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 […]

June 25 Around Town

Kyaison Stone of Tucumcari celebrated his fifth birthday Thursday at Ute Lake State Park. He was born June 23, 2000, in Tucumcari. His parents are Dee Stone of Tucumcari and Dusty Stone of San Jon. His brothers are Kaeyson and Jaxtyn. His sister is McKenna. His grandparents are Gayle and Dennis Baxter of Liberal, Kan., […]

City to receive grant money

QCS Staff Quay County Manager Terry Turner has nothing but praise for his procurement coordinator, Christine Moriel. Word was received recently that the county will receive $184,800 in grant money thanks to Moriel. Turner said the county had already spent the money on renovations to the Quay Community Center. A deadline had passed to get […]

Man arrested on breaking and entering charge

QCS Staff Felipe Moreno, 41, a resident of Villa Inn apartments on East Main Street, was arrested in the Villa Inn’s parking lot about 2:30 a.m. Friday. Tucumcari police charged him with one count of breaking and entering, criminal trespass and concealing identity, according to police records. About 2 a.m. Tucumcari police received a call […]

Local youth take FFA awards

A number of San Jon High School and Logan High School students placed at the state Future Farmers of America (FFA) convention June 6-9 at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, according to a San Jon FFA chapter press release and a New Mexico State University press release. In the state ag marketing competion […]

Cannon gets support from communities

By Leslie Radford Janice Brown was up at 3 a.m. Friday, peeking through the blinds at her home off of Commerce and Pile streets to see what the commotion was going on outside her window. “There were already people out walking around,” she said. “I was looking for media, mostly, but I couldn’t believe there […]

Cannon supporters optimistic after hearing

By David Irvin The top names from New Mexico’s leadership and the eastern New Mexico community walked into Marshall Junior High School auditorium Friday with a singular mission: Convince the Base Realignment and Closure commissioners that Cannon Air Force Base should not be shut down. Judging from the boisterous mood at a press conference after […]

Charge of vehicular homicide filed

By William Thompson Tucumcari resident Jimmy L. Ingram faces one count of homicide by vehicle in connection with the death of William Pangburn last November at the Country Inn Motel. Pangburn, the late owner of the motel, died Nov. 3 after police said he was struck in the motel parking lot by a vehicle driven […]

Post office shuts down temporarily


By William Thompson New Mexico State Police and U.S. Postal Service officials shut down the Tucumcari Post Office on Monday morning after receiving a call from a postal employee stating that two envelopes containing a mysterious powder were found inside the post office. Inspector Lisa Guevara of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Monday afternoon […]