Pet owners opt to microchip pets


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s Tractor Supply Company was the site of a K-9 invasion Saturday when more than a dozen dogs were microchipped by the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Group. “Microchipping can aid in a pet’s safe return if lost or stolen,” said Kathi McClelland, rescue group president. McClelland said the […]

County DWI funds sustain additional cut

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Another cut in state funding has officials concerned about the future of the Quay County DWI Compliance program. “We didn’t know the cut was going to be this bad,” said Richard Primrose, Quay County manager. Primrose said the county received its first quarter distribution for the DWI program on […]

Q&A: Candidates sound off

Patsy Gresham—Andrew Angel

      Two candidates are seeking election to a four-year term as the Quay County treasurer. Republican Incumbent Patsy R. Gresham and challenger Andrew M. Angel, a Democrat, ran with no opposition in the primary election. This is the only local contested race on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Early and absentee voting […]

No arrests made on two bomb threats

Police are on scene at the post office following a bomb threat.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Operations at the U.S. Post Office and offices in downtown Tucumcari were brought to a halt following two bomb threats within a week. No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made through Monday, officials said. Monday’s threat was resolved quickly as city police, Quay County Sheriff […]

Menus— Sept. 14

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Sept. 21. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Hamburger steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, brussel sprouts, biscuit, margarine, fruit salad, cottage cheese Friday Green chile chicken casserole, pinto beans, spinach, tortilla, orange Monday Chile rellano, salad, chili […]

Cat’s strange addiction is ‘raisin’ some issues

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist I have written about my cat’s affection for bread products before. Toby likes to tear the bread apart and create a breadcrumb wonderland. Brownie actually enjoys eating the bread; his favorite is raisin bread. I have been doing my best to avoid sweets in my pursuit to lose weight. This, […]

Jail Log— Sept. 14

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 7-13: • Bonnett Rivera, 42, possession of a controlled substance • Pantaleon Ulibarri, 55, possession of a controlled substance • Monico Barajas, 45, warrant • Billy Beeson, 52, possession of a stolen vehicle • Nolita Benavidez, 49, warrant • Jesse Lunn, 28, burglary […]

Calendar— Sept. 14

oday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday Economic Development Corp.: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Service […]

Civil suit filed against city, officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A civil lawsuit has been filed against the city of Tucumcari by the owner of a hotel burned in 2014 by former Tucumcari police officer Dustin Lopez. Lawrence and Martha Phillip, Maggie Ventures, LLC, filed the lawsuit on Aug. 31 in the Quay County District Court. The Phillips are […]

Tucumcari’s airport will receive federal funding for repairs

Staff Report More than $600,000 in federal funding has been allocated to the Tucumcari Municipal Airport for runway rehabilitations, fencing construction and other safety improvements. New Mexico congressional delegates  announced the funding is part of the more than $6.5 million being awarded by the Federal Aviation Administration. The money will be used to fund maintenance […]