Chuck Wagon Cook-off draws 200 to Ute State Park

Cross Wagon crew member Brad Ray flips chicken-ried steak during the 15th annual Chuck Wagon Cook-off at in Logan. The Cross Wagon was one of seven
chuck wagons competing in the event Saturday at Ute Lake State Park. The chuck wagons competed in cooking chicken fried steak and dessert.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer With cowboys and cowgirls, cast-iron Dutch ovens, campfires and chuck wagons, it looked like the Old West, but it was really the 15th annual Chuck Wagon Cook off Saturday in Logan. More than 200 residents turned out to see the seven wagons that competed in the cook-off and taste […]

Remembering the old fiestas at Lindsey School

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist It’s almost Cinco de Mayo time and that reminded me recently of the old fiestas de Lindsey School. If you’re from north Portales and you were around during the 1970s, you know what I’m talking about. The old W.E. Lindsey School on West Ivy Street, now in a new building […]

Quay County Sun wins 5 press awards in contest

The Quay County Sun won five awards, including a first place award for news writing, in small-newspaper competition at the Panhandle Press Association’s annual gathering Saturday in Amarillo. The Sun also won a second-place award for news photos and third place awards for feature photos, sports writing and serious column. In all, Clovis Media Inc. […]

Some southwest Tucumcari streets to receive resurfacing

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Parts of nine streets on Tucumcari’s southwest side will receive $80,000 worth of re-surfacing using city funds, the Tucumcari City Commission decided Thursday. City Manager Jared Langenegger said many of these streets are rough  due to long neglect while grant funding has funded improvements in other areas. “We decided […]

Woods named to legislative interim committees

Staff Report New Mexico State Senator Pat Woods  (R-Broadview), who represents Quay County,  was reappointed to serve as a voting member on three legislative committees while the legislature is not in session, according to Diane Kinderwater, spokesperson for the New Mexico Senate. He was also reappointed as an advisory member on three additional committees, Kinderwater […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log — April 20-22

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 20 • 4:02 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a motel on the 1700 block of East Route 66. An officer advised the parties were separated for the night. • […]

Arson trial for former Tucumcari officer Lopez to begin on July 27

Staff Report Trial has been set for July 27 to July 28 for ex-Tucumcari Police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez and Robert Sandoval, Tucumcari, on arson charges stemming from fires that destroyed the Payless Motor Inn and an abandoned house on Sept. 3, court records show. A trial date has not been set for a third […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— April 17-19

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 17 • 8:01 a.m., a man reported vandalism at a residence on the 1700 block of South Monroe Street. • 8:09 a.m., a woman reported vandalism of a vehicle on the 2000 […]

Elementary students get environmental lessons for Earth Day

Robert Martin of
Ogalalla Commons, a
non-profit conservation
group, gets a variety of
reactions to a salamander
that he allowed children
to touch at the April
16 Earth Day celebration
April 16 at the Outdoor
Classroom near
Tucumcari Elementary

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s Outdoor Classroom came alive April 16 as children from Tucumcari and San Jon elementary schools gathered to celebrate Earth Day by touring demonstrations of environmental, conservation and safety exhibits. in all, 615 children from both cities, from pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, were guided through 10 exhibits, where they […]

Helena Rodriguez : Grandma never slowed down till the end

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist My Grandma Chaya died on Jan. 30. I drove two hours and prayed 50 hail Marys, a rosary that is, hoping to make it to Lubbock to see her before she breathed her last breath. I wanted to be there. I deeply believed it mattered, regardless of the fact that […]