Firefighters train with car extrication equipment

QCS Staff Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel from 12 New Mexico fire departments cut, bent and pried their way through 15 vehicles Saturday in Tucumcari as they learned how to get people out of wrecked cars, Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams said. Ed’s Recycling of Tucumcari donated 15 wrecked cars first responders systematically […]

Arraignment set for Bidegain

QCS Staff An arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. March 10 for Scott Bidegain on the charges related to the illegal killing of a cougar. The charges caused Bidegain to resign as chair of the New Mexico Game Commission. Bidegain’s arraignment is in Quay County Magistrate Court before Judge Joel Garnett. A complaint filed in […]

District attorney spearheading child welfare task force

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor If law enforcement, school officials, the Children, Youth and Families Department and others concerned with child welfare issues can get together regularly, children are less likely to get lost in the shuffle. That’s the thinking behind the child welfare task force 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose is creating […]

Greenhouse to help teach science, agriculture

Jared Jennings, a laborer for the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, approaches a pivot that is sprinkling treated wastewater on a potential crop.  The sign announces the wastewater project.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   Work is nearing completion on a greenhouse at Tucumcari High School that will grow tomatoes now and other crops later using hydroponic methods that grow plants without soil. The greenhouse, which cost $300,000 to build, is one of the final phases of the $20 million project that included […]

It’s sometimes better not to ‘nose’ better

A dog with a good nose has always been a fascination to me. My current dog has a pretty good sniffer. He knows the minute you come through the door if you’ve been with another dog — or worse yet a smelly old cat. After being in the Roosevelt County Events Arena most of this […]

Need more ivory? Grow more elephants

On the north side of Denver abides the city of Commerce City. There, last fall, U. S. officials dumped millions of dollars worth of ivory tusks, carvings, and jewelry into a steel rock crusher and pulverized it into dust and tiny chips. The officials’ objective was to reduce the slaughter of tens of thousands of […]

Rockabilly on the Route extended to four days of events


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor More nights, more bands and more events, plus some of the most popular events from last year will mark this year’s Rockabilly on the Route, according to the event’s organizers. The celebration of 1950s nostalgia with some 21st century tweaks starts June 5 and continues through the weekend, ending […]

Rattlers wrestling team is hopeful about next year

QCS Staff The Tucumcari High Rattlers wrestling team finished the season with 11 members competing in the 3A state tournament, and a group of promising young wrestlers are expected to return next year. In the state tourney, Senior Joseph Otero was the only Rattler wrestler to medal, placing third in the 145-pound division. Rattlers head […]

More than 40 compete in dodgeball tournament


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Duck, jump and sidestep. Whichever way will work. Just as long as you dodge. That was the mindset of the members of six teams of local residents engaging in the time-honored sport of dodgeball. The teams participated in Mesalands Community College’s third annual Community Dodgeball Tournament Thursday at the […]

District basketball tournaments are underway

QCS Staff Here are the latest results and scheduled games for Quay County high school basketball teams in district tournament play:   1A The (21-6) (3-2) Logan Lady Longhorns lost to the (16-10) (4-1) Melrose Lady Buffaloes Monday night at Clovis High School. The two teams were competing for first place in the district 3-1A […]