Menus — Oct. 16

he following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for  Oct. 17- Oct. 23.   Senior citizens Thursday Pork posole, cucumber and onion salad, cornbread, margarine, strawberry shortcake, vanilla ice cream Friday Barbecue chicken, pasta alfredo, green beans, dinner roll, margarine, gapes and strawberries Monday Lemon baked chicken, rice, cucumber, […]

Rattlers fall to Albuquerque Academy Chargers 55-0

QCS Staff The (6-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers capitalized on turnovers in the first half to defeating the (1-5) Tucumcari Rattlers 55-0 Saturday at Albuquerque Academy. The 3A Chargers 35 yard touchdown rush in the third quarter sealed the victory over the 2A Rattlers due to the New Mexico Activities Association’s mercy rule under which a […]

Powers reinstated as Tucumcari city manager


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission reinstated Doug Powers to the city manager’s job Thursday before a standing-room-only crowd, most of whom cheered when the vote to reinstate Powers was made final. Like the vote to fire Powers taken on Sept. 26, the commission’s vote to reinstate Powers was 3-2. Commissioners […]

Woman injured in dog attack flown to Albuquerque for treatment

Thomas  Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari Police officer shot and killed a pitbull dog that attacked a woman who was then airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital for her injuries,  according to Chief Jason Braziel. “We are still trying to find the owner of the stray dog that attacked and injured Brittany Kam, 20, and […]

Wisdom is God’s favorite tool

We often talk about how hard it is to know God’s will for our lives, but let’s get real. Knowing God’s will is rarely the hard part; what’s hard is doing the part of God’s will we already know but pretend that we don’t. And then, hurting ourselves and others, we ignore a hundred warning […]

Letters to the editor — Oct. 9

City manager’s dismissal irresponsible The city manager’s hiring and firing is within the purview of the City Commission; in fact, that’s its primary function. However, commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue, Jimmy Sandoval and Ernie Dominguez have shown an astounding lack of judgment and a shocking degree of irresponsibility by firing City Manger Doug Powers without having someone […]

Commission to revisit city manager’s firing


By Steve Hansen QCS managing editor The Tucumcari City Commission plans to revisit the firing of City Manager Doug Powers, according to the agenda for Thursday’s regular commission meeting. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at Tucumcari City Hall. On the agenda, there is an item under “New Business” that is worded “Consideration of […]

Rattlers to face Albuquerque Academy


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers look to meet adversity head on as they prepare to travel to Albuquerque to play the (5-1) Albuquerque Academy Chargers. Setting at a 1-4 mark, the Rattlers are fully aware that their season is not going to get any easier as October plays out. Friday’s 35-6 […]

Eunice Cardinals defeat Tucumcari

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Eunice Cardinals capitalized on defensive and special team plays to jump out ahead early in a 35-6 win over the Tucumcari Rattlers Friday night at Eunice. “We can not blame this loss on youth,” Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson said. Ferguson said the Rattlers had offensive and defensive […]

Opinion split on wastewater issues’ urgency


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment plant is facing issues, but there are questions about whether the treatment plant’s problems are greater or more urgent than those of other city departments. Michael Rivera, interim supervisor of the wastewater plant, told Tucumcari City Commissioners on Sept. 26 that the plant was underfunded, understaffed […]