Tennis ball-size hail, flooding reported in Quay County, but no tornadoes

Tennis ball-size hail was reported eight miles southwest of Tucumcari at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, accumulating to 2.5 inches, according to Amanda Martin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Quarter- to half-dollar-size hail fell on Tucumcari from about 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Martin said, and flooding was reported in Nara Visa. The nearest […]

Quay County under severe thunderstorm watch

Quay County is under a severe thunderstorm warning through 7:15 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service says a storm capable of producting half-dollar size hail and winds in excess of 60 miles per hour was spotted southeast of Montoya at 6:18 p.m., moving east at 15 miles per hour. Eastern […]

Portions of Quay County under a Tornado and thunderstorm warning

The National Weather Service in Albuquerque has issued a tornado watch until 9 p.m. Friday for Curry, De Baca and Roosevelt counties. All three counties, and Quay County, are also part of a Tornado warning until 5:45  p.m. The National Weather Service in Albuquerque reported a storm 17 miles west of Nara Visa capable of producing a […]

2014 Rockabilly on the Route schedule

The Lucky Bullets of Oslo Norway, are one of the international bands that will play at this years Rockabilly on the Route in Tucumcari.

  PASSES ARE AVAILABLE FRIDAY & SATURDAY AT TUCUMCARI CONVENTION CENTER   Friday Blue Suede Breakfast 9a.m.to11p.m (KIX ON 66, 1102 E. Route 66) Jerry Lee Lunch Noon to 2 p.m. (Rockin’ Y’s Roadhouse, 1806 E. Route 66) Tucumcari Today Noon to 6 p.m. ( T u c u m c a r i Convention […]

Library summer reading program starts Monday

Felicity Lopez chalks a notice about the Tucumcari Public Library’s Summer Reading Program onto the sidewalk outside the library.

The Tucumcari Public Library’s summer reading program starts  with registration from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday for kids age 2 1/2 to eighth grade, according to Librarian Dainetta Kroeker.  Monday’s activities will also include making “scratch-out” bookmarks. More information is available by calling (575) 461-0295 or visiting the library, 602 S. 2nd St.

Wallace, Shafer to vie for sheriff

The unofficial winners of the Quay County Sheriff race in Tuesday’s primary election, Republican Russell Shafer (left) and Democrat Nathan Wallace, shake hands as current undersheriff Larry Cooksey waits to congratulate them.

By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Democrat Nathan Wallace will square off against Republican Russell D. Shafer in the race for Quay County Sheriff in the Nov. 4 general election, according to preliminary results of Tuesday’s primary election. Republican Franklin McCasland virtually won election to Quay County Commission seat for District 3, beating […]

Depot gets old semaphore rail signal

The Semaphore rail signal recently donated to the Tucumcari Train Depot will be placed in front of the building.

QCS Staff Thanks to a couple of Californians, the Tucumcari Train Depot has acquired a semaphore signal that will become a stop for the depot’s rail museum, according to Connie Loveland, a member of the museum committee. Semaphore signals used to guide train engineers to stop, proceed with caution or travel as usual. They were […]

Tucumcari treatment plant may face new rules

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment plant may be facing new requirements for expansion, even after  the city spent $1 million in American Recovery Act funds a few years ago to increase the plant’s capacity. There are new water quality regulations coming in 2018 that may require the city to reuse all […]

Dallas couple restores Royal Inn

Along with room renovations and repairs the roof of the former Royal Inn has been repaired. The 
motel will be reopened as the Roadrunner Lodge.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A connection to history, the neon appeal and the nostalgia of the Mother Road, Route 66, inspired a Dallas, Texas, couple to move to Tucumcari, and to purchase and restore the former Royal Inn Motel. “We want to have a part in restoring a part of Route 66 and possibly […]

Heinrich’s staff holds office hours

Members of U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich’s (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours in Tucumcari today from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center, 523 S. Third St., Tucumcari. Staff members will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, […]