Jail Log—Sept. 7

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 1-5: • Ryan Cassidy, 34, aggravated stalking • Josette Chavez, 25, warrant • Nathan Hendren, 22, battery on a household member • Andrew Angel, 49, concealing identity and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Christina Rivera, 40, warrant • David Tzamaloukas, 52, […]


Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Sept. 20 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Sept. 21 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Sept. 22 […]

Xcel Energy works to help local economies grow

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Upgrading its power grid in New Mexico, Xcel Energy reports it has spent more than $33 million with state-based and local vendors to stimulate area and state economies. “We want our customers to know Xcel Energy is committed to more than just providing reliable electricity service,” said Wes Reeves, […]

Q&A: Clint Black talks music, career

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Clint Black, who first hit the scene in 1989 with his single “A Better Man” and album, “Killin’ Time,” was the featured performer at the Clovis Music Festival.

  By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor kwilson@cnjonline.com The Clovis Music Festival was looking for “A Better Man,” and found it in this year’s featured act. Clint Black, who is the headline act Saturday at the Marshall Middle School Auditorium, is best known for his stellar debut album, “Killin’ Time,” and top hit “A Better Man.” […]

Missing Kentucky teen located in Tucumcari

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Staff Report A missing teenager whose stepmother was found dead in Kentucky on Thursday was located Saturday in Tucumcari. Quay County law officers found Jenna Oakley, 15, in the parking lot of Tucumcari’s Motel 6. The girl was with a 20-year-old man, Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, who has been charged with contributing to […]

Standoff ends without injury

Members of the New Mexico State Police Tactical Response team coordinate with local law agencies to end a standoff on the 1400 block of South Monroe.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A standoff with police that lasted more than eight hours ended peacefully early Sunday at a Tucumcari residence. Officials said two people were taken into police custody, but only one was charged with aggravated battery. “The officers resolved the situation without shots being fired or the loss of life,” […]

County radio tower repaired

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Sheriff’s office continues to repair a radio repeater tower officials say is vital to law, fire and emergency services for the county. Over the past few months, more than $30,000 has been spent to repair, and bring the tower up to code, said Sheriff Russell Shafer. […]

Reader submitted content: THS FCCLA memebers attend National Leadership Conference

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Submitted by Sydney Goldston The Tucumcari High School chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America in July had eight students attend the National Leadership Conference in San Diego.   Two students attended as members of the New Mexico State Executive Council and six of the students competed in STAR Events (Students Taking Action […]

Menus—Aug. 31

Here are menus for Quay County schools Sept. 1-7 House Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast bar, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch: Stromboli, green beans, salad, fruit, milk Monday Closed for Labor Day Tuesday Breakfast: Egg muffin cups, toast, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, fruit, milk Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, milk […]

Jail Log— Aug. 31

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Aug. 20 – 31. • Julio Avila, 39, warrant • Joseph Burgess, 25, shoplifting • Danielle Lamm, 28, driving under the influence • Andrew McKinney, 34, driving while license suspended or revoked • Celia Portillo, 30, possession of a controlled substance • Michael Armijo, […]