Foster parent facing child molestation charges

QCS Staff A Tucumcari foster parent is facing five felony charges, accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old male, according to a state police press release. State police arrested Manuel Preciado 64, of Tucumcari, on Monday.  Preciado was a treatment foster parent employed by Turquoise Health and Wellness in Tucumcari. Preciado has been charged with kidnapping, […]

Medicaid more popular than insurance exchange

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The federal Affordable Care Act’s first-year enrollment figures for New Mexico show the Medicaid supplement plans have proven more popular than the state’s health care insurance exchange. In Quay, Curry and Roosevelt counties, the Medicaid expansion program, Centennial Care, has signed up about 5,000 users; the New Mexico Health […]

Thanksgiving food drive successful

Pictured with nearly 1,600 items collected in FCCLA’s Thanksgiving Food Drive are FCCLA officers  Isaac Arias (left), Nadia-Ranae Lujan, Maria Apodaca,  Gabby Gray, and Natalia Gutierrez.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Middle School FCCLA has just finished its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting items from Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari Elementary School for the Ministry of Hope, a local charity. While elementary school officials did not count the items collected there, the middle school collected nearly 1,600 items, which Ministry of Hope […]

Election date set for Tucumcari school board, bonds

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari Municipal School Board authorized and approved a date for the next school board election on Nov. 17. The election will be held Feb. 3.  On the ballot will be three school board positions and voter approval of a $3-million bond issue. School board seats up for election […]

Caution advised in using extremes

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher For those of you who came to the open houses in each market over the past two weeks, thank you for stopping by and it was a pleasure to meet you. For those who would still like to stop by and meet me or one of the other department heads, […]

Giving thanks to people is OK, but God should come first

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist Well, we’re now in the throes of the “holiday season,” although, it seems as though we’re always celebrating or voting for something, as indicated by a cartoon in a recent edition of the Quay County Sun (Joe Heller, November 12th, 2014, page 4). Like elections, it seems that people often […]

Winter increases farm work loads

By Lillian Bowe QCS Columnist Winter weather for me means sweaters and a lot of coffee, but for my father and my uncle’s cattle ranch it means more work. The last snow was less than an inch, which did not worry my father as our horses and cattle could still reach the grass below the […]

TES students make cards to cheer wounded

Tucumcari Elementary students hold up holiday cards they made for military service members.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Kindergarten students at the Tucumcari Elementary School sent letters to military service members who are currently undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. to bring them a bit of holiday cheer. The students were excited about the idea of writing and mailing letters […]

Logan Longhorns lose state championship to Melrose

Courtesy Photo: Joshua Lucero.
Longhorn juniors Michael Estrada, left, and Kohl Ciemny, right, take down Melrose freshman Cade Barnard during the Longhorns championship game against the Melrose Buffaloes Saturday afternoon at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]

Quay County 4-H Holds Annual Achievement Program

Quay County 4-H Recognizes Excellence with the Golden Clover Awards during their Annual Achievement Program.  This celebration occurred on November 23, at the Quay County Fair Grounds. 4-H members were recognized with a completion pin for the years they have been in 4-H if they completed their projects.  They were also provided the opportunity to […]