Rattlers ready to begin new journey


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the 56 Tucumcari High School graduates, Friday’s ceremony in front of their families, friends, underclassmen and teachers marked both the end and beginning of a journey. “All of us will have to face failure to make it to success,” said valedictorian Ashlee Bradley in her commencement speech to […]

Calendar—May 25

Today Informational session on the Veterans Choice Program: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., VFW Post 2528 Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall City, County and State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of […]

Thomas Garcia: Stuck at the mall with no Internet

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist This past weekend I spent hours walking in circles, surrounded by strangers — all while avoiding temptation to indulge in extravagance. That’s right. I was at the mall. I used to like the mall, back when they had an arcade; I just dated myself with that statement. Don’t get me […]

Sen. Pat Woods reappointed to legislative committees

Staff Report SANTA FE — State Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, has been reappointed to serve as a voting member on three legislative committees during the interim when the Legislature is not in session. Woods was reappointed to serve on the Economic and Rural Development Committee, the Water and Natural Resources Committee and the Jobs Council. Woods […]

Graduates urged to find their purpose


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer With their families and friends in attendance, more than 40 Mesalands Community College graduates took the next step toward their future Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “You now have a higher education which is a privilege and an honor but with it comes responsibilities, […]

Highway 54 repairs planned


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed $16 million improvements to four miles of U.S. Highway 54 from Interstate 40 to just north of Tucumcari. Representative of the NMDOT and Wilson and Company Engineering, out of Albuquerque, outlined three possible improvements projects […]

City renews MainStreet, Chamber of Commerce agreement

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer City commissioners approved the renewal of the lease for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce and agreement with Tucumcari MainStreet, both of which have helped promote and improve Tucumcari. “The chamber has done an amazing job of promoting the city through various forms of advertising throughout the state, nationally […]

Calendar— May 18

Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall May 23 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library May 24 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall May 26 Housing Authority Board: 5 […]

Menus—May 11

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for May 12 – 18. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad, cornbread, strawberry shortcake Friday Hot turkey sandwich, mashed potaotes, peas, pineapple chunks Monday Spaghetti, salad, spinach, garlic bread, pear cobbler Tuesday […]

Jail Log— May 11

A new call log system has delayed our compiling of daily call logs. Jail log The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  May 2 – 6. • Brett Walkos, 33, warrant • Ashston Allison, 23, trafficking controlled substance • Rosalia Armijo, 29, larceny • Aleidra Blea, 21, criminal damage to property […]