Police Blotter/ Jail Log— Jan. 6

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Dec. 28 • 12:29 p.m., a woman reported an open door at a residence on the 100 block of South First Street. An officer advised all was OK. • 3:11 p.m., a woman […]

Filing for City Commission Election Held

Staff Report two of three incumbent Tucumcari city commissioners are set to have an opponent in the next municipal election, according to unofficial candidate filings announced at City Hall. District 1 Commissioner Rick Haymaker faces a challenge from Ralph Moya, District 2 Commissioner Ammy Guiterrez faces a challenge from Jonathon Brito. District 3 Commissioner Ruth […]

Snow Story: Baby’s birth, is a memory

This Farwell baby was born about 3:30 a.m. Monday. (Photo courtesy Farwell police)

By David Stevens CMI Editor dstevens@pntonline.com Larry Kelsay had a busy weekend as Farwell’s police chief. He said he pulled probably 20 cars from snowdrifts and helped about 30 people find shelter at Farwell’s First Baptist Church as a blizzard closed the highways in and out of town. “We’ve had portable garages fly up and […]

Couple buried alive for 20 hours

Betty and Jimmy Anderson were trapped for almost 20 hours. (Courtesy photo)

By David Stevens CMI Editor dstevens@pntonline.com They huddled together under a blanket in the front seat of their white Ford Fusion, imprisoned by a 12-foot snowdrift. Rescue workers knew they were about 2 miles southeast of Clovis on Curry Road 6, but it wasn’t exactly clear which snow drift they were buried under. They couldn’t […]

Menus— Dec. 30

The following are the menus for the schools in Quay County for Jan. 7-13. House Thursday Breakfast: French toast sticks, yogurt, fruit, milk Lunch: Hot dogs or chili dogs, French fries, peas and carrots, salad, fruit, milk Monday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, fruit, milk Lunch: Stromboli, mixed vegetables, salad, fruit, milk Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast bar, cereal, […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log— Dec. 30

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Dec. 21 • 1:46 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 1700 block of South Ninth Street. An officer advised they patrolled the area and all was OK. • 7:23 a.m., an […]

Snow Story: Ty Gonser won’t forget those faces

Ty Gonser and Bill Kshir pulled two people to safety through this hole in their front windshield.

By David Stevens CMI Editor dstevens@pntonline.com Ty Gonser and Bill Kshir knew there was a car around there somewhere. “We knew it was between two telephone poles. I said, ‘That drift looks a little different.’ The snow looked kind of dark blue,” said Gonser, an employee of Ray Lee Equipment who drove one of the […]

Goliath’s effects begin to ease up in Quay County

Jan Klinger, Matt Klinger and Ron Wilmont, right, serve breakfast to motorist that stayed at the emergency shelter set up at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Stranded motorists left emergency shelters in Tucumcari at 10 a.m., on Monday after the New Mexico Department of Transportation opened eastbound and westbound traffic on Interstate 40 out of Tucumcari. The winter storm — named Goliath by the National Weather Service — dropped 8 to 10 inches of […]

Quay County reeling in Goliath’s wake

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County residents and motorists continue to dig themselves out of a blizzard that dropped 8 to 10 inches of snow overnight. The snowfall is expected to continue for the Quay County region but will taper off by late Sunday evening, said Annette Mokry, NWS meteorologist. The snow has […]

People share their holiday food traditions

Whether it was something passed down from Grandma or was something Betty Crocker taught you along the way, we all have those Christmas foods that are near and dear to our hearts. Area residents decided to share some of their favorite Christmas-time recipes and why they are so near and dear to their hearts. • […]