County applies for grant to increase dispatch coverage

Staff Report County commissioners approved an application Monday for a $20,000 grant by Quay County Emergency Manager Curtis Simpson for the installation of two additional dispatch repeater towers to better serve county residents. Simpson presented the  application for the State Homeland Security Grant to commissioners during their regular meeting at the Quay County Courthouse. Simpson […]

Tucumcari Middle School’s Honor Roll— March 30

Tucumcari Middle School Honor Roll Third Nine Weeks. Bronze Sixth Grade Diana Amaro Cheridin Apodaca NAthaniel Aragon Julie Archuleta Arcelino Arellano Seth Ashcraft Jonathan Blea Jesus Bueno De La O Madison Dysart Ashley Giner-Rivera Elena Gutierrez Celyssa Harrison Imani Ingram-Span Miquela Lisabelle Ariel Madrid Miquela Martinez Ricardo Martinez Jaelen Montano Ford Nelson Sai Parmar Destiny […]

U.S. Sen. Heinrich stays atop local issues

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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich exits the hub of the North American Wind Research and Training Center’s 1.5-megawatt turbine Thursday during a tour of the facility at Mesalands Community College.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Renewable energy, economic development, water issues and veterans’ needs are a few of the discussions state and local officials held Thursday with U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich during his visit to Tucumcari. Heinrich started Thursday’s visit by climbing to the top of the North American Wind Research and Training Center’s […]

Local teachers serve up education

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari Elementary School students had a rare opportunity on March 15, when teachers and staff gladly took their orders with a smile as part of McTeacher Night at the McDonald’s restaurant in Tucumcari. For two hours, 40 teachers and staff participated in this event, said Tonya Hodges, school principal. […]

Rawhide Days honors ties to TV series

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Staff Report What started out as a simple question from a local radio personality about why there was no local celebration for the local filming of “Rawhide” has now developed into a planned two day event April 15-16 at Tucumcari. “It all started when I made a comment on air about why we didn’t have […]

Menus—March 23

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for March 24 – 30. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Meatballs, wild rice, carrots and peppers, breadsticks, yogurt Friday Egg salad sandwich, rye bread, fresh broccoli, orange, wanilla ice cream Monday Sloppy joe, pickle and onions, wax […]

Jail Log—March 23

A new call log system has delayed our compiling of daily call logs. Jail log The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  March 12-March 18. • Norma Apodaca, 49, aggravated battery, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Aleidra Blea, 21, warrant • Pete Estrada, 37, parole violation • Jeanne Green, […]

What’s Happening—March 23

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Heinrich tour of Mesalands Community College: 11 a.m., MCC Sen. Henrich lunch with local Veterans: noon, VFW Post 2528 Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse April 4 Northeast New Mexico Regional Water Planning Steering Committee, 1:30 p.m., to […]

Tucumcari High School Honor Roll— March 23

Tucumcari High School Honor Roll Third Nine Weeks GPA 4.0 or higher Seniors Andreas Anaya Ashlee Braduley Cellisha Martinez Juniors Shiv Bhakta Ashle Brown Joshua Burns Kayla Calbert Kayla Cherry Kaycee Lease Adena Schaff Destisy Zukevich Sophomores Angelina Arellano Christopher Arellano Desiree Brown Kylei Collins Melina Encinias Tyler Fanska Sydney Goldston Daniel Holguin Kamelia Lamm […]

Let it pour: Artists, observers turn out for day of metalcrafting

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Molten iron splashes up from the sand mold being poured Friday at Mesalands 18th annual Iron Pour.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A week filled with myriad artistic styles, meticulous planning and the camaraderie of kindred spirits from all walks culminated Friday night with the pouring of 6,000 pounds of molten iron at Mesalands Community College. Shouts of joy filled the air as the first stream of fiery liquid poured out […]