City revamps its volunteer policies

By Steve Hansen Correspondent The Tucumcari City Commission approved a volunteer policy Thursday that addresses volunteer screening and background checks, insurance, volunteer use of city vehicles and equipment and the kind of work volunteers are allowed to do for the city. City Manager Jared Langenegger said the plan is designed to “bring success for our […]

Officials: Indiana man attempts suicide in jail


  The man arrested in Tucumcari with a missing Kentucky teen was airlifted on Sept. 13 to an Amarillo hospital after attempting to commit suicide in the Quay County Detention Center, police said. Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, 20, was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for serious self-inflicted injuries said Deputy Chief […]

Three former county residents nominated for NM Sports Hall of Fame

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From left, Amber Campbell, Danny Villanueva and Vernon Decatur Stephens have been nominated for the NM Sports Hall of Fame.

Staff Report Three former Quay County residents are among those nominated for the New Mexico Sports Hall of Fame. Olympic hammer thrower Amber Campbell, who grew up in Tucumcari, the late Danny Villanueva, who was born in Tucumcari and played eight years in the National Football League, and Vernon Decatur Stephens, who was born in […]

Menus— Sept. 7

Here are menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Thursday through Sept. 14. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, whole wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler, vanilla ice cream Friday Tuna and shells, salad, crackers, orange Monday Chicken pot pie, […]

Jail Log—Sept. 7

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Sept. 1-5: • Ryan Cassidy, 34, aggravated stalking • Josette Chavez, 25, warrant • Nathan Hendren, 22, battery on a household member • Andrew Angel, 49, concealing identity and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Christina Rivera, 40, warrant • David Tzamaloukas, 52, […]


Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Sept. 20 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Sept. 21 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Sept. 22 […]

Xcel Energy works to help local economies grow

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Upgrading its power grid in New Mexico, Xcel Energy reports it has spent more than $33 million with state-based and local vendors to stimulate area and state economies. “We want our customers to know Xcel Energy is committed to more than just providing reliable electricity service,” said Wes Reeves, […]

Q&A: Clint Black talks music, career

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Clint Black, who first hit the scene in 1989 with his single “A Better Man” and album, “Killin’ Time,” was the featured performer at the Clovis Music Festival.

  By Kevin Wilson Managing Editor The Clovis Music Festival was looking for “A Better Man,” and found it in this year’s featured act. Clint Black, who is the headline act Saturday at the Marshall Middle School Auditorium, is best known for his stellar debut album, “Killin’ Time,” and top hit “A Better Man.” […]

Missing Kentucky teen located in Tucumcari

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Staff Report A missing teenager whose stepmother was found dead in Kentucky on Thursday was located Saturday in Tucumcari. Quay County law officers found Jenna Oakley, 15, in the parking lot of Tucumcari’s Motel 6. The girl was with a 20-year-old man, Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, who has been charged with contributing to […]

Standoff ends without injury

Members of the New Mexico State Police Tactical Response team coordinate with local law agencies to end a standoff on the 1400 block of South Monroe.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A standoff with police that lasted more than eight hours ended peacefully early Sunday at a Tucumcari residence. Officials said two people were taken into police custody, but only one was charged with aggravated battery. “The officers resolved the situation without shots being fired or the loss of life,” […]