County’s road superintendent, crew praised

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Road Superintendent Larry Moore and the Quay County Road Department received special recognition from Public Regulations Commission District Commissioner Patrick Lyons for their work during the winter storm Goliath. Nearly one month after Goliath dumped 8 inches of snow in Quay County — resulting in closures of […]

DWI prevention yielding results

Staff Report Quay County commissioners learned Monday that efforts to educate students about the hazards of drunken driving could be having the desired effect. County DWI coordinator Bryan Rinestine presented the second-quarter report to the commission. Rinestine said from Oct. 1-Dec. 31, there were 21 DWI arrests in Quay County. He said 13 where first-time […]

Menus—Jan. 27

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  Jan. 28- Feb. 3. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken salad, cheese and carrot sticks, sliced tomatoes, crackers, banana Friday Pig in the blanket, tater tots, chuck wagon blend vegetables, fruit cocktail Monday Pork ribs, broccoli, […]

Phil Tafone: Fitness sharing on social media may inspire others

By Phil Tafone Guest Columnist Working out is physically difficult by design, but mentally, it can be so challenging that we may skip it altogether. Even the regular fitness enthusiast has had his share of “I’ll go in an hour” every hour until the day is written off as a “rest day.” Most of the […]

Elementary band plays at music festival

The Tucumcari ORFF Ensemble sets up its instruments before
they perform at the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All
State Music Festival and In-Service Conference.

Staff Report The Tucumcari Elementary School’s ORFF Ensemble band put on a performance for teachers, staff and fellow music students as part of  the New Mexico Music Educators Association’s All State Music Festival and In-Service Conference held on Jan. 7 in Albuquerque. The 23-member band, comprising students from the fourth through the sixth grades, was […]

Healthcare law workshop will aid residents

Staff Report Two public informational events aimed at providing residents a chance to learn about changes in federal health law will take place Thursday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The free events will be put on by BeWellnm, the official state marketplace for New Mexicans to shop, buy, and compare health plans. The upcoming changes […]

City OKs Rawhide Days funding

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Funding for improvement and events to benefit the community took center stage Thursday as the Tucumcari City Commission conducted its business. The commission’s first order of business was to approve a $50,000 agreement with the New Mexico Economic Development Department for the repair of the roof on the Odeon Theater. […]

Menus— Jan. 20

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  Jan. 21- Jan. 27. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken Macaroni Casserole, brussels spouts, whole wheat role, margarine, applesauce, rice pudding Friday Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, breadstick, fruit yogurt Monday Liver and onions, mashed […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— Jan. 20

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Jan. 11 • 5:47 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 1600 block of South Eighth Street. The man told the officer that there were noises coming from the alley. An officer […]

What’s Happening— Jan. 20

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Recreation Advisory Board: 6 p.m., Rec Center Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Jan. […]