Rockabilly draws 4,000 visitors


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The third annual Rockabilly on the Route was a success, attracting 4,000 people to Tucumcari over the weekend, said Simon Cantlon, event co-organizer, adding that the estimated unofficial visitor total came from Tucumcari Mayor Robert Lumpkin. “Each year the city of Tucumcari is so great to us and its always […]

County buys Teambuilders’ building to expand office space


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commission approved the purchase of the Turquoise (formerly Teambuilders) office building on the 1100 block of East High to address crowding at the County Courthouse. The building will allow the county to relocate offices and free up space at the courthouse, said County Manager Richard Primrose, […]

Tucumcari High School receives Bronze in the 2015 Best High Schools Rankings

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari High School received a Bronze Medal award in the U.S. News and World Report’s 2015 Best High Schools Rankings. Tucumcari was the only school in Quay County to receive a national medal ranking. “We are very proud to have Tucumcari High School recognized nationally in this report,” said Tucumcari […]

What’s Happening— June 10

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Monday Community Development Advisory Board: 5:51 p.m., City Hall Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall June 18 Cemetery Board: noon, City Hall June 22 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 […]

Thomas Garcia: Tired in the wake of Rockabilly

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Another Rockabilly on the Route has come and gone, leaving in its wake a boom in the local economy, excitement about next year’s event and one tired reporter. I know it’s not the same genre, but I think I have an answer for Daryle Singletary when he asks, “Too much […]

Helena Rodriguez: Toda familia tiene una buena historia de fantasmas que contar

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Column translated by CMI Staff: Crystal Mondragon Mis ojos siempre se sintieron atraídos hacia el rifle rustico que colgaba en un estante, encima de la cama del abuelo Chico. Me daba escalofrio. Siempre he tenido miedo a las armas, pero la razón por la que yo temblaba como un niño […]

Helena Rodriguez: Every family has a good ghost story to share

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist My eyes were always drawn to the rustic rifle hanging on a rack above Grandpa Chico’s bed. It gave me the chills. I’ve always been afraid of guns. But that is not why this one made me shiver as a child. This particular gun was said to have been cursed […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log June 1- June 7

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 1 • 3:22 a.m., a woman reported threats at a residence on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. • 7:12 a.m., an alarm was reported at the high school on the […]

Mesalands students receive wind energy scholarships

Staff Report Two Mesalands Community College students received the Earth Steward Scholarship Award for $1,000 from the Cielo Wind Power in Amarillo. Mesalands students Taylor Hayes, 17, of Tucumcari, and Daniel Garcia, 34, of Willard, received the award that is offered to schools in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. Applicants for this award were asked […]

New Chamber director starts


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Eve Calderon began her duties on May 26 as the new director of the Tucumcari Quay County Chamber of Commerce. “I’m becoming familiar with the administrative portion of the job; the rest is just getting out and introducing myself to the community,” Calderon said. Calderon said during her first […]