Police Blotter/ Jail Log — Nov. 25

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Nov. 16 • 3:07 a.m., a man reported a domestic dispute at a motel on the 4000 block  of East Route 66. Cynthia Archuleta, 23, was arrested for battery on a household member […]

City approves two DWI grants

Staff Report The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday approved the application of two grants by the Tucumcari Police Department for $11,779 to be used toward drunken-driving prevention and patrols. The grant applications were presented to commissioners by Police Chief Jason Braziel. Braziel said the CDWI project grant of $1,213 and the ENDWI/Buckle Up/100 days and […]

4-H Achievement awards

Quay County 4-H recognized members and supporters on Nov. 22 during their annual achievement program at the Quay County Fairgrounds. The 4-H members were recognized with a completion pin for the years they have been in 4-H and completed their projects. They were also provided the opportunity to have their project record books judged. Special […]

County OK’s solar bonds

Staff Report Quay County commissioners Monday amended a grant that will result in the county getting $10,000 more to help the county combat drunken driving. Commissioners amended the DWI grant to reflect a new total of $27,410; the prior amount was $17,264. County DWI Coordinator Bryan Rinestine said the grant fund will help pay to […]

Clovis Media Inc. names new publisher

Photo by Tony Bullocks

Rob Langrell has more than 20 years newspaper experience.

STAFF REPORT Clovis Media Inc. has named Rob Langrell as its new publisher. Langrell will serve as publisher of the two daily newspapers — the Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune — as well as oversee the company’s three weekly publications — the Quay County Sun, Cannon Connections and My Eastern New Mexico. Langrell, 47, […]

Police investigating bomb threat

The entrance to Tucumcari High School is blocked
and guarded on Nov. 19, by officers with the
Tucumcari Police Department, New Mexico State
Police and Quay County Sheriff’s Office. A bomb
threat at the school locked down the facility, staff
and the students for five hours.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari Police Department continues to investigate a bomb threat on Nov. 19 that resulted in a five-hour lockdown at all Tucumcari public schools. The incident is an open investigation with police following leads, said Jason Braziel, Tucumcari chief of police. Braziel said that making a bomb threat is a […]

Local groups work to help out residents

Tucumcari Police Sgt. Paul Bell, left, and Sgt. Bryan Holmes help students at Tucumcari Elementary
try on a coat provided to them by the Cops and Coats program. Cpl. Kenny Fernandez, not pictured,
Holmes and Bell gave out more than 140 coats on Monday to local children.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Many folks give thanks this time of year for what they have, although many area organizations are working to make sure local residents have something for which they can be thankful. On Monday, the Tucumcari Police Department held its third annual Cops and Coats program at Tucumcari Elementary School. […]

Poet proposes during a local open mic event

Newly engaged
couple Crystal
Salazar and Levi
Mericle sit together
and work on their
creative workshop
a s s i g n m e n t
Saturday at Art
Space. Mericle surprised
Salazar with
a wedding proposal
he wrote into a
poem and read during
Friday's open
mic event.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For local poet Levi Mericle, taking the stage to read his works of art and expressing himself to the entire crowd is nothing new. However, on Friday night his performance was aimed at one person in particular. Mericle performed Friday night during a poetry and spoken word open microphone […]

City salary increases in the works

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari city commissioners on Thursday approved the first reading of two ordinances set to increase the salaries of the municipal judge, city commissioners and mayor. “It is important for the public to know that these increases will not take effect until after the municipal elections in 2016,” said Mayor […]

Menus— Nov. 18

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Nov. 19 – Nov. 25. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Two beef tacos, Spanish rice, pinto beans, banana Friday Chicken salad, creamy coleslaw, glazed carrots, crackers, cherry cobbler Monday Green chile hamburger, ranch style beans, onion […]