Fourth of July Events

Staff Report City, county, state and village offices and area banks will be closed on Monday in celebration of the Fourth of July weekend. There are several events taking place locally this holiday weekend and here is a list of what is going on. Friday • Ute Lake/Logan Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July street […]

Commissioners pass yard sale ordinance

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a threat of recall by a county resident and public objection by several residents, Tucumcari city commissioners approved an ordinance placing a six-per-year limit on the number of garage sales residents have conduct. “To use the word ‘recall’ is an ugly word and that is nothing that any of […]

Jail Log—June 29

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 18 – 24. • Danny McKinney, 55, warrant • Megan Venckus, 30, possession of controlled substance • Joshua Hyslop, 31, warrant • Samitra Hurd, 24, bribery of a witness • Tony Sanchez, 34, possession of drug paraphernalia • Timothy Skinner III, 21, aggravated […]

Texas man arrested for DWI, child abuse

Staff Report A Texas man has been charged with drunken driving in connection with a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 54 north of Tucumcari. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a crash with injuries on U.S. Highway 54, said Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo. When police arrived, they discovered that a passenger car had been driving […]

Local agricultural science center employee receives award

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Staff Report Patricia Cooksey, an employee of the New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari was awarded the 2016 Malone Farms Distinguished Off-campus Staff Award from NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Cooksey is an associate administrative assistant at NMSU. She received the award that is given in recognition of excellence […]

City approves purchase of ambulance

Staff Report The Tucumcari City Commission has approved the purchase of a new ambulance for the EMS and Commissioner Ralph Moya called for a closer look at the funding to see if Quay County could contribute more money. “We serve a large area including the county residents outside the city,” Moya said. “I would like […]

Canning workshop planned

Staff Report Residents who have been thinking about learning how to can food will have the chance to learn the steps at a beginners canning workshop on June 30 at the Quay County Extension Office. The workshop will be an introduction to the equipment, basic procedures, and food safety issues involved with food preservation and […]

Calendar—June 29

Friday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Saturday Champion Rough Stock Challenge: 9 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena City, county and state officies, Post Officies and banks will be closed on July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Tuesday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 14 City […]

Choir shares messages of triumphs, God’s love through song


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, performed its new production, “Oh, What Love” on June 21 night at the Tucumcari High School. “This is the fourth children’s choir performance by the Watoto groups and each year it gets better and better,” said Derrick Owens, […]

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 […]