Mesalands students holding Easter Bunny charity event

Mesalands Community College's student government organization is holding an Easter Bunny charity event Thursday. To help usher in the holiday and give back to the community the student government arranged for the Easter Bunny to visit with the students at Tucumcari Elementary School and area children. Proceeds go to the Ministry of Hope said Jason […]

Fire destroys local business

A fire late Monday night destroyed a local business and left the owner in shock and disbelief. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Danford Cross is brought to tears as he discovers the only picture he had of his late wife was not destroyed during a fire Monday night that damaged his store located at 115 East […]

Student of the month – March 27

Benjamin Aragon, 15, and Genesis Rodriguez, 17, are the students of the month at Tucumcari High School. Aragon is the son of Ramon Aragon and is sophomore. He has been active in track and has a grade average of 3.50 and up. Aragon is in pre-ap geometry and pre-ap English I. Aragon wants to obtain […]

Area resident takes honors at stock show

Courtesy photo KJ DWE Sheila 457Y, owned by Kyle and Tonya Perez, was named 2013 National Champion Horned Female at the National Western Stock Show in Denver. C&M Herefords of Nara Visa New Mexico was awarded top honors at two of North America most prestigious Hereford Show. KJ DWE Sheila 457Y owned by Kyle and […]

Local elected game commission chair

The New Mexico State Game Commission elect recently appointed Scott Bidegain of Tucumcari as chairman. Bidegain, 33, was selected to serve as the chairman during the March 21 meeting in Albuquerque. Bidegain succeeds Jim McClintic, who died Feb. 15 after a battle with cancer. The state game commission is composed of seven members who represent […]

Mesalands rodeo teams bring home championship titles

The Mesalands Community College's Rodeo Team competed in their best rodeo of the spring season last weekend at the University of Arizona. The Mesalands Rodeo Team brought home both the Men's and Women's championship titles and won five individual titles. "We finally had a good rodeo," C.J. Aragon, Mesalands rodeo coach said. Sophomore Shelby Rita […]

Hay growers hold meeting

QCS photo: Jerenne Bradley Concerned farmers and ranchers were in attendance for the Hay Growers roundtable discussion on Thursday afternoon. The Quay County Hay Growers roundtable discussion was held on Thursday afternoon at the convention center with about 20 farmers and ranchers in attendance. Leonard Lauriault of the New Mexico Agriculture Science Center said 107 […]

Easter events

Easter events planned for the area: Thursday 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Tucumcari High School Carnival at High School. 6 p.m.,- 8 p.m., Easter Bunny at Mesalands Community College Building A. Friday 2 p.m., VFW Post 2528 "Welcome Back" for Vietnam Veterans at Tucumcari Rattlers Gym. Saturday 10 a.m., Community Easter Egg Hunt at Dunn Park in […]

County commission holds meetings on road

The Quay County Commission held their regular meeting in Nara Visa and plan on holding meetings in San Jon and House to reach out to the communities they represent. "We appreciate the commissioners coming out to Nara Visa," said Renee Rinestine. Local issues brought before the commission pertained to the maintenance of county roads. There […]

New businesses – March 27

Tucumcari will be the site of a new business with Kodiak Fresh Produce set to open in mid-April, soon, Site Manager John Perry said Monday. Perry, who is from Logan, said their goal is to be the biggest employer in Quay County. He said that they will start with about 25 employees and plan to […]