Logan Longhorns will play the To’hajiilee Warriors in first round of 1A state tournament

Longhorns Dennis Earle and Wyatt Strand fight for the rebound against a Buffaloes' defender during Thursday's District 3 1A championship game.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The (17-10) (5-0) Logan Longhorns enter into the 1A state tournament as District 3 champions and the six seed pitted against the 11 seed To’hajiilee Warriors. The (16-8) (11-3) Warriors are coming off Saturday’s tough 72-56 loss to the Magdalena Steers in the District 2 championship game.   […]

Amy Gutierrez appointed as Tucumcari District 2 Commissioner


Updated at 11 a.m. Friday By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Amy Gutierrez District 2 Commissioner Thursday on a unanimous vote of the Tucumcari City Commission. Gutierrez will fill out the term of recalled commissioner Jimmy Sandoval, which ends in 2016. Gutierrez, 41, is an operations supervisor at the First National Bank of New Mexico […]

Mesalands Community College and Texas Tech University researchers find new species of a crocodile-like phytosaur

Illustration provided by Jeffrey Martz.

The best preserved skull of Machaeroprosopus lottorum is currently on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Special to QCS   Researchers from Mesalands Community College and the division of Paleontology from the Museum of Texas Tech University, have described and named a new species of prehistoric reptile, a crocodile-like phytosaur, Machaeroprosopus lottorum, near Post, Texas, according to a news release from Mesalands Community College. According to the news release: The skulls […]

Lady Longhorns move on to District 3 1A championship with win over Vixens

After stealing the ball Lady Longhorns Shana Sorrels goes up for the layup during Wednesday night's 70-62 win over the Fort Sumner Vixens.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer       The Logan Lady Longhorns held off the resilient Fort Sumner Vixens Wednesday night in a roller- coaster of a game to advance to the District 3 1A championship. “You can’t take anything for granted in this district,” said Clair Rachor, Lady Longhorn’s head coach. And while the […]

Ohio man dies in I-40 accident near Tucumcari

  A 69-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, man was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday morning about five miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40, according to New Mexico State Police spokesperson Sgt. Damyan Brown. John Spencer of Cincinnati was  killed when the vehicle he was driving left the road and rolled over several times, Brown said. […]

House Bill 55 funds new water study


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In an ironic twist, a capital outlay request that included $100,000 for the Ute Pipeline would also fund a new study of the feasibility of the project. Some Quay County officials are opposed to the federally authorized $500 million project that would pump water from the Ute Reservoir near […]

Settlement adds community service as sentencing option

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari Municipal Court will offer community service as an alternative to fines or jail time for some persons convicted of violating city laws, under terms of a civil lawsuit settlement. The court will also arrange for an attorney to be available to represent defendants facing jail time. The Tucumcari […]

Candidates air views before election

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A dozen candidates are competing in races for municipal judge and three city commission seats in Tucumcari in Tuesday’s general election. The Quay County Sun asked all the candidates one final question before the vote. Responses to the questions are listed in ballot order for each race.   Each […]

County wellness fair planned

QCS Staff The Quay County Health Council is offering booths to exhibitors for the Quay County Community Wellness Fair. The fair is 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Tucumcari Convention Center and is expected to attract 600 visitors, said Alida Brown, coordinator of the health council. “The purpose of the Fair is […]

Even the best directions can result in an extended trip

A friend who also speaks country language gave me an article about how country people give directions to various locations in the area. Especially before road and street signs came into being, those directions could be quite colorful and could be easy to follow if they were given to other country people. When given to […]