12/3 Police blotter

Monday At 10:09 a.m., vandalism was reported at a government building. Police arrived to find a window shot out with a BB gun. At 11:16 a.m., an unknown male reported a dumpster fire on Third and Dohoney. At 2:13 p.m., a male called to report a burglary on East Center. A report was filed. At […]

Class trains to spot a meth lab


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Many people would not even know if they walked into a meth lab –not even those who were looking for it, according to New Mexico State Police Lt. Frank Musitano. That was exactly the reason Musitano was on hand in Tucumcari from his post in Las Cruces – to give a […]

12/3 Senior citizen menus

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Beef fajita, pinto beans, tortilla, apple cobbler, milk. Tuesday: Lasagna, California veggies, spinach, corn bread, pineapple, gelatin, milk. Wednesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, potluck roll, margarine, apricot cobbler, milk. Thursday: Barbecued chicken, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, chocolate pudding, milk. Friday: Baked pork chop, glazed carrots, au gratin […]

12/3 School menus

school menus /3 House Monday: Breakfast — Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch —Hot chicken sandwich, tater tots, hominy, cinnamon rolls, fruit, salad bar,soup, a variety of milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Omelets, salsa, cereal, juice, milk; Lunch — Spaghetti with meat sauce, French bread, corn, fruit, salad bar, soup, a variety of milk. Wednesday: Breakfast […]

Mystery box solved


George Moon of Spokane Valley, Wash., took the mystery out of the mystery box that appeared on the cover of an August issue with the Route 66 flea market story. Moon said the box was, in fact, a nail stripper, as surmised by the box’s owner Kelli Goldsmith. He said he used one for years […]

The January that was


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. To begin at the beginning, it’s time to tromp through January 2005. Jan. 1: Police said the previous evening’s activities didn’t even raise an eyebrow. “There were hardly any cars out […]

Mariachi music back for navidad


By Ryn Garguilnski: QCS When Donna Garcia first met Reynaldo Maestas while they were classmates at Mesalands Community College, she said she had no idea she would one day be organizing his annual mariachi Christmas show for Tucumcari. In fact, she said she didn’t even like him. “I was ready to hate him,” Garcia said, […]

Motorcycle club gets toys for tots

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS A new motorcycle club just rolled into town – but they’re not the average biker club, said the organization’s Sgt. at Arms Jim McElroy. Yes, they do ride motorcycles. Yes, there are a bunch of them – 43 to be exact. But rather than merely rev down highways with their hair […]

11/30 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday At 9:56 p.m., a search warrant on South First resulted in the arrest of a male for trafficking a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and his second offense of possession of marijuana. […]

Beware the silent killer

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS It’s sneaky. It’s silent. And it kills – especially in winter when people crank up their heaters. Known as the silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning causes death, injury or disability to an estimated 10,000 people every year in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In […]