State Police launch campagin targeting drunk drivers Friday

Special to the QCS The New Mexico State Police began this summer’s “100 Days and Nights of Summer” traffic safety campaign on Friday in District 9 which includes District 9 Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Roosevelt and Quay counties, according to a press release. The campaign is targeting drunk drivers and within the local area the […]

Art Space receives two grants for public art at train depot

Chelle Delaney Plans to feature the historical importance of railroads to Tucumcari

First birthday, wedding

First birthday…Baylee Jones-Salvador is celebrating her first birthday today at Dunn Park. Baylee is the daughter of

Wise guys visit Tucumcari Elementary

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Chelle Delaney Two of Hedwig’s relatives showed up for the last day of school and caused quite a stir on Thursday at the Tucumcari Elementary School. In a tree at the school’s north entrance, a pair of owls spent the entire school day perched in the upper branches. Throughout the day, classrooms of kids came […]

Ute advisory group meeting ends with no decision

Thomas Garcia A Ute Reservoir Advisory Group meeting Friday ended with no decision because of differences over 25 feet of water. The group, which is made up of members from the Ute Water Commission and the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority, met at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Their goal was to develop a comprehensive […]

City approves water rate increase

Chelle Delaney A proposed 15 percent water rate increase was approved Thursday as part of the city’s preliminary budget by the Tucumcari City Commission, which came under criticism for not allowing public comment. The increase was needed to balance the preliminary $11.79 million operating budget, excluding grants and projects, and to get the budget off […]

Class of 2009 continues tradition of ‘painting the street’

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School senior C.J. Newman added some flair to his initials Thursday morning as he participated in the tradition of “painting the street.” The seniors’ street souvenirs are one of many activities graduating seniors participated in during “senior week” which ended with Friday’s cap and gown ceremony. Michelle Benavidez said the inspiration […]

Taking the next step

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Thomas Garcia Fifty-five members of the Class of 2009 bid farewell to their days as Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at the Rattler Gym. Parents, family, friends and underclassmen filled the Rattler Gym to watch the graduating class of 2009 one last time. “I was so nervous I did not know what to expect,” said graduate […]

State police: Vehicle rollover north of Melrose

New Mexico State police responded to a one-vehicle rollover about 10:20 p.m. Friday on State Road 268 about 14 miles north of Melrose. At 11:15 p.m. a state police dispatcher said she did not have information on how many people were in the vehicle or possible injuries. More information will be posted as it becomes […]

05-30-09: 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. Tuesdayl At 7:38 a.m., a male reported a skunk in a trap on east Evans Avenue. l At 8:53 a.m., a female reported vandalism to a building on […]