Mesalands librarian retires after 25 years

Natalie Gillard,
Vice President of
Academic Affairs at
Mesalands Community
College, presents Susan
Reid, Library Technician,
with a retirement gift, a
rocking chair for her 25
years of service.

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College announced the retirement of library technician, Susan Reid, after 25 years of dedicated service. Reid was instrumental in assisting the college through four accreditation processes, acted as temporary librarian over the years, and was nominated by her colleagues as the 2015 Staff Member of the Year. “I’ve had the […]

County 4-Hers place at state


Staff Report Quay County 4-Hers placed in the top five in several events on July 13- 6 at the 92nd annual state conference in Las Cruces. Twelve Quay County 4-Hers competed at the state conference with the land judging teams winning first and second place. The first place team members were Kyle Knight, Kyle Hamilton, […]

City approves zoning for new motel

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved the rezoning of an agricultural parcel of land on the 1900 block of South Mountain Road for commercial use to build a new Fairfield Inn and Suites. The approval came after a public hearing. Love’s Country Stop and Travel Centers bought the property […]

County will protest ISC application

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority is filing a protest against the Interstate Streams Commission’s application to appropriate control over the water in the Canadian River and tributary sources below Ute Lake Reservoir. The application was not for an number of acre-feet of water rights, but the application […]

Sandoval agrees to tentative plea

Dustin Lopez left and Robert Sandoval plead guilty to arson charges Friday in the Tenth Judicial District Court in Tucumcari.

Staff Report Tucumcari’s Robert Sandoval has entered a tentative plea agreement relating to arson charges from last year. Chico Gallegos, Sandoval’s attorney, said Sandoval reached the deal with prosecutors on Friday. He’s accused in setting fires that destroyed the Payless Motor Inn and an abandoned house on Sept. 3, 2014. Gallegos said a tentative verbal […]

Menu—July 16 – July 22

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 16 – July 22. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Turkey sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, buttered peas and carrots, tapioca pudding Friday Green chile hamburger, ranch beans, onion rings, applesauce Monday Tuna and shells, salad, crackers, sliced […]

What’s Happening— July 15

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 23 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 27 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log — July 6-10

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. July 6 • 4:53 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • 8:29 a.m., a woman […]

Pages Past— July 15

On this date … July 12, 1975: A 16-year-old Logan boy was killed in a farming accident on the Gene Smith farm four miles west of Logan. Robert Wesley Hix was riding on a tractor when he apparently slipped off the back and was run over by a tandem disc the tractor was pulling, the […]

Archers compete locally

Staff Report Thirty-seven shooters to part in  Saturday’s 3D archery shoot along the Ute Lake Nature Trail in Logan. This event was hosted by the Friends of Ute Lake and Quay County 4-H Shooting Sports Program. Volunteers from both organizations and the Ute Lake State Park, set up 50 animal targets along the scenic 1 […]