Harding teen found guilty in murder trial

By Ryn Gargulinski A Quay County jury on Thursday found a Harding County teenager guilty of murder. Norman Tyrell Cates, 18, was convicted of killing Lena Barrett, a senior citizen from Roy. She was found dead in her home on Dec. 20, 2004, according to a release from the office of Quay District Attorney Don […]

Voters get ready with updated information

QCS staff Voters need to update their registration now, with any change of addresses and other information, according to a release from the Quay County clerk’s office. The deadline for state or county candidates to change their party affiliation is Jan. 30; the deadline for other voters to change their party affiliation is May 9 […]

House honor roll: fall 2005

Disclosure Statement: The following student names are listed as their respective schools have submitted them. Names may have been withheld in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). A Honor Roll Seniors: Cara Hendrickson and Joe Ben Snipes. Juniors: Sara Lee. Sophomores: Sarah Sparks. Ninth grade: DeeAnna Henson. Third and fourth grade: […]

Mesalands dean’s list: fall 2005

Mesalands Community College Dean’s list for fall 2005: Myra Amparano, Graham Ansell, Yolanda Aragon, Laura Bason, Kyla Bell, Christina Benavidez, Ankita Bhakta, Daniel Brashear, Ginger Carabajal, Consuelo Chavez, Amanda Chisholm, Bennie Didway, Danelle Earle, Tommy Evans, Lori Eylicio, Scotty Gates, Jo Ellen Goldston, Tammy Hall, Shawnie Hazen, Samuel Hennig, Mark Hitchcock, Connie Jackson, Jon Luse, […]

City seats up for grabs, candidates ready

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime City Commissioner Bettie Ditto will be vacating her seat and two other city positions are also up for grabs in Tucumcari’s municipal election to be held March 7. Filing Tuesday for Ditto’s position as city commissioner for district five were James Lafferty and Norma Jean Crellin. Mary Mayfield filed to […]

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


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, […]