Police Blotter—April 1

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. April 1 • 7:27 a.m., a woman reported a theft at a residence on the 2000 block of South Third Street. • 8:01 a.m., an alarm was reported at a business on the […]

Meeting marked by hotline complaints

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Sandra Gallegos, county office manager for the Statewide Central Intake (SCI) facility that fields child abuse calls for the state of New Mexico, answers a question from Tucumcari School Superintendent Aaron McKinney, right, at Wednesday’s session between SCI officials and the Quay County Child Wellness Team.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com A presentation Wednesday by state child-abuse hotline leaders turned into a discussion between members of the Quay County Child Wellness Team and the hotline officials. Sandra Gallegos, county office manager for the Statewide Central Intake hotline, SCI or “Sky,” fielded many questions from school and law enforcement personnel […]

City commission OKs additional well work

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Mayor Robert Lumpkin, second left, surrounded by senior volunteers, holds up a proclamation declaring Tuesday as National Service Recognition Day Thursday during a Tucumcari City Commission meeting.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com A city well replacement project will expand to rehabilitate a second well, the Tucumcari City Commission has decided. The commission voted on Thursday to add $45,710 for rehabilitation of the second well to the price of the $409,000 contract with Rodgers and Company, an Albuquerque well-drilling firm, to […]

Time, costs plague project

By Susan Montoya Bryan The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE — The Ute Lake Pipeline intended to bring billions of gallons of water a year to a drought-stricken section of eastern New Mexico represents a lifeline to parched communities that are quickly running out of water. The lifeline, however, might not reach the region for more than […]

K-Bob’s closes, reopens after handling code violations

Staff report The K-Bob’s restaurant in Tucumcari voluntarily shut down Wednesday after a health inspection found a number of code violations. Officials said the store was reopened 4 p.m Friday. Megan Hatterman, the restaurant manager, said the restaurant closed down to make repairs on the restaurant’s refrigeration system in order to protect customer health. “Our […]

Notebook: April 1

• Have a happy Easter, but before the kids dive into the jelly beans on Easter morning, don’t forget Tucumcari’s Community Egg Hunt on Saturday. The 10th Annual Community-wide children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Tucumcari Elementary School playground beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday.  Children from infants to fifth grade will comb […]

Herb, gift store opens its doors

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Dale Harapat arranges a display at his new Mariposa Herbs and Gifts store in Tucumcari.

Staff report Mariposa Herbs and Gifts has opened its Tucumcari store, offering herbs and gifts as well as massage services and health advice. Dale Harapat, a Las Vegas, New Mexico naturopathic doctor, keeps the store open several days a week at its Tucumcari location, 2101 S. First St. Harapat said that in Tucumcari, he plans […]

Unemployment rises in Quay County

Staff report Quay County’s unemployment rate for February was 6.7 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from January’s rate of 6.5 percent, which was the same as February 2014’s rate, according to information in a news release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Quay County’s workforce was 3,445 in February 2015, 3,439 […]

Babysitter workshop set

Staff report The Quay County Extension Service is hosting a “Become the Best Babysitter Workshop” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 11. By attending the workshop, teenagers who want to earn some spending money by babysitting “will have training to place on their resume and will learn how to market themselves,” according to a […]

Students navigate ‘Maze of Life’

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A Tucumcari High School student attempts the cone course wearing goggles that simulate vision after a few drinks Thursday at the Maze of Life event at Mesalands Community College. Behind her, State Police Patrolman Jerry Hernandez and a patrol car with lights flashing are a reminder of another hazard of drunk driving.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com The “Maze of Life,,” a combination of hands-on demonstrations, simulations and information booths culminated a week of Student Safety Week events Thursday at Mesalands Community College. In the morning, Tucumcari High School students took a break from intensive preparation for annual state testing to spend their morning touring […]