Calendar—May 11

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Meet the Author Alvin R. Lynn: 10 a.m. – noon, Tucumcari Historical Museum Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City Hall May 23 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Library Advisory Board: 5:15 p.m., Library May […]

San Jon—Senior Profiles


Editor’s note: This is one in a series of profiles about local graduating high school seniors. San Jon High School’s Class of 2016 Riley Young plans to attend New Mexico State University after graduation. Who has been your best friend in high school and how did you meet them? My best friend in high school […]

County DWI program’s funding cut

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer To battle a recent cut of 22 percent to the Quay County DWI compliance’s 2017 budget program, coordinator Bryan Rinestine has volunteered to reduce his hours dedicated to supervising clients involved in the program. “Due to the shortfall in the upcoming year’s budget I’ve decided to reduce my hours […]

Officials talk about voter registration

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Quay County commissioner seeking re-election has expressed concern and displeasure over the accuracy of the registered voter list obtained from the County Clerk’s Office, where officials warned her about list discrepancies. “It is not right for a candidate to look at a financial report and see a loss,” […]

County nears Work Ready status

Buena Vista Labs owner John Mihm explains how the ACT WorkKeys test benefited his business and
employees during Friday presentation at Mesalands Community College.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The recent achievement by a group of area educators, business owners, and state and local officials has given Quay County and Tucumcari a nationally recognized tool that can be used to attract new economic development. “One of the main things businesses look at in a potential site for expansion […]

Voter registration, party changes on the rise for upcoming election

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New voter registration and party changes continue to increase daily for the 2016 primary election with early voting starting Tuesday in Quay County. There have been at least 20 people daily who come in to register or change their party affiliation for the Primary Election, said County Clerk Veronica […]

Menus—May 4

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for May 5 – May 11. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, mixed vegetables, dinner roll, orange Friday Burrito Supreme, Spanish rice, salad, peaches Monday Chalupa, Spanish rice, green beans, devil’s food cake Tuesday […]

Cabinet secretary to give Mesalands’ commencement speech

Staff Report Mesalands Community College’s 2016 graduation will feature a commencement speech from Dr. Barbara Damron, cabinet secretary for the New Mexico Higher Education Department . Damron has more than 30 years of experience as an executive, health care provider, scientist, and educator. Previously, she served on the professional staff for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, […]

Meetings Watch— City Commission

Staff Report Tucumcari city commissioners had the first reading for Ordinance 1137, which if approved, would amend the city’s uniform traffic code for off-highway motor vehicles. The ordinance adds a section allowing local authority or the state transportation commission to establish separate speed limits and operating restrictions for all-terrain vehicles. A second reading will be required before […]

Investigators still waiting on forensics

Staff Report The New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau is awaiting forensic evidence testing results from a more than six-month-long investigation of a shooting that resulted in the death of a Tucumcari teen. Officers of the investigation bureau assumed the lead in investigating the shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, 2015 in the 700 block […]