Teen wins country music contest

A Tucumcari teen won the Texaco Country Showdown Saturday night earning her an opportunity to compete at the State Fair at Albuquerque. QCS photos: Thomas Garcia Olana Romero, left, is caught off guard as she is announced as the winner of the local round of the Texaco Country Showdown. Romero holds runner up's Tegan Stewart's […]

Water allocation withheld

The Arch Hurley Conservancy District is continuing to maintain and repair canals in hopes of future water allocations. There has not been a water allocation since 2009, which was only 2 inches out of a possible 42 inches, said manager Franklin McCasland. McCasland said the last time water was allocated the elevation of Conchas Lake […]

Press release: Xcel asks customers to curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and limited supplies of surplus generation in the southwest. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Xcel Energy asks customers to curb electricity use

AMARILLO, Texas – Xcel Energy is asking electricity customers in its Texas and New Mexico service territory to conserve energy because of expected high electricity demand and limited supplies of surplus generation in the southwest. The utility company urges consumers to limit their power use through 7 p.m. in order to reduce the strain on […]

Fishing report – Aug. 9

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Press release: Drought assistance available for NM farmers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Today U.S. SENATORS TOM UDALL AND JEFF BINGAMAN announced that in light of historic drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking steps to immediately help crop and livestock producers across New Mexico. First, New Mexico will receive $628,588 from the USDA's National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) for prescribed grazing, […]

Tucumcari Olympian misses qualifying by one spot

Former Tucumcari resident Amber Campbell missed qualifying for finals of the women's hammer throw by one spot Wednesday at the Summer Olympic games in London. Campbell, who lived in Tucumari as a youth, had a top throw of 69.9 Amber Campbell 3 meters (229 feet) and finished 13th among the 37 throwers. The top 12 […]

Slice of Life at the Cornerstone Deli

Eating at the Cornerstone Deli QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley QCS reporter Jerrene Bradley spent 45 minutes Tuesday at noon in the Cornerstone Deli. I spent 45 minutes around noon on Tuesday watching people eating their lunch just like me. This is what I saw: Rachel Hicklin, owner, was busy taking the orders and collecting the […]

Carnival rides back at county fair

After a four year-absence a carnival midway will return for the 2012 Quay County Fair, according to fair officials. "We moved our fair up to accommodate the school system and that created a conflict of scheduling with the Sun Valley rides, midway company," said Brenda Bishop, fair board secretary. Bishop said the schedule change placed […]

Coaches altering practices

A lack of effectiveness and health concerns have area coaches changing their strategies when it comes to two-a-day football practices. "There is a concern for the children when it comes to the high temperatures we have been seeing," said Bobby Gomez, San Jon's six-man football coach. Gomez said another reason they are holding only one […]