Treasure hunting


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Live parakeets and Rattler-hued gold and purple scarves were just a couple of the items that dappled Tucumcari’s first Route 66 flea market on Saturday. The convention center parking lot was also strewn with a handful of vendors and dozens of treasure hunters for the all-day event. As with most flea […]

10/5 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 2:23 p.m., a male called to report shoplifting at a local supermarket. Police arrived to arrest two subjects for stealing laundry soap. • At 2:41 p.m., a female reported a burglary of […]

10/5 Just passing through


Who: Stony Davis — yes, it’s on his ID — and his friend Tyler Smith from Wheatland, Wyo. Where they’re going: Davis said they were trekking to Fort Worth where some relatives of his promised them a job. He also said this was their first lengthy trip in the car they were driving, which had […]

Commissioners held a taxing meeting

A new county tax assessor was the main point of the most recent Quay County Commissioners meeting. Chief Deputy Assessor Janie Murray beat out four other applicants to nab the position; her experience includes six years working directly under former assessor. Murray was already onto the details at the Sept. 26 meeting. Upon reviewing the […]

10/1 School menus

House Monday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch — A variety of deli meats for sandwiches, salad bar, fruits, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast — Cold cereal, cereal bars, milk, juice; Lunch […]

10/1 Senior citizen menu

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Chili relleno, tossed salad, dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, bananas, strawberries, milk. Tuesday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches, milk. Wednesday: Roast beef, brown gravy, apple crisp, cheese casserole, buttered carrots, whole wheat roll, margarine, milk. Thursday: Barbecued chicken thighs, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, margarine, chocolate pudding, milk. Friday: […]

Mesalands wind project Web poll results

The QCS online reader poll recently asked if the addition of the North American Wind Research and Training Center will make for more students flocking to attend Mesalands Community College. Here are the results: Yes – 53.19 percent, or 25 votes No – 10.64 percent, or five votes Enrollment may not increase, but the college’s […]

10/1 Quay County critter


Name: Macy, a 10-year-old pug born in Texas Owner: Tucumcari’s Greta Estes Claim to fame: In addition to being born on Christmas Day and being a shoo-in for the dog that appears in the movie Men in Black, Estes said Macy was named for New York’s notorious department store. “Dillard’s just didn’t sound right,” said […]

10/1 Quay personality


Who: Glen Burns An artist, architect, actor and self-proclaimed “hotel brat,” Burns said his dad owned the Conchas Hotel and they moved to Tucumcari in the early 1960s. Claim to fame: Burns has big ideas. Perhaps they stem from the 23 big screen appearances he said he’s had as a movie extra. Or maybe they […]

The wild West still beastly

QCS staff Some may think the wild West is pretty much bygone, but not after hearing Ron Jones’ presentation at Monday’s Quay County commissioner’s meeting. Jones, a wildlife specialist for the Department of Agriculture who said he worked at 39 ranches throughout the county, gave a six-month report that included coyotes and rats and skunks […]