County approves contracts to house juvenile inmates

Staff Report The Quay County Commissioners met for their regular meeting Monday at the commission chambers at the Quay County Courthouse. Commissioners in attendance were: Commission Chair Franklin McCasland, District 1 Commissioner Sue Dowel and District 2 Commissioner Mike Cherry. County Manager Richard Primrose and County Clerk Veronica Marez were present for the meeting. Items […]

City acquires Sands Dorsey building for demolition

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved the acquisition of the Sands Dorsey building and awarded the contract for its demolition. With the acquisition of the Sands Dorsey building, the city has taken more steps toward removal of the debris from the site since it first burned in 2007, […]

Helena Rodriguez: Tiempos han cambiado en Portales

By Helena Rodriguez Quest Columnist Muchos de los largos y calurosos días de verano de mi infancia en Portales, no se sentía como si vinieran un frente fresco de Norte a Sur, sino mas bien como si se encontraran el Norte con el Sur. Nuestra casa estaba por la Avenida Norte B o en el […]

Helena Rodriguez: Times have changed for Portales

By Helena Rodriguez Quest Columnist Many of the long, hot, summer days of my childhood in Portales were not so much about north vs. south as much as they were about north meets south. Our childhood home was on North Avenue B, considered the barrio or, as we residents ourselves call it, “Taco Town.” My […]

District 4-H Results

Staff Report Quay County 4-Hers Show Off At District Contests Eighteen Novice and Junior 4-Hers from Quay County attended the Southeast District 4-H Contests on June 17-18 in Clovis. Novice 4-Hers are 9 to11 years old and Juniors are 12 and 13. Below are the results: Clothing Revue: Clothing I Skirt 3. Rilee Nials Consumer: […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log— June 22- June 26

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 22 • 1:37 a.m., a man reported a dispute at a residence on the 1900 block of South Seventh Street. An officer advised all was OK; the parties separated for the night. […]

William Shatner treks through Tucumcari

William Shatner and his wife Elizabeth prepare to leave Tucumcari on Saturday, heading west. They're traveling Route 66 to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship.

Staff Report Actor William Shatner briefly stopped Saturday in Tucumcari, traveling from St. Louis to Los Angeles along old Route 66 as part of a campaign to raise awareness for the American Legion Legacy Scholarship. Shatner is best known for his portrayal of Capt. James T. Kirk in the original “Star Trek” TV series. He […]

One dead after crash on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari

Staff Report New Mexico State Police responded to the scene of a fatal vehicle crash that occurred at mile marker 347 on Interstate 40 east of Tucumcari. At 1:10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle accident. The initial investigation revealed an eastbound passenger vehicle crossed the center median and collided head-on with […]

Classic cars race through Tucumcari

Driver Trevor Stahl of Chesterfield, Mississippi, and navigator Josh Hull of Roanoke, Virginia, are the
first to arrive in Tucumcari as part of the 2015 Great Race.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 130 classic, vintage cars participating in the 2015 Great Race — from Kirkwood, Missouri, to Santa Monica, California — gathered Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention as part of their scheduled stops along Route 66. The cars began arriving at 11:30 a.m., and gathered at the Tucumcari Convention […]

K-Bob’s restaurant re-opens after being closed two days following a health inspection

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer K-Bob’s restaurant in Tucumcari reopened on Monday after closing voluntarily for a second time in four months to address code violations cited by a health inspector. The restaurant was closed Friday through Monday while crews addressed violations of “improper holding and storage.” The New Mexico Department of Health received […]