Gov. Martinez visits Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory to help celebrate its $4.5 million expansion

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia

Governor Martinez speaks with Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory owner Charles Krause on Wednesday during a ceremony celebrating the factory’s planned expansion. Krause plans to expand the business by $4.5 million, creating 20 additional jobs in Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Governor Susana Martinez came to Tucumcari Wednesday to help celebrate the planned $4.5 million expansion of Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory with local officials and a dozen residents and employees. The expansion is expected to create up to 20 new jobs. “At the state level we are continue to work to […]

Langenegger says Tucumcari poised to prosper

New Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Jared Langenegger, who becomes Tucumcari’s city manager on Tuesday, believes the timing of his taking the city’s helm for day-to-day operations is fortunate. “We’re at a point in Tucumcari where we can do great things,” he said. “We have a great city commission and we can get things moving […]

County health officials ready to face Ebola

A flyer with information about the Ebola virus greets visitors to the lobby of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County offices of the New Mexico Health Department and Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital have made preparations in case the Ebola virus turns up in Quay County, representatives of the health department and the hospital said Tuesday. Trigg Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said the hospital is equipped with […]

Ute study capital outlay funds diverted

The capital outlay funds allocated in HB 55 were attached to a funding request for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority's Ute Pipeline Project. The first phase of the project, an intake structure at Ute Lake (above), should be complete this month.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

Rattler’s cross country teams prepare for district invite

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers’ boys’ and girls’ cross country team face tough 5A-6A competition Thursday at the Hobbs Invite. Both teams got to run against some tough competition in preparation for district on Oct. 31 in Laguna Acoma, said Gary Hittson, the Lady Rattlers’ head coach. In Hobbs the Rattlers faced runners from Midland […]

Rattlers fresh off bye week for battle of Interstate-40

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval fights to keep a touchdown
pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson.
Sandoval caught the pass in the endzone for his second score during the Oct. 10 game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) football team starts a district run Friday night against the Lions (2-5) at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss on Oct. 10 to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. Rattler’s Coach Wayne Ferguson said the team did not take advantage of […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes and Cowgirls in district play

Lady Rattler’s Jessyka Cooksey goes up for the block against the Lady Lion’s middle
hitter during Thursday night’s district game against Santa Rosa. Blocking would
be a key factor in the Lady Rattler’s next game on Saturday, a victory over the Raton
Lady Tigers at the Snake Pit.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (8-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ carried over their intensity from Thursday night into their second district win against the (0-17) (0-4) Raton Lady Tigers Saturday at the Snake Pit. “We finished off well Thursday and even though we didn’t win, it carried over into Saturday’s game,” said […]

Committee seeks to remove Mitchell from district bench

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A group calling itself the Committee for Law and Order has begun a campaign to remove Tenth Judicial District Court Judge Albert Mitchell from the bench. Mitchell faces a retention vote in the Nov. 4 general election, since he has served six years, according to state election laws.  To […]

Tucumcari school enrollment expected to drop in 2015

QCS Staff Enrollment in the Tucumcari Public School District is expected to decrease by 14 students in 2015-2016, according to a “membership projection” report presented to the Tucumcari Public School Board Monday.  The report also goes to the state public education department. Total projected enrollment in 2015-16 is expected to be 971, the report said.  […]

Each dog, big or small, has its own perspective

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist Some days I think my two dogs swapped bodies somewhere along the line. Let me explain that I own one dog, Ranger, who is about 80 pounds and is most likely a mix of Labrador retriever, pit bull and maybe some German shepherd, and another one, Maggie, who is 8 […]