Beetles cross state line to threaten invasive salt cedar

The empty, red-orange stems of salt cedar bushes stripped of their leaves by the tamarisk leaf beetle glow amid darker vegetation on the shore of Tucumcari Lake.

  By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   It’s not often that news of an insect infestation makes people smile, but in this case the victim plants are salt cedars, and almost no one is complaining. A quarter-inch bug called the tamarisk beetle (and there are greater and smaller versions of this critter) are laying […]

Local charity gets donation

QCS Staff A Quay County charity dedicated to ensuring that school children have adequate supplies of nutritious food even on weekends has received a $20,000 shot in the arm from Walmart. Quay County’s Blessings in a Backpack program, the state’s only chapter of a national organization dedicated to childhood nutrition, got the state’s allocation from […]

County Commissioners approve contract with EDC

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Quay County Commission on Wednesday approved a contract with the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation that requires regular “written accountability and progress reports” and an annual financial report to the county. County Commissioner Sue Dowell voted “no” on the contract, which was approved by  the other two commissioners, […]

County applies for waiver of grant match payment

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Monday approved requests for waivers of grant matching funds that could reduce the county’s cost of improvements on Quay Road 63, also called Cemetery Road west of Tucumcari, by $113,250. The improvements totaling nearly $622,700 will be paid for by state department of transportation funds and county money.  If […]

Appeals court rejects Logan’s attempt to halt Ute intake construction

The intake structure under construction on the south shore of the Ute Lake Reservoir near Logan by the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority is scheduled to be completed in October.

By Robin Fornoff PROJECTS EDITOR A federal court of appeals in Denver has refused to reverse a decision giving the green light to construction of an intake at Ute Lake Reservoir, part of the Ute Lake Project plan to pipe drinking water to communities in Curry and Roosevelt counties. The decision made Monday rejects […]

County approves emergency dispatch tax ballot measure

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Wednesday approved for a special election on Sept. 23 an ordinance that would impose a new gross receipts tax to finance independent emergency communications and emergency medical and behavioral health services. Early voting begins Tuesday, Aug. 26. County businesses would pay the tax, equal to one-fourth of 1 percent […]

Quay County Fair results: Steer Show

2014 Quay County Steer Show   First Year Feeder Genae Cone   Class 1 1  Genae Cone 2  Jordie Stowe 3  Aleahna Branch 4  Trey Runyan 5  Trey Runyan   Class 2 1  Bailey Rhea Smith 2  Bailey Rhea Smith 3  Aleahna Branch 4  Kyeli Stowe   Class 3 1  Bailey Rhea Smith 2  Kindal […]

Quay County Fair results: Heifer Show

2014 Quay County Heifer Show   First Year Feeder Heifer Kyle Knight   Class 1 1. Brook Robertson 2. Colten Leonard 3. Kippi Webb 4. Kyle Knight   Class 2 1. Kippi Webb 2. Karli Webb 3. Avery Cavett 4. Gracie Whitson   Class 3 1. Kyle Knight 2. Genae Cone 3. Rebecca Rush 4. […]

Quay County Fair results: Dog Show

2014 Quay County Fair 4-H Dog Show   Senior 1. Trestin Peterson 2. Taylor Hayes   Junior 1. Tianna Peterson 2. Kaleb Hayes   Novice 1. Jenna Lopez 2. Natalie hayes   Best Junior Handler Taylor Hayes  

Quay County Fair results: Junior Agricultural Products

Brown Shell 1. Patric Szaloy 2. Macey Moon 3. Evan Taylor   Other, colored shells 1. Rilee Nials   Section IV Vegetables Beats, Red with 1” tops 1. Kyleigh Cavett 2. Preslie Cavett   Carrots with 1” tops 3. Patric Szaloy   Eggplant 1. Avery Cavett 2. Preslie Cavett   Peppers, Hot Green 1. Kyleigh […]