Former Tucumcari police officer faces felony charges in arson fires

Dustin Lopez (left), Robert Sandoval and Dani Martinez

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Recently resigned Tucumcari Police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez was charged Tuesday with arson and conspiracy to commit arson in Quay County Magistrate Court, according to nmcourts.gov. New Mexico State Police Investigation Bureau Officer Chester Bobbit filed the charges with Quay County Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett. Lopez had been the […]

Political smear ads cause damage

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor I used to say that negative political campaign ads would stop when they stop working. Now I’m thinking that day cannot come too soon. As a staunch advocate for freedom of speech (being in the media and all), I know we can’t order a halt to them, but the […]

Jobs council session studies employment factors

Tucumcari MainStreet director Gail Houser (left), Raymond Mondragon of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG), and state Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) join EPCOG Executive Director Sandy Chancey (seated) in conversation at a workshop for the Legislative Jobs Council in Tucumcari.  The workshop was held Oct. 21and 22 in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor TUCUMCARI — Job creation in eastern and northern New Mexico is hampered by lack of access to capital, workforce skills, lack of community leadership and business building inventories. Those were consensus conclusions in a day-and-a-half workshop in Tucumcari held Oct. 21and 22. The meeting gathered government and business leaders […]

County jail roof contract approved

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Monday approved a contract for repair of the Quay County Detention Center’s roof. The contract for $361,451 was awarded to J3 Construction, an Albuquerque contractor. J3 submitted the lowest bid, County Manager Richard Primrose.  The project will be paid for with legislative  capital outlay funds, and the contract must […]

Longhorn 8- man quarterback Strand ranked first in nation in total yardage

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer While preparing for a district championship,  Logan Longhorn’s quarterback Wyatt Strand is dealing with the news that he is ranked first in the nation for total yardage in 8-man football by MaxPreps.com, a national high school sports website, as an added distraction. “I got mad at coach for telling me […]

Letters to the Editor

Support local car shows As a car enthusiast, I’m disappointed with the car show at the Fired-Up program Sept. 27 in Tucumcari. Only four cars and three motorcycles were at the show. I’m an outsider (not from Tucumcari), but I know of at least 12 to 25 nice cars in the Tucumcari area. When you […]

Two women honored for cancer battles at ‘Dig Pink’ game

The Lady Rattlers’ Mercedes Vega presents Margie Garcia, Tucumcari, with a bracelet before Saturday’s  Lady Rattlers’ volleyball game against the Logan Lady Longhorns.  Another Tucumcari woman, Theresa Martinez, arrived later and received a bracelet.  Both women also received ovations from spectators and athletes alike as they received the bracelets.  The game was christened the “Dig Pink” game to honor the fight against breast cancer.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and Logan Lady Longhorns honored two Tucumcari women fighting breast cancer during a Dig Pink volleyball game Saturday at the Snake Pit. Theresa Martinez and Margie Garcia were both presented with a bracelet and given a standing ovation as they were recognized and supported by […]

Coyotes begin state play, Rattlers and Longhorns in district mix

Tucumcari Rattler’s running back Saul Moriel forces his way through the Lions defenders for his second touchdown during Friday night’s district game in Santa Rosa. The Rattlers lost 52-22.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The  fourth-seed San Jon/Grady Coyotes (5-3) (1-2) will host the fifth-seed Animas Panthers (6-2) (3-1) Saturday at San Jon in the first quarterfinals game in the 6-man football state tournament. The Coyotes are coming off two hard road losses, a 57-6 defeat to  Lake Arthur on Oct. 17 and […]

Satan’s tricks might seem like treats; Christians beware

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist Our interim preacher presented a sermon recently entitled, “Everyday is Halloween for Satan.” It was very good and since I needed an article for this week’s Quay County Sun, I asked his permission to use the information. So here it is paraphrased and adapted. Halloween is a time for children […]

Quantity X size = exposure, but credibility makes sale

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By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher As I was taking my Saturday afternoon shower, disappointingly watching what I thought was my next layer of tan rapidly go down the drain due to the fact it was dirt from mowing, it got me thinking about a couple of things. • I have to admit this took me […]