03-11-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing for smallmouth bass was slow-to-fair using senkos, jigs and crank baits. Fishing for white bass was slow […]

Man found dead on railroad tracks

By QCS Staff A 27-year-old Hispanic man from Tucumcari was hit and killed by a train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. Sunday, police said. The man’s name is not being released until his next of kin have been notified, said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. The man had a cell phone and he is known […]

Student muralists hope to bring visitors to Mosquero


Thomas Garcia To the north of Quay County sits the small community of Mosquero, where its school students are trying to revitalize the town through murals based on Harding County’s history. Mosquero High School senior Jerome Wheeler and junior Gabriel Trujillo have been working with their classmates to prepare three walls of local business buildings […]

Some ranchers at odds with state over antelope roundup


Thomas Garcia Some area ranchers are at odds with the recent herding and exporting of prong horned antelope from Quay County by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. Starting on Feb. 26 the DGF set up traps in Quay County to capture and move 161 antelope to the Santa Ana Pueblo near Albuquerque […]

03-07-09: Calendar

Sunday: 1 p.m., Class of 1979 Planning Meeting, Tucumcari Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin Ave. Call 403-6179.Sunday: 2:30 p.m., American Legion Auxiliary Bingo, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eighth Street, Logan. Call 487-3910.Sunday: 1 a.m., Poker Run begins and ends at the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities Annual Arts Festival, Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 West […]

Rattlers compete in Science Bowl

Special to the QCS Kudos to Tucumcari’s Science Bowl team Stephen Smith, captain, Donny Price, Wil Bason, Marissa Lees and alternate Eddie Hernandez. The team went undefeated in the morning rounds at the New Mexico Science Bowl at the Albuquerque Math and Science Academy last weekend. They beat Santa Fe,

Public records not private matter

By Ray Sullivan Five years ago next month, New Mexico legislators defeated — for the second time in two years — a bill that would have set up an electronic portal that the state declared would make public records more accessible. The bill died because it was poorly thought out and ambiguously worded. Those flaws […]

03-07-09: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.

Sping tips for a healthy lawn

By Tom Dominguez, Quay County Extension Lawn FertilizationFertility should be referenced to a soil test report for your lawn. Contact the Quay County Extension office for a soil test kit. Apply fertilizer every six to eight weeks. To lengthen the greening between fertilizer applications use a

Taking time to know your local retailers

By Lynn Moncus Those of us who have called this place home throughout our lives tend to try to shop here as much as possible and to make the best of the changes through which our town has gone. Once upon a time we had several grocery stores and a few meat markets in which […]