Menus— Feb. 3

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  Feb. 4 – Feb. 10. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll, margarine, pineapple chunks Friday Kraut dog, California vegetables, baked French fries, strawberries and bananas, pumpkin […]

What’s Happening—Feb. 3

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Feb. 8 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Offices Feb. 11 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall City offices will be closed on Feb. 14 to observe President’s Day Feb. 17 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log—Feb. 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Jan. 18 • 7:24 a.m., an alarm was reported at an office on the 300 block of South Second Street. An officer advised all was OK. •11:04 a.m., a woman reported threats at […]

Mesalands able to aid schools with laptops

Staff Report Mesalands Community College delivered five laptop computers on Dec. 17 to Texico High School to aid 40 dual enrollment students who are taking various online college courses. Mesalands receives the funding for the laptops from the U.S Department of Education Hispanic Serving Institution’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant, said Kimberly Hanna, […]

City Commission candidates sound off


The following is a Q&A with the candidates who will appear on the March 1 municipal election ballot for the position of Tucumcari City Commissioner in Districts 1 and 2. (Editor’s note: Ruth Ann Litchfield is running unopposed for the District 3 Commission seat. She was submitted Q&A answers in the event of a write […]

Tucumcari resident wins $90,000

Carlos Ysco

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari native Carlos Ysco, knew he had hit big on the Roadrunner Cash drawing Jan. 22, but even he was surprised to learn it was $90,000 big. “When I go to Bingo and win I usually get this tingling feeling all over but at that moment I was too […]

Diabetic meal class planned

Staff Report The Quay County Extension Service is offering two workshops on Feb. 9, for meal planning tips for people with diabetes. “This workshop is designed for people who could not attend our annual cooking school and will include some of the information that has been proven successful by our cooking school attendees,” said Brenda […]

Phil Tafone: Choose SMART fitness goals

Tafone headshot2

By Phil Tafone Quest Columnist The new year has begun and is in full swing. As a trainer, I know it usually takes a few weeks to begin getting in shape and starting to work out. Even if football season has kept us on the couch, the Super Bowl is upon us and the season […]

Tucumcari NMDOT Patrol receives award

New Mexico Department of Trasportation's Tucumcari Patrol crew use a blade box they built to fix a
portion of Interstate 40 near Newkirk. The Tucumcari Patrol won the Best Practices award for developing
the box that saves time and allows the crews to repair and open roads to traffic quicker.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The staff and crew of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Tucumcari Patrol won the annual “Best Practice” Competition held on Jan. 20 at the department’s General Office in Santa Fe. In the competition representatives from all six NMDOT districts make a presentation on how their department found a […]

County receives state audit award

(Center)State Auditor Tim Keller presents Franklin McCasland, right and Richard Primrose and Mike Cherry the Audit Accountability

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior  Writer Quay County government received the Audit Accountability Award for the second time during the New Mexico Association of Counties Conference held on Jan. 20-21 at Santa Fe. Recognition for this award belongs to County Manager Richard Primrose and Finance Director Cheryl Simpson, said Franklin McCasland, county commission chair. During Monday’s […]