This new beginning … beyond

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist There is a time and a season for everything. Soon the leaves will start to blush into hues of orange and red, perhaps wiping away tears that froze into the icicles of winter and then misted the flowers of spring and summer. Will autumn bring more dew to moisten eyes […]

Tucumcari man arrested for attempted sexual assault of a 64-year old woman

Felix Gonzales remains in the Quay County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. Gonzales was arrested Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a Tucumcari woman.

A 33-year old Tucumcari man was arrested on Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a 64-year-old woman he held captive in a vehicle on a Quay County road. Felix Gonzales is charged with two felonies; attempted criminal sexual penetration and false imprisonment. He also has been charge with misdemeanor battery. According to court […]

Residents question ISC officials

Interstate Streams Commission Director Debra
Dixon speaks to residents at Tucumcari High School
on Monday about the ISC’s application for control of
water below Ute Reservoir.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Streams Commission would not respond Monday to requests from Quay County residents, local officials and state organizations to withdraw its application for the control of the control of water in the Canadian River below the Ute Lake Reservoir dam. The main topic discussed at the hearing, conducted […]

Fair’s livestock sales earn $114,000

Shepherds’ Lead Superintendent Gigi Parker asks a question to Kaitlyn Hall. There were four contestants
in this competition. Hall placed second in the mini booster.

By Jacob Sanchez Staff Writer “You’ll never want to eat another hamburger again,” a man said to a passerby while waiting for the heifer show to begin during the Quay County Fair at the fairgrounds. Here come the calves into the show arena being led by their young caretakers of the past few months. […]

Landmark’s demolition set to begin

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Environmental Department has approved final demolition plans for the Sands Dorsey building and work is scheduled to begin this week. On Thursday, City Manager Jared Langenegger told Tucumcari city commissioners he expected the state environmental department’s approval on Friday allowing the demolition to begin within the […]

What’s Happening— Aug. 19

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: 5:15 p.m., EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Aug. 27 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall […]

Helena Rodriguez: There is nothing like the sound of vinyl records

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Today we have crisp and high-quality digital sound at our finger and ear tips. But nothing beats the old-fashioned needle-to-the-vinyl sounds of my youth, whether I was jamming to the hardcore piano of Billy Joel or hip-swaying cumbias of Grupo Mazz. My friend, Lupe Rosales, got me thinking about my […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log— Aug. 19

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Aug. 10 3:01 a.m., a woman reported a domestic violence on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. Officers separated the two people and advised all was OK. 10:54 a.m., a person reported […]

2015 Quay County Fair Results —Updated: Aug. 20

The following are the results from events at the 2015 Quay County Fair. Latest results have been placed at the top.   2015 Quay County Fair Quay County Fair Agricultural Products Results Junior Division Field Crops Sunflower – 1 head with seeds 1. Jordan Gutierrez 2. Peighton Gutierrez Corn, white dent 1. Megan Oberg Sheaves, […]

ISC to seek control of water

The ISC is seeking control of the water below Ute Lake Reservoir dam (above) to ensure the continued survival of the threatened Arkansas River shiner.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Local, state and school officials are urging residents to attend the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission’s public meeting to discus its application for control of water in the Canadian River below the Ute Lake Reservoir dam. At the meeting, scheduled for 6 p.m., on Aug. 17 at the Tucumcari […]