Landmark’s demolition nearing


Staff Report Tucumcari’s efforts to rid the downtown area of the defunct Sands Dorsey building will clear another milestone Thursday as bidding closes for the demolition of the prominent eyesore that has festered at its current condition since 2007. At the June 4 City Commission meeting, City Manager Jared Langenegger informed commissioners that the bidding […]

Thomas Garcia: He’s dependable, loving, he’s Dad

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist With Father’s Day just around the corner I thought I would share with you all a little bit about my dad, Ralph Garcia. I remember when I was a youngster, each morning I would hear the water running in the bathroom sink and the closing of the medicine cabinet followed […]

What’s Happening —June 17

Thursday Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall June 25 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City Hall Tucumcari City Commission, 6 p.m., City Hall June 29 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County […]

Helena Rodriguez: Quiero brindar por las lecciones aprendidas de papa

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Feliz Día del Padre a todos los papás. A unos cuantos días de su celebración, tenemos que hacer un gran alboroto como lo hacemos para el Día de la Madre. Quiero brindar por las lecciones aprendidas de papa. Baby Boomers y la Generación X, nos lo recuerdan en el programa […]

Helena Rodriguez: A toast to lessons learned from Dad

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Happy Father’s Day to all dads. With your special day only days away, we need to make a big hoopla like we do for Mother’s Day. I want to toast to lessons learned from Dad. Baby Boomers and Generation Xers remember the TV show, “Father Knows Best.” I grew up […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log— June 8 – June 12

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 8 • 6:13 a.m., an alarm was reported at a retail store on the 400 block of East US Highway 54. An officer advised all was OK. • 4:04 p.m,. a woman […]

Mesalands’ Trustees approve CNA study plan

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustee approved the plan of study for the  phlebotomy program set to begin this in fall. Mesalands Vice President of Academic Affairs Natalie Gillard presented the plan of study to earn the occupation certification to the board of trustees during Monday’s regular meeting. In December, Mesalands announced […]

Mesalands offers online tutoring service

Staff Report Mesalands Community College is offering free online tutoring services through its Math-Science Learning Center. This new service was provided by the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Department. According to Mesalands, the goal of the STEM Department is to improve capacity and quality in STEM education, increase access and improve opportunities for success […]

AT&T (formerly Plateau) wireless customers have no local service outlet

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Former Plateau Wireless customers in Quay County have no local branches where they can pay their bill or service their cell phones following the sale to AT&T. Plateau Telecommunications announced on May 20 that it had finalized the sale of its wireless assets to AT&T. There has been no […]

Rockabilly draws 4,000 visitors


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The third annual Rockabilly on the Route was a success, attracting 4,000 people to Tucumcari over the weekend, said Simon Cantlon, event co-organizer, adding that the estimated unofficial visitor total came from Tucumcari Mayor Robert Lumpkin. “Each year the city of Tucumcari is so great to us and its always […]