District 4-H results

More than 200 youth from nine counties participated in the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 14-16 hosted by Quay County 4-H at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Novice (9 to 11 years old), Junior (12 and 13 years old) competed in 22 contests. Quay County had 46 4-H members participating in the contest. Air Rifle […]

MainStreet to hold retailer workshop

Staff Report In an effort to assist local retailers become more successful the Tucumcari MainStreet in conjunction with the New Mexico MainStreet and the Small Business Development Center at Mesalands Community College, is sponsoring a free workshop for merchandising. The two hour workshop will be held at 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., on June 29 at […]

Jail Log— June 22

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  June 10 – 17. • Jospeh Hawker, 23, warrant • Pantaleon Ulibarri, 55, receiving stolen property • David Apodaca, 50, probation violation • Gabriel Jones, 25, warrant • Denae Molinas, 26, warrant • Stephan Molinas, 24, driving under the influence • Juan Rodriguez, 41, […]

Menu—June 22

The following are the menus for the senior centers June 23-29. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Sour cream enchiladas, Spanish rice, green beans with green chili, salsa, oatmeal cookie, tropical fruit Friday Pepper steak, rice, carrots, broccoli, cottage cheese with peaches Monday Meatloaf, rice, beets, biscuit, strawberries Tuesday Sausage, wild rice, […]

Calendar—June 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall July 2 Champion Rough Stock Challenge: 9 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena City, county and state officies, Post Officies […]

Teaching faith, lending a hand

A staff member of the Meslands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum caught volunteers Calvin Preisler, left and Ryan Arave, right, off-guard and takes their picture as they clean and repaint a case for a new display.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Mormon missionaries living and volunteering their services wherever it is needed in Tucumcari said they have come to think of the community’s residents as family. “We are away from home and focus on helping the residents of the community and in doing so have come to be close […]

Watershed discussed by officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Public education and outreach are two of the key components that will help the Ute Reservoir Watershed Based Plan that is being developed by local and state agencies to be successful, according to private consultant Mark Murphy. “We need to get to the children early and educate them about […]

Mayor Litchfield: Ordinances for good of the city

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield, reacting to recent negative views about existing and proposed city ordinances, declared Thursday she has grown “tired of the city, commission and myself being portrayed as the bad guy.” Litchfield, speaking at the end of Thursday night’s City Commission meeting, said the ordinances enacted […]

Law officials remain vigilant on the possibility of an active-shooter situation

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In the wake of a mass shooting in Florida and an active-shooter incident in Amarillo two days later, local law enforcement officials say they operate using the mindset of “not if … but when.” “It’s something that most people probably don’t think about too often, but for law enforcement […]

Mesalands student receives Women of Wind Energy scholarship

Staff Report A Mesalands Community College Wind Energy Technology student received the Women of Wind Energy ‘Wind at Our Backs’ Scholarship at the 2016 American Wind Energy Association  Windpower Conference and Exhibition held May 23 – 26 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Casey West of Moriarty, was one of five students in the nation that received […]