Overnight power outage hits Quay County and surrounding areas

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Transmission line troubles caused widespread power outages early Tuesday in four eastern New Mexico counties, including Quay, Curry, San Miguel and Guadalupe counties, according to Farmers Electric Cooperative and Xcel Energy sources. Xcel Energy’s 3,246 customers in Tucumcari lost power from 12:22 a.m. to 4:09 a.m. today, due to […]

Quay County Fair results: Fair Book Cover Contest

Each year 4-Hers and FFAers compete to see whose design will be on the next year’s fair book. Winners receive a prize donated by Everyone’s Federal Credit Union. The 2015 cover was designed by Dyson Clark of the Wranglers 4-H Club.

Quay County Fair Results: Shepherd’s Lead

Shepherd’s Lead Results Junior Division 1. Carlee Lopez 2. Avery Cavett 3. Taylor Lopez   Booster Divison 1. Charmayn Hall 5. Preslie Cavett   Mini-Booster 1. Elizabeth Kanapilly 2. Kaitlyn Hall 3. Kyleigh Cavett 4. Jocleyn Lopez 5. Melanie Usabel

Weather alert: severe thunderstorm warning for south central Quay County til 5:45 p.m.

South central Quay County is included in a severe thunderstorm warning that also includes parts of Curry, DeBaca and Roosevelt counties, until 5:45 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. A severe thunderstorm capable of producing destructive winds in excess of 70 mph was spotted near Ragland and moving southeast at 25 miles per […]

Quay County under flood advisory until 7:30 a.m. today, June 24

The National Weather service has issued an arroyo and small stream flood advisory for central Quay County until 7:30 a.m. today. The advisory follows very heavy rain from a large cluster of thunderstorms along the Interstate 40 corridor, the weather service said. Strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos, small streams and […]

Early testimony in Jones case focuses on reconstructing time of murder

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Hours after he killed Shirley Pacheco with up to 11 blows from a claw hammer, Randall Jones was smoking methamphetamine with friends at a home in Tucumcari, and apparently acting as if nothing unusual had happened. That was the testimony of several witnesses who recounted memories from the day […]

Run for Wall riders to pass through Tucumcari

At about 2 p.m. Friday, about 250 motorcycle riders in the Run for the Wall are expected to pass through Tucumcari on Interstate 40 on their way to Glenrio, their next stop on their trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, according to Chris Trimm, a ride organizer. The riders, who are veterans, […]

Wheatland school reunion set for May 24

A Wheatland School reunion will be held on May 24, starting at 8 a.m., at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. The event will consist of a gathering and a potluck luncheon.  Guests are asked to bring a covered dish item, according to Catherine Heber, an event organizer. The event will continue through the afternoon, Heber […]

Fire destroys Stuckey’s, Dairy Queen site

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The building that housed Stuckeys and the Dairy Queen at Palomas, eight miles west of Tucumcari, was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday.  Fire officials received the first alarm shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Rev. John Hinze, chief of the Quay County Rural I fire department.  Eleven units from Rural I, Rural II, Rural III, Tucumcari Fire Dept. and the Bard-Endee helped to fight the blaze.  Hinze said about 20 volunteer firefighters responded.  Crews stayed until about 5 p.m., Hinze said.  Hine said the cause of the fire was suspicious.

Lumpkin named Mayor of Tucumcari

Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected Mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote of the city commission Thursday evening. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. This evening’s meeting was the first for Litchfield, Fifth District Commissioner […]