Calendar—June 29

Friday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Saturday Champion Rough Stock Challenge: 9 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena City, county and state officies, Post Officies and banks will be closed on July 4 in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. Tuesday Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 14 City […]

Choir shares messages of triumphs, God’s love through song


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, performed its new production, “Oh, What Love” on June 21 night at the Tucumcari High School. “This is the fourth children’s choir performance by the Watoto groups and each year it gets better and better,” said Derrick Owens, […]

Toys, tricycles stolen from local day care

A group of children at the day care play with some of the toys and tricycles that were returned by police on Thursday.

Staff Report Playtime hasn’t been the same for the children at a local day care after a summertime Grinch stole toys and equipment Monday morning from their playground. Someone stole two tricycles and sports equipment that were bought with the money from a fundraiser held earlier in the year, said Michelle Chavez, owner Turquoise Child […]

Police still investigating the suspicious death of a man in Tucumcari


Staff Report The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating the death of Anthony Gallegos whose body was found Wednesday on West Sunset Avenue. “This is a an ongoing investigation and at this time the cause of Gallegos’ death is not being released,” said Police Chief Jason Braziel. On Friday, members of the New Mexico State Police […]

Proposed yard sale ordinance comes up for vote

Staff Report A public hearing for  an ordinance amending the municipal code governing garage, yard and rummage sales has been set for Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. This will be the second reading of the ordinance followed by the subsequent voting for approval, residents will have a chance to voice their concerns and opinions during […]

Former Mesalands student interning with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Staff Report A former Mesalands Community College student is working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a public safety intern at Conchas Lake for the summer. Sandra Garrett’s four-month internship as an intern is through the Student Conservation Association. Garrett will work with park rangers from the Corps of Engineers to promote water […]

District 4-H results

More than 200 youth from nine counties participated in the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 14-16 hosted by Quay County 4-H at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Novice (9 to 11 years old), Junior (12 and 13 years old) competed in 22 contests. Quay County had 46 4-H members participating in the contest. Air Rifle […]

MainStreet to hold retailer workshop

Staff Report In an effort to assist local retailers become more successful the Tucumcari MainStreet in conjunction with the New Mexico MainStreet and the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, is sponsoring a free workshop for merchandising. The two hour workshop will be held at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on June 29 at […]

Jail Log— June 22

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 10 – 17. • Jospeh Hawker, 23, warrant • Pantaleon Ulibarri, 55, receiving stolen property • David Apodaca, 50, probation violation • Gabriel Jones, 25, warrant • Denae Molinas, 26, warrant • Stephan Molinas, 24, driving under the influence • Juan Rodriguez, 41, […]

Menu—June 22

The following are the menus for the senior centers June 23-29. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Sour cream enchiladas, Spanish rice, green beans with green chili, salsa, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit Friday Pepper steak, rice, carrots, broccoli, cottage cheese with peaches Monday Meatloaf, rice, beets, biscuit, strawberries Tuesday Sausage, wild rice, […]