Logan schools smart phone program worries parent

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Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia tgarcia@qcsunonline.com A parent is voicing concerns over the use of a smart phone system at Logan Schools. “I had no idea these phones were even being given to my son,” said Shayne McSmith of Nara Visa. McSmith said his son came home from school but instead of text books and […]

Rattlers, Coyotes and Longhorns win on Friday

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QCS Staff A high snap ended the Dexter Demons’ hopes for a fourth-quarter comeback Friday against Tucumcari Rattlers at Rattler Stadium. Junior Amador Amaya scrambled after the football and covered it up from the Rattlers as the final horn sounded. The Demons (1-6) had taken possession of the ball with 12 seconds left in the […]

Tucumcari police officer resigns

QCS STAFF A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and […]

New system will alert residents about severe weather and disasters

Thomas Garcia A new system will soon be available to alert Quay County residents about severe weather and disasters. “We will be able to alert the public via land line, cell phone, email and fax,” said Tucumcari Emergency Manager Scot Jaynes . Jaynes said the system being installed is an Everbridge SmartGIS. He said it […]

Planes fill skies over Tucumcari

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Thomas Garcia The light rain and heavy overcast clouds gave way to blue skies and the aircraft performing Wednesday during the Tucumcari Rotary Club/Chamber of Commerce Air Show. “I think we did all right, the airshow turned out pretty good,” said Bob McClelland Jr., airshow coordinator. As the crowd began to enter the gates, the […]

Udall visits county

Thomas Garcia Over a dozen Quay County farmers, ranchers and small business owners met with Sen. Tom Udall on Friday during an Agribusiness Roundtable. The roundtable was held at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center north of Tucumcari. “The Science Center is a big asset to the community and area,” said Udall, “to […]

Our page — Oct. 5

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Weddings Munsell [image #2, align=left, size=medium] Andrea M. Gilmurray of Baldwin, Mich. and SPC. Travis Munsell formerly of Tucumcari, were joined in marriage with a double ring ceremony on Sept. 17 at the Amazing Grace Church in Baldwin. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Jennifer Gilmurray of Baldwin and the groom is the […]

Sins will eventually catch up with us unless we clear them with God

We cleaned the carpet recently in the basement bedroom where my daughter slept until she graduated from high school and left home, just over a year ago. Carpet cleaning isn’t that bad, especially if there’s no furniture to move, as in this case because she took the furniture with her. Still, it took over a […]

‘Undocumented’ Americans face identity crisis

Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd connundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and insurance they would […]

DAR celebrates constitution week

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Special to QCS The week of Sept. 17-23 found several busy ladies from the Daughters of the American Revolution celebrating Constitution Week in Tucumcari. On Sept. 16, they were at Mesalands Community College giving a class to students titled, “Fun Facts of the Constitution”. There were many students and faculty attending this class. On Sept. […]