Rides, games provide fun

TV Hagenah For some the Quay County Fair is the chance to show a lamb, pig or steer. For others it might be the chance to display their skill in painting or photography and for still others, it might be the chance to show off their prowess at roping or barrel racing. Probably to a […]

Mesalands Community College gets new dean

TV Hagenah Greta Estes, formerly of Sweetwater, Texas, has been named Dean of Student Services at Mesalands Community College. Estes said that she has already established a fondness for the Tucumcari and the Quay County area. “I love it,” said the new dean of student services. “I grew up in a small town and this […]

Sexual contact trial set for Aug 30

William Thompson Local rancher Kyle Evetts will stand trial in Tenth Judicial District Court Aug. 30. Evetts is facing nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. In a pre-trial hearing Aug. 18, Judge Ricky D. Purcell addressed whether testimony regarding the complaining witness’ previous sexual history could be presented in court. “I’m not […]

Police plan to target drinking and driving

TV Hagenah Tucumcari Police Cpl. Jon Howard announced Friday that on the heels of the “Click It or Ticket” campaign over the July 4 holiday, he is asking the people of Tucumcari to take part in the “You Drink and Drive, You Lose,” campaign. The program will take place from Friday, Aug. 27 through Sunday, […]

City police sued in federal court

William Thompson A woman denied employment by Tucumcari police has filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of discrimination. Vivian Martinez claims she was not hired because of her former employment as an exotic dancer. Paul Baker, office manager for the law firm Linda G. Hemphill, P.C., which represents Martinez, said her trial began […]

County fair gets rolling

The Quay County Fair, which many have waited for all year, has begun. Activities have hit high gear today at the Quay County fair grounds as the demonstrations begin taking place. Booth exhibits, both commercial and educational, along with animals and skill displays were set up at the fair Monday and Tuesday. Judges examined the […]

Tornado seen near San Jon

William Thompson An off-duty state police officer said he witnessed what he thought may have been a tornado near San Jon around 7 p.m. Saturday evening. State and local police officials in Tucumcari said no injuries or major damage resulted from heavy thunderstorm activity that occurred along Interstate 40 in Quay County between Tucumcari and […]

Quay County Public Health gets needle drop

TV Hagenah Those people who use syringes to administer medicine to themselves now have a safe way to dispose of those syringes and needles in Tucumcari. “This is a very important innovation for Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Quay County Commissioner Jeff Lewalling about the placement of a collection box for needles and syringes at […]

City school board Oks free lunches

The Tucumcari Board of Education voted 5-0 Monday to approve participation in the New Mexico Free Lunch Program. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent of schools, said she hopes the state program will provide free lunches to all Tucumcari students by late October or early November. “We now need all parents to complete the […]

Local nurse recognized

Linda Leonard Sims was recently recognized by Baylor University Health Care System in Dallas, Texas as a Top Nominee for the 2003 Five Star Spirit Award. The nominees are identified for this award not only by striving for excellence in their jobs, becoming a role model, and attaining the respect of peers, patients and families, […]