11/12 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday At 11:29 p.m., a semi running was reported behind an area restaurant. Police told the driver to turn it off or leave. Tuesday At 8:38 a.m., a female called to request an officer […]

Enhanced emergency system makes it to Quay

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Its official name is the Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Center – but one can call it Enhanced 911. It’s the new dispatch center set for the Tucumcari Police station that brings together all emergency calls from surrounding areas. Thanks to a joint powers agreement between Tucumcari and Quay County, the […]

Quay County winter is just around Tucumcari Mountain

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The worst Quay County winter Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner Jimmy Watson said he recalls was a blustery blizzard about eight years ago that knocked out power in some areas for more than a week. “There was a lot of snow on the highline wires and it kept weighing them down,” Watson […]

Veterans Day means honor in Quay

QCS staff Quay County is planning a hefty salute – or two – for Veterans Day on Friday. The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 2528, and Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting an 11 a.m. memorial event at Tucumcari’s Veterans Park on Third and Main, according to a release from the organization. The release said the […]

11/9 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday At 10:02 a.m., an unknown female called to report larceny on South Adams. Police were advised a UPS delivery worth $174 had been stolen. At 10:02 a.m., an unknown female reported a drunk […]

Fair’s fair at annual gala

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Broadview artist Margaret Mote said she’ll pretty much paint on anything that doesn’t move – a ceiling tile, a skillet, a toilet seat. Yes, she painted on a toilet seat. “It was the same color that matched the bathroom,” Mote explained, “and I painted a windmill on it.” Although Mote didn’t […]

Annual Hispanic Scholarships are again a success

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Conchas Dam mother and son Rita and Mark Martinez said they have a few things in common – like being in the same college class during Mark Martinez’ first semester and being recipients of this year’s Hispanic Scholarships from Mesalands Community College. “It was really an honor,” Rita Martinez said of […]

San Jon Robot best in state

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When San Jon students Porfy Martinez and Ryan Livingston were working on their class’ robot, they said there were times they were ready to throw it out the window. But they said it’s a good thing they didn’t – for what started, essentially, as a pile of debris, ended up as […]

11/5 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 4:21 p.m., a female called to report battery at a school. Police on the scene were told one student was pushed by two others and injured. Police told the parents of the […]

United Way auctions goods for community

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County’s United Way Secretary Pat Sparks said their annual auction on Tuesday will even include the proverbial kitchen sink – well, almost. “We’ll have kitchen faucets, microwaves, dinners, artwork, services, CD players – we run the gamut,” Sparks said of the biggest fund-raiser Quay’s United Way sees all year. “For […]