Martinez pushes license change


Liliana Castillo Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday that New Mexico is a magnet for people all over the world looking for a valid U.S. ID. And that’s one of the reasons behind her push to repeal a law that allows undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses in New Mexico. Martinez spent Wednesday in Clovis, meeting […]

Police seeking sixth suspect in slaying of Shirley Pacheco


QCS staff State police are still seeking the community’s help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Johnson said state police identified Dennis Joseph Hendren, 36, of Tucumcari as a suspect involved in Pacheco’s homicide. “Hendren has active warrants out for his arrest for […]

Former Mesalands student sets rodeo record

Special to the QCS Sydni Blanchard, 22, from Albuquerque, a former member of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team, recently set a record at one of the largest rodeos in the world, the Calgary Stampede rodeo in Canada. Blanchard won all four opening elimination rounds of barrel racing, including the semi-final and the championship rounds. […]

County fair offers variety of exhibits, contests

Special to the QCS Anyone can enter something in the Quay County air. There is a place for almost anything you make or grow in the open departments at the fair and all winners receive ribbons and premiums. Do you have a craft you have made or do you bake? The home arts departments are […]

Reunion chance to renew friendships

This weekend, Aug. 4-6, is one of the most special weekends of the year for Tucumcari High School Alumni, our friends, and relatives. Yes, we will be enjoying Rattler Reunion and recalling the great times we had at THS. The Class of 1981 will be hosting the affair and will see that all activities go […]

2011 Rattle Reunion schedule

Thursday • 6 to 9 p.m. — Rattler Mixer at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday • 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., — Registration, $35 per person • 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., — Golf Scramble at Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. Sign up with golf pro, 575-461-1849 •

Senior menus —

The following are the lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Beans and ham, Spanish rice, peas and carrots, cornbread and margarine, orange. Friday Meatloaf, garlic mashed potatoes, broccoli and cauliflower with cheese, dinner roll with margarine, pear cobbler. Monday Kraut dog, French fries, California vegetables, pasta salad, cantaloupe. Tuesday Baked pork chop, stuffing, […]

Fishing report —

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports: •

Police blotter — August 3

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday • At 8:24 a.m., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the 2000 block of South Fourth Street. • At 1:48 p.m., a woman reported harassment at a residence […]

New Tucumcari Rattlers football coach puts players through paces


Thomas Garcia A continued and full effort each and every day they step on the field is the message Rattlers football coaches are instilling in their players. “If you walk out onto this field expecting to just go through the motions, you will not make it far,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson has […]