Rattler Reunion begins this weekend


  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The 45th annual Rattler Reunion is set to begin Thursday through Saturday at the Tucumcari Convention Center and will be hosted by the class of Class of 1985. Through the years that the Rattler Reunion has been held many of the events are well known and attended including […]

County jail has saved $243,000

Staff Report Quay County commissioners took a tour of the Quay County Detention Center during Monday’s regular meeting in Tucumcari. Commissioner Chair Franklin McCasland, District 2 Commissioner Mike Cherry, District 1 Commissioner Sue Dowel and County Manager Richard Primrose toured the facility following a yearly report from QCDC Administrator T.J. Rich, who told commissioners that […]

City acquires the Sands Dorsey building for demolition

QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission held their regular meeting on July 23 at City Hall in Tucumcari. In attendance were Mayor Robert Lumpkin, Mayor Pro-tem Ruth Ann Litchfield, commissioners, John Mihm, Amy Gutierrez and Rick Haymaker. Items before the commission: • Approved Ordinance 1123 Amending Chapter 13 of the Tucumcari Municipal Code. The amendment […]

Menu— July 29

Aug. 4 Senior Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Senior City Aug. 5 Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Aug. 10 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Aug. 13 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Aug. 19 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board: 10 a.m., City […]

Pages Past — July 29

On this date … July 27, 1975: An explosion rocked a San Jon home and killed its elderly residents. Erman and Thelma Waller, both 67, were killed. They’d lived in the area since 1937. Officials said a leaky butane line caused the explosion, which was so forceful it forced the home’s floors through its roof. […]

Police Blotter/ Jail Log — July 29

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. July 20 • 12:23 a.m., a man reported a drunk driver on U.S. Highway 54. • 2:38 a.m., a man reported a suspicious vehicle on the 1600 block of East Route 66 Boulevard. […]

Helena Rodriguez: Muñecos para recortar: Temporales pero invaluables tesoros de antaño que resuenan recuerdos

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Como un niño, recuerdo que caminando con mi hermana, Becky, ala vieja tienda de comida del norte Main, una mamá y papa tienda norte de Portales, a comprar caramelos. Pero lo realmente ansiaba era un libro lindo de muñeca de papel. Mis ojos fueron fijados en un libro de alegres […]

Helena RodRiguez: Paper dolls: Temporary but priceless treasures from bygone days that resonate memories

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist As a child, I remember walking with my sister, Becky, to the old North Main Grocery, a mom and pop store in north Portales, to buy candy. But what I really longed for was a book of cute paper doll cutouts. My eyes were set on a book of cheerful […]

Former Tucumcari Police Officer pleads guilty to arson charges

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Former Tucumcari Police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez and Robert Sandoval pleaded guilty to felony arson charges Friday at the Quay County Courthouse. With Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J Mitchell presiding, Lopez and Sandoval entered pleas separately during the hearing for charges in connection to a Sept. 3, 2014 […]

Steve Hansen: Must adhere to journalistic standards

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor Last week, I wrote about an exchange in views on the future of newspapers that I had with M.E. Sprengelmeyer, owner, editor and publisher of the Communicator in Santa Rosa. I have since held a longer conversation with Sprengelmeyer, and I think his reasons for keeping newspapers on […]