Police seek help to identify man on security tape

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By QCS Staff Police are seeking help to identify a man they say broke into Tucumcari Middle School on Sept. 22, a Saturday. At 11:14 a.m. the security video at the school shows a man entering the building through a window in one of the classrooms, according to police reports. The man could then be [...]

09-29-07: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Tuesday l At 10:20 a.m., a female reported a theft on East Smith Street. An officer was told that several items were missing from the [...]

Love’s $6 million expansion on Mountain Road opens

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by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new $6 million Love’s Country Store opened its doors at 8 a.m. Thursday for business. The expansion doubled its diesel lanes to eight and brought its gasoline lanes up to six. The new Love’s opened as scheduled, said Love’s Country Store Public Relations Director Jenny Love Meyer. “The [...]

City looking for commissioner nominees

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Persons who are interested in serving as city commissioner for District 4 are being encoruaged to send in their letters of interest. The City Commmission agreed to seek registered voters who reside in the district and to consider those names at its next meeting. Mayor Mary Mayfield resigned on [...]

Fire destroys Portales business

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze early Friday morning. Portales Fire Department units were dispatched to Pioneer Woodworkers on State Highway 88 — the Arch Highway [...]

City strikes deal on water delivery for feedlot

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The city approved a contract to supply water to the developers of a feedyard at its City Commission meeting Thursday night. The city agreed to furnish the water at a cost of $1.86 per 1,000 gallons of water delivered, according to a contract to be signed by the city [...]

Suit filed against owner of Sands Dorsey

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The owner of the Sands Dorsey building is being sued for damages by a neighboring property owner and business, according to documents filed in the 10th District Court. Robert Hengstenberg, owner of the Sands Dorsey building, is being sued by Donald C. Schutte and Ruth Nelson, both of Tucumcari, [...]

Wall brand leaves mark for future

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publisher Dozens of brands were etched into the woodwork at a wall branding ceremony on Saturday at the Travis Nelson Building. The ceremony is all part of the centennial celebration of the Quay County Fair. Saturday’s event was hosted by the Wranglers 4-H Club. The Travis Nelson Building also is [...]

New trustee sworn in for Mesalands

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom Newspapers A new trustee was sworn in at the regular monthly meeting of the Mesalands Community College board of trustees. Liz Estrada was sworn in to fill the vacancy left when trustee J. Bronson Moore became board president. She was also appointed as a trustee for the Mesalands Community College Foundation [...]

August 1960

Ed Potter of McAlister was accidentally shot through the wrist while he and his bother, Frank, and Deeway Beavers were shooting at birds. … Mrs. N. C. Jordan, owner of the Tucumcari Motel, was appointed chairman of the Tucumcari chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business. … The county bought a motor grader with [...]