Weather to give region a break, no snow on tap


By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Weather conditions are expected to be more favorable to motorists and travelers, as the storm systems move out of New Mexico, said a National Weather Service official. Today, no snow was expected, and temperatures were to level out with highs reaching the mid-40s and lows falling to the 20s. […]

Teen suspected of calling in threats

By QCS Staff A 16-year-old boy is suspected of making a bomb threat and making harassing/threatening phone calls to the Tucumcari Middle School on Sept. 25, said the Tucumcari Police Department in a press release on Friday. “After securing a search warrant for phone records, police personnel were able to determine that the phone calls […]

Enhanced emergency system makes it to Quay


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Its official name is the Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communication Center – but one can call it Enhanced 911. It’s the new dispatch center set for the Tucumcari Police station that brings together all emergency calls from surrounding areas. Thanks to a joint powers agreement between Tucumcari and Quay County, the […]

Bug invasion

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico is being invaded. Not by the Beatles but by a flea-sized bug that feeds on wheat fields. Area pest controllers have been flooded with calls the past two weeks wondering what to do about the swarms of a relatively harmless pests called false chinch bugs. “I have […]

Cell phones make life easier

Grant McGee I don’t like answering the phone. The phone ringing always means bad news.” I can’t remember who told me that. It’s one of those sayings that are kind of closed minded, no room for negotiation. But I kind of/sort of agree with my long-forgotten acquaintance about the telephone. I’m really not fond of […]

County roads ‘a mess’

TV Hagenah According to the County Road Supervisor Harry Heckendorn, it is official, it roads in the county are a mess because of the large amount of moisture. “It sure is nice to have the wet,” said Heckendorn, “but I don’t remember the roads ever being this bad in quite some time.” In fact, Heckendorn […]

Phones out in Tucumcari

TV Hagenah From 1:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16 to roughly 4:10 p.m. the same day, Tucumcari was without land-line based phone service and according to city officials much of the community ground to a halt. The cause according to Qwest personnel was a break between Tucumcari and Clovis somewhere near Ragland. At this time the […]

“Blaster” invades city

By Ryan Lengerich Unfortunately, business has been booming this week for the Tucumcari technology company ShipleySystems LLC. Since Tuesday the company received a barrage of calls from concerned customers with computers infected by the “Blaster” virus that has debilitated personal computers and business systems worldwide. Ed Shipley, co-owner of the family run business said he […]