Quay employees see bonuses — finally

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Clerk Ellen White got a surprise this holiday season she’s never seen before — an employee bonus. “We’ve never gotten bonuses since I’ve been here,” said White, a county employee since 1998. “It was a nice surprise,” White said of the $125 allotted each of the county’s 87 employees, […]

Obesity big concern in New Mexico

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Obesity is huge in New Mexico — and it’s growing, according to the state’s Department of Health. Statistics state more than 20 percent of all adults in the Land of Enchantment can be classified as obese, up from less than 10 percent in 1990. Those who are overweight constitute about 30 […]

Ute Lake Ranch gets rollicking reaction

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he’s already seeing the bucks roll in from Ute Lake Ranch, the 25,000-acre development under construction on the outskirts of town. And his entire family is excited about the project. “It brings people into the community with the purpose of staying — we think […]

Year in review: November, December 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To round out 2005, November and December contained the following news. Nov. 1: This month meant the end of Quay’s juvenile detention center and the beginning of sending the young offenders to […]

1/7 School menus

Logan Monday: Breakfast — Peanut butter and jelly sandwich, juice milk; Lunch — Deli sandwiches, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, olives, bell peppers and pickles, chips, no bake cookie, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast burrito, juice, milk; Lunch — Pizza, carrots and broccoli, bread sticks and sauce, pudding, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Preschool: Ritz crackers; Cinnamon rolls, […]

1/7 Senior citizen menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Sub sandwich, lettuce, tomato, cheese, Jell-o, fruit cocktail, broccoli, pork and beans. Tuesday: Beef stew, cornbread, tossed salad and white cake. Wednesday: Tacos, tomato, lettuce, onion, pinto beans, salsa, bananas and strawberries. Thursday: Chili dog, onions, cheese, potatoes deluxe, brussels sprouts and quick brownies Friday: Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, onion, spicy fries and white […]

Calling city candidates

Staff reports Filing day for the Tucumcari Municipal Election will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday in the office of the city clerk, 215 E. Center St., according to a release from the city of Tucumcari. Anyone interested in filing a declaration of candidacy for City Commission districts four or five […]

1/7 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 8:45 a.m., vandalism was reported at an area restaurant. Police arrived to find a window had been shot out with what appeared to be a BB gun. • At 11:19 a.m., […]

Tucumcari hospital’s first baby born

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By Ryn Gargulinski When the Tucumcari hospital’s first baby of the new year was born at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Mom said the girl’s screams could be heard as far away as Albuquerque. Well, that’s because the baby’s mother, Stephanie Romero, was on the phone with her own mother and her brother who live there. […]

Bartender arrested for selling to minor

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By Ryn Gargulinski A Tucumcari bartender was arrested Dec. 29 for selling alcohol to a minor, according to a release from the New Mexico Department of Public Safety. Officials said a female bartender at Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Club not only allowed non-members into the establishment but also sold an alcoholic beverage to a […]