Notes from the church lady: Faith in God means looking ahead

“No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God”. Luke 9:62 Lately I notice a preoccupation with memories of a series of incidents that occurred during the month of September ten years ago. They include the death of my grandmother only one week after my […]

Logan Longhorns 42, Carrizozo Grizzlies 56

The Logan Longhorns evened up their football  season Friday with a loss to the Carrizozo Grizzlies.  Final score, 56-42. “Our guys played tough,” Kene Terry, Logan’s football coach, said, “but we made some mistakes.” Carrizozo, he said, fielded a “good team.” The Longhorns are now 1-1.  Last week they defeated the Tatum Coyotes 48-7.   […]

Rattlers win first home game 26-14 against NMMI’s Colts


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers overcame a slow first half and capitalized on second-half errors to run away with a 26-14 victory over the (0-2) New Mexico Military Institute’s Colts Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers are now 1-1. “These boys showed character by the way they kept playing,” said Wayne […]

San Jon/Grady Coyotes 18; Hondo Eagles 58

The San Jon/Grady Coyotes lost their second consecutive game Friday to the Hondo Eagles.  The score, 58-18. San Jon/Grady coach Bobby Gomez said the Coyotes came back after a scoreless first half  to put 18 points in their column.  The Eagles scored 36 points in the first half and 22 in the second, Gomez said.

Game & Fish: Blast had no long-term impact at Ute Lake


YouTube video at By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Biologists with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (GFD) have determined the underwater blast at Ute Lake on Aug. 16,  which killed more than 900 fish, will have no long-term impacts on fish or the lake. “After examining the lake, we have no concerns […]

Tucumcari Volleyball Invitational Begins


QCS Staff   The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and seven other squads from across the state are competing in a two-day volleyball tournament at Tucumcari High School’s Snake Pit. The Tucumcari Rattler Invitational pool play kicked off on Thursday morning with teams competing two-set competition to determine seeding. “The girls are doing great.  We had some […]

Farmers sponsoring sustainability symposium

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A group of farmers who take sustainability seriously and the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. are sponsoring a two-day symposium called “Empowering the Land.” The organizers are billing the Sept. 27-28 event as a “special 2-day conference that highlights the new regenerative (sustainable) era that we’re entering, after having […]

Quay cattle count up since first quarter

QCS staff The cattle population in Quay County — now 31,244 — has grown a little since the first quarter of this year, but remains substantially lower than it was last year. There are about 24 percent fewer cows than the same time two years ago, according to Quay County Assessor Janie Hoffman. The cattle […]

Officials: Early response to visitation program excellent

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County’s new home visitation program for expecting parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, which started operations in late July, is working with 13 families and has had 17 families referred in its first month of operation, Lola McVey, program director and parent educator, said. Referrals […]

Cross country schedule


The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Cross Country Schedule: • Thursday — at Lovington, 3 p.m. • Sept. 14 — at ATC Invite Santa Fe, 9 a.m. • Sept. 27 — at Bobcat Invite Hagerman, 3 p.m. • Oct. 5 — at Mesalands Fun Run Tucumcari, 9 a.m. • Oct. 12 — at NMMI Invite […]