City seeks to improve area workforce

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The City of Tucumcari and the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation plan to apply for a rural business development grant to create and fund an office to help train the area’s existing workforce. The grant of as much as $100,000 is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and […]

Menu— July 1- July 8

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 1 – July 8. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Today Fidelos con carne, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, salad, orange and pineapple mix Thursday Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, broccolli and cheese, salad, roll, margarine, peaches and strawberries Friday Closed […]

What’s Happening— July 1

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall City, County and Village offices will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tuesday Museum Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Museum July 9 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 13 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay […]

Steve Hansen: Breaking things down step-by-step

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor The Internet and magazines have become saturated lately with articles that break everything down into a specified number of things to think or do. I read a lot of these, unfortunately — you know “Seven Easy Steps to World Peace,” “Eight Ways to Get Lettuce out of Your […]

Thomas Garcia: Chance encounter with iconic film star

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Working eight years with the paper, I have met my share of interesting people. Saturday’s encounter with William Shatner allows me to cross an item off my to-do list. Let me begin by saying, “I met Adm.  James T. Kirk!” Shatner was riding across the country raising awareness and funds […]

County approves contracts to house juvenile inmates

Staff Report The Quay County Commissioners met for their regular meeting Monday at the commission chambers at the Quay County Courthouse. Commissioners in attendance were: Commission Chair Franklin McCasland, District 1 Commissioner Sue Dowel and District 2 Commissioner Mike Cherry. County Manager Richard Primrose and County Clerk Veronica Marez were present for the meeting. Items […]

City acquires Sands Dorsey building for demolition

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved the acquisition of the Sands Dorsey building and awarded the contract for its demolition. With the acquisition of the Sands Dorsey building, the city has taken more steps toward removal of the debris from the site since it first burned in 2007, […]

Helena Rodriguez: Tiempos han cambiado en Portales

By Helena Rodriguez Quest Columnist Muchos de los largos y calurosos días de verano de mi infancia en Portales, no se sentía como si vinieran un frente fresco de Norte a Sur, sino mas bien como si se encontraran el Norte con el Sur. Nuestra casa estaba por la Avenida Norte B o en el […]

Helena Rodriguez: Times have changed for Portales

By Helena Rodriguez Quest Columnist Many of the long, hot, summer days of my childhood in Portales were not so much about north vs. south as much as they were about north meets south. Our childhood home was on North Avenue B, considered the barrio or, as we residents ourselves call it, “Taco Town.” My […]

District 4-H Results

Staff Report Quay County 4-Hers Show Off At District Contests Eighteen Novice and Junior 4-Hers from Quay County attended the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 17-18 in Clovis. Novice 4-Hers are 9 to11 years old and Juniors are 12 and 13. Below are the results: Clothing Revue: Clothing I Skirt 3. Rilee Nials Consumer: […]