Voters approve emergency dispatch tax hike

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County voters decided to impose a 0.25-percent gross receipts tax on county businesses to fund operations of the emergency dispatch system that serves Quay County and parts of Harding County. The tax is expected to bring in about $370,000 to pay most of the $500,000 required annually to […]

Mesalands plans $8 million expansion in Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College plans to expand with a new animal/equine science and fine arts building and rodeo grounds on land leased from the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, college president Thomas Newsomsaid. The $8 million expansion will be located on 92 acres on the west side of Tucumcari near […]

Latin Comedy Jam’s success prompts second show

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
Roberto Rodriquez comes out pumping his fist and dancing to the music to get the crowd excited Saturday night during the  Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Over 300 Tucumcari and Quay County residents were delighted by the performances in the Latin Comedy Jam Saturday night at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The performers had a great time, too, and are already planning a return engagement. “It was an excellent show. I really hope they come […]

Audience participation added to annual Fired Up events

QCS Staff Interactive shows and hands-on demonstrations will be features of the fourth annual Fired Up event from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in downtown Tucumcari. Some of the events from last year will expand this year and include some audience participation,  Connie Loveland, chair of the Tucumcari MainStreet promotion committee, said. Tucumcari MainStreet […]

Vigil to face pre-trial hearing Oct. 30

QCS Staff Isaac Vigil, a state police officer accused of assaulting a household member, will face  a pretrial hearing in October and docket proceeding in November in preparation for a December jury trial, Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett decided on Thursday. The hearing has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Oct. 30, court records show. […]

Conchas man killed in accident

QCS Staff A Conchas Dam man was killed in a one-car rollover accident Friday afternoon, according to state police. The victim was David Burton, 59.  Burton was pronounced dead at the scene. Robben Johnson, 59, Albuquerque, the driver of the vehicle was charged with vehicular homicide, state police said. The accident occurred at about 1:22 […]

Bailey Smith wins state grand champion steer prize

Bailey Rhea Smith of Logan presented the Grand Champion steer at the New Mexico State Fair after winning grand champion honors at the Quay County Fair in August. Her steer had already been named the champion cross-breed when the judge selected it on Wednesday September 17th to be the Grand Champion among 80 steers that […]

County Commission re-allocates capital outlay money

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission voted Monday to reauthorize capital outlay spending of $100,000 from installing new new windows at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital to county software improvements, making the allocation for software $170,000. Both the windows and software improvements were at the top of the list for the county’s capital outlay […]

City approves YCC funds

QCS Staff At a special meeting Sept. 16, the Tucumcari City Commission authorized allocations totaling $65,500 in grant and tax fund and “in-kind” contributions of labor and resources, to fund the 2015 Youth Conservation Corps program for 2015. Mark Martinez, a city community development project manager, said the high school students and young adults hired […]

Mesalands urges voters to approve GO bond measure

Special to QCS Voters will decide on Nov. 4 on a statewide general obligation bond measure that could raise $650,000  Mesalands Community College. The statewide bond measure, General Obligation (GO) Bond C, would not raise taxes, according to a news release from the college. Mesalands plans to use its funds from the bond measure to […]