Teen helps out community

Jeffrey Cordova, 17, has worked with Youth Conservation Corps for two years now. He said he signed up because he always wanted to be able to help the community out. QCS photo Jeffrey Cordova, 17, said he joined the youth conservation corps to help the community. Jeffrey said his favorite project since joining was being […]

Holiday event draws 800

An estimated 800 people attended a street dance this holiday weekend in Logan, according to Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce officials. Logan Taylor and the Thunderbirds headline a Fourth of July Street Dance in Logan. The Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce sponsored a free barbecue and bean feed Saturday at Ute Lake State Park. Residents […]

First car has special spot in my heart

I'll never forget the curves on my very first. Her lines were classic as they curved toward her backside. She was dark green with supple vinyl upholstery and eight-track quadraphonic stereo. After reading a recent story in one of the local papers about people's first car, I was feeling a little left out so here's […]

Editorial: Fake lifeguard has no place at municipal pool

Pranksters and spin doctors try to trick news reporters all the time. Newspapers across the country have learned to guard against fake obituaries, altered photos and multiple other efforts to mislead readers, embarrass the paper or simply win a bar bet. Most such successful shenanigans are harmless or at least corrected during the next news […]

Letter to the editor: Old health system was not working

The article "Obama care threat to insurers" is the usual approach used by conservatives to discredit the Affordable Health Care Act. The act's enemies have not been able to make an honest case against it nor has there been an alternative plan to oppose it. State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, said "This law is a […]

Lauriualt: Christians should be witnesses of Jesus’ presence in their lives

Here's a riddle for ya (don't worry, I'll give the answer): How can someone run all four red lights in an intersection in one maneuver? Sound impossible? It's not (at least, that's what I think). While on vacation recently in another state, I had missed my destination and needed to turn around when I came […]

Quay County schools receive passing marks from state grading system

All Quay County schools received passing grades Monday under the guidelines of the state's new school grading system. The results, announced by Gov. Susana Martinez, show more than 65 percent of the state's schools either maintained or improved their marks from grades that were first released in January. Tucumcari High School dropped from an A […]

Area schools earn passing marks under state’s new grading system

Most New Mexico schools scored passing grades under the new state rating system, including all those in Quay County. While most of the state scored Cs and Ds, Tucumcari Middle School, House Elementary School, Logan Elementary School and Logan Middle School all scored Bs. Here's how the area schools fared: Tucumcari Elementary: C Tucumcari Middle: […]

On the shelves – July 4

The following books are available at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction "The Storm" by Clive Cussler. In the 10th Numa Files novel, Kurt Austin and his team battle a plan to change the world's weather. "Stolen Prey" by John Sanford. When a Minnesota family is murdered, the Minneapolis investigator Lucas Davenport believes A Mexican drug […]

College gets grant for equine programs

Mesalands Community College received a $10,000 donation from the Working Ranch Cowboys Foundation to aid the continued growth and expansion of the Equine and Rodeo programs. Pat Fitzgerald, director of the WRCF, visited Mesalands on June 27 along with other foundation members to present them with the donation, which will be used to install 20 […]