Tucumcari Police, Quay Sheriff’s Office investigate shooting


Staff Report The Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office are jointly investigating a shooting that occurred early Friday morning on the 900 block of East Rankin in Tucumcari, said Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel. At 3:38 a.m., Friday, an officer responded to a 911 call that reported a shooting on the 1000 block of […]

San Jon student chosen for state National Geographic Bee


Staff Report San Jon eighth-grader Alexander Lujan was chosen as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 New Mexico National Geographic State Bee on April 1, at National Dance Institute in Albuquerque. “I am very excited for the opportunity to represent my school, my community and our county,” Lujan said. Lujan, son […]

Mesalands’ Iron Pour underway


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 30 artists have arrived and started working on their projects for the 18th annual Iron Pour on Monday with more artists expected to arrive throughout the week at Mesalands Community College. A week-long event of mold building, art shows and events will take place for Mesalands’ Iron […]

Local, state candidates file for election


Federal, state and county candidates filed Tuesday for the June 7, 2016 Primary Election. The following candidate filings are unofficial until they are qualified today at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, said Ellen White, chief deputy clerk. White said that county residents must register and choose a party by May 10. She said May 10 is […]

What’s Happening— March 9

Today-Saturday Mesalands Annual Iron Pour: 9 a.m., Mesalands Foundry Thursday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Offices City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall City offices will be closed on Feb. 14 to observe President’s Day March 16 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., […]

Jail Log— March 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. A new call log system has delayed our compiling of daily call logs. The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Feb. 27 – March 6. • Breysen Billings, 20, […]

Menus— March 9

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  March 10-16. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Chicken tenders, mashed potatoes, cornbread, margarine, strawberry shortcake Friday Tuna salad sandwich, wild rice, buttered squash, strawberries and bananas Monday Baked ham, spinach, sweet potato, cornbread, margarine, cottage cheese, […]

College foundation receives land, house donation

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College Foundation, Inc., has received 30 acres of land and a historic adobe home from the William H. and Lalla D. Landess Trust. Dr. Ross Landess, trustee, on behalf of his parents’ trust, conveyed the property which had been his maternal grandparents’ long-time home. The property is at 1500 […]

Mesalands students aid in bull test

Staff Report Animal Science students at Mesalands Community College recently completed a 120-day data Bull Test that helped them to gain hands-on experience collecting essential data that will be used for the bull sale Saturday at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center in Tucumcari. The Bull Test began in October when 13 bull […]

Workshop will help shoppers be savvy

Staff Report Shoppers will learn tips for navigating the stores and Internet to avoid impulse purchases and save money on March 24 at a Savvy Shopper Worshop held at the Quay County Extension Office. The workshop will enable people to look at how stores track purchases and market to buyers based on that information, said […]