Lujan’s field representative to hold “mobile office hours” Thursday

U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan’s field representative Ron Wilmot will hold “mobile office hours” Thursday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Tucumcari Senior Center, 523 S. Third St., Tucumcari. Lujan will be prepared to discuss matters related to health care, economic development and agriculture.  Wilmot can also assist residents who have questions regarding […]

VFW 2528 welcomes veterans home

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Ron Wilmot, field representative for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan,D-N.M., reads a statement from Rep. Lujan Saturday at the Welcome Home Veterans ceremony Saturday in Tucumcari.  Looking on are, from left, Col. David Wiesner, U.S. Air Force, and State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor When the rest of the nation declared March 22 as Welcome Home Vietnam Vets day, Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 took it a step further. “We decided to use this day to welcome home all veterans from all wars,” said Fred Porter, president of Tucumcari’s Delfinio Gonzalez […]

Developer files suit over taxes

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County owes a local resort and residential community more than $216,000, according to a recently filed lawsuit. Twelve Shores LLC, the developer of 12 Shores golf club resort and residential community, has filed a suit against the county in the Tenth Judicial District Court, saying the county overbilled […]

Enforcing Tucumcari building code difficult

City officials have not found the owner of this parcel at 908 E. Smith St.

By Steve Hansen The abandoned and neglected properties that worry Tucumcari city leaders are also a frustration for the people who try to enforce the city’s building codes. There are two main reasons some abandoned properties are not maintained, according to Veronica Sandy, the city’s building code enforcement offer. One is lack of funds — […]

Thank those who continue to work to improve our city

After having expressed our appreciation to the city and her employees for the great job they did in painting one of the rooms in the museum and rearranging exhibits, several people mentioned that we should also thank them for the improvements they have made at the cemetery. Although we have admired the graceful elm trees […]

Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

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Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

McTigue leaves commission

Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the Tucumcari City

QCS Staff Citing urgent family health issues, Tucumcari’s First District Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the city commission on Tuesday, effective immediately. Salinas McTigue said she is resigning “with a heavy heart.” “It is not an easy decision to make, but my family comes first,” she said. McTigue was elected to the commission in 2012 […]

County commissioners OK new water plan study

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Commissioners authorized an application for funding to develop a new 40-year water plan at a regular meeting held Monday in Nara Visa. In addition, the commission discussed the effects of recent legislation on funding for the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the funding situation with the […]

Is there a loss of connection to God in this digital age?

Our society has a fixation with keeping connected to information or each other. I don’t usually get on my soap box as the step up leaves me vulnerable to falling off. However, I thought long and hard and prayed about this week’s column. The question to consider is what would happen if we were as […]

Local FCCLA students will compete at nationals

Tucumcari High School FCCLA competitors includ, back row, from left: Teacher Joyce Garrett, Mark Gutierre, Michael Shelton and Laura Evans.  Front, from left: Romy Diaz, Ashle Brown, Kassie Lamm, Roxanne Awais and Sarah Silva.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School are sending a total of 11 students to compete at the national level in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. Jodi Lamm, the middle school FCCLA advisor, won the “Spirit of Advising” award and was elected to the New Mexico FCCLA Board […]