Rabies clinics scheduled for May 2

Rabies clinics will be held May 2 at various locations in Quay County, according to Tucumcari Animal Control officials. Rabies vaccinations are available for $7 each at the clinic, and owners are asked to bring dogs and cats in carriers, officials said. Times and locations include: • Nara Visa, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. […]

Patsy Gresham appointed as County Treasurer

Newly appointed County Treasurer Patsy Gresham, second right, is flanked by Quay County commissioners Mike Cherry,left, Sue Dowell, and Franklin McCasland Friday at the Commission chamber.  The commission appointed Gresham Friday to serve out the term of Nadine Angel, who resigned from the treasurer’s  post effective June 1.

By Thomas Garcia Senior Writer Patsy Gresham has been appointed to be the Quay County Treasurer to fill out the term vacated by the resignation of elected treasurer Nadine Angel, which ends Dec. 31, 2016. Angel said she is resigning for personal reasons. Gresham, executive director for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, was appointed […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— April 13-15

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 13 • 8:04 a.m., an officer reported an open door at a building on the 1100 block of West 540 Loop. An officer advised that all was OK. • 8:22 a.m., a […]

Treasurer finalists named

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commissioners announced five finalists for the County Treasurer position. All five be interviewed Friday in a closed meeting. The finalist are: Christine Moriel, Diann Morrow, Robin Alden, Perri Jennings and Patsy Gresham. The Commissioners reviewed 12 applications submitted for the County Treasurer position and narrowed them […]

Mental Health Resources takes on Turquoise services

Before closing Turquoise Health and Wellness services
in Tucumcari, employees added farewell messages
to Turquoise and TeamBuilders Counseling
Services, which also occupied the building. The
services they provided are now offered by Mental
Health Resources.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Mental Health Resources (MHR) has taken over the behavioral health services that had been provided through Turquoise Health and Wellness, an Arizona firm that pulled out of behavioral health services in New Mexico on March 30. In Tucumcari, MHR has closed the building that housed Turquoise operations at 1110 […]

Tucumcari/Quay Chamber dinner, auction raise $5,000

Richard Randalls and his wife Linda Sims browse among the auction items Friday at the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce’s annual fund-raising banquet.

Staff report An evening of fun, food and prizes Friday resulted in about $5,000 to fund Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce activities for the year. About 230 people attended the chamber’s annual fund-raising event that featured a prime-rib dinner, a silent auction for donated items and a grand-prize drawing. The grand prize was an i-Pad […]

Commission approves development aid for two businesses

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission Thursday gave preliminary approval to two ordinances that would authorize economic funding aid for two businesses seeking to expand in the city. One business, Buena Vista Labs, LLP, is operated by City Commissioner John Mihm, who abstained from voting on the ordinance involving his eyeglass […]

Welcome signs approved for three entry points

Staff report Three signs on rock foundations will welcome visitors to Tucumcari in three locations, funded with $28,195 in Lodger’s Tax proceeds. The Tucumcari City Commission approved the expenditure Thursday. The signs will resemble the “Welcome to New Mexico” sign over westbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Texas State Line at Glenrio, but on […]

Helena Rodriguez: Baptisms make family relationships complicated

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist My granddaughter, Genavecia Ashley, will be baptized on Sunday. Gena is a year-and-a-half old. By my personal preferences, that is not soon enough, but never too late. Not only is baptism a rite of passage, it is a sacrament, and an extension of family. Have you ever wondered why all […]

Garage wall mural honors Tucumcari’s neon past

Emily Priddy chalks in the glow as she prepares a garage wall mural of Tucumcari’s past neon signs.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Kevin Mueller, owner of Tucumcari’s Blue Swallow Motel, has a “passion for neon,” he said, as well as for Tucumcari’s history. To help him show that passion, he has hired Emily Priddy, an artist from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to convert one of the individual unit garages at the Blue […]