Racino pushed for Quay County

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A letter will be submitted today, asking the New Mexico Racing Commission’s executive director to expedite plans for a sixth New Mexico racing license, said Warren Frost, attorney for the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Frost said the letter is being drafted by the GTEDC, with the goal of […]

Magistrate judge retires

oel Garnett, back center, sits behind the bench of the Quay County Magistrate court one last time on Friday during his retirement party.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer After more than nine years as Quay County magistrate judge, Joel Garnett has traded a docket full of cases for spending time with his grandchildren. Local officials and residents filled the magistrate courtroom on Friday to celebrate Garnett’s retirement. “After 34 years of law enforcement and serving the residents […]

Giving thanks across America

Danielle Girdano, hugs Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel Friday after being presented with a TPD officer's arm patch.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Members of the Tucumcari Police Department and first responders were thanked for their service Friday by a 38-year old Texas woman bicycling across America on Route 66. Danielle Girdano of Nevada,Texas, said she wants to thank as many police, fire and emergency medical services personnel as possible on her […]

Crime up across town

Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner, Jimmy Watson, points out the area of a window that was broken by a rock during a Sept. 7 burglary.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Police are advising residents to be vigilant following a recent rise in residential and commercial vandalism and burglaries across Tucumcari. “We are on patrol, but if you see someone or something suspicious, please report it,” said Pete Rivera, deputy police chief. Rivera said officers responded to burglary alarms on […]

Looking Back– Sept. 28

September 1971 • Jean Tillman of Quay County met country music star Charley Pride at the New Mexico State Fair. Tillman was a contestant in the state fair queen contest. • Martha Garcia was crowned the queen of the Quay County Credit Union. • Gov. Bruce King spoke at the New Mexico Municipal League and […]

Senior Menu—Sept. 28

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Oct. 5. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Tamales, salad, beans, tortilla, mandarin orange Friday Chicken and dumplings, green beans, carrots, sugar cookie, pears Monday Chalupa, Spanish rice, green beans, devil’s food cake Tuesday Baked pork chop, […]

Jail Log— Sept. 28

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 22-26: • Raymond Holliday, 27, criminal trespassing • Eddie Ulibarri, 36, shoplifting over $250 • Santana Tramel, 31, probation violation • Jospeh Burgess, 25, warrant • April Edwards, 38, warrant • Lela Ross, 30, warrant • Dominick Soriano, 23, driving under the influence […]

Calendar—Sept. 28

Tuesday Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m.,, Senior Center Wednesday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 13 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Oct. 10 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Oct. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct, […]

Public invited to planning forums

By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger is urging Tucumcari residents to attend two public forums to help direct regional and local planning efforts. On Oct. 6, a public forum in Santa Rosa will help set direction for the East Central New Mexico Stronger Economies Together program, sponsored by U.S. Department of […]

Gross receipts up from 2015

By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent Gross receipts tax revenues sent to Quay County by the state’s Department of Finance and Administration this month outshined receipts from September 2015, continuing a pattern that began in July, county tax collection records show. September’s gross receipts tax collections totaled $210,114, or 9 percent higher than September 2015’s collections […]