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 arrests made on two bomb threats

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

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Operations at the U.S. Post Office and offices in downtown Tucumcari were brought to a halt following two bomb threats within a week. No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made through Monday, officials said. Monday’s threat was resolved quickly as city police, Quay County Sheriff […]

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. […]

Q&A: New principal of Logan schools talks about goals, duties


Logan Municipal Schools’ new principal is not all that new. He was in Logan from 2000 to 2004 in the same position. Most recently, he was principal at the elementary school in Texico. In all, Tommy Thompson has been an educator for 27 years. Thompson said his first official day back at Logan was on […]

Locals, visitors enjoy fair time


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Fair has come and gone for another year with this year’s attendance being estimated as greater than last year’s, according to Jason Lamm, county agriculture agent. Lamm said the fair produced a lot of increased numbers, including an increase in the number of entrants for the […]

Quay County Fair results updated— Aug. 24


The Following are results for the 2016 Quay County Fair Additional results will be added when they become available. Needle Work Open Division Knitting Afghan 1. Trude Bauler Vest 1. Sheryl Gambardella Socks, Slippers, Hat, Scarf Set or Purse 1. Kathleen Box 2. Trude Bauler Baby Blanket or Afghan 2. Trude Bauler Child’s Scarf/Hat 1. […]