NRA banquet attracts 400 supporters

Dwayne Roberts purchases a chance to win the rifle on the table at a booth run by Frankie Gutierrez
at Saturday’s Friends of the National Rifle Association banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center.
Gutierrez’s booth was one of numerous booth with chances to win a fire arm or other prizes.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County chapter of Friends of the National Rifle Association held its annual  banquet Saturday, raising $33,000 to raise funds for local 4-H youth firearms education and activities and honoring local veterans, two of whom were 100 years old. Five local veterans were honored at the banquet, […]

County treasurer resigns

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commissioners Monday accepted the resignation of Quay County Treasurer Nadine Angel, effective May 30. Commissioners read Angel’s resignation letter during a closed session and accepted her resignation in open session at Monday’s meeting, which was held in Nara Visa. Angel is resigning for personal reasons, she […]

Ute watershed meeting addresses water quality issues

The quality of the water at Ute Lake Reservoir where
the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Water
Utility Authority’s $550 million Ute Pipeline Project,
is scheduled to be completed by the end of March
(above), was discussed at one of many meetings
that will be used to create a Ute Reservoir watershed plan.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Canadian River Riparian Restoration Project hosted a hearing on March 18 at the Tucumcari Convention Center that was one of many held in New Mexico as the state assembles a Ute Reservoir Wateshed Plan. The CRRRP is listening to county, city and state officials, ranchers and others on […]

What’s Happening— March 25

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall April 1 Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Senior Center Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall April 3 City Offices will close at noon in observance of Good Friday April 6 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse […]

Capital outlay bill fails, but local recipients take it in stride

By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Quay County communities are taking in stride the New Mexico Legislature’s failure to pass its annual “capital outlay” bill that specifies local projects funded through taxes on oil, gas and mineral extraction. Every year, counties, cities and other local government agencies compile “wish lists” of projects to […]

Police Blotter— March 20-23

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. March 20 • 12:52 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 600 block of South First Street. An officer advised they patrolled the area and all was OK. • 7:56 a.m., an […]

Pages Past— March 25

On this date … March 19, 1970: Three teenagers police described as “hippie type” were picked up by Tucumcari police for vagrancy. Officers briefly left them alone on the second floor of City Hall and two of them jumped out the window. The two were quickly recaptured and all three were placed in the city […]

Chef on Demand program offers food education

Rene Ruiz, a Summit Food
Service Management chef, supervises
on March 18 as Santiago Alires prepares
to chop butter for melting.
Students Delayna Swearengin and
Kayla Cherry look on. Ruiz visited
Tucumcari High School’s culinary arts
kitchen and supervised food preparation
as part of Summit’s Chef on
Demand program.

  Staff Report It’s not every day that Tucumcari High School students get parmesan chicken wraps for lunch, but it’s also not every day the school gets a visit from a real chef. Rene Ruiz, a chef for Summit Food Service Management, Inc., which operates Tucumcari school cafeterias, presided over preparation of the lunch Wednesday […]

Selena’s music still inspires 20 years after her tragic death

Helena mug

By Helena Rodriguez CMI Columnist It’s hard to believe it has been 20 years since the sensational death of Tejano and pop music star, Selena. Two decades and 60 million albums later, this once unknown singer who performed at the Boot Hill in Clovis in 1994 has become iconic. March 31 will make the 20th […]

Menus— March 26-31

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for March 26 – March 31. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Baked pork chop, stuffing, parmesan, potato rounds, carrots, cottage cheese, pears Friday Egg salad on rye, baked potatoe wedges, broccoli, orange, vanilla ice cream Monday Tamale, […]