Officials say Torres attacked in jail

Hours after he was transported to the Curry County jail Thursday, former international fugitive and accused killer Noe Torres was attacked by the uncle of the child he is charged with helping slay. Undersheriff Wesley Waller confirmed jail staff placed Torres in a holding cell near one occupied by Richard Silva, the uncle of 10-year-old […]

Preliminary hearing set for teen charged in deaths of family members

A 9 a.m. Dec. 7 preliminary hearing has been set for a Tucumcari teen charged in the death of two family members at their home earlier this week. Tony Day was charged Tuesday with two open counts of murder, accused of killing his stepmother and her daughter Monday at their home about two miles west […]

Area officials explore many avenues for economic development

Patrick Vanderpool's plan for improving Quay County's economy is not complicated. The North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College is one of the examples of economic development through the renewable energy field. The center trains students on how to maintain and operate wind turbines. "Before you invite guests, you have to […]

Tree project offering Arbor Day Foundation memberships

The Tucumcari Oasis Tree Project helping in the beautification of Tucumcari by offering memberships to the Arbor Day Foundation. The fee is $10 and each person receives 10 free trees. Rebecca Blakeney started the project. She said when she moved to Tucumcari in September and saw the community had been planting trees around the town, […]

Former Quay resident helps in New York in Sandy’s wake

A former Quay County resident home to visit family over the holiday weekend recalled his time in New York in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. "The damage was widespread," said Chris Arnett, journeyman lineman for American Electric Power, Abeline, Texas. Arnett said he was part of the 30 members of the Abilene branch who volunteered […]

About 25 attend Mobile Office Day

Lt. Gov. John Sanchez stopped in Tucumcari on Tuesday to listen to citizen concerns. About 25 people attended Mobile Office Day. Some asked Sanchez about the Ute Lake pipeline project and what will be done during the 60-day session of the Legislature, starting in January. Sanchez said the project was a concern of Gov. Susana […]

Business owners: Black Friday sales draw crowds

Black Friday in Tucumcari turned out the community in large numbers. Rhonda Kandel, manager of K Mart, said the store had many special sales for shoppers. She said Tucumcari shoppers were fantastic and were shopping Tucumcari in better numbers this year with three days of door buster sales. Brian Woodward, manager of Alco, said the […]

Area agencies reach out to needy during holidays

Two area agencies are working to ensure the less fortunate have a merry Christmas. Since 2005, the Helping Hands Hospice has raised money for their Angel Fund through ceramic angels, said Sherri Lopez, administrator. Lopez said the fund is set up for patients and their families for unforeseen occurrences that may happen throughout the year. […]

Residents call for petition to overturn animal ordinance

Some residents called for a petition to overturn a new animal ordinance adopted Monday at a Quay County Commission meeting. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Ordinance committee member, veterinarian Jean P. Corey talks to the residents about the proposed animal ordinance Monday at the regular Quay County Commission meeting. "However many signatures it takes, I am […]

Menus – Nov. 28

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County for Nov. 29 – Dec. 5 Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Biscuits and sausage Lunch: Beef patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll, pineapple, milk Logan Thursday Breakfast: Oatmeal, fruit, bananas, juice or milk Lunch: Elementary: Steak fingers MS/HS: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, salad, […]