9/17 Police blotter

Tuesday • At 7 a.m., a suspicious subject was reported on McGee. Police arrived to arrest a male for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. • At 8:37 a.m., a female called to report a possible breaking and entering at an apartment complex. Police on the […]

Credit union remembers its roots

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Those trekking through Tucumcari may need a double take when they notice what looks like the old train depot in the middle of Route 66. A second glance proves the building is not the railroad station at all, but Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. Working with the Dallas architecture firm Financial Design […]

Mosquito fever hits Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS They buzz. They bite. They can even kill. Yes, the obsequious mosquito is swarming about town, especially with the recent roaring rainfalls. Although usually associated with marshlands or swamps, droves of the pesky pests have been buzzing into drier climates, including New Mexico, according to the State Department of Health. In […]

County recognizes Constitution proclamation

By Ryn Gargulinski A whole lot of John Hancocks were scrawled at Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting, with the commissioners approving a number of resolutions and even a proclamation. The proclamation declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week and was presented by Chief Deputy County Clerk Jeannette Maddaford on behalf of the Daughters of the American […]

County detnetion center undergoing expansion, renovation

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By Ryn Gargulinski It may not be the Grand Hyatt, but the Quay County Detention Center is undergoing renovation and, with the removal of the juvenile section, an expansion. Center Assistant Administrator T.J. Rich, who is manning the ship while Administrator Anthony Elebario has been deployed for at least a month to assist victims of […]

Tucumcari grad gives fitness tips

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Brenda Rule-Osburn graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1977, she said things were certainly different. For one, she said the town was a lot more energetic and offered a lot more activities. For another, she said she was fat. Now a certified trainer who offers face-to-face sessions as well as […]

9/14 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At 12:51 a.m., a caller reported an attempted breaking and entering at a public transportation depot. Police found the door and window pushed inward but no sign of entry. • At 9:04 a.m., […]

Ex-detention officer agrees to plea deal

QCS staff A former juvenile detention officer accused of sexual misconduct with inmates has accepted a plea agreement that includes three years probation. Robert Gonzalez was charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal sexual contact with a minor after three inmates complained to authorities. The sex […]

Cutting cost of detention

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By Ryn Gargulinski With annual bills totaling about $300,000 to run the Quay County Juvenile Detention Center, county and detention center officials agreed the underage inmates are costing the county way too much money. And so county commissioners on Monday decided to send juvenile inmates to a facility in Curry County and, as a backup, […]

9/10 Quay personality

Who: Teresa Hartz She’s a new family nurse practitioner and medical director at Logan Family Health Center. Transplanted from Tennessee, her kids and grandkids live in Alabama. Claim to fame: This people person has worked with patients of all ages and families of all sizes in several states throughout the nation. She is enthused about […]