Mesalands’ Honors

QCS Staff   Six Mesalands Community College students have been selected to receive the President’s Citation, which recognizes exceptional academic achievement, the college has announced. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and spring semesters, have no grade […]

Police identify Tucumcari homicide victim found in Clovis

A Tucumcari man, an apparent homicide victim, whose body was found at a house on Sheldon Street, Clovis, Monday has been identified as Jose Barrera, 33, Clovis police said in a news release. Barrera’s body was found at about 12:20 p.m. Monday in a house at 413 N. Sheldon St., Clovis. Barrera had been living as a […]

Tucumcari man found dead in Clovis

Staff photo: Joshua Lucero
Police are investigating the homicide of a Tucumcari man found at a vacant residence on Sheldon Street Monday afternoon.

A Tucumcari man found dead Monday afternoon in a vacant residence on Sheldon Street was either shot or bludgeoned to death, according to Capt. Patrick Whitney of the Clovis Police Department. Whitney said Monday evening the man’s identity is being withheld until family is notified. Whitney said the victim suffered severe trauma to the head […]

Agricultural lease renewal workshop set for Wednesday

An agriculture lease renewal workshop is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Natural Resource Conservation Service office, 706 S. First St., Tucumcari, according to Danny Sandoval, management analyst for lease renewals for the state land office. Questions concerning the 2014 agriculture lease renewal application documents will be addressed by staff from […]

Chavez resigns from district attorney’s office

  Assistant District Attorney Kirk Chavez on Wednesday turned in his resignation from the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s office, and District Attorney Tim Rose accepted the resignation, according to the letter both signed Wednesday. In a letter to Chavez signed on June 13,  Rose indicated that Chavez would not be rehired when his contract ran […]

Lynn Moncus remembered for faithfulness and pride in students at funeral service

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Family and friends gathered Friday morning at the Dunn’s Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari to pay their final respects to Mary Lynn Moncus, a former teacher to many local residents, avid Quay County enthusiast and noted columnist whose weekly stories took readers on a journey through the canyons of Ima. “I […]

Economic development corporation may report regularly to county

QCS Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation may be required to issue regular reports to the Quay County government officials, as it does to the city of Tucumcari, under an agreement proposed on June 22. The Quay County Commission reviewed the agreement between the economic development corporation and the city, and the county’s attorney, […]

County unemployment at 4.6 percent

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for May was  4.6 percent, down from 5 percent in April and from the 5.8 percent unemployment rate recorded in May 2013, according to the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The county’s labor force was 3,721 in May, compared with 3,607 in April and 3,553 in May 2013.  […]

School board approves grant fund applications

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday approved three grant fund applications for the 2014-2015 school year. The largest of the three is an application for $518,729 in federal funds under Title 1 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which help cover costs in predominantly low income school districts. Title […]

Chamber receives $54,000 allocation from lodger’s tax

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Thursday received $54,000 in lodger’s tax money for 2014-2015 advertising and promotional activities in a unanimous Tucumcari City Commission vote. The commission also unanimously approved the following lodger’s tax allocations: • Tucumcari Alumni Association for costs associated with the Rattler Reunion, $7,840 • […]