Police blotter — Feb. 29

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 1:42 a.m., a woman reported a suspicious man at a fuel station on the 2300 block of S. First Street. • At 2:01 a.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute […]

Off-Duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering

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QCS Staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Two arrested on I-40 near Tucumcari for possession of 24 pounds of Marijuana

QCS Staff Two Michigan residents were arrested Friday after New Mexico State Police seized 24 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-40 outside of Tucumcari, said Lt. Lance Bateman. According to Bateman: • At approximately 2:09 p.m. a state police officer, conducted the traffic stop one mile east of Tucumcari. During interaction with […]

Postal revisions will eliminate two positions and delay delivery

Thomas Garcia Two full-time positions will be lost in a transfer of U.S. Postal Service mail processing operations from Tucumcari to Albuquerque, according to a USPS spokesman. The Postal Service announced its plan Thursday to move the processing center. Dates for the transition have not been set, according to Peter Haas of the USPS. The […]

Governor picks Tucumcari fire chief for Fire Protection Grant Council

By Thomas Garcia

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295.

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for the upcoming week at the Tucumcari Senior Center.

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 […]

Rattlers bound for state

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Thomas Garcia A dozen Rattlers are set for the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari is one of two 2A schools that competes in the 3A class, and have trained with 10 pre-tournament meets. “I am proud when you qualify the whole team,” Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias said. “It is something special.” […]

On the shelves —

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction “Believing The Lie,” by Elizabeth George. Inspector Thomas Lynley’s investigation of a murder unearths the secrets of a wealthy clan. “Gideon’s Corpse,” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. Gideon Crew works to avoid a threatened terrorist attack on an […]