Basketball scores — Dec. 11

Basketball Scores   Dec. 5 Boys Tucumcari 56 Friona, Texas 71 Girls Tucumcari 31 Friona 47   Dec. 6 Boys Tucumcari 62 Floyd 31   Logan 54 Melrose 53   Logan 37 Friona 56   Girls   Tucumcari 46 Grady 53   Logan 60 Floyd 37   Logan 37 Friona 56

Residents gather for Mesalands courtyard lighting


QCS staff About 220 Tucumcari residents, faculty, staff and students of Mesalands Community College gathered for the college’s courtyard lighting ceremony, combined with an annual reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” sponsored by radio stations KTNM/KQAY Thursday evening. The courtyard lighting ceremony was kept brief due to temperatures in the teens. Visitors then hurried […]

Wrestling team adds middle school program to roster

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team has added the middle school program to its roster, bringing the number of participants to an all time high. “I’m always excited to start a new season, though the addition of the middle school program has me really pumped,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. […]

Recall election absentee voting ends Dec. 27

QCS staff Absentee voting for a Jan. 2 special recall election against city Commissioners Jimmy Sandoval and Dora Salinas-McTigue begins Friday and ends Dec. 27, city clerk Angelica Gray said. Voters may request an absentee voting application by calling the city clerk’s office at 461-3451. The application will be mailed to the voter’s address. Applications […]

Oregon students, faculty using Mesalands turbines for research


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A professor and two graduate students from Oregon State University are using the wind turbine generator at Mesalands Community College for research aimed at evaluating the potential impact on birds and bats that may collide with turbine blades. Oregon State University’s School of Mechanical Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering is […]

Motorcyclists brave cold for toy run

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Five motorcyclists leave the Children, Youth and Families Dept. facility in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Motorcycle riders, especially armed forces veteran riders, are a pretty tough bunch. Take members of Conchas Chapter 9 of the American Legion Riders and the Logan Eagle Riders groups. They didn’t let temperatures as low as 20 degrees keep them from completing their seventh annual Toy Run Saturday, some […]

Senator, wife named Farm Family of the Year

QCS Staff Sen. Pat Woods, R-Broadview, and his wife Eva are the New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau’s Farm Family of the Year, according to a press release from the agency. Four generations of the Woods family work the farm that has been in the family since 1909, when Woods’ great grandfather homesteaded the land. […]

Moncus: Remember the privilege of being an American

During the past week, many of us were remembering Pearl Harbor and discussing the strong feelings of patriotism we learned at an early age. Although we were very young on Dec. 7, 1941, we knew the seriousness of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Our parents and our teachers made us aware of the beginning of […]

Lauriault: Don’t wait until it’s too late to get ready for Jesus’ return

In the poem “Twas the night before Christmas” the preparations had all been made and the family had settled in for the night on Christmas Eve. Their shopping was done (or it was now too late) and nature (or fantasy) just had to take its course. It’s now two weeks until Christmas and like most […]

Weddings — Dec. 11

Jennings-Martin Shane and Leasha Jennings of Tucumcari announce the marriage of their daughter, Lindsey DeWinet Jennings, to Corey Lynn Martin. Lindsey and Corey joined their hearts together in holy matrimony on Oct.9, 2013, in Canyon, Texas. Corey is the son of Bobby and Angie Martin of Canadian, Texas. PFC Corey Martin is in the Army […]