; ticket deadline Friday

Two lifetime eastern New Mexico residents, both living in Tucumcari, will share insights on growing up on the plains at the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute’s annual membership meeting and dinner Monday night, according to an event flyer from the historical group. The main speakers, Craig Currell and Mike Lucero, will talk about their experiences growing […]

Dispatch officials seek new fund source

Central Dispatch’s Supervisor Cindy Brashear answers a phone call while checking the information relayed to her by an officer conducting  a traffic stop.

By Thomas Garcia Senior Writer Local administrators are exploring a new gross receipts tax to pay a portion of the cost of Quay County’s emergency communications system, which includes 911 emergency response. The system provides service for residents of Quay County and portions of San Miguel and Harding counties, as well as travelers on I-40 […]

EDC seeks waste-fuel plan grant

By Steve Hansen Managing Editor The alchemists of old failed in their wizardly efforts to turn lead into gold. Bob Hockaday, a scientist based in Tucumcari, however, thinks he can do better. Hockaday wants to apply the highest technology to the lowliest of organic matter and produce useful fuels, fertilizer and even food. Further, he […]

CYFD seeks high court ruling in Day case

By Steve Hansen Managing Editor The state’s youth agency is appealing a district court decision to determine whether accused murderer Tony Day, 15, would respond to psychological treatment before he is tried for the slayings of his adopted mother and sister. The appeal the New Mexico Supreme Court also asks that all activity on the […]

Thankful to friends for another outing to the canyons

Three friends, Yvette Peacock, Elizabeth Morris, and Susan Hamiton-Vick decided we needed to go the the canyons at lma again. Of course, I didn’t argue with them because there is no place I’d rater go. The clouds were gathering as we drove along thus making the trip more exciting than usual. We stopped at lma […]

Fire 7 miles east of Tucumcari destroys workshop building

Volunteer firefighter Kyle Evetts, left, awaits his next task, while Rural District 2 Chief Danny Wallace and firefighter Tommy Morris talk strategy while fighting a fire on Quay Road 62 east of Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Fire destroyed a building that served as a workshop and barn on property belonging to Baker Evans in the 3200 block of Quay Road 62 about seven miles east of Tucumcari Monday, according to Rural District 2 Fire Chief Danny Wallace. The fire sent up columns of black and […]