Commission approves development aid for two businesses

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission Thursday gave preliminary approval to two ordinances that would authorize economic funding aid for two businesses seeking to expand in the city. One business, Buena Vista Labs, LLP, is operated by City Commissioner John Mihm, who abstained from voting on the ordinance involving his eyeglass […]

Welcome signs approved for three entry points

Staff report Three signs on rock foundations will welcome visitors to Tucumcari in three locations, funded with $28,195 in Lodger’s Tax proceeds. The Tucumcari City Commission approved the expenditure Thursday. The signs will resemble the “Welcome to New Mexico” sign over westbound lanes of Interstate 40 at the Texas State Line at Glenrio, but on […]

Helena Rodriguez: Baptisms make family relationships complicated

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist My granddaughter, Genavecia Ashley, will be baptized on Sunday. Gena is a year-and-a-half old. By my personal preferences, that is not soon enough, but never too late. Not only is baptism a rite of passage, it is a sacrament, and an extension of family. Have you ever wondered why all […]

Garage wall mural honors Tucumcari’s neon past

Emily Priddy chalks in the glow as she prepares a garage wall mural of Tucumcari’s past neon signs.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Kevin Mueller, owner of Tucumcari’s Blue Swallow Motel, has a “passion for neon,” he said, as well as for Tucumcari’s history. To help him show that passion, he has hired Emily Priddy, an artist from Cape Girardeau, Missouri, to convert one of the individual unit garages at the Blue […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— April 10-12

April 10 • 10:34 p.m., a woman reported a suspicious man on the 700 block of South First Street. An officer advised they patrolled the area and all was OK. • 10:54 a.m., an alarm was reported on the 1600 block of North Rock Island Street. An officer advised all was OK. • 3:24 p.m., […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— April 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.   April 9 • 12 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 1400 block of South Sixth Street. An officer advised there was no dispute and all was […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log — April 8

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 8 • 2:04 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute on the 1400 block of South Fourth Street. A woman was transported to the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital. •  8:43 a.m., […]

Police Blotter— April 6-7

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 6 • 7:57 a.m., an alarm was reported at an office on the 300 block of East Washington Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • 9:19 a.m., a woman reported vandalism […]

What’s Happening — April 9-30

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Kindergarten registration and child find for children birth to four years old, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Tucumcari Elementary School. Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall […]

Menus— April 9-15

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for April 9- April 15. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad, corn bread, strawberry short cake, ice crea, Friday Spaghetti, broccoli, garlic bread, fruit cocktail, oatmeal cookie Monday Taco salad, wild rice, […]