Helping those in need always key

By Jacob Sanchez Staff Writer While the churches of Quay County may have varying denominations, church leaders agree poverty is a problem. Quay County beats the state average with 25.8 percent of its population in poverty, according to the United States Census Bureau. New Mexico has 21.4 percent in poverty. “There are a lot […]

Churches flood map of history

By Jacob Sanchez Staff Writer The railroad brought life to Tucumcari in 1901; more accurately, the city exists because the railroad set up shop here, bringing people, mail and freight. The trains were also responsible for bringing organized religion to Tucumcari. They brought Methodists who formed the new community’s first church. Today, Quay County […]

Sheriff gets green light on vehicles

Staff Report The Quay County Commission on Friday approved the purchase of two law enforcement vehicle for the Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Clay Huffman presented the request for the purchase of two Dodge Chargers (2009 and 2012) for $11,000 each. The Chargers will be replacing two vehicles that have high mileage. Commissioners approved the application for […]

Menus— Aug. 26

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Aug. 27-31. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Barbecue riblets, coleslaw, brussels sprouts, bread, margarine, applesauce cake Friday Tacos, Spanish rice, salsa, corn, Jell-O Monday Red chile beef enchiladas, calabacitas, salad, apple cobbler Logan Thursday Breakfast: Biscuits […]

Police Blotter/Jail Log— Aug. 26

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Aug. 17 • 1:14 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 1300 block of East Whitmore Avenue. An officer advised all was OK. • 11 a.m., John Bagley, 60, was arrested for […]

Steve Hansen: Cycling way to stay in shape, enjoy scenery

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor One of the joys of my retirement has been getting reacquainted with my road and mountain bikes. By bikes, I mean human-powered machines, not Harleys. I usually ride the road bike. Road bikes are the ones with the really skinny wheels and the handlebars that curve down in […]

Thomas Garcia: Funding for education a necessity

By Thomas Garcia Staff Columnist In New Mexico, funding for vital programs always seems to be decreasing while the need for services associated with the programs affected by those cuts is on the rise. In New Mexico and across the nation, there is always a need for increased funding in education. Public schools, community college […]

Helena Rodriguez: Este nuevo principio… de más allá

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Hay un tiempo y una temporada de todo. Pronto las hojas comenzarán a pintarse en tonos de naranja y rojo, tal vez limpiando lágrimas que congelaron en el hielo del invierno y luego pulverizarse las flores de primavera y verano. ¿El otoño traerá más rocío para humedecer los ojos que […]

This new beginning … beyond

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist There is a time and a season for everything. Soon the leaves will start to blush into hues of orange and red, perhaps wiping away tears that froze into the icicles of winter and then misted the flowers of spring and summer. Will autumn bring more dew to moisten eyes […]

Tucumcari man arrested for attempted sexual assault of a 64-year old woman

Felix Gonzales remains in the Quay County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. Gonzales was arrested Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a Tucumcari woman.

A 33-year old Tucumcari man was arrested on Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a 64-year-old woman he held captive in a vehicle on a Quay County road. Felix Gonzales is charged with two felonies; attempted criminal sexual penetration and false imprisonment. He also has been charge with misdemeanor battery. According to court […]