Driving on I-40 and U.S. 54 difficult; Freezing fog may leave icy glaze

Road and weather update, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions on: I-40 from Clines Corners to the Texas state line: Roadway is icy as it is getting freezing rain sleet. Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering. Please drive with caution as there may be icy spots, reduce […]

Investigation finds no evidence of wrongdoing in football injury

QCS Staff After a three week investigation, New Mexico State Police said they found no evidence  that an  injury to a Santa Rosa High football player on Nov. 8 was caused by a Tucumcari Rattlers player or the Rattlers player’s equipment.  The injury occurred during a game between the Santa Rosa Lions and the Rattlers […]

Light snow expected as cold snap remains; roads near Quay are hazardous

Weather update, 6 a.m. Friday Light snow is expected today as bitterly cold weather remains in the forecast for Quay County and surrounding areas. The high today is expected to be 25 degrees; the low, 11. According to the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation, difficult driving can be expected in areas near Quay County, including: […]

Quay County under winter storm warning today

Weather Advisory 8 a.m. Thursday: According to the National Weather Service: Quay County and surrounding areas are under a winter storm warning for heavy snow today. The warning remains in effect until 11 tonight. Three to five inches of snow are expected in the northeast plains. Snow is expected to start this morning and continue […]

Winter sports teams in action


Area high school winter sports teams will be in action this weekend on the hardwood and wrestling mats. The Tucumcari Rattlers, Lady Rattlers, Logan Longhorns and Lady Longhorns will be competing Thursday-Saturday in the Melrose Tournament at Melrose. “We are going to see a lot of good competition at this tournament which is exactly what […]

Indigent costs rising

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The cost of hospital care for the uninsured poor in Quay County is likely to be half again more expensive than it was last year, according to county officials. The county reported spending more than $307,100 on indigent care from July to November. County Manager Richard Primrose said the […]

Thomas: Wondering what could have been

The past weekend was full of football controversy and upsets on both the collegiate and high school fields. Whether you follow college football or just watch a lot of ESPN’s Sports Center you’ve probably seen the highlights of the Iron Bowl between then-nationally ranked No. 1 Alabama, the Crimson Tide, and No. 4 Auburn, the […]

Notes from the church lady: ‘Imperfect Christmas’ may be good way to have holiday

Picture your favorite Currier and Ives or Norman Rockwell print of the Christmas season. Perhaps you think of a horse-drawn sleigh in a beautiful country. Maybe a print of a loving family on Christmas morning around the tree watching one person unwrap the gift they wished for all year. You can almost hear a child […]

Vandals shoot out car, building windows


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com Vandals shot out car and building windows at “three or four” Route 66 businesses over the weekend, according to Pete Rivera, assistant chief of the Tucumcari Police Dept. Rivera said the weekend shooting spree was likely “a very isolated incident.” The weapon was probably a BB or pellet […]

Mesalands donates laptops to area schools


QCS Staff Mesalands Community College has donated five laptop computers to public schools in Grady, House and Logan. The donations were funded through a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grant the college received in 2012 for Hispanic-serving institutions from the U.S. Dept. of Education, a news release from the college said. The release said […]