County commission candidates speak out

TV Hagenah This general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2, there are two area contests taking place. One is for state senator between incumbent Republican Senator Clinton Harden of Clovis and challenger Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon. The other contest is for the Quay County Commission seat for District 2 between incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling […]

Candidate – Jeffrey Lewalling

TV Hagenah Jeffrey L. Lewalling 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you 1. Quay County has been my family’s home since 1892. I am a fifth generation Quay Countian. Quay County is my home. 2. What do you see as the future of Quay County? 2. Further development of wind farms […]

Candidate – Billy R. “Bill” Curry

TV Hagenah Billy R. “Bill” Curry 1. What is it that makes Quay County special to you? 1. It is special to me because my neighbors are some of the best people in New Mexico. I was born and raised in Quay County and I live in this beautiful mesa country of Eastern New Mexico, […]

Red Ribbon Week to feature special activities

TV Hagenah According to those involved, the key event in this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign in Tucumcari is going to be something special. Regina Rael of the Red Ribbon Campaign committee in Tucumcari said plans are for the community to encircle the three schools of the city in one large circle of area people holding […]

Library gets new sign

TV Hagenah After over three years of waiting, the Tucumcari Public Library has a new sign and the librarians say they couldn’t be more pleased with it. “I think it is just wonderful,” said Librarian Mary Ann Molinas about the sign installed Thursday morning. “I think it is gorgeous.” In fact, the sign is not […]

Show to display 150 Quilts

TV Hagenah Little more than a generation ago, quilting was just a craft something that a person did to make a bed look a bit better, but it has become more than that and nowhere is that change of what quilting has become more evident than Tucumcari’s 2004 Quay-Z Quilters Quilt Show which will run […]

Bngaman coming to city

TV Hagenah New Mexico Democratic U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman will be in Tucumcari on Tuesday, Oct. 12 to meet with Tucumcari school and city officials and visit with residents of the area plus getting a look at Quay County’s newest industry. According to his spokesperson, Maria Najera, Bingaman is looking forward to his visit in […]

Former Quay County Sheriff raises greyhounds

William Thompson Joel Garnett, former Quay County Sheriff, raises greyhounds on his 23-acre greyhound farm east of Tucumcari. Garnett trains the sleek dogs for racing on greyhound tracks throughout the U.S. Garnett said greyhound breeding and racing can be a profitable venture. “You can make a lot of money from racing and selling the dogs,” […]

English car club cruises Tucumcari

TV Hagenah Thirteen hand-built English two-seater motor cars and their 27 drivers (also English) stopped in Tucumcari Friday as part of their trip along the length of Route 66. According to Anita Jordan, one of the directors of the trip, the cars were shipped to Chicago by freighter from Great Britain where the Englishmen and […]

County officially out of trash business

TV Hagenah In a 15 minute meeting Thursday, the Quay County Commissioners made it official – the Quay County Government is no longer in the trash hauling business. Following a brief discussion commissioners Jeff Lewalling and Franklin McCasland voted to officially repeal Solid Waste Ordinance 34 which years before had put the Quay County Government […]