What To Do When You’re “World-weary”

World-weary. I need a word, and perhaps the hyphen-spliced alliterative combination-word above is not too far wide of the mark. Webster’s online says the word has to do with “feeling or showing fatigue from or boredom with the life of the world and especially material pleasures.” I’m not sure that last half suits my need, [...]

Tucumcari athlete physicals scheduled for July 25

Students who want to participate on athletic teams at Tucumcari High School and  Middle School should report for  required physical examinations at 3 p.m.  Thursday, July 25, at Rattler Gym, Tucumcari High School, 1100 S. Seventh St. The cost to students for each exam is $20. Exams will be provided by the Quay County Medical [...]

Cowboy singer performs in Tucumcari

QCS photo: Steven Hansen
Steve Cormier performs for a capacity crowd at the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College.

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor When Steve Cormier sings a cowboy song, you can hear more than a seasoned folk voice and smooth guitar picking. His performance reflects deep from both hands-on experience and thorough academic examination of history, especially ranching history. Cormier performed before an appreciative capacity crowd in the 75-seat lecture hall of [...]

Mesalands’ new president talks goals

Thomas Newsom

Thomas Newsom will become Mesalands Community College’s next president effective Aug 1. The QCS asked Newsom what some of his short-term goals and long-term visions are for the college. What would you like to accomplish in your first 100 days as president? My first priority is to get to know the students, and the process [...]

Racing commission to hear from horse racing industry

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Racing Commission will hear from the horse racing industry during a meeting Thursday as part of a two-step process over issuing of a sixth racing license. The commission wants to hear from the horse racing industry this month and from the public next month, said Vince Mares, [...]

City approves airport design, construction contracts

QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved more than $87,100 in design and construction contracts for improvement of runways and the perimeter road at Tucumcari Airport Thursday evening. The projects include design services for pavement maintenance ($9,661) and seal coating and limited crack filling ($17,000) on the airport’s runway, and more than $53,200 for construction [...]

City approves water system contracts

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission approved contracts Thursday for improvements to the city water system that include a 400,000-gallon water tank and the purchase and installation of new meters that can be read by remote control. Engineering America, Inc., Oakdale, Minn., received the contract for the water tank. Its sole bid [...]

Tony Day trial likely to be delayed

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The trial of Tony Day, 14, accused of killing his adoptive mother and sister last November, is likely to be delayed from its current Oct. 21 date due to the trial schedule of defense attorney Jeffrey Buckels and time required to process records and evidence in the case. At a [...]

Commissioner: Speed limit requirements unreasonable

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Quay County officials have limited ability to set speed limits on county roads that border on homes, like this stretch of County Road 64.5 east of Tucumcari.  State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Texico) said the state law that requires expensive studies and state approval for speed limit changes on county roads should be re-examined.

Steve Hansen QCSun Managing Editor Under New Mexico state law, a county government cannot set speed limits on a county road without conducting expensive engineering surveys, traffic investigations, and getting the approval of the state transportation commission. Quay County Commissioner Sue Dowell thinks the requirements are unreasonable, and recently got some support for that view [...]

Quay school systems show improvement

Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun All four public school systems in Quay County showed improvement in New Mexico’s 2013 school grades from 2012 results, according to the New Mexico Public Education Department, which released its grades for state public schools on Thursday. Among individual schools, Tucumcari High school made the county”s only [...]