Rattlers to face Fort Sumner

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Rattlers’ running back Zack Martinez gets hit by several Dexter Demons.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (1-2) Tucumcari Rattlers will not dwell on Friday’s 49-0 routing by the Dexter Demons but instead will push on as they prepare to travel to Fort Sumner to face the (2-2) Foxes. “We can not dwell on last Friday’s loss or it will snowball on us,” said Wayne […]

Demons defeat Rattlers

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Rattlers wide receiver Mark Preciado (21) begins a kick-off return with running back Daniel Lopez (33) ready to block. Demons running back Mario Moreno (35) and wide receiver Mario Contreras (88) try to get in Preciado’s way.

By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor Traveling from just south of Roswell Friday night for the Rattler football game, the Dexter Demons brought the band, cheerleaders, a few spectators, a photographer — and a team. And did they bring a team, beating the Rattlers, 49-0. The Demons dominated the entire game offensively and defensively, leaving […]

Unemployment down by 1 percent from July to August

QCS staff Quay County’s unemployment rate declined by a full percentage point from July to August. The August unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, compared with 7.2 percent in July, according to figures from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. Quay County’s workforce dropped by 115, or 3 percent, from 3,895 in July to 3,780 […]

Meetings watch: Quay County Commission

The Quay County Commission met Monday in the Quay County Courthouse. All three commissioners Brad Bryant, Mike Cherry and Sue Dowell were present. The Commission took the following actions: • Approved a bid for $118,000 to buy rolling equipment for the county roads department. • Approved payment of $2,000 in assessment fee to support a […]

Corps of Engineers sponsoring lakeshore cleanup

QCS staff The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Conchas Lake is sponsoring a lakeshore cleanup Saturday in recognition of Public Lands Day, according to Erika Focht, a park ranger. Activities begin with a sign-up and introduction at 9 a.m. Cleanup activities will continue from 9:15 a.m. to noon, followed by “fun and games” from […]

Correction: MECA Therapies hosting Family Appreciation Day on Friday

QCS staff MECA Therapies is hosting a Family Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Dunn Park, Amarosa and Fourth Street. The event will feature information booths for the Department of Health, the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program, the federal Housing and Urban Development Department, Early Head Start and Head Start […]

Calendar — Sept. 25

Thursday Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Service clubs Altrusa Club of Tucumcari: First and third Wednesday of each month, noon, Pow Wow Restaurant, 801 W. Route 66. Call 461-1377. American Legion Auxiliary: Bingo, 2:30 p.m. Sundays, Bingo Hall, 100 S. Eight St., Logan. Call 487-3910. […]

Menus — Sept. 25

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for Sept. 26- Oct. 2:   Senior citizens Thursday Chicken breast, baked potato, sour cream, stuffing, peas, carrots, applesauce cake Friday Sausage, steamed broccoli, margarine, whole wheat roll, apple Monday Cornflake chicken, sautéed potatoes, carrots, cornbread, grapefruit, peaches Tuesday NA Wednesday NA […]

Garden shop reopens after four years


QCS staff A ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday marked the grand re-opening of Tucumcari’s Casa Verde flower and garden shop after a four-year absence. Gary and Nancy Jaynes opened the store they left behind four years ago after finding that “retired life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be,” said Nancy Jaynes. Before retiring in 2009, the […]

Comments from the canyons: Yearbooks hold many fond memories

Recently, a friend mentioned that she had spent some time browsing through her Tucumcari High School annuals and what memories they had revived. Naturally, I grabbed some of mine and began to enjoy looking at the pictures of friends, but the best experience was reading the comments made by those teenage friends and most of […]