Comments from the canyons: Age isn’t something to fear

Not long ago, a very young friend sat beside me to do a little visiting and asked me how it feels to be old. Well, she had no idea what happens when an English professor becomes completely speechless. I knew she wanted an answer and felt I should supply one but had no idea what […]

Lauriault: Jesus key to removing stain of sin

While coming home from church recently, I drove through a swarm of insects so thick I knew there wasn’t enough windshield solution to clean it off although I knew the reservoir was nearly full. It would’ve just made a smeary mess. Shortly thereafter, I was getting gas and decided to clean the windshield so my […]

County approves fire truck purchase

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Monday approved the purchase of a fire truck for the Jordan Fire District and took first steps toward replacing the roof on the Quay County Detention Center and making improvements to county roads AP.5 and 63 to Quay Road AR. The fire vehicle, a Class 5 wildland fire truck, […]

Commissioners approve grant contracts

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A series of grant contracts totaling $126,300 were approved Thursday by the Tucumcari City Commission. According to Jessica Elebario, senior center director, the grant contracts included: • $8,900 for equipment at the Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center. • $45,000 for a “hotshot” vehicle for delivering hot “meals on wheels” to […]

Rattlers to take on Texico Wolverines

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will not only have to push past Saturday’s 55-0 loss at Albuquerque Academy, they will also be contending with the pomp and circumstance of Homecoming week Friday as they take on the (3-4) (0-1)Texico Wolverines. The (6-1) Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half, defeating the […]

Farmers urged to help preserve prairie chicken


QCS Staff New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department Director Jim Lane urged farmers and ranchers Monday to sign on to a five-state cooperative effort to help preserve the lesser prairie chicken before federal regulators impose stricter guidelines that may not work as well. Lane was the featured speaker at a dinner Monday in Tucumcari sponsored […]

Meetings watch: Mesalands Community College board

The Mesalands Community College board met Tuesday at the college. Officials attending included Thomas Newsom, president, trustees J. Bronson Moore, Jimmy Sandoval, Jim Streetman and Liz Estrada, and Vice President of Academic Affairs Natalie Gillard. • An executive session was held to discuss the sale of property. Afterward in open session, trustees approved selling the […]

Sixth racing license still up in air

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Racing Commission has again failed to place a sixth license on the agenda for its October meeting. Since the sixth license received a hearing in July, the commission has indicated that public discussion would be held at subsequent meetings, but did not place that agenda item […]

Calendar — Oct. 16

Thursday Cemetery Advisory Board at noon, City Hall Oct. 28 Library Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., Library Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Oct. 22 City Finance Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall Oct. 24 Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City […]

4-H state fair results

Here is how Quay County 4-Her’s placed in the New Mexico State Fair:   Junior Market Swine Show Hampshires-Light 3rd place – Kindal Smith Hampshires-Medium 3rd place – Jordan Hines Hampshires – Medium-Heavy 2nd place – Karlee Cantrell Cross-Light 6th place – Karlee Cantrell Junior Market Lamb Show Fine Wool Cross – Class 2 6th […]