Rattlers must contain Foxes’ QB


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com The 0-4 Tucumcari Rattlers will need to contain the center of a dynamic Fort Sumner offense if they hope to break into the win column Friday night. In other words, they have to stop Foxes Quarterback Jude Segura. The game is set for 7 p.m., at Fort Sumner […]

Officials meet with senator’s staff


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Transportation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ facilities was among topics that most interested area residents on Tuesday at Mesalands Community College. Iris Chavez, a representative of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, fielded the questions that mostly focused on access to federal government services. “People think that we are […]

Pet owners opt to microchip pets


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s Tractor Supply Company was the site of a K-9 invasion Saturday when more than a dozen dogs were microchipped by the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Group. “Microchipping can aid in a pet’s safe return if lost or stolen,” said Kathi McClelland, rescue group president. McClelland said the […]

Q&A: Candidates sound off

Patsy Gresham—Andrew Angel

      Two candidates are seeking election to a four-year term as the Quay County treasurer. Republican Incumbent Patsy R. Gresham and challenger Andrew M. Angel, a Democrat, ran with no opposition in the primary election. This is the only local contested race on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Early and absentee voting […]

No explosives found at Tucumcari post office

Police are on scene at the post office following a bomb threat.

Staff report The New Mexico State Police Explosive Disposal Team found no bomb at the U.S. Post Office in Tucumcari on Wednesday. The building was searched by a bomb-sniffing dog and no explosives were found, said Lt. Herbert Hinders. At 8:37 a.m. on Wednesday, an employee of the post office in Tucumcari received a bomb […]

Officials: Indiana man attempts suicide in jail


  The man arrested in Tucumcari with a missing Kentucky teen was airlifted on Sept. 13 to an Amarillo hospital after attempting to commit suicide in the Quay County Detention Center, police said. Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, 20, was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for serious self-inflicted injuries said Deputy Chief […]

Three former county residents nominated for NM Sports Hall of Fame

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From left, Amber Campbell, Danny Villanueva and Vernon Decatur Stephens have been nominated for the NM Sports Hall of Fame.

Staff Report Three former Quay County residents are among those nominated for the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell, who grew up in Tucumcari, the late Danny Villanueva, who was born in Tucumcari and played eight years in the National Football League, and Vernon Decatur Stephens, who was born in […]

Missing Kentucky teen located in Tucumcari

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Staff Report A missing teenager whose stepmother was found dead in Kentucky on Thursday was located Saturday in Tucumcari. Quay County law officers found Jenna Oakley, 15, in the parking lot of Tucumcari’s Motel 6. The girl was with a 20-year-old man, Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, who has been charged with contributing to […]

Standoff ends without injury

Members of the New Mexico State Police Tactical Response team coordinate with local law agencies to end a standoff on the 1400 block of South Monroe.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A standoff with police that lasted more than eight hours ended peacefully early Sunday at a Tucumcari residence. Officials said two people were taken into police custody, but only one was charged with aggravated battery. “The officers resolved the situation without shots being fired or the loss of life,” […]

County radio tower repaired

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Sheriff’s office continues to repair a radio repeater tower officials say is vital to law, fire and emergency services for the county. Over the past few months, more than $30,000 has been spent to repair, and bring the tower up to code, said Sheriff Russell Shafer. […]