Tucumcari native accepts position

TV Hagenah Quay County officially has a new county manager. Tucumcari High School graduate Terry Turner has accepted the offer put forward by the Quay County Commissioners and attended his first county commissioners meeting Monday. “I wanted to get my feet wet a little first and observe how everything was done,” said Turner. Turner will […]

Science Fair entertains

William Thompson Over 270 Tucumcari public school students began setting up their science fair projects at the Tucumcari Convention Center, Monday. Small groups of students wandered from display to display, asking other students about their projects. Many students were more than willing to talk about their own projects. Seventh graders Jessica Rey and Kadi Powers […]

Martinez wins spelling bee

TV Hagenah At 9:30 a.m. 85 middle-school students were lined up in their school’s library to take part in the annual spelling bee that would determine who goes on to the next level of spelling bees, regional competition in Clovis. One hour later after words such as “schedule”, “frolicsome”, “gourmet” “inventory”, “opposite” and “vacuum”, there […]

Jailer indicted by grand jury

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Charges dropped against jailer

William Thompson Robert Gonzales, the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center employee who was arrested and charged in November with criminal sexual acts, has had all charges against him dismissed in Quay County Magistrate Court. However, evidence will now be presented against Gonzales before a grand jury, his supervisor at the detention center said. Magistrate Judge […]

Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]

Diabetes cooking school set

A special cooking school that is aimed at helping diabetics learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held in February. The school will meet for three hours each evening February 17, 19, 24, and 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. “This will be the fourth cooking school that we […]

Kerry carries county

TV Hagenah When the votes were counted, 537 people voted in Quay County’s first ever primary caucus and a percentage point over half voted for John Kerry. He was followed by Wesley Clark with 98, John Edwards with 76, Howard Dean with 22, Joe Liberman with 18, Dennis Kucinich with 4 and Al Sharpton received […]

Writing campaign started to save “Wind Ranch”

TV Hagenah A group of prominent area residents have banned together to take on Washington and that confrontation has come in the form of a letter writing campaign about the Caprock Wind Ranch located near San Jon. Tucumcari attorney Warren Frost said Quay County is in danger of losing the Cielo wind power development because […]