Mesalands’ spring rodeo season begins

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team will kick off its spring season on March 5-6 at Cochise College in Ft. Huachuca, Arizona. The Mesalands Rodeo Team will take part in seven rodeo competitions this semester, including hosting its annual Spring Rodeo in April. With only three rodeos in the fall, the Mesalands rodeo […]

Police Blotter / Jail Logs — Feb. 24

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Feb. 15 • 10:02 a.m., a woman walked into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report a dispute. • 2:52 p.m., Lawrence Rivas, 40, was arrested for […]

House fire claims life of Logan man


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A pair of weekend fires in Quay County resulted in the death of a Logan resident and the burning of more than 2,000 acres near Quay. Billy E. Sparks, 92, died Friday during a house fire at his residence on the 500 block of Zuni in Logan that reports […]

County tables an agenda item for due process

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Ensuring that due process is followed is what members of the Porter Fire Department and two Quay County commissioners want to see  in the proposed purchase of a $150,000 tanker truck. At the beginning of Monday’s regular commission meeting, Porter Assistant Fire Chief Nathan Wallace and volunteer firefighter Steve […]

County briefed on public land issues

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New Mexico Cattle Growers Associations President Tom Sidwell addressed Quay County commissioners about the possible dangers that could affect local ranchers stemming from public land issues like the Oregon standoff. “I don’t think anything will happen in this part of the state but it is best to be vigilant,” […]

Rattler accepts football scholarship


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari High School senior Clay Carter signed his letter of intent to play college football as a defensive lineman for Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. “I am excited about the chance to further my education and play football at the next level,” Carter said. The Sterling College Warriors are a […]

Trigg’s new administrator talks shop


Staff Report Dan C. Trigg Memorial’s new administrator, Donald Weidemann, may have experience that spans the globe but his priority is providing the best local health care services to the residents of Quay County and those passing through. Weidemann started his first day at Trigg during the Goliath snow storm. Since then he has weathered […]

What’s Happening— Feb. 17

Today Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library Tuesday City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Economic Development Corporation: noon, EDC Planning and Zoning Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., City Hall Feb. 25 Housing Authority Board: 5 p.m., City […]

Menus— Feb. 17

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  Feb. 18-24. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Trailblazer, California vegetables, ranch style beans, whole wheat roll, margarine, pineapple upside down cake Friday Dill baked fish, corn and peppers, breadsticks, margarine, pears, low fat yogurt Monday Hoagie […]

Local inventors to appear on TV show


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A survival gear invention developed and built by the local small business owners Adam and Kim Nichols, will be featured today on an episode of The Discovery Science Channel’s series “All-American Makers.” The Nicholses own and operate Rugged Inc., a business based in their garage that produces a survival […]