Rattlers finish ninth at Rudioso golf invite

By QCS Staff RUIDOSO — The Tucumcari Rattlers improved their first round score by 15 strokes Tuesday but finished ninth in the small-school division of the Leroy Gooch Invitational golf tournament. The Rattlers shot a 349 Tuesday at the Links at Sierra Blanco and finished the two-day, 36-hole tournament at 713.St. Michael’s won the nine-team […]

Mesalands rodeo team places second at Navajo

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Men’s Rodeo Team placed second place at the Navajo Technical College rodeo in Crownpoint, April10-11. The Mesalands Women’s Team finished in fifth place. “This was a great showing by both of our teams,” said Coach C.J. Aragon. The Men’s team was led by freshman Clay Elkins. Elkins […]

Local fighter competing in Japanese tournament

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By Thomas Garcia

Giving comfort to those in need

By Debra Whittington Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. 2 […]

Easter sunrise services in Tucumcari – slideshow

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Chelle Delaney Members of several churches in Tucumcari gathered at sunrise on Easter Sunday for services. Jason Bruce, minister to students from First Baptist, Margaret Koontz, pastor of First Presbyterian and Tom Broom, pastor of Center Street Methodist, each delivered a short sermon.

How rural communities can seek stimulus funds

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Chelle Delaney In addition to $1.8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds for New Mexico, an additional $78 billion in grant funds is available to the states for programs from health care to weatherization, said Lt. Governor Diane Denish. Denish and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan spoke to community and government leaders on […]

Interstate Stream to hold meeting in Tucumari about future water needs

By Kevin Wilson, Freedom New Mexico Portales and Tucumcari are hosting two of 21 statewide meetings scheduled as the Interstate Stream Commission looks for public comments on how the state balances its future water needs with its supply. The state is updating 16 regional and separate water plans, merging them into one for New Mexico. […]

Tom Even named director of chamber

By QCS Staff Tom Even has been named executive director of the Tucumcari-Quay County Chamber of Commerce, said Carole Keith, chamber president at Thursday’s city commission meeting. Even said that the chamber was going to begin a quarterly meeting program to unify civic groups and governmental agencies. Efforts would also be taken to establish better […]

04-11-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 10:51 a.m., a male reported to the Quay County Sheriff’s Office that the door had been kicked in at a residence the caller is taking care […]

Researchers at Tucumcari science center look at irrigation termination for alfalfa

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By Audry Olmsted, Special to QCS In a time when sustainability is on the minds of many, farmers are wondering if they will have enough water to properly care for their crops. With that in mind, researchers at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari are working on an alfalfa project to see […]