‘Mansion’ ready when time comes

By Debra Whittington …Great is thy faithfulness…. Lamentations 3:23 I heard about an elderly lady who lamented to a friend about why God is leaving her here on this earth. Since she has numerous health issues and is unable to get out and go do the things she once did. She feels as though her […]

County unable to approve RV hook-ups

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer With the recent freezing of state funding Quay County Commissioners could not approve installing electrical hook-ups for RV’s at the Quay County Fair Grounds. Carol Simpson and other members of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass Association approached the Commissioners on Monday to install the hook-ups to draw in tourist […]

Football season comes to a close for Rattlers

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The season did not end the way the Tucumcari Rattlers football team hoped, but the season was still an overall success in coach Daniel Hutchins’ mind. The Rattlers finished the season 5-6, 0-3 in district, and lost 48-17 in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs to Dexter […]

Press Release: Excel names Hill CEO of Southwestern Public Service Co.

AMARILLO – Xcel Energy today named Riley Hill, chief operating officer of its Southwestern Public Service Company (SPS) subsidiary, to succeed David Eves as president and CEO of SPS.

Dexter knocks Tucumcari out of playoffs

QCS Staff The Tucumcari defense was unable to slow down the Dexter running attack during the Rattlers’ 48-17 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. The 10th-seeded Rattlers (5-6, 0-3) fell behind early and were never really in the game. Tucumcari fumbled the opening kickoff and the No. 7 seed […]

Prep football scoreboard — Nov. 6

District 4-5A Clovis 30, Hobbs 0 District 4-3A Albuquerque Academy 63, Portales 35 State playoffs Class 2A Dexter 48 Tucumcari 17 8-manMelrose 94, Gateway Christian 12 6-man Hondo 55, San Jon 8 TexasFarwell 1, Anton 0, forfeit Bovina 55, White Deer 31Muleshoe 28, Friona 21

Rooting out al-Qaida main U.S. objective

Freedom New Mexico As he continues to stretch out the timetable on a decision about whether to escalate the U.S. commitment to the war in Afghanistan, President Obama has asked for a province-by-province assessment of the tribal and other local leaders in that mountainous country. The ostensible reason is to try to figure out which […]

San Jon making first state playoff appearance in 17 years

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QCS staff The San Jon Lady Coyotes have reached the state volleyball playoffs for the first time in 17 years. They play at Springer at 5 p.m. on Saturday in the Class 1A tournament. “We will be working all week on limiting mistakes,” said Lady Coyotes head coach Tyra Davis. Davis said the last time […]

Tucumcari awarded tree grant

QCS staff The Forestry Division of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department has awarded $6,000 in Forest Re-Leaf grant funding for tree planting at the Tucumcari, Recreation Center. “The importance of establishing community forestry programs in our urban areas is growing every year,” said New Mexico State Forester Arthur “Butch” Blazer in […]

School menus

TucumcariThursdayBreakfast: Cinnamon glazed French toast, apples, milkLunch: Pepperoni pizza, garden salad with ranch dressing, fruited Jell-o, milk.MondayBreakfast: Oatmeal, whole wheat toast, apricots, milkLunch: Chicken nuggets with mashed potatoes, gravy, whole-wheat roll, peaches, milk.TuesdayBreakfast: Egg, cheese, English muffin, apple juice, milk.Lunch: Barbecue pork ribs, potato salad, baked beans, sliced pears, milk.WednesdayBreakfast: Breakfast burrito with salsa, orange […]