State’s grades for County schools released

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer All Quay County schools but one received passing grades in the state’s 2014 school grading results released Thursday by the New Mexico Public Education Department. San Jon Elementary School received an F in the state grading system, the only school to receive a failing grade. Fewer than half of […]

Commissioner calls for accountability

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County Commissioner Sue Dowell continued to protest what she called a lack of accountability to the county from the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation by voting no on the county’s 2014-2015 budget. Commissioners Brad Bryant and Mike Cherry voted to approve the budget, which allowed it pass over […]

Tony Day to be sentenced as juvenile

By Steve Hansen Managing Editor Double-murder suspect Tony Day will be sentenced as a juvenile if he is found guilty of two counts of murder in the deaths of Sue Day, 67, his adoptive mother, and Sherry Folts, 48, Day’s daughter, Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell ruled on Friday. A plea hearing in […]

Tax free holiday set for this weekend

Parents of school-age children can save on school supplies from Friday through Sunday during New Mexico’s annual Gross Receipts Tax Holiday, according to the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department. During the weekend, the state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items, school supplies mostly, so the items can be purchased […]

Rattler Reunion festivities set to begin on Thursday

QCS Staff Speakers, parades and special events will mark the annual Rattler Reunion, which begins Thursday evening with registration at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari. Lucy Nials, a member of the Tucumcari High School Class of 1984, which is in charge of the reunion events this year, will the […]

Day ruling right

The outrage and frustration from family members is understandable. Tony Day is accused of killing two innocent people and the maximum punishment he will receive under the law is nominal by comparison. But Tucumcari District Judge Albert Mitchell acted responsibly and humanely with his ruling last week that Day should be sentenced as a juvenile. […]

Jack is still hopping around our prairies

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist Jack is back. Or maybe he’s just been laying low. Until recently I was concerned that the black-tailed jackrabbits that inhabit our desert prairies were suffering a fate similar to the sand dunes lizard and the prairie chicken.  But recent encounters with the long-eared hare prove otherwise. Anyone who grew […]

NMSU Ag Center field day set Aug. 7

QCS Staff New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers will be the featured speaker at Tucumcari’s  NMSU Agricultural Science Center’s annual field day  Aug. 7. The field day is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the event will end at 9 p.m.  The events include dinner for all who […]

Tour of Midwestern churches recalls faith of pioneers

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist The vastness and the obstacles the pioneers faced was brought home to me recently on a trip to Kansas and Nebraska. The sights, the sounds, and the history made me aware of the hardships faced by those early pioneers. More important though was the fact they brought God with them […]

Tucumcari hosts state 4-H horse show; results listed

Ashlee Bradley steers her horse on a tight turn in pole competition.

  Results of the 53rd Annual State 4-H Horse Show held in Tucumcari New Mexico July 25 and 26. 2014. The results are listed by place, name, county, and horse’s name.   CLASS #1 – HALTER MARES NUMBER IN CLASS – 7 1. Rachel Pozzi, Bernalillo, Alias Delight 2. Brynn Dils, San Juan, Gracious Impulse […]