Events funding cut due to decrease in Lodger’s Tax fund

Staff Report Because of a reduction of funding from the lodger’s tax, Tucumcari city commissioners had to reduce the funding of next years events by $21,410. The lodger’s tax board had originally requested funding of $94,410 for the Rockabilly on the Route, Tucumcari Rawhide Days, Fired Up! and Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce. The reduction […]

Calendar— July 20

Friday Quay County 4-H Rodeo: 1 p.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena Saturday Quay County 4-H Rodeo: 8 a.m., Quay County Rodeo Arena Monday Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Recreation Advisory: 6 p.m., Rec. Center Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., […]

Mesalands graduates find success in health field

Staff Report Several graduates of the Mesalands Community College’s Allied Health Program have secured employment in the health industry and successfully completed the national licensing examination. “I’m very excited that many of our graduates of the Allied Health Program have already obtained gainful employment in these high-demand health care fields,” said Natalie Gillard, vice president […]

Local 4-H team qualifies to compete at Nationals


Staff Report The Quay County 4-H Home Economics Bowl Team took first place at the annual 4-H State Conference and will represent New Mexico during the national competition which will be held in Denver, Colorado, in January. Fourteen Quay County 4-H members competed at the state conference Friday and Saturday at Las Cruces, said Brenda […]

Thomas Garcia: Temperatures have been extreme for everyone

“Hot” is an understatement when it comes to the description of the recent temperatures we in Quay County have been enduring. With my parents living in Nara Visa, I often worry if they are staying cool enough during these hot days. Then I remember that a family friend and I helped install the swamp cooler […]

County receives additional DWI compliance funding

Staff Report Quay County commissioners have amended the DWI Compliance Program budget to include an additional $1,800 in funding from the state. “The budget to the DWI program is still greatly reduced due to the cut in funding but this money was a part of the state funding portion,” County Manager Richard Primrose. The recent […]

Quay joins rural USDA’s SET program

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County will be one of the counties in the east central New Mexico region that will participate in a comprehensive regional economic development program aimed at allowing counties and communities to pool their resources. Stronger Economies Together is run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, according to the […]

Nuisance issue nixed

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A commissioner’s attempt to amend the city’s nuisance ordinance was thwarted by fellow commissioners before the start of their latest meeting. City Commissioner Ralph Moya sought the removal of a proposed amendment to the city nuisance ordinance from the commission’s agenda on Thursday. Moya said the City Commission couldn’t […]

Kitten rescued from storm drain by residents and local officials

Courtesy Photo: Dennis Garcia.
This kitten was rescued by residents and local officials Thursday morning in Tucumcari after a group of children discovered it the night before in a storm drain.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Residents and local agencies came together to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in Tucumcari. The kitten was raised from the storm drain Thursday morning in a cat trap that was set the night before by concerned citizens and local officials. On Wednesday, children taking part in a […]

Menu— July 13

The following are the menus for the senior centers July 14-20. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Sweet and spicy chicken, broccoli with peppers and onions, buttered carrots, spice cake Friday Liver and onions, mashed potatoes, green beans, slice cucumbers, whole wheat roll, margarine, peaches and strawberries Monday Chicken sandwich, celery sticks, […]