Quay County Fair nears

Staff Report Volunteers and familes of the county’s 4-h and FFA members are hard at work preparing for the 2016 Quay County Fair Aug. 17 – 20 at the Quay County Fairgrounds. For many of the county’s 4-H and FFA members it represents the completion of year long projects, said Brenda Bishop, county extension agent. […]

Rattler alumni return to Tucumcari


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Another successful Rattler Reunion has come and gone — with more than 400 alumni returning to Tucumcari to “Return to the 80s.” The host class for the reunion was the Tucumcari High School Class of 1986. “This was a great time and brought back a lot of memories,” said […]

Two local men charged in the death of Anthony Gallegos

Quay County Under Sheriff Dennis Garcia aids the New Mexico State Police Investigators at the scene of Gallegos' death.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two local men have been charged with murder in connection with the slaying of Anthony Gallegos. Gallegos was found dead on June 22 in an alley on the 700 block of Sunset Avenue in Tucumcari. Timothy Skinner and Jerry Ingram on Wednesday were formally charged with Gallegos’ death, […]

Organizations projects aim to beautify city


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two projects by the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce and Tucumcari Rotary Club spruced up Route 66 and Tucumcari Mountain in advance of the annual Rattler Reunion. Tucumcari High School alumni will return Thursday through Saturday for the 45th annual Rattler Reunion at the Tucumcari Convention Center. This year, […]

Alumni set to return for Rattler Reunion

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Staff Report Tucumcari High School alumni will return Thursday and Friday to Tucumcari for the 45th annual Rattler Reunion. The host class of this year’s reunion is the Class of 1986. Below is a list of event locations and times for the 2017 Rattler Reunion. Thursday Registration: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center  […]

Mesalands’ health program to hold open house event

Staff Report Mesalands Community College will be hosting a Nursing Assistant and Phlebotomy Open House for the Allied Health Program Aug. 11 at the Allied Health Laboratory. The open house will be held from 4:30-6:30 pm in room A233 inlocated in Building A on campus. During this event, attendees will learn more about the Allied […]

Jail Log — Aug. 3

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center July 23-29. • Norma Apodaca, 49, warrant • Michael Wildmo, 31, trafficking • Allen McKinney, 49, warrant • Richard Webb, 26, warrant • Brian Young, 31, driving under the influence of liquor • Adrianna Apodaca, 28, battery on a household member • Ernest Arguello […]

County discusses budget adjustments, detention center


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer An increase to the Quay County’s budget for housing juveniles may be necessary if detention trends stay the same as those seen in June, said County Manager Richard Primrose, during discussion of the issue Tuesday with county commissioners. In the month of June the county spent $18,332 housing juvenile […]

Law enforcement honored by city


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer City Manager Jared Langenegger plans to speak to a company about the possibility of placing solar-powered LED lights at Interstate 40’s exit 329 and along Route 66 into Tucumcari. Langenegger, who was attending Thursday’s meeting via Skype from the Municipal League’s City Managers conference in Ruidoso, said he met […]

Calendar—Aug. 3

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Aug. 8 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Aug. 11 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Aug. 17 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Aug. 22 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County […]