Quay County schools adopting Common Core

All Quay County public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade will be learning based on the Common Core Curriculum when they start classes on Aug. 19. Teachers are receiving direction on approaches to take in teaching common core skills in training sessions that precede the start of the new school year this week and […]

More than 100 greet new Mesalands president

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 100 residents along with the Mesalands Community College board, staff and students were on hand Thursday to welcome Thomas Newsom and his family to the community and usher in his first day as the institution’s president. “To be honest I wasn’t ready to make a comment or […]

Teacher returns to address reunion luncheon


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor At 22, Leon Cooper began his professional life as a science teacher to seventh graders in Tucumcari. He taught there for seven years. Now 83, Cooper returned to address the Golden Luncheon of the Rattler Reunion Saturday after a lifetime of science and engineering at the highest levels, writing […]

Quay County Fair coming up

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The carnival Midway of Sun Valley Rides will be returning to the Quay County Fair as officials look to repeat last year’s increased attendance numbers. Last year was the first time in four years fairgoers were able to enjoy the rides and games of a midway at the Quay […]

Comments from the canyons: Latest reunion most ‘sentimental journey’ yet

One more Rattler Reunion has been added to our ever-growing memory banks, and it was a great event. Seeing so many classmates, friends, and former students is always a joy and makes me ever more proud of my high school education and my years of teaching here. Although every reunion is great, this one seemed […]

Six middle school students attend youth conference


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Six Tucumcari Middle School students developed and enhanced their leadership skills at the Junior National Young Leadership Conference held during June and July in Washington D.C. Their seventh grade math teacher, Bobbie Sandoval, nominated the six students who attended different session dates of the conference. “Through the conference activities, […]

Arch Hurley election canceled

QCS Staff There will be no election for Arch Hurley Conservancy District directors on Oct. 8, 2013. The election was canceled because the only applicants for the two open board positions were the incumbents, according to Donna Lafferty, the district’s office manager. U.V. Henson will keep his position as the director representing municipalities on the […]

Honors — Aug. 7


Five Middle School and two high school students attended the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference on July 7-11 in Nashville Tenn. These students worked hard all year to year on their projects as they moved from district to state and eventually nationals. Today there are about 6,500 active FCCLA Chapters […]

Tucumcari Middle School supply list

Registration for all Tucumcari Middle School students will be held from 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Wednesday and Thursday. The first day of school is Aug. 19. School supply list: Sixth grade Math one 1 1/2 inch three ring binder one set of dividers three spiral notebooks one package of pencils   Language Arts one 2 inch […]

On the shelves — Aug. 7

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Son” by Philipp Meyer. More than 150 years in a Texas family, from Comanche raids to the present, and its rise to money and power in the cattle and oil industries. “The Ladies’ Night” by Mary Kay Andrews. […]