4 Questions With: Baileigh Damron

What is your favorite cheer?  I really like our spirit cheer because it gets the crowd involved and they seem to really like it.   What made you want to become a cheerleader? I love sports and I can’t really play sports, so I get to be there and support all of my favorite players. […]

2013 Cheerleading Rosters

Bovina Malory Delarosa, sophmore Edith Gomez, senior Kristin Gonzales, senior Cynthia Jasso, senior Jasine Lara, freshman Brittany Perez, senior Jessi Ramon, junior Heather Rocha, freshman Andrea Villareal, junior Samantha Villareal, senior   Clovis Tesia Aderman, sophomore Tessa Bernet, sophomore Kendra Betts, junior Gabbie Brewer, senior Halle Brown, junior Deamatios Burton, junior Jill Casillas, junior Victoria […]

Conservation work group meeting scheduled

The Canadian River and Southwest Quay Soil and Water Conservation Districts will host a work group meeting from 9:30 a.m. to noon  Sept. 11 at the Terry Turner Building, 216 E. Center St., Tucumcari, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Anyone with interests or concerns regarding the USDA Natural Resources […]

Progress Continues on Ute Lake Project

An underground blast, expected to be the next-to-last for the Ute Lake Project’s intake structure, blew through what project planners hope will be another 12 feet of rock Wednesday evening under Ute Lake’s South Shore area. The explosion occurred between 5 and 6 p.m. Paul Van Gulick, the project manager, said the blast was expected […]

Action plan submitted on Sands Dorsey demolition

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
The Sands Dorsey building continues to lie in ruins after a fires in 2007 and 2012 gutted the structure in Tucumcari's downtown. Tucumcari officials hope the filing of a demolition plan with the state environmental department may accelerate the building's demolition and disposal.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor An action plan and environmental assessment addressing what remains of the Sands Dorsey Building gutted by fires in 2007 and 2012 has been sent to an environmental enforcement officer in the New Mexico Environment Department. The plan, which was sent to Paul Martinez, an enforcement officer in NMED’s solid […]

Dead catfish washing up on lakeshore

Courtesy Photo: T.J. Smith
Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce president T.J. Smith encountered these three children of campers at Ute Lake preparing to bury a dead catfish that had washed up on shore. Smith said he observed more than 40 dead fish that washed up on shores near the dam on Saturday and Sunday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Dead catfish have washed up on the shores of Ute Lake a week after 900 fish were killed by an underwater blast for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Utility Authority’s pipeline project. “We had fishermen coming into the shop and asking us why the fish were dead and […]

Commission approves water improvement contracts

QCS Staff The Tucumcari City Commission has approved contracts totaling $1.43 million for improvements to the city’s water collection and delivery systems. The projects include construction of a 400,000-gallon water tank near Five-Mile Park west of Tucumcari, and the purchase and installation of water meters readable by remote control. The water tank contract of $477,000 […]

Mesalands receives grant from Xcel

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
Jim Morgan, director of the North American Wind Research and Training Center and Thomas Newsom, president of Mesalands Community College are in good spirits as David Essex,with Xcel energy fills out the grant amount of $8,000 that was awarded to the college Tuesday. The money will be used for scholarships for wind energy students.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College received an $8,000 grant from Xcel Energy for scholarships to students pursuing a degree or certification through the institution’s wind energy programs. This grant will help students with economical difficulties to take the courses offered at Mesalands in an ever growing and demanding wind energy field, […]

Man accused in slaying backs out of guilty plea

QCS Staff A man accused of slaying two men in a Tucumcari motel room in March 2011 will be tried for murder after backing out of a guilty plea he’d signed before it was accepted by Judge Albert Mitchell, according to District Attorney Tim Rose. No date is set for Muziwokuthula Madonda’s trial. Mitchell said […]

Mesalands offers online wind classes to Vaughn

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Mesalands Community College directors and administrators join Vaughn Schools administrators and students to sign an agreement offering Mesalands wind energy technology classes to Vaughn High School students online for dual credit.

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will offer Wind Energy Technology classes online to Vaughn High School students on a dual-credit basis. Participating students will receive both high school and college credit for these courses. Administrators from Mesalands visited Vaughn High School last week to finalize the agreement and to meet with school administrators, teachers, […]