Fireworks sales booming


QCS Staff David Hernandez, manager of Phantom Fireworks on West Route 66 Boulevard, said the store is prepared to sell about $60,000 of fireworks before Tuesday. Hernandez has an arsenal of rockets, artillery shells and exploding gadgets going out the door at a fast clip and said he expects sales to really go through the […]

Police chief settles in

QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham, who took over June 21, said he likes the attitiude of his officers and various community members he’s met recently. ”We have a lot of good officers here,” Ham said. “Their hearts and minds are in it and with a little training and better equipment I think we’re […]

July 2 fishing report

The New Mexico Game and Fish Department’s fishing report Conchas Lake Anglers using light spinning tackle and fly rods had great fun with bluegill and smallmouth bass this past week. They were using worms, poppers, small tubes and some wet flies. Fishing was fair trolling wally divers and other crank baits for walleye. Others did […]

County pulls out of pipeline project

QCS Staff Quay County has officially withdrawn its commitment to the Ute Lake pipeline project. Quay County Manager Terry Turner told county commissioners at a recent meeting that the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority has been notified of the county’s departure from the project. Earlier this month Turner said that because the county decided […]

July 2 Around Town

The Tucumcari Little League team, the Dodgers, won the 2005 major league division. The team was coached by Joey Martinez, Mike Esquibel and Jesus Mendez. Team members include: Gabriel Trujillo, Jacob Montoya, Clinton Marquez, Dominic Lopez, Dimitri Chapell, Colten Strand, Markis Lackey, Jake Martinez, Shawn Martinez, Tyler Nunez, Chris Arias. Ellen Bone, a recent graduate […]

Four-day school week approved


By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education voted 4-1 Tuesday to approve a four-day school week. Beginning Aug. 22, students will attend classes four days a week. Middle school and high school students will attend classes from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Elementary school students will attend school from 8 […]

County employees to receive pay raises

By William Thompson Quay County employees will be receiving fatter paychecks next month. County Manager Terry Turner said county employees will be receiving an average 5-percent pay raise beginning with the first pay period in July. “We received a letter from the state Department of Finance Authority (on) June 9 approving our 2006 budget, which […]

Weekend set at Logan

QCS Staff A parade through the streets of Logan on Saturday will kick off this weekend’s Fourth of July festivities in Logan and at Ute Lake State Park. A free barbecue and “bean feed” Saturday at the north entrance to the park, followed by fireworks at dusk at the park’s Windy Point entrance, should have […]

Farmers’ market to open

By William Thompson The Quay County farmers’ market opens at 5 p.m. Saturday at Wailes Park with live bluegrass music. The market will open at 5 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the summer, according to local manager Bobbie Defoor. “The market usually starts out slowly but more people participate as the summer moves along,” Defoor […]

More powder-filled envelopes found

QCS Staff Employees of the Tucumcari Post Office found three envelopes inside the facility Sunday morning containing a suspicious powder. The powder is similar to that found in two envelopes in a June 20 incident, according to FBI special agent and media spokesperson Bill Elwell. Elwell said the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into […]