Press release: Listeria outbreak tracked to at least one Colorado grower

Jensen Farms, of Holly, Colo., is voluntarily recalling their shipments of Rocky Ford whole cantaloupe because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria. The company is working with the State of Colorado and the Federal Food & Drug Administration to inform consumers of this recall. L. monocytogenes is a bacterium that can contaminate […]

Fernandez parents welcome new arrival

Kenneth and Gabrielle Fernandez of Tucumcari are the parents of an 8 pound, 2 ounce baby girl on Dec. 22 at Clovis Hospital in Clovis. Alysia Vaneah Fernandez has one brother, Adeyn Fernandez. Grandparents are Ken and Lucy Fernandez and Manuel and Judy Calbert of Tucumcari. Great grandparents are O.J. Fernandez of Colorado and Jim […]

Cattleman outwits automated urinal

Back pain is the bane of many farmers and ranchers. A life of lifting, riding, shifting and physical exertion often leads them to a long-term relationship with osteopathic surgeons. Last spring, Colorado rancher Evan suffered through the spring branding and the state cattlemen’s meeting before making his doctor appointment. As his wife was checking him […]

Marriage worth every hurdle

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor I begin my journey of marriage today as I head back to Colorado for my wedding on Saturday. It’s a journey I cannot wait to begin. Love and marriage are two things that go hand in hand. I love my future wife and she loves me right back. Love […]

County approves contract to update detention center

Thomas Garcia The Quay County Commissioners approved a $284,788 contract with Sierra Detention Systems of Colorado for upgrades at the Quay County Detention Center. The contract will be for upgrades to the control panels for the adult and juvenile sections and cameras at the detention center. The request to approve the contract with Sierra was […]

May 1936

Jack Davis was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colo. Davis was charged with slaying

Obituaries 6/1

Gus Byars Gus Byars, 90, of Portales, died Thursday, May 26, 2005, at Heartland Continuing Care Center in Portales. He was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Tucumcari, to Mary and Augustus “Gus” Byars. He grew up in Tucumcari and Fort Sumner. He married Thelma Potter on Oct. 15, 1932, in Santa Rosa. They made […]

Loraine L. Saxton, Flora Lucille Kauffman, William Lindsey, Jr.

Flora Lucille Kauffman Flora Lucille Kauffman, 87, died on November 27, 2004 in Clayton following an extended illness. Lucille Kauffman was one of the pioneer spirits in Quay County having served as the first female assessor in the state. She also ranched with her husband , drove a mail truck and school bus route. She […]

State police capture fugitives near Tucumcari

William Thompson A married couple wanted for felony child abuse in connection with the death of a young girl in Colorado were apprehended by New Mexico State Police around 4 p.m. Monday near Tucumcari. Harley Quint Young was wanted for child abuse resulting in death. His wife, Micah Marie Young, was wanted for child abuse […]