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 […]

Overdose suspected in man’s death

A Missouri man died Sunday in Tucumcari following an apparent overdose of medication, police said. Police responded to a call from the Hampton Inn early Sunday morning, a police press release showed. Matthew Mummert, 25, of Oak Grove, Mo., was having seizures and was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. He died in the […]

June 29 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari Police Department during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 8:30 p.m., a woman in the 700 block of West Evans Avenue reported a stolen bicycle taken some time on June 25. • About noon, a man called in reference […]

June 29 District 4-H results

Fifteen Quay County 4-Hers, 9 to 11, ventured to Hobbs last week to compete in the District 4-H contests. Here are results provided by Brenda Bishop of the New Mexico State University county extension service in Tucumcari: • 1st place in Novice Home Economics Bowl Team with members Bethany Bishop, Sid Truelock, Jordan Runyan, and […]

Four-day school week up for vote

By William Thompson The Tucumcari schools board of education will meet at noon Tuesday to vote on a four-day school week. Superintendent William Reents said by the end of that meeting the school district should know if it will be going to a four-day week this school year. “I don’t know how the board will […]

Kids look for other summer activities with pool gone

By William Thompson With the Tucumcari public swimming pool closed for the summer, local youth are looking for ways to have fun. Marla Griego, 14, said summer is a little more boring than usual. “I don’t see as many of my friends this summer as I did last summer when we went to the pool,” […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]