Luján promotes Farm Bill, blasts GOP

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

QCS Staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) promoted the pending Farm Bill, including full funding for the food stamp program, and blasted the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives in an interview Wednesday with the Quay County Sun. He also said New Mexico should view its recent last-place finish in child well-being measures “with alarm.” […]

Sports registration open

The Fall sports registration for the City of Tucumcar is open for: Tackle Football Grades 4-6, fee $40 Flag Football Grades 1-3, fee $30 Volleyball Grades 4-6 fee $35.00 You can register for these events at 1 p.m., -9 p.m., Monday-Friday and Saturday from 1 p.m.,- 6 p.m., at the Recreation Center at 900 E. […]

Fair crowning moment for some youth


See fair results here. By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Quay County Fair is about young people. It’s about a year’s worth of care, feeding, medicating, grooming, cleaning out stalls and watching as a calf becomes a heifer or a steer, as a piglet becomes a hog, a lamb a sheep, a kid a […]

Tax used as teaching tool

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer An existing property tax statute is now being used in Quay County to help children learn about the livestock industry in New Mexico, including financial responsibilities, according to the Quay County assessor and the chairman of the New Mexico Livestock Board. As in many years before, children, independently or […]

Seven area residents face drug trafficking charges

QCS Staff Seven Tucumcari area residents are facing felony drug trafficking charges as part of District Attorney Tim Rose’s crackdown on methamphetamine operations, Rose said in a press release Tuesday. On Aug. 12, Tucumcari police executed a search warrant and arrested Max Jimenez, Jr., on an outstanding Quay County Magistrate Court warrant for trafficking of […]

New school year begins


QCS staff School began Monday for 1,470 Kindergarten through 12th grade students in Quay County’s public schools. Districts reported that their enrollment numbers showed only slight changes from last year’s enrollment. In Tucumcari, 1,024 students started the school year. Dave Johnson, assistant superintendent said. Some 531 were enrolled at Tucumcari Elementary School, 226 were enrolled […]

‘Amenability to treatment’ hearing to be held before Day trial

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Both the state and defense in the Tony Day double-homicide case want to break with usual New Mexico court procedure by holding a hearing on how well the teenager would respond to behavioral health treatment before a trial on murder charges. The usual procedure in New Mexico courts is […]

Comments from the canyons: Misuse of words a pet peeve

Playing with words has been a favorite game of mine since I began to be able to hold a pencil. Both Mother and Grandmother wanted me to learn something each day and also wanted to find something that would keep me occupied so they could get their work done. They taught me the alphabet as […]

Lauriault: Jesus should have oversight of our lives

Isn’t it interesting how a word can have different meanings and sometimes those different meanings interact? During a conversation some time ago, I received an apology from an organization’s local supervisor because some paperwork I turned in for reimbursement got ‘lost’ somewhere on a desk. His statement included something like, “Please forgive this oversight (mistake) […]

About 300,000 bass released into N.M. lakes

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, volunteers and fishing enthusiasts released almost 300,000 bass on Wednesday into New Mexico lakes including Ute Lake State Park in Logan and Conchas State Park. “This bass stocking is part of our efforts to ensure consistent, quality fishing for New Mexicans, now […]