Helana Rodriguez: Growing up speaking Spang-lish

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist I asked Dad randomly the other day, “So how did you learn English when you were a little boy?” Of course, there’s no such thing as a random question from a veteran news woman like me. “What?” Dad just kind of looked at me and shrugged. My timing wasn’t exactly […]

Letter to the Editor

A study was made of 19 countries, evaluating how safe they were from violent injuries or death from guns. Our country came in last by a large margin even though we have far more guns for “personal protection.” There are approximately 33,000 deaths a year by guns. Since 1970, more deaths from guns have occurred […]

Tornado Warning for Quay County expires

Community Weather Update: At 5:45 p.m., today the Tornado warning for Quay County expired. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque issused a Tornado warning at 5:09 p.m., today for portions of Quay County. The NWS in Albuquerque detected a severed storm capable of producing a tornado 26 miles West of Tucumcari near Newkirk. The storm […]

Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital holds 50th

Residents explore the displays
hung in the hallway as pat of the
50th anniversary celebration
Thursday at Dan C. Trigg
Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Scattered rain showers did not sway 60 residents, city and county officials and physicians and staff from celebrating the 50th anniversary of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday in Tucumcari. “What has stood the test of time is not the brick and mortar of this building,” said Lance Labine, […]

Officials ask Gov. Martinez for help

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari City and Quay County commissioners unanimously supported the adoption of resolutions respectively calling for Gov. Susana Martinez to instruct the New Mexico Gaming Commission to proceed with the issuing of the sixth horse racing license for the economic good of the state. “We believe that the awarding of […]

City considers increased pay for commission

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari city commissioners agreed to allow City Manager Jared Langenegger to look into the possibility of increasing the annual salaries of commissioners, the mayor and the municipal judge during Monday’s special meeting at City Hall. Langenegger said that the last increase for those positions was approved in 2008. Currently […]

What’s Happening— Oct. 14

Thursday Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 21 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Oct. 22 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Oct. 26 Recreation Advisory Board: 6 p.m., Rec Center Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library […]

County ponders spay/neuter bus

Staff Report Quay County commissioners are looking into the possibility of supporting a portion of the funding to bring the Santa Fe Animal Humane spay/neuter bus to Tucumcari once again. Kathy McClelland, a member of the newly formed Paws and Claws Animal Rescue (formerly Tucumcari Animal Rescue) asked commissioners Monday for help in funding the […]

Menus— Oct. 14

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Oct. 15-21. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Pork ribs, corn, broccoli, whole wheat bread, margarine, pear cobbler Friday Chicken strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, cabbage, whole wheat roll, apricots Monday Chicken and vegetables, pasta, carrots, whole […]

Steve Hansen: Violence will not resolve problems

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor The tragic death of Tucumcari teenager Patrick Gonzales and the recent shootings at Umpqua Community College in Oregon are again opening the debate about gun control. I am not going to pretend to resolve the issue. I leave that to better minds than my own. I will settle […]