Supreme Court denies motion in Day case

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday denied the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department’s request for a hearing on a motion that would have reversed the order of proceedings in the Tony Day murder case, made CYFD a party to the case like the prosecution and defense, […]

Trigg gets new electronic records system

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is joining the Presbyterian Healthcare Services organization in adopting a new electronic health and financial record keeping system that hospital officials say will improve patient care for Quay County residents, those traveling on Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 54 and those enrolled in the PHS […]

Rockabilly will receive fee waiver

Please note:  Mayor Robert Lumpkin’s remarks about Rockabilly on the Route’s impact on gross receipts taxes have been corrected. Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The sponsors of Rockabilly on the Route received a waiver of fees Thursday for using the Tucumcari Convention Center from the Tucumcari City Commission. The second Rockabilly on the Route will […]

Walker family saga begins in Quay

Daisyann Walker Palmer signs a copy of her book “A Walker Trilogy: Three to Read on Walker Mountain” for Joy Young, a member of the Tucumcari Historical Museum staff, at the museum. The museum hosted a book signing event for Palmer on Saturday.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Walker Mountain, an abrupt rise among the mesas and cattle-ranch plains of the Quay Valley, still looks much as it did when it was the destination for Lawrence Walker and his family, who journeyed by covered wagon from Kansas to what they hoped would be better prospects in New […]

Quay County is still beautiful after years of changes

My friends, Yvette Peacock and Elizabeth Morris took Prissy and me on another long drive Sunday afternoon to let us all look at a lot of our history. We went to Forrest first so I could reminisce about that first year of my teaching career which began there in 1955. They took a lot of […]

Confession thrown out in Madonda’s double murder case

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell on Monday ordered that an apparent confession made by double-murder suspect Muziwokuthula Madonda be removed from evidence in the case. Madonda, a native of South Africa, is accused of the March 2011 slayings of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of […]

Wellness fair to feature free and low-cost screenings

QCS Staff Mammography exams will join the array of free and low-cost medical tests available at the 2014 Community Wellness Fair April 26, sponsored by the Quay County Health Council and Quay County Extension Service, according to a news release from the organizers. The fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April […]

Health care payment gets approval

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County Commissioners were puzzled by a state requirement to give local authorization for an expenditure required by state law, but on Monday they approved the first reading of an ordinance that authorizes the county to spend the money. The commission voted to send about $113,000 in gross receipts […]

Driving on main roads ‘difficult,’ snow to diminish by late morning

The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation reports difficult driving on the following roadways, as of 7:30 a.m. Monday: I-40, Clines Corners to Colonias: Roadway is snow packed and icy. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering. Please drive with caution and reduce speed in this area. US 54, Tucumcari to Nara Visa: Roadway is snow […]

U.S. 54 driving difficult; more snow, wind predicted for southwest Quay County

Road and weather update, 6 a.m. Monday: U.S. 54 from Tucumcari to Nara Visa is experiencing difficult diving conditions, this morning, according to the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation. The National Weather Service expects that snow showers will continue through sunrise. Snow along Interstate 40 will will continue through Milagro, Santa Rosa and Newkirk, but […]