Standoff ends without injury

Members of the New Mexico State Police Tactical Response team coordinate with local law agencies to end a standoff on the 1400 block of South Monroe.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A standoff with police that lasted more than eight hours ended peacefully early Sunday at a Tucumcari residence. Officials said two people were taken into police custody, but only one was charged with aggravated battery. “The officers resolved the situation without shots being fired or the loss of life,” […]

County radio tower repaired

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Sheriff’s office continues to repair a radio repeater tower officials say is vital to law, fire and emergency services for the county. Over the past few months, more than $30,000 has been spent to repair, and bring the tower up to code, said Sheriff Russell Shafer. […]

Reader submitted content: THS FCCLA memebers attend National Leadership Conference

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Submitted by Sydney Goldston The Tucumcari High School chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America in July had eight students attend the National Leadership Conference in San Diego.   Two students attended as members of the New Mexico State Executive Council and six of the students competed in STAR Events (Students Taking Action […]

Menus—Aug. 31

Here are menus for Quay County schools Sept. 1-7 House Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast bar, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch: Stromboli, green beans, salad, fruit, milk Monday Closed for Labor Day Tuesday Breakfast: Egg muffin cups, toast, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, fruit, milk Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast burrito, cereal, fruit, milk […]

Jail Log— Aug. 31

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Aug. 20 – 31. • Julio Avila, 39, warrant • Joseph Burgess, 25, shoplifting • Danielle Lamm, 28, driving under the influence • Andrew McKinney, 34, driving while license suspended or revoked • Celia Portillo, 30, possession of a controlled substance • Michael Armijo, […]

Quay County Fair results— Aug. 31

The following are results from the 2016 Quay County Fair. Junior Horse Show Class 1  Mares 1. Amber Owen 2. Amanda Kanapilly Class 2  Geldings 1. Bailey McEwen 2. Dylan Owen 3. Ashton Smith 4. Amanda Kanapilly 5. Rilee Nials 6. Jenna Lopez 7. Payson Nials Class 4  Junior Showmanship 1. Amber Owen 2. Jenna […]

Calendar — Aug. 31

Today New Mexico State Park Series Marathon: Ute Lake State Park Friday Museum Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Museum Saturday Labor Day activities: 9 a.m. – 3 pm., Tucumcari Historical Museum Monday Banks, U.S. Post Offices, City, County, Village and State offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day Tuesday Senior Advisory Board: 3 […]

Review: Don’t wait to rent ‘Hell or High Water’

By Kevin Wilson Clovis News Journal “Hell or High Water” is a 102-minute argument that a good Western can be told with flashy casinos instead of dark saloons, Camaros and extended cabs instead of trustworthy horses and asphalt joining the dusty, unpaved roads. Shot partially in eastern New Mexico, including in Quay County, with […]

Q&A: New principal of Logan schools talks about goals, duties


Logan Municipal Schools’ new principal is not all that new. He was in Logan from 2000 to 2004 in the same position. Most recently, he was principal at the elementary school in Texico. In all, Tommy Thompson has been an educator for 27 years. Thompson said his first official day back at Logan was on […]

Local organization donates school supplies to Logan schools

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A local organization’s desire to help and the generosity of a community helped ensure Logan students are equipped with school supplies. “I cannot say enough about the community’s support of the students of this school,” said Tommy Thompson, principal of Logan municipal school. In July, the American Legion Auxiliary […]