Pop star Michael Jackson dies

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By Ben Wener: Freedom Communications LOS ANGELES — Michael Jackson, the iconic entertainer known the world over as the King of Pop, has died. He was 50.Jackson was rushed to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center early Thursday afternoon when paramedics were dispatched to his home and found him not breathing after suffering cardiac arrest. They […]

Two Quay County 4-Hers are points ahead at Southeast District Horse Show

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Special to the QCS At the Southeastern District 4-H Horse Show held in Roswell on June 20,

Press Release: Discounts available for disabled veterans on game and fish licenses

SANTA FE — Starting July 1, service-connected disabled veterans who are New Mexico residents will be eligible to buy an annual combination fishing and small-game hunting license for $10. The license normally costs $33.

Over 160 attend day two of RENEW 2009

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Thomas Garcia Organizers and key note speakers are happy with the 160 residents showing interest in renewable energy Wednesday at the RENEW 2009 conference. “We are excited about RENEW 2009,” said, Patrick Vanderpool, event coordinator. “It has built much on the success of last year’s inaugural event.” Vanderpool said the true success of the conference […]

Press Release: Game commission may change deer draw dates

The State Game Commission will meet July 2 at Heron Lake State Park to consider changing the date of the annual application deadline and drawing for deer hunting licenses, and to set season dates and bag limits for 2009-10 small game and waterfowl seasons. The meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, […]

4-H District competition results

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PHOTO: Quay County 4-Hers who participated in district competitions and ‘Wild About 4-H’ in Capitan, are from left, front row: Julee Sanchez, Trenton Lee, Aleahna Branch, Treyson Runyan, Avery Lee, Reagan Runyan, Shaylee Moon, Taylor Hayes, and Trestin Peterson; middle row: Trace Norton, Wyatt Bishop, Riley Bruhn, Ivan Rush, Rebecca Rush, Kaitlyn Dougherty, Ashlee Bradley, […]

Senior Olympians tough competitors

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Thomas Garcia Ten Quay County Olympians brought home 30 medals and 10 ribbons from the 31st annual Senior Olympics Summer Games at Las Cruces.Leading the way of local Olympians was U.V. Henson who competed in 10 events and earned medals in each one. “The competition was pretty stiff this year,” Henson said. “I have a […]

Conference focuses on energy renewables

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Thomas Garcia Guest speakers and exhibits focusing on renewable energy filled the Tucumcari Convention Center Tuesday, all part of the RENEW 2009 conference. “This is a great event. New Mexico and Quay County have a lot of renewable energy potential,” said Jimmy Sandoval, Tucumcari City Commissioner. Explaining how to tap wind energy was Logan resident, […]

Garage building students learn construction skills

Special to the QCS While some high school students were taking a break this summer, others were learning how to build a garage. Mesalands Community College offered a class in garage construction this summer that concluded last week. Eight Tucumcari High School students and four students from the community, all had the opportunity to learn […]

06-24-09: 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. Fridayl At 12:28 a.m., a caller reported a breaking and entering at a residence on south Monroe Street. The caller told officers they saw a subject running north […]