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 […]

Fourth annual Rockabilly on the Route starts Thursday


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tourist and locals will come together Thursday to take part in the fourth annual Rockabilly on the Route that will feature performances by renowned double bass player, Lee Rocker, of the Stray Cats and the Starlite Wranglers from Japan, as well as a host of new and returning events […]

Candidate Q&A County Commission District 1


With early voting beginning on May 10 here is a Q&A with the four Democratic candidates seeking election for a four-year term as the District 1 Quay County Commissioner. Election day is June 7. (Candidates were asked to limit answers to 180 words) Candidates in order of ballot listing. Robert Lopez District 1 County Commission […]

San Jon Elementary students earn health awards


Special to QCS At a San Jon Schools award ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 14 elementary school students received medals for successfully completing a program that asked them to eat healthier, be more active and drink more water. The medalists were Gunner Mackey, Cobi Mackey, Karlee Elliott, Kirksey Smith, Paxton Smith, July Lafferty, Logan Lafferty, […]

Victor Breen memorial is progressing

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than $5,000 has been donated with $6,000 in pledges pending, in the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s continued efforts to honor former district attorney Victor C. Breen. In January, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose received permission from the Quay County Commission to dedicate and rename the new […]