City approves commission’s new salaries

Staff Report Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday held the final public hearing and approved the second reading of two ordinances set to increase the salaries of the municipal judge, city commissioners and mayor effective after the March 1 election. With the annual salary increases, commissioners will get an increase from $3,600 to $4,600; the mayor’s […]

Santa Claus meets kids in Tucumcari

Nine-year-old Taylor Enriquez, of Tucumcari shares his Christmas wish secretly with Santa Claus,
(Oran Watson) Thursday night during Mesalands Community College's annual lighting of the courtyard
in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area organizations held their annual lighting events over the weekend to help the community get into the Christmas spirit. On Thursday, 155 parents and children gathered at Mesalands Community College for the annual lighting of the courtyard, the reading of “The Christmas Story” and meeting with Santa Claus. “Mesalands […]

State legislators attend forum

Rep. Dennis Roch, left and Sen. Pat Woods, right
sign capital outlay request Monday night at a legislative
forum in Tucumcari. The request were given
to them to sign by Ray Mondragon, center, EPCOG’S
economic and community development planner.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Government representatives from Eastern New Mexico communities presented their capital outlay priorities to their state representatives and senators during a legislative forum Monday night in Tucumcari. Meeting and speaking with the constituents were state Rep. Dennis Roch (R) and George Dodge Jr. (D) and state Sen. Pete Campos (D) […]

What’s Happening— Dec. 9

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Tuesday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Dec. 16 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Dec. 22 Economic Development Corporation: 5:15 p.m., EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Dec. 28 Quay County Commission: 9 […]

Menus— Dec. 9

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Dec. 10 – Dec. 16. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, margarine, strawberry shortcake Friday Green chile pork stew, mexicorn, salad, flour tortilla, cinnamon apples Monday Chicken and dumplings, broccoli, […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— Dec. 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Nov. 30 • 12:55 a.m., a man reported a dispute on the corner of South Rock Island Street and West Aber Avenue. An officer advised that a man was yelling at the dogs […]

Helena Rodriguez: All named Johnny, have a happy saints day

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist To all the people named Juan out there, happy “dia de su santo.” This can include all the Johns, Johnnys, John Boys, Dear Johns, Juanitos, Juanellos and, in Italia, to all named Giovanni. “Dia de su Santo” means happy saints day and I say that because today is the feast […]

Fire damages, closes Rockin Y’s

A fire burned the kitchen
of the Rockin Y’s restaurant
Sunday in
Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer An early Sunday morning fire damaged and closed one of the three franchise restaurants owned by local sisters Yvonne Braziel and Yvette Braziel-Peacock. The call that shock our world came in at 2 a.m., Sunday morning notifying us that Rockin Y’s was on fire, said Braziel-Peacock. Braziel and Braziel-Peacock […]

Tucumcari man to serve federal prison time for trafficking

Staff Report A Tucumcari man was sentenced to 27 months in prison and three years of supervised parole Monday in federal court in Albuquerque for a 2013 federal methamphetamine trafficking conviction, according to a District of New Mexico/U.S. Department of Justice press release. Alexander Page, 28, of Tucumcari, entered a plea of guilty on July […]

Holiday Events/ Special Events

Thursday Mesalands Community College and KTNM/KQAY present the 2015 Christmas Story and Lighting of the Courtyard at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Mesalands Great Room. Saturday The fourth Annual Christmas Expo will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Entry for the event is a canned food item for […]