At end of football season, coaches hope players gained experience


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The football season came to an end in Quay County with coaches hoping their young players gained valuable experience this year. The (1-9) Tucumcari Rattlers season ended on Friday with a 52-0 loss to the (10-0) Santa Rosa Lions at Rattlers Stadium. “We had some success sustaining offensive drives […]

San Jon, Logan to compete in state volleyball tournament

QCS Staff The San Jon Lady Coyotes and Logan Lady Longhorns will both be competing in volleyball state tournament pool play in Rio Rancho — San Jon for the first time ever and Logan for the first time in nearly a decade. The sixth-seed Lady Coyotes will be competing in pool play with second-seed Carrizozo, […]

‘Junkman’ teaches sound, music with nontraditional instruments


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor You wouldn’t think you would go to music class and learn to use a drill. For students at Tucumcari Elementary School, however, construction has been part of musical education for two weeks that end Thursday under the direction of Donald Knaack, who calls himself The Junkman. Knaack’s program combines […]

Lauriault: Honest study of scripture leads to one truth

My pocket calendar says that tomorrow, Thursday, November 14th, is Ashura, a time of fasting and meditation by Muslims. Islamic scholars disagree over the origin of the holiday and Islamic clerics are divided on how the holiday should be commemorated (Wikipedia). These differences often lead to violence between the two major sects of Islam. Religious […]

On the shelves — Nov. 13

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information call 461-0295.   Fiction “Doomed,” by Chuck Palahniuk. (Doubleday) in this sequel to “Damned,” Satan has plans for a dead girl trapped in Purgatory (aka Earth). “The Quest,” by Nelson DeMille. (Center Street) Two journalists join an elderly priest who has recently […]

Comments from the canyons: Visit to friend in Kansas major honor

As you know, this woman from Ima rarely gets out of Quay County, but the car seemed to need a little more airing out after having been to Las Cruces; thus, it headed toward Liberal, Kansas so I could visit a THS friend, Pat Shockley, Class of 1950. Of course, she had proffered the invitation […]

Police blotter — Nov. 13

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Monday • At 3:02 p.m., a woman reported a domestic dispute at a residence on the 500 block of South Fourth Street. • At 4:49 p.m., a man reported a theft at a […]

Mesalands unveiling kinetic sculpture

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will unveil a wind-driven kinetic sculpture entitled “Dialogue” at 6 p.m. Thursday at the outdoor commons area. The art work features visual, sonic, and aesthetic elements. The program will include fire dancers and music from the Tucumcari High School Choir under the direction of Paul Gibson. “I would like […]

Four arrested, more than two ounces of meth seized in bust


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A joint investigation by local law enforcement agency has lead to the discovery of an operational methamphetamine lab, the arrest of four local residents, and the seizure of more than two ounces of meth, according to 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose’s office. “Its important to know that my […]

Ute commission votes down field study request

By Kevin Wilson CMI staff writer GRADY — Echoing the wishes of various city and village commissions and councils, members of the Ute Water Commission on Thursday voted down a request for a new field study on the long-term feasibility of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System. The vote was 7-4 vote, with all […]