County road work increased due to rain

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commissioners, County Manager Richard Primrose and Road Superintendent Larry Moore – after hearing concerns about the condition of a county road — discussed county road needs and priorities with residents during Monday’s regular meeting in Tucumcari. County officials began discussing county road conditions and maintenance needs […]

Field Day highlights center’s work

People gather on two trailers to go on a hay ride around the New Mexico State University Science
Center of Tucumcari property.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A mixture of 50 local officials, farmers, ranchers and residents attended the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari’s annual Field Day. Mesalands Community College President Thomas Newsom and Arch Hurley Conservancy District’s Manager Franklin McCasland were among the officials attending the event. Lowell Catlett, dean emeritus […]

What’s Happening— Aug. 12

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Aug. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Aug. 20 Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Aug. 24 Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Aug. 25 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: 5:15 p.m., […]

Menu— Aug. 12

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for Aug. 13 – Aug. 19. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Red chile beef and potatoes, pinto beans, tortilla, spice cake, ice cream Friday Ham and beans, wild rice, fired okra, cornbread, cantaloupe Monday Ham and cheese sandwich, mixed […]

Helena Rodriguez: Social media sites help us to share memories

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Last week, I wrote about the old North Main Grocery store in Portales. Like Portales, many Small Town Americas had many mom and pop stores. They were a lot like today’s convenience stores, but with several major differences. These mom and pops supplied. Unlike today’s ready-to-eat meals toasting under hot […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log Aug. 12

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Aug. 3 • 12:09 a.m., a person reported an unwanted man who seemed to be under the influence of something was threatening to kill his girlfriend on the 2600 block of South First […]

Mesalands’ wind students accepted to internship

Special to QCS Four of Mesalands Community College’s Wind Energy Technology Program students participated with interns from other colleges in the Granite Services International, Inc. Wind Technician Internship Program. The internship program offered by Granite Services International, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric, has been key in helping students secure employment in the wind industry, […]

2015 Quay County Fair Schedule

Quay County Fair Schedule Aug. 12 Home Arts Building closed for judging: noon, Fairgrounds Sheep and Goat Showmanship Clinic: 3 p.m., Show Arena Fair opens: 5 p.m., Exhibit Building Shepherd’s Lead Contest followed by Swine Show: 5 p.m., Show Arena Aug. 13 4-H Dog Show: 9 a.m., Fairgrounds Steer and Heifer Showmanship Clinic: 1 p.m.,, […]

400 Rattler alumni descend on city

The host class of the 45th annual Rattler Reunion, Class of 1965, rides a float in Saturday's parade
proudly displaying its class sloga,n "The Biggest and The Best."

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Rattler Reunion drew 400 Tucumcari High School alumni back to the city over the weekend. On Saturday, the Golden Rattler Luncheon was held at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the alumni from the class of 1964 or earlier. This year’s attendance was the same as last year’s reunion, […]

Area will feel triple digit highs

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Write. The storm Sunday that knocked out power to portions of the city and delayed business on Monday will be the last moisture in the area until possibly Saturday, as triple-digit temperatures move in for the rest of the week, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Beginning Wednesday, […]