Toys, tricycles stolen from local day care

A group of children at the day care play with some of the toys and tricycles that were returned by police on Thursday.

Staff Report Playtime hasn’t been the same for the children at a local day care after a summertime Grinch stole toys and equipment Monday morning from their playground. Someone stole two tricycles and sports equipment that were bought with the money from a fundraiser held earlier in the year, said Michelle Chavez, owner Turquoise Child […]

Police still investigating the suspicious death of a man in Tucumcari


Staff Report The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating the death of Anthony Gallegos whose body was found Wednesday on West Sunset Avenue. “This is a an ongoing investigation and at this time the cause of Gallegos’ death is not being released,” said Police Chief Jason Braziel. On Friday, members of the New Mexico State Police […]

Teaching faith, lending a hand

A staff member of the Meslands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum caught volunteers Calvin Preisler, left and Ryan Arave, right, off-guard and takes their picture as they clean and repaint a case for a new display.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Mormon missionaries living and volunteering their services wherever it is needed in Tucumcari said they have come to think of the community’s residents as family. “We are away from home and focus on helping the residents of the community and in doing so have come to be close […]

Watershed discussed by officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Public education and outreach are two of the key components that will help the Ute Reservoir Watershed Based Plan that is being developed by local and state agencies to be successful, according to private consultant Mark Murphy. “We need to get to the children early and educate them about […]

Resident takes dead snake into county, city offices

Quay County Chief Deputy Clerk Ellen White took this photo of Anthony Anaya Thursday when he brought a snake into the county courthouse.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County and city employees are used to handling concerns, complaints and suggestions from residents, but found them selves a bit panicked Thursday when Anthony Anaya walked into their offices with a dead rattlesnake. “I looked up and there he (Anaya) stood holding a dead snake,” said Ellen White, […]

Police shoot bear in Logan

This is the black bear that was shot and killed in Logan on Monday. The photo was taken by the security camera of Logan resident Joe Frey.

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer Logan police officers shot a black bear to death on June 6, saying they did so in the interest of public safety. Officers said they located the bear about 9:30 p.m. on June 6 in a tree in the neighborhood of Perch and Sunfish in the village of Logan, […]

Primary election results confirmed by commissioners


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The canvass of the June 7 primary election on Friday by the Quay County Commission confirms incumbent Sue Dowell as the winner of the Quay County commissioner District 1 race and Albert J. Mitchell as the winner of the 10th Judicial District judge race. County Clerk Veronica Marez reviewed […]

Bomb threat causes evacuation of motel


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A bomb threat at the Blue Swallow Motel forced the evacuation of the hotel on Friday and the clearing of several blocks surrounding the area by state, county and local law enforcement. “We are asking that the public please stay out of the blocked off area for their own safety,” […]

Veterans discuss health program benefits


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Veterans, their family members and health care providers met Wednesday to discuss concerns or questions they may have on the Veterans Choice Program at the VFW Post 2528. Their top concern continues to be ready access to health care, according to U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, whose office co-hosted the […]

Residents hold Memorial Day ceremonies


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 270 attended Memorial Day ceremonies Monday at the Tucumcari Municipal Cemetery and Logan Cemetery honoring the service of active duty and sacrifices of MIA/POWs and veterans living and deceased — while also marking the death of a Vietnam veteran. “It is with a sad heart that I […]