Hollywood comes to Tucumcari

Actor Chris Pine waits patiently in a car with co-star
Ben Foster to begin filming a scene for the movie
“Comancheria,” Monday morning in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Scenes of the upcoming movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster were filmed Monday in Tucumcari, bringing revenue and national attention into the city — but the filming of them also created some mixed reactions from area officials, offices and businesses. “This was an excellent opportunity […]

Thomas Garcia: The ‘fax’ of the matter is that memory was unexpected

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist While cleaning the fax station at work the other day, I came across numerous faxes offering myself and several former employees low-interest loans or incredible vacation deals. If you are a business owner and have fax services, then I’m sure you know what I am talking about. For the rest […]

Helena Rodriguez: Getting away from it all, to appreciate it all

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist As a child, my family took a few memorable camping trips during the summertime. Every child needs to go camping. In my early years, it was an exciting adventure. As a teen, it made me appreciate modern-day conveniences. One summer my parents took us camping in the Sangre de Cristo […]

Debra Whittington: Listen for when, how God will call upon you

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist I was talking with a couple of ladies about things we are no longer able to do including mowing the lawn. We were taking a break at Vacation Bible School, but didn’t have the time or energy to list all of things we once did. Still we are willing to […]

4-H results

Staff Report Quay County 4-H members competed in a local contest on the Saturday with Novices and Juniors qualifying for District competition held in June at Clovis and Seniors qualifying for State competition in July at Las Cruces. The shooting sports contests were held prior to Saturday. The following are the contest winners. Novice age […]

2015 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule


The following is a schedule of times and events for the third annual Rockabilly on the Route Thursday-Sunday in Tucumcari. Thursday • Welcome to Tucumcari: Noon- 4 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center • Happy Hour Hootenanny: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tri Star Bar with live music Mr. Bonetangles and the Trubanauts / Old Skool Puppetry […]

Filming in and around Tucumcari will cause temporarily traffic delays

Staff Report Sections of road on Interstate 40/State Highway 104 and in Tucumcari will be closed to traffic on Monday for the filming of the movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster. The movie is a modern-day western: A divorced dad and his ex-convict brother resort to a desperate scheme in order […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log—May 22-25

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. May 22 • 5:08 a.m., an alarm was reported at a bank on the 200 block of East Main Street. An officer advised all was OK. • 11:59 a.m., a man reported an […]

Police investigating an attempted child abduction

Staff Report Police are seeking the public’s help in their investigation of an attempted child abduction in Tucumcari. At 10 p.m. Tuesday officers responded to the report of an attempted abduction of a child at the Little League fields in the 1500 block of west Route 66, said Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. Braziel said […]

Local man arrested after police pursuit

Xcel Energy crews work to replace a power pole that was broken by the vehicle on the right that was being pursued by Tucumcari Police Oofficers Wednesday night in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com A local man was arrested Wednesday night following a Tucumcari police chase that ended in a crash and a downed power pole. Santiago Romero, 20, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property over $1,000, […]