VFW 2528 welcomes veterans home

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
Ron Wilmot, field representative for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan,D-N.M., reads a statement from Rep. Lujan Saturday at the Welcome Home Veterans ceremony Saturday in Tucumcari.  Looking on are, from left, Col. David Wiesner, U.S. Air Force, and State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor When the rest of the nation declared March 22 as Welcome Home Vietnam Vets day, Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 took it a step further. “We decided to use this day to welcome home all veterans from all wars,” said Fred Porter, president of Tucumcari’s Delfinio Gonzalez […]

Developer files suit over taxes

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County owes a local resort and residential community more than $216,000, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Twelve Shores LLC, the developer of 12 Shores golf club resort and residential community, has filed a suit against the county in the Tenth Judicial District Court, saying the county overbilled […]

Enforcing Tucumcari building code difficult

City officials have not found the owner of this parcel at 908 E. Smith St.

By Steve Hansen The abandoned and neglected properties that worry Tucumcari city leaders are also a frustration for the people who try to enforce the city’s building codes. There are two main reasons some abandoned properties are not maintained, according to Veronica Sandy, the city’s building code enforcement offer. One is lack of funds — […]

McTigue leaves commission

Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the Tucumcari City

QCS Staff Citing urgent family health issues, Tucumcari’s First District Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the city commission on Tuesday, effective immediately. Salinas McTigue said she is resigning “with a heavy heart.” “It is not an easy decision to make, but my family comes first,” she said. McTigue was elected to the commission in 2012 […]

County commissioners OK new water plan study

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Commissioners authorized an application for funding to develop a new 40-year water plan at a regular meeting held Monday in Nara Visa. In addition, the commission discussed the effects of recent legislation on funding for the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the funding situation with the […]

Local FCCLA students will compete at nationals

Tucumcari High School FCCLA competitors includ, back row, from left: Teacher Joyce Garrett, Mark Gutierre, Michael Shelton and Laura Evans.  Front, from left: Romy Diaz, Ashle Brown, Kassie Lamm, Roxanne Awais and Sarah Silva.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School are sending a total of 11 students to compete at the national level in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. Jodi Lamm, the middle school FCCLA advisor, won the “Spirit of Advising” award and was elected to the New Mexico FCCLA Board […]

Couple opens Old Time Photo studio in Tucumcari


QCS Staff Nostalgic visitors to Tucumcari’s Route 66 now have an opportunity to recreate the experience of an even earlier time, and keep a souvenir in the form a photo. Mother Road Old Time Photos opened its doors on Saturday, offering an opportunity to dress like a 19th Century cowboy or western lady, and pose […]

D.A. Rose tries again to halt Day’s field trips

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth District Attorney Tim Rose is asking that a 15-year-old boy charged with killing his adoptive mother and sister be returned from a treatment center in Albuquerque to the Quay County Detention Center. Rose filed his request with District Judge Albert Mitchell to stop murder suspect Tony Day’s participation […]

Lumpkin elected mayor

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote Thursday of the City Commission. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. The meeting was the first for […]

Commissioners discuss old issues in workshop

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Two old issues dominated discussion Thursday as three new commissioners engaged in their first Tucumcari City Commission. The commission uses workshops to discuss some matters but does not take action. Commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who was later elected mayor, began discussions on temporarily diverting tax funds now paid into a Ute […]