Calendar—June 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall July 2 Champion Rough Stock Challenge: 9 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena City, county and state officies, Post Officies […]

Teaching faith, lending a hand

A staff member of the Meslands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum caught volunteers Calvin Preisler, left and Ryan Arave, right, off-guard and takes their picture as they clean and repaint a case for a new display.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Mormon missionaries living and volunteering their services wherever it is needed in Tucumcari said they have come to think of the community’s residents as family. “We are away from home and focus on helping the residents of the community and in doing so have come to be close […]

Watershed discussed by officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Public education and outreach are two of the key components that will help the Ute Reservoir Watershed Based Plan that is being developed by local and state agencies to be successful, according to private consultant Mark Murphy. “We need to get to the children early and educate them about […]

Mayor Litchfield: Ordinances for good of the city

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield, reacting to recent negative views about existing and proposed city ordinances, declared Thursday she has grown “tired of the city, commission and myself being portrayed as the bad guy.” Litchfield, speaking at the end of Thursday night’s City Commission meeting, said the ordinances enacted […]

Law officials remain vigilant on the possibility of an active-shooter situation

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In the wake of a mass shooting in Florida and an active-shooter incident in Amarillo two days later, local law enforcement officials say they operate using the mindset of “not if … but when.” “It’s something that most people probably don’t think about too often, but for law enforcement […]

Mesalands student receives Women of Wind Energy scholarship

Staff Report A Mesalands Community College Wind Energy Technology student received the Women of Wind Energy ‘Wind at Our Backs’ Scholarship at the 2016 American Wind Energy Association  Windpower Conference and Exhibition held May 23 – 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Casey West of Moriarty, was one of five students in the nation that received […]

Menu—June 15

The following are the menus for the senior centers June 16-22. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chili rellano, tossed salad, pinto beans, crackers, fruit cocktail Friday Baked Fish, tater tots, coleslaw, dinner roll, margarine, apricots Monday Lemon baked chicken, rice, beets, biscuit, strawberries Tuesday Swiss steak, baked potato, cabbage, whole wheat […]

Calendar—June 15

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall June 23 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall June 27 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library June 28 Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., […]

Jail Log— June 15

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  May 28 – June 9. • Willie Prather, 25, warrant • Marcus Benavidez, 34, possession of controlled substance • Francisca Donovan, 37, possession of controlled substance • Rita Houston, 70, driving under the influence • Jesus Sena, 31, concealing identity • Roy Bogart, 33, […]

Game and fish to hold meeting in Santa Rosa

Staff Report The New Mexico Game Commission will meet on June 23 in Santa Rosa to consider numerous matters, including updates on the Gold King Mine spill and the department’s Hunters Helping the Hungry program. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., at the Blue Hole Convention Center, Civic Center Room, 1085 Blue Hole Road, […]