One dead in train collision near Logan

A Bernalillo man died Thursday after a Union Pacific train struck the tractor-trailer rig he was driving near Logan, according to New Mexico State Police. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crews work to remove the debris from a fatal collision of a Union Pacific train and tractor-trailer rig Thursday near Logan. State police said Pres Salazar, […]

Press release: Tucumcari Rancher Confirmed by Senate for State Game Commission

Santa Fe- The New Mexico State Senate unanimously confirmed the appointment of Tucumcari rancher Scott Bidegain as a member of the State Game Commission. Bidegain was sponsored by Senator Pat Woods (R-Broadview). He told his Senate colleagues that Bidegain is the epitome of a cowboy who has close encounters with wildlife. "If you look up […]

Thomas: Better decision-making can lead to horror-movie survival

You know that moment when you start screaming at the TV because the character in a horror movie is about to do something stupid. I'm not sure if it is a form of Tourette syndrome, but I'm pretty sure we have all done it while watching a scary movie. You know those situations, when a […]

Sen. Pat Woods appreciated input

An open letter to residents of District 7: You told me what needs to be fixed and I am working on your behalf to fix them in Santa Fe. I have been told there aren't many new ideas up here, but I have to tell you, your bold ideas and vital concerns are new and […]

Mesalands women’s rodeo team takes title in competition

The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team participated in its first rodeo of the spring season last weekend at Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. The Women's Team won the Team Championship Title and earned 466 points. The Mens Team was named Mens Reserve Champions earning 457 points. The Womens Team is currently first in the […]

Mesalands iron pour starts March 10

Mesalands Community College is hosting its 15th Annual Iron Pour March 10-16. Approximately 40 students from at least eight different states will be participating in this year's Iron Pour. During this one-week course, students create sculptures and translate them into cast iron pieces of art. "We want to invite the community to come and see […]

Police blotter – March 6

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:12 a.m. an unwanted subject was reported on the 2300 block of South First Street. At 2:05 a.m. a caller reported load music on the 800 block of West Hancock Avenue. […]

Mesalands launches president search website

Mesalands Community College has begun taking applications and launched a website to keep the community informed as they search for a new president. The website is another tool to help in the college's efforts to hire a new president, said J. Bronson Moore, Mesalands board chairman. The website also includes a presidential profile, which details […]

Local law enforcement: Gun ban unconstitutional

Local law enforcement says they could not and would not enforce a federal gun ban if passed. "The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is just as important as the First or Fifth Amendment," said Quay County Sheriff Joel Schallert. Schallert said he, along with the other sheriffs in state, have vowed to uphold […]

Terry Turner building could reopen next week

The Terry Turner building, home to the Quay County Extension Office, could be reopening next week. On Jan. 7, fire in the building damaged a small room and the back of the facility. A restoration crew cleaned up smoke and water damage, replacing ceiling tiles and carpet and painted the walls. County Manager Richard Primrose […]