Police still investigating the suspicious death of a man in Tucumcari


Staff Report The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating the death of Anthony Gallegos whose body was found Wednesday on West Sunset Avenue. “This is a an ongoing investigation and at this time the cause of Gallegos’ death is not being released,” said Police Chief Jason Braziel. On Friday, members of the New Mexico State Police […]

Proposed yard sale ordinance comes up for vote

Staff Report A public hearing for  an ordinance amending the municipal code governing garage, yard and rummage sales has been set for Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. This will be the second reading of the ordinance followed by the subsequent voting for approval, residents will have a chance to voice their concerns and opinions during […]

Former Mesalands student interning with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Staff Report A former Mesalands Community College student is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a public safety intern at Conchas Lake for the summer. Sandra Garrett’s four-month internship as an intern is through the Student Conservation Association. Garrett will work with park rangers from the Corps of Engineers to promote water […]

District 4-H results

More than 200 youth from nine counties participated in the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 14-16 hosted by Quay County 4-H at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Novice (9 to 11 years old), Junior (12 and 13 years old) competed in 22 contests. Quay County had 46 4-H members participating in the contest. Air Rifle […]

MainStreet to hold retailer workshop

Staff Report In an effort to assist local retailers become more successful the Tucumcari MainStreet in conjunction with the New Mexico MainStreet and the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, is sponsoring a free workshop for merchandising. The two hour workshop will be held at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on June 29 at […]

Jail Log— June 22

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 10 – 17. • Jospeh Hawker, 23, warrant • Pantaleon Ulibarri, 55, receiving stolen property • David Apodaca, 50, probation violation • Gabriel Jones, 25, warrant • Denae Molinas, 26, warrant • Stephan Molinas, 24, driving under the influence • Juan Rodriguez, 41, […]

Menu—June 22

The following are the menus for the senior centers June 23-29. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Sour cream enchiladas, Spanish rice, green beans with green chili, salsa, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit Friday Pepper steak, rice, carrots, broccoli, cottage cheese with peaches Monday Meatloaf, rice, beets, biscuit, strawberries Tuesday Sausage, wild rice, […]

Calendar—June 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall July 2 Champion Rough Stock Challenge: 9 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena City, county and state officies, Post Officies […]

Teaching faith, lending a hand

A staff member of the Meslands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum caught volunteers Calvin Preisler, left and Ryan Arave, right, off-guard and takes their picture as they clean and repaint a case for a new display.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Mormon missionaries living and volunteering their services wherever it is needed in Tucumcari said they have come to think of the community’s residents as family. “We are away from home and focus on helping the residents of the community and in doing so have come to be close […]

Watershed discussed by officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Public education and outreach are two of the key components that will help the Ute Reservoir Watershed Based Plan that is being developed by local and state agencies to be successful, according to private consultant Mark Murphy. “We need to get to the children early and educate them about […]