Calendar— July 6

Today Senior Advisory Board: 3 p.m., Senior Center July 13 Quay County Commission: 1 p.m., Quay County Courthouse July 14 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 20 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall July 25 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Recreation Advisory: […]

Trial date to be set for local pharmacist

By Steve Hansen Correspondent Prosecutors and defense attorneys in the felony case against Tucumcari pharmacist Bob McClelland agreed Wednesday  to set a trial date that will fall within the next six months, if a trial is needed. Ozymandias Adams, special prosecutor, and Nancy English, McClelland’s defense attorney, agreed to set a trial date at a […]

Local ladies learn from pageant

Lauralann Taylor, left, and her sister Leah Taylor ride on horses during the Fourth of July parade in Logan.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two local women gained experience, confidence and insight after a week of engaging the public and taking part in variety of competitions during the 2016 Miss New Mexico and Outstanding Teen pageant held June 13-18 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. “I gained a wealth of experience from […]

Storm disrupts holiday

This pop-up camper was overturned Sunday during a storm at Ute Lake State Park at Logan. No injuries were reported.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A strong thunderstorm damaged the roof of a motel, flipped over a pop-up camper and caused damage to property and trees Sunday in Logan. The storm that developed earlier in Taos County made its way southeast along the border of San Miguel and Harding counties and entered the Logan […]

Fourth of July Events

Staff Report City, county, state and village offices and area banks will be closed on Monday in celebration of the Fourth of July weekend. There are several events taking place locally this holiday weekend and here is a list of what is going on. Friday • Ute Lake/Logan Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth of July street […]

Commissioners pass yard sale ordinance

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a threat of recall by a county resident and public objection by several residents, Tucumcari city commissioners approved an ordinance placing a six-per-year limit on the number of garage sales residents have conduct. “To use the word ‘recall’ is an ugly word and that is nothing that any of […]

Jail Log—June 29

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 18 – 24. • Danny McKinney, 55, warrant • Megan Venckus, 30, possession of controlled substance • Joshua Hyslop, 31, warrant • Samitra Hurd, 24, bribery of a witness • Tony Sanchez, 34, possession of drug paraphernalia • Timothy Skinner III, 21, aggravated […]

Texas man arrested for DWI, child abuse

Staff Report A Texas man has been charged with drunken driving in connection with a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 54 north of Tucumcari. New Mexico State Police officers responded to a crash with injuries on U.S. Highway 54, said Sgt. Elizabeth Armijo. When police arrived, they discovered that a passenger car had been driving […]

Local agricultural science center employee receives award

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Staff Report Patricia Cooksey, an employee of the New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari was awarded the 2016 Malone Farms Distinguished Off-campus Staff Award from NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences. Cooksey is an associate administrative assistant at NMSU. She received the award that is given in recognition of excellence […]

City approves purchase of ambulance

Staff Report The Tucumcari City Commission has approved the purchase of a new ambulance for the EMS and Commissioner Ralph Moya called for a closer look at the funding to see if Quay County could contribute more money. “We serve a large area including the county residents outside the city,” Moya said. “I would like […]