Former area high school students wins crown


Staff Report A Logan High School graduate has qualified to compete in the Miss New Mexico state pageant to be held June 13-18 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, where the winner will go on to compete in the national Miss America Pageant. Leah Taylor, a 2014 LHS graduate and second-year student at ENMU […]

Animal rescue group, residents seek ordinance

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Members of a local animal rescue organization and county residents expressed their concerns about the need for a county ordinance to enforce the vaccination of dogs and issues that may arise from the animals running loose. The spread of parvo and rabies are just two of the threats that […]

Chuckwagon cookoff draws more than 300 to Ute Lake State Park


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Chuckwagons, cowboys and cowgirls and the smell of food cooking in cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens overwhelmed the visitors Saturday at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. Each year residents are drawn to the 16th annual Chuckwagon Cookoff featuring Old West chuckwagon cooking, according to Sharon Reid, event […]

Menus— April 27

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for March April 28-May 4 Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes, corn, peaches Friday Sausage, wild rice, steamed broccoli, margarine, whole wheat roll, apple Monday Chicken chow mein, brown rice, peas and carrots, […]

Calendar— April 27

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Saturday Rail Trail walking kick-off: 9 a.m., Tucumcari Railroad Depot Latin Comedy Jam: 8 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call (575) […]

Judge Mitchell recuses himself in McClelland case

Tucumcari Pharmacist Bob McClelland on April 20 waived arraignment in Tenth Judicial District Court before Judge Albert Mitchell. On that same day, Mitchell recused himself from the case. A court official said a new judge is likely to be appointed in about two weeks. McClelland is charged with two counts of unlawfully obtaining or attempting […]

Jail Log — April 27

A new call log system has delayed our compiling of daily call logs. Jail log The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  April 4-22. • Betty Beckwith, 55, warrant • Kirk Bradley, 36, possession of marijuana • Travis Callison, 29, warrant • Fisher Quinton, 23, possession of marijuana • Michael Nathansen, […]

Walking trail kick-off

Staff Report Residents and their families are encouraged to attend the kick-off for the Quay County Extension Services and Quay County Health Council’s latest community heath initiative the Rail Trail Saturday at the Tucumcari Railroad Depot. The Rail Trail is a 1 3/4-mile walking trail through the Tucumcari downtown area, said Brenda Bishop, county extension […]

Comedy show returns

Staff Report Area residents will have a third chance to enjoy a night of laughter Saturday at the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Nothing will be off limits as comedians talk about personal, social and world events, with each of them adding a unique insight and spin to the topics. The first […]

San Jon family donates antique printing press to museum

Gerlad White, left, demonstrates to Gilbert Rivera, right, how the Challenge Gordon printing press works.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A San Jon family donated a 19th-century Challenge Gordon platen-job printing press that has been in their family since 1950, to the Tucumcari Historical Museum. Gerald White and Carol White Nash watched as a skid loader lifted and removed the more than 200-pound press that had been in the […]