House native never strays from job


By Marlena Hartz CLOVIS — A complete living room set, with patterned pillows placed across a coordinating couch, graces the entrance of Roden-Smith Village. The cozy setting is enhanced by Cleo Mullis, an 80-year-old associate who approaches her work like a grandmother approaches homemaking, fussing over shelves, dusting and rearranging, and greeting customers like old […]

Police Blotter, June 15

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • About 7:30 a.m., a computer was reported taken from Versatile Construction. • About 4 a.m., an employee of Hampton Inn called in reference to a suspicious subject. The subject was later issued a […]

City to honor former commissioner

By William Thompson City honors former county commissioner By William Thompson Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a proposal Thursday to designate North Side Park “in memory of Grace Madrid.” Friends and family members of Madrid, the Quay County commissioner who died May 18, had asked the city to rename the park […]

Lawsuit winner graduates from academy

By William Thompson Vivian Martinez, the former exotic dancer who won an $80,000 lawsuit settlement against the Tucumcari Police Department in August, has graduated from the Southeastern New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Hobbs. Martinez, now a sheriff’s deputy with the Lea County Sheriff’s Department, was previously denied employment by the Tucumcari Police Department. She […]

Assistant’s day doesn’t end at 5


By William Thompson Many Tucumcari residents have gone to Clara Rey in search of information. Rey worked more than 20 years at the Tucumcari Public Library and for the past three years has been the administrative assistant to City Manager Richard Primrose. “Working at the library was a lifesaver for my current job,” Rey said. […]

New pool bid significantly lower

QCS Staff Tucumcari City Manager Richard Primrose told city commissioners Thursday the city has received an estimate for repairs to the city pool that is far lower than previous estimates. The latest estimate is about $90,000, Primrose said. Previous estimates had ranged as high as $200,000. The city will now advertise for bid proposals for […]

Meeting set to discuss animal ID

QCS Staff The New Mexico Livestock Board, in conjunction with New Mexico State University, will hold a meeting at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center for area livestock owners. The meeting is designed to let livestock owners know about the New Mexico Animal ID Project, according to Pete Walden, NMSU’s county extension agent. […]

Around Town, June 11

Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Baker of Tucumcari announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Dorsha Kober of Tucumcari to Tim Gutierrez of Tucumcari, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Gutierrez of Tucumcari. The couple will exchange vows at 2 p.m. June 25 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. The reception will follow at the […]

Honors, June 11

Here are honors announced by Tucumcari High School. Some students may not be listed due to privacy concerns: Academic letters Seniors — Jessica Borden, Lyndsey Teakell Juniors — Brandon Bell, Brittany Rodgers Sophomore — Julianna Romero, Brandon Sours Freshmen — Justin Alvarez, Andrez Apodaca, Samuel Cantwell, Taylor Cordova, Tyler Cordova, Andre DeBord, Cecelia Holguin, Desiree […]

Fishing Report, June 11

New Mexico Game and Fish Department fishing report Conchas Lake Fishing slowed a bit this week for all species. A few white bass were taken by anglers trolling and casting crank baits and sassy shad. A few walleye were taken on curly tail grubs and bottom bouncer/crawler rigs. Some black bass were taken on salt […]