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 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020

Former QCS publisher dies at 66

Michael Rindahl, a former publisher of the Quay County Sun during the 1980s and early ‘90s, died earlier this month in North Carolina after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 66. According to an...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 22, 2020

Xcel Energy offers tips for reducing energy use

Xcel Energy is offering tips to help customers reduce energy use, save money and stay comfortable when outside temperatures drop. Some of the easiest tips for the winter months are: • Installing a...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 15, 2020

City passes 'first reading' of sign ordinance

A landmark sign ordinance that could pit private property rights against historic preservation received approval for publication at 2020's first...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

County approves cost share waiver

Quay County Commissioners on Monday approved an amendment from the New Mexico Department of Transportation that waives the county’s $162,182.37 cost share of a project to replace a 1931 bridge on...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Business owners express tourism discontent

Several business owners expressed dissatisfaction with the city’s tourism marketer during the Tucumcari Lodgers Tax Advisory Board meeting Wednesday, and the representative of a Colorado firm said...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Dual enrollment students complete first semester

Fourteen high-school dual enrollment students from northeastern New Mexico recently completed their first semester in Wind Energy Technology at...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Voters reminded to check registration

The Quay County Clerk’s Office is reminding voters and prospective candidates to make sure their registrations are in order before the primary election for Democratic and Republican parties June 2....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 15, 2020

Mesalands to hold spring enrollment

Mesalands Community College will hold its spring enrollment from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the Commons Area, located in Building A on campus. New and returning students are invited to this...

 

Pages past - Jan. 15

On this date ... 1970: Dwain Johnston of Tucumcari was named New Mexico State Police’s Officer of the Year. Johnston had been a state trooper since 1959 and stationed in Tucumcari since 1963. Born...

 

Calendar - Jan. 15

• Saturday — Viva Las Tucumcari. The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet from 6 to 9 p.m. offers plenty of fun and plenty to win between games, a prize raffle and a silent auction. T...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 15, 2020

Cheerleaders perform in London

How did you spend your New Year's Day? Whatever the activity was, it probably wasn't as exciting as what two Tucumcari High School cheerleaders did...

 

Menus - Jan. 15

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Cheesy scrambled eggs, cocoa puffs, whole wheat toast, cinnamon graham cracker, milk, juice; Lunch: Pulled pork, American harvest salad, diced potatoes,...

 

Jail log - Jan. 15

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 6 to Jan. 11: • Steven Clay Bruhn, 39, Layton, Utah, contempt of court. • Frankie Martinez, 22, Tucumcari, battery...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 15

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 6 to Jan. 12: Monday • 9:51 a.m.: Trespassing in 100 block of West Tucumcari Boulevard, Tucumcari. ...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Year in review: Shooting, racino license refusal dominate second half of 2019

Editor's note: The following is a review of the last six months of 2019 for Quay County. A report from January through June was published in the Jan....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Shooter apologized after killing manager

The man who shot and killed a manager of a Tucumcari restaurant last month apologized to customers after the attack and said no harm would come to them before he fatally turned the gun on himself in...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

'T' owner says he's open to work by professional

The man who nearly three years ago bought a section of Tucumcari Mountain said he's resistant to efforts to revitalize the fading big "T" on the...

 

Calendar - Jan. 8

• Saturday — Open Mic Night. Have you dreamed of entertaining? Now is your chance. Whatever your talent is, you’re invited to share it starting at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. To sign up, call (575)...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 8, 2020

Hotel retaurant closes after more than 50 years

The Branding Iron Restaurant served its last meals Sunday evening at the Quality Inn hotel in Tucumcari after more than a half-century there. The closing of the dinner-only restaurant 3716 E....

 
 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Fire guts Tucumcari home

Area firefighters battled a blaze Friday morning that gutted a Tucumcari home but left no injuries. Tucumcari’s fire chief also announced the previo...

 

Pages past - Jan. 8

On this date ... 1970: San Jon was ranked third in Class AA in the latest UPI high-school basketball poll of sportswriters and coaches. Causey took the No. 1 spot in the classification. West Las...

 

Menus - Jan. 8

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg sausage breakfast burrito, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, salsa, cinnamon graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Teriyaki chicken, ham and cheese hoagie,...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 8

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Dec. 30 to Jan. 5: Monday • 8:03 a.m.: Vandalism in 200 block of East Center Street, Tucumcari. • 10:05...

 

Jail log - Jan. 8

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 1 to Jan. 5: • Timothy Lloyd Clem, 29, Amarillo, two counts of contempt of court. • Clayton James Martinez, 23,...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 8, 2020

Tucumcari native shot in Albuquerque

A Tucumcari native was Albuquerque's first homicide victim of 2020, according to the victim's uncle. Vicente Christopher Romero-Lopez, 23, of the...

 

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