Police Blotter/Jail Log — April 30-May 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 30 • 12:09 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a restaurant on the 2300 block of South First Street. An officer advised the man left the area. • 1:39 a.m., […]

Thomas Garcia: Finding the spirt of the Old West can be fun, tasty

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Every so often in journalism, you reap some benefits—not monetary benefits or a membership at some swanky health spa or golf course. One of the real benefits came to me on April 25, as I enjoyed some of the cooking at the 15th annual Chuck Wagon Cook Off in Logan. […]

Thinking of ‘Our Blessed Mother Mary,’ the cause of our joy

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Happy Mother’s Day to all moms; to those still with us, to the soon-to-be moms, and to those smiling down from above. As I write this column, I’m thinking about the greatest mom of all, Our Blessed Mother Mary. Before I tell you why I feel this way, I want […]

Local health committee working to open health trails

Dr. Linda Stogner shows one
of the Bear-themed trail signs
used to mark the walking
trails in Estancia.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A physician from Estancia and an engineer from Santa Fe Thursday talked about the details of establishing walking or bicycling trails to promote community fitness. Their audience was a committee that is working to establish such trails in Tucumcari. Dr. Linda Stogner, an Estancia family practice physician, and Tim […]

Green-waste blaze creates spectacle

Tucumcari Firefighters set and monitored a flaming mound of green-waste of discarded tree branches and clippings Sunday morning at Coronado Park.

Staff Report Tucumcari Fire Department crews burned three 20-foot-tall piles of green waste Sunday morning at Coronado Park, Tucumcari, sending flames as high as 50 feet into the air and a plume of dark smoke that was visible for miles. The idea of the burn was to make room for more, City Manager Jared Langenegger […]

Quay ranks low in 2015 health stats

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County has again found itself near the bottom among the state’s counties in a nationwide health ranking. In a study sponsored by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, Quay ranked 29th among the state’s 32 counties whose results were measured in […]

Chuck Wagon Cook-off draws 200 to Ute State Park

Cross Wagon crew member Brad Ray flips chicken-ried steak during the 15th annual Chuck Wagon Cook-off at in Logan. The Cross Wagon was one of seven
chuck wagons competing in the event Saturday at Ute Lake State Park. The chuck wagons competed in cooking chicken fried steak and dessert.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer With cowboys and cowgirls, cast-iron Dutch ovens, campfires and chuck wagons, it looked like the Old West, but it was really the 15th annual Chuck Wagon Cook off Saturday in Logan. More than 200 residents turned out to see the seven wagons that competed in the cook-off and taste […]

Remembering the old fiestas at Lindsey School

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist It’s almost Cinco de Mayo time and that reminded me recently of the old fiestas de Lindsey School. If you’re from north Portales and you were around during the 1970s, you know what I’m talking about. The old W.E. Lindsey School on West Ivy Street, now in a new building […]

Quay County Sun wins 5 press awards in contest

The Quay County Sun won five awards, including a first place award for news writing, in small-newspaper competition at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual gathering Saturday in Amarillo. The Sun also won a second-place award for news photos and third place awards for feature photos, sports writing and serious column. In all, Clovis Media Inc. […]

Some southwest Tucumcari streets to receive resurfacing

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Parts of nine streets on Tucumcari’s southwest side will receive $80,000 worth of re-surfacing using city funds, the Tucumcari City Commission decided Thursday. City Manager Jared Langenegger said many of these streets are rough  due to long neglect while grant funding has funded improvements in other areas. “We decided […]