Courthouse holds memories of home

As most of you know, when I think of the word, “home,” I think of the canyons at lma because they were my first home and because they are the place to which I turn when I need to “feel at home.” Of course, I have had several other places I called home, but I […]

Courthouse funds up for approval

QCS Staff A bill supporting $335,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County and the City of Tucumcari is in the process of being approved in the state Legislature. House Tax and Revenue Committee substitute for House Bill 191 earmarks $185,000 for Quay County Courthouse renovations and $150,000 for Tucumcari trash collection trucks. “This is […]

Postcard gives peek into town’s history

Thanks to James Crocker, I am now the proud owner of an early day post card, which contains a picture of the construction gang at work on the new jail here in town. The post card was sent from here on June 22, 1910, to Mrs. L.E. Davenport in Crowell, Texas. In the event any […]

County offers Gov. Richardson a ‘teachable moment’

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Chelle Delaney Some educators call them a “teachable moment.” They are those short opportune slices of time that give way to a lesson that was not on the day’s agenda. Then again, some may call it just a plain old setup. On Friday, when Gov. Bill Richardson visited Tucumcari, he and his two staffers were […]

New perspective on ‘new’ Quay County Courthouse

By Lynn Moncus As many of you recall, my family lived in the Quay County Courthouse for alot of years – long enough that we called it home and felt that it played a major part in our lives.We were privileged to watch it being built and to be present when it was dedicated by […]

Quay County courtroom security upgraded

Thomas Garcia Area residents will notice an increase of security measures during proceedings of the Tenth Judicial District Court at the Quay County Courthouse.Several Quay County residents reported to the district courthouse in Tucumcari on Monday for jury duty. Like many times before,

Family holds protest seeking answers to toddler’s death

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Chelle Delaney The father of a 2-year-old boy who died last fall from blunt force trauma was one of six protesters outside the Quay County Courthouse Monday seeking answers to his son’s death. “There are too many unsolved murders in this town and we don’t want this to be another one,” said Bobby Prieto, Jr.

01-10-2009: Calendar

Sunday: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eighth Street, Logan. Call 497-3910. Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting, Quay County Commission, Commission Chambers, Quay County Courthouse, 300 S. Third St., 461-2112. Monday: 11:30 a.m., monthly meeting of NARFE, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Denny’s Restaurant, 3404 E Route 66 Blvd.

Not being remembered isn’t so bad

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons Emily Dickinson’s poem, “I’m nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?” became more meaningful than ever recently when I entered the courthouse, had to identify myself, and spell my name. Actually, there really was no reason for me to be surprised that I am no longer known […]

Safety measures important, but fear counter-productive

By Lnn Moncus The article about the dangers of being in the Quay County Courthouse caused many memories to erupt as I recalled the 11 years during which Dad was Quay County Sheriff, and we lived in the Sheriff’s Residence on the third floor. Of course, to those of us who were around when that […]