Graduates, take time to ponder the long road ahead

An open letter to the class of 2013: Your day has arrived. You're taking another big step on your life's journey. You've walked across a stage, received a piece of paper with some engraved letterhead from the educational institution you've attended for what used to seem like forever. Finally that goal can be checked off. […]

Calendar – May 22

Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Saturday Wheatland School Reunion at 8 a.m., Allen Hall in Grady City and County offices will be closed on May 27 in observance of Memorial Day Tuesday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Finance Board […]


In a recent column, I mentioned that among the highest points of a recent trip to Carolina, was a visit (two visits, actually) my wife and I made to the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte. As I said in that column, I don't usually toss around the word "inspirational," but the Billy Graham Library deserves […]

Musical festival celebrating Route 66 set to kick off in Tucumcari

Vive le Rock Productions and La Loca Magazine present Rockabilly on the Route 2013, June 7, 8, 9 in historic Tucumcari, nestled along old Route 66. For its inaugural year, Rockabilly On the Route is pleased to announce the Queen of Rockabilly herself, Wanda Jackson, along with Southern California's The Chop Tops, as headliners for […]

2013 Rockabilly on the Route schedule

2013 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule June 7-9 in Tucumcari June 7 Friday Rockabilly On The Route Kick-Off 1p.m., to 6 p.m. Tucumcari Convention Center / 1500 West Route 66 Ticket Sales & Ticket Pick-Up Vendors and Food Free to the Public K.Q.A.Y 97.2 & KTNM 1400 / Cruisin': Live Radio Remote Tucumcari Tonite / […]

Rattlers return from 2A state track and field competition with two champions

The Tucumcari Rattlers track team earned two state championships and 13 top-ten places at the 2A state track meet May 9-10 at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. The Rattlers had a successful year , we didn't finish as strong as we thought though we had some near misses on state championships though it […]

School lockdown ends without incident

A lockdown at Tucumcari Public Schools ended at 2:45 p.m. today following local law enforcement's search for a man carrying a firearm. "The students are safe," said Dave Johnson, assistant superintendent. "We will keep them inside the buildings until school is dismissed." Johnson said there was no immediate danger to any of the children. School […]

Meetings watch: Quay County Commission

The following items were before the Quay County Commission regular meeting on Monday: There were no comments from the public. Commissioners in attendance: Brad Bryant, chair, Mike Cherry and Sue Dowell and County Manager Richard Primrose. An update on the renovations and fire repair of the Quay County Extension Office and update on upcoming events […]

Meetings watch: Mesalands Community College board

The following items were before Mesalands Community College board during its meeting Tuesday at the college: No public comments were made and no executive session held. Approved the creation of a director of Institutional Technology. The positions will secure the college's computer network, evaluate and recommend hardware and software upgrades which will meet the college's […]

Quay teams make show at meet

ALBUQUERQUE — It was a rapt cat-and-mouse, catch-or-be-caught encounter that whipped fans at the University of New Mexico track and field complex into a collective bout of psychosis. QCS correspondent: Junfu Hahn Logan sophomore Larramy Roberts won the Class 1A boys 3,200 meters Saturday afternoon at the UNM Track and Field Complex in Albuquerque. Pine […]