Federal drought assistance available

QCS Staff Quay County is among 27 counties in New Mexico qualifying for emergency loan assistance from the federal Farm Service Agency (FSA) due to losses caused by the ongoing drought, according to a statement issued jointly by U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Steve Pearce, Ben Ray Luján, and Michelle […]

Nepotism policy amongst items discussed by school board

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Municipal School District Board voted Tuesday to make an exception in its policy against nepotism that would allow Superintendent Aaron McKinney’s daughter Misty McKinney to take a teaching job in the district, should she submit a successful application for such a position. School board member Marion Payton said that the exception […]

Tucumcari Rattlers continue to their preparations for district play


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers are expecting a tough game against the Fort Sumner Foxes Thursday at the Snake Pit. “We expect them to come here ready to play. If we don’t show up with that same mentality then its going to be a long night,” said John Span, Rattlers head […]

Young wrestlers step it up


QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments, gaining more mat time that head coach Eddie Encinias says will help them prepare for district competition. “We had six of nine underclassmen place at the Amarillo High tournament Thursday in Amarillo,” Encinias said The Rattlers traveled to Pecos on Saturday and had […]

Poor hearing could be more of a blessing than disadvantage

Before the advent of cabbed tractors, left ear deafness was common among tractor operators who looked over their right shoulder at the implement they’re pulling because that turned their left ear toward the front of the tractor where the engine and exhaust system are located. I have right ear deafness. My hearing was damaged because […]

Local briefs

Mesalands honor roll Mesalands Community College has announced its Vice President’s List to recognize academic accomplishment in the fall semester from September to December 2013, according to a college news release. The list includes: Anthony Egerton, Shane Ferreira, Victoria Harb, Morgan Rhea Jaynes, Christian Pettigrew, Jessica Martinez, Sam Taylor and David Wunker. Public comment sought Mesalands […]

Logan second nine weeks honor roll

Logan A Honor roll First Grade Addison Bidegain Haylie Bidegain Greyson Bollinger Sadie Bruhn Abagail Bowen Marilyn Moreno-Cortez Payson Nials Michael Oglesby Kelly Reid     Second grade Keyan Baggett Brock Burns Camryn Cantrell Aerica Gorham Julianna Liles Jesus Moreno-Cortes Aiden Perry Hailee Robertson Dezire Salazar Brookel Smith Sammi Wilcox   Third Grade Moses Acosta […]

All humans worship someone or something

Human beings are inherently religious. We will worship someone or something. Of course, some folks claim to believe in no god. Truth be told, the deity they refuse to bow before and direct prayers to is rarely a god of the “to whom the universe may concern” generic variety; it’s almost always the Judeo-Christian “God.” […]

Legislature: Health issues could cost House Democrats

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican It’s possible that House Democrats could be short two members this session because of health problems. If that happens, it […]

Legislature: Governor’s high-profile bills likely to heat up legislative session

Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Milan Simonich The New Mexican Money will not be the only battleground issue when the New Mexico Legislature begins its 30-day session on Tuesday. Two […]