One dead, one injured in Thursday shooting

Staff report The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating a shooting that has killed one person and left another hospitalized. Officers were still on the scene early Thursday evening after the shooting occurred about 4 p.m. The incident occurred in the 700 block of South Seventh Street, said Chief Jason Braziel. Braziel said both were transported […]

Fired Up! draws 2,000-plus to Tucumcari

Odd-Lab performers Sarah Harke and Gina Armendariz dazzle the crowd with their dance with fiery
finger tips Friday night during the Fired Up! event at the Tucumcari Train Depot. The Odd-Lab performs
put on two shows for the crowd each of them with unique elements using fire.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Fire dancers, car show, blacksmith competition and a chance to dunk the city’s manager, commissioner and chief of police were just a few of the things people enjoyed Saturday at the fifth annual Fired Up! in Tucumcari. “I walked around the event and there were numerous activities for the […]

County gives solar project green light

Staff Report Quay County commissioners approved a resolution to begin the process of issuing Industrial Revenue Bonds for the Caprock Solar Project to be built in 2016. Commissioners spoke Friday with Daniel Alsup, attorney for Infigen, a company that plans to construct a solar project in Quay County near the Caprock Wind Farm. Alsup said […]

What’s Happening— Sept. 30

Oct. 6 Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Senior Center Oct. 7 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 8 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Oct. 12 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Oct. 15 Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Oct. 20 City […]

Ordinance to help arts, cultural business

Staff Report The Tucumcari City Commission approved an ordinance Thursday that gives the city the opportunity to help cultural and art businesses with funding from State Local Economic Development Act funds. Approval of Ordinance 1125 allows the city to take advantage of an opportunity from the New Mexico Economic Development Department to assist our local […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Sept. 21 • 10:01 a.m., a man walked into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report a dispute. •10:12 a.m., a man reported suspicious activity at a […]

Helena Rodriguez: Rosarios son un símbolo de tristeza

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Como niño, recuerdo veranos en el Norte Portales Centro Comunitario, brillantes filamentos tejidos de hilo alrededor del marco de dos palitos entrecruzadas, formando un diamante tejido llamado Ojos de Dios”. Como adulto, he tomado otra arte cultural, ensartando collares de colores, por las décadas, para formar enlaces de oración conocido […]

Helena Rodriguez: Rosaries more than merely symbols

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist As a child, I remember summers at the North Portales Community Center, weaving bright strands of yarn around the frame of two crisscrossed popsicle sticks, forming a woven diamond called “Ojos de Dios.” Eyes of God. As an adult, I’ve taken up another cultural craft: stringing colorful beads together, by […]

4-H to hold youth science day

4-H National Youth Science Day The 2015 National 4-H Day of Science Experiment, Motion Commotion explores the science of motion – how things move through space and time. You will discover how human factors, such as reaction time, affect your own body’s motion and your ability to stay safe.  Come and investigate principles of motion […]

Mesalands will hold daily events leading to up to eighth annual rodeo

Staff Report Mesalands Community College will be holding Stampede Week, Oct. 5-10 to prepare for the eighth annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo that will be held on Oct. 9-10 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. The following activities have been scheduled for Stampede Week: Oct. 5 Branding Day • For Branding Day, everyone […]