Menus— Dec. 2

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Dec. 3 – Dec. 9. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chalupa, fiesta salad, salsa, fruit cocktail Friday Baked pork chop, rice, buttered spinach, whole wheat roll, margarnie, orange Monday Sloppy Joes, parsley potatoes, mixed vegetables, pickle […]

What’s Happening— Dec. 2

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Thursday Dec. 3 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Dec. 7 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Offices Dec. 10 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Dec. 15 […]

Helena Rodriguez: Christmas season good time to talk about mercy

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist One of the most memorable Christmas cards I received, I think it was from Sister Margaret McTaggart, depicted Baby Jesus lying in a manger with the words, “A God who could become so small can only mean mercy and love.” Some of my students in my high school English classes […]

Logan Honor Roll— Dec. 2

Logan Honor Roll All A honor roll Seniors Hope Kulback Brinton Roach Kippi Webb Eighth grade Jason Knight Kesleah Shields Seventh grade Kambry Burns Declan Morris Adrienne Stone Sixth Grade Kassi Foote Rilee Nials Kyndall Ragland Joanie Vance-Furlow Fifth Grade Moses Acosta Justin Bowen Skyler Deluca Dakota Fields Hagen Hill Grady Johnston Katelyn Moralez Levi […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log— Dec. 2

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Nov. 23 • 6:33 a.m., Jalen Sewell, 22, was arrested for a warrant on the 600 block of East Route 66. Sewell was taken to the Quay County Detention Center. • 9:42 a.m., […]

Low temperatures, icy roads impact area

Michael Rubalcava knocks the ice out from the wheel well of the mini-van he and his family are traveling in to Clayton.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Travelers, retailers, residents, highway crews and first responders were able to weather a lingering winter storm system that blanketed Quay County, portions of the state and West Texas this Thanksgiving weekend. The system that moved into Quay County on Thanksgiving came from a strong cold front that combined with […]

Hazardous road conditions for the area


Staff Report Road conditions on Interstate 40 eastbound and westbound from Tucumcari and on US Highway 54 have been upgraded to fair, according to the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The road conditions had been affected Friday and Saturday by snow and ice accumulations on I-40 and US Highway 54. Visibility was limited due to […]

Generosity makes a difference for locals

Ministry of Hope volunteer Nelda Burlson and Director Doyle
Fraiser help hand out 100 Thanksgiving meal boxes Thursday in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Donations by the Ministry of Hope and local schools help provide food for local families in need during the holiday season. On Tuesday, members of the Ministry of Hope handed out more than 100 Thanksgiving meal boxes to local families with three or more members. The boxes contain either […]

Friend gives local man gift of life

Michael Holloway, left,
gave his friend Marty
Martinez one of his kidneys
to save his life.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A friend from the past has given a Tucumcari man the ultimate gift this Thanksgiving. It’s not uncommon for a friend to let you have the last slice of pizza or the last cold beverage. Marty Martinez’s friend, Michael Holloway, let him have one of his kidneys. “Michael was […]

Thankful for family, thankful for friends

I am thankful for Christmas trees. They saved my grandmother’s life the day before Thanksgiving in 1964. She’d gone with my granddad to a tree farm near Las Vegas, New Mexico. The plan was to fill up their pickup with trees they could sell at their used furniture store — the Swap Shop — in […]