District 4-H Results

Staff Report Quay County 4-Hers Show Off At District Contests Eighteen Novice and Junior 4-Hers from Quay County attended the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 17-18 in Clovis. Novice 4-Hers are 9 to11 years old and Juniors are 12 and 13. Below are the results: Clothing Revue: Clothing I Skirt 3. Rilee Nials Consumer: […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log— June 22- June 26

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 22 • 1:37 a.m., a man reported a dispute at a residence on the 1900 block of South Seventh Street. An officer advised all was OK; the parties separated for the night. […]

William Shatner treks through Tucumcari

William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth prepare to leave Tucumcari on Saturday, heading west. They're traveling Route 66 to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Staff Report Actor William Shatner briefly stopped Saturday in Tucumcari, traveling from St. Louis to Los Angeles along old Route 66 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Shatner is best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. He […]

One dead after crash on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari

Staff Report New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a fatal vehicle crash that occurred at mile marker 347 on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari. At 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident. The initial investigation revealed an eastbound passenger vehicle crossed the center median and collided head-on with […]

Classic cars race through Tucumcari

Driver Trevor Stahl of Chesterfield, Mississippi, and navigator Josh Hull of Roanoke, Virginia, are the
first to arrive in Tucumcari as part of the 2015 Great Race.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 130 classic, vintage cars participating in the 2015 Great Race — from Kirkwood, Missouri, to Santa Monica, California — gathered Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention as part of their scheduled stops along Route 66. The cars began arriving at 11:30 a.m., and gathered at the Tucumcari Convention […]

K-Bob’s restaurant re-opens after being closed two days following a health inspection

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer K-Bob’s restaurant in Tucumcari reopened on Monday after closing voluntarily for a second time in four months to address code violations cited by a health inspector. The restaurant was closed Friday through Monday while crews addressed violations of “improper holding and storage.” The New Mexico Department of Health received […]

Sheriff’s Office, Tucumcari schools aids stranded bus riders

Passengers from the Greyhound bus sit in the patio
area of the McDonald’s restaurant in Tucumcari to
get out of the sun. The 50 passengers were stranded
on June 18 after their bus broke down 10 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer An act of kindness from a stranger and the quick thinking of the Quay County Sheriff’s Office and Tucumcari School District aided 50 stranded passengers Thursday from a broken down Greyhound bus on Interstate 40 East of Tucumcari. The Greyhound bus broke down around 10 a.m., 10 miles East […]

Pages Past— June 24

On This Date… June 24, 1975: The driver of a pickup truck pulling a pontoon boat on a flatbed trailer was killed after striking a bridge on Route 104. The vehicle, driven by Charles H. Sherick, 49, of Albuquerque, went airborne and overturned after striking the bridge. June 21, 1965: Tucumcari voters rejected a proposed […]

Veteran walking across country stops in Tucumcari

Marine veteran Wesley
Roy Brady Jr., is walking
across the country to
raise awareness for
combat wounded veterans.

Staff Report On the same day the Great Race passed through Tucumcari, U.S. Marine veteran Wesley Roy Brady Jr. made his way through town on his own cross country trek to raise awareness for combat-wounded veterans. “I want to raise awareness for an issue that affects all combat veterans and their families across the nation,” […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log— June 13- June 19

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 13 6:54 a.m., an alarm was reported at a building on the 900 block of South Mountain Road. An officer advised all was OK. 11:35 a.m., a woman reported a theft at […]