Advocacy center adds privacy wall

Staff photo: Kevin Wilson
Johnny Gomez Jr. saws out the window space for a new wall at The Oasis Children’s Advocacy Center Thursday. The organization felt the wall was necessary to create a buffer for its safehouse interview room.

By Kevin Wilson Staff writer CLOVIS — If you live in a house smaller than 1,000 square feet, adding an interior wall doesn’t sound like the greatest of plans.   But if you work in that house, and are tasked to provide a safe interview space for children in suspected abuse cases, your outlook […]

Jail log


The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 11 through Monday morning:   •Don Meier, 65, warrant • Eric Childers, 27, warrant • Rachell Gotschall, 22, probation violation • Michael Chacon, 37, warrant • Jose Alsonso-Zamarron, 42, possession of a controlled substance • Adrianna Apodaca, 28, warrant • Leighton Lawrence, […]


The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Oct. 26: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily   Thursday Pork posole, salad, pinto beans, flour tortilla, strawberries and peaches Friday Barbecue chicken, pasta alfredo, green beans, dinner roll, margarine, grapes Monday Meatloaf, rice, beets, biscuit, […]

City questions responsibility for lake efforts

By Steve Hansen Correspondent Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger and some commissioners have questioned the city’s involvement with efforts to keep water in Ute Lake for recreation. Concerns were raised Thursday at a City Commission work session. Mayor Pro Tem Robert Lumpkin for nine years has been active in efforts to assure a “minimum pool” […]

No jail time for pharmacist

By Steve Hansen Correspondent Tucumcari pharmacist Robert McClelland is doing community service and won’t be serving jail time after reaching a plea agreement. McClelland was accused of improper handling of controlled-substance drug prescriptions for a family member. Court records obtained last week show McClelland in August reached a pre-prosecution diversion agreement with prosecutors. Terms of […]

Cheese factory wants change

By Steve Hansen Correspondent The owner of the Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory has asked city officials to remove what he called the “nuclear option” from a city ordinance setting standards for wastewater sent to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. To Chuck Krause, owner of the cheese factory, the “nuclear option” is shutting off water to […]

What’s happening 10-12

Oct. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall   Oct, 24 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library   Oct. 25 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC   Oct. 27 […]


The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Oct. 19: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Beef stew, cucumber and onion salad Friday Baked pork chop, spinach, whole wheat roll, margarine, grapes Monday Steak and stuff, spinach, potato rounds, whole wheat roll, margarine, […]

Family matters most to this grandmother

Editor’s note: This is the first in a weekly series of introductions to our neighbors in Quay County.   What is your idea of a perfect day? Any day with my grand babies   What’s your greatest fear? Losing a child or grandchild.   What’s on your bucket list? Rafting and riding in a hot […]

Spikers prepare aggressive offense

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers open their District 5-3A volleyball season at 5:30 p.m. Thursday against the Lady Lions at Santa Rosa.   The Lady Rattlers, 11-3 in non-district play, need a strong floor defense against Santa Rosa, said Dana Benavidez, Tucumcari head coach. Santa Rosa, 10-5 for the season, is […]