Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Local women face trafficking charges

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A federal grand jury in Wichita, Kan., has indicted two Tucumcari women, accusing them of planning to distribute methamphetamine Annabell Romero, 37, and Pamela Y. Meier, 43, both of Tucumcari, were each charged with felony possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and traveling in interstate commerce to conduct drug […]

Daylight Saving (no ‘s’) Time causes inconvenience

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Daylight Saving Time arrived on Sunday with its usual confusions: If it’s an hour later than it was at the same time yesterday, that means it looks like it’s actually an hour earlier. Or maybe it’s the other way around? So it’s darker longer in the morning, which means […]

Although it’s not morally right, being bad can feel good

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist There are times when the actions of others make you angry and you have a desire to get revenge, but then calmer thoughts prevail and you choose to be a better person and not sink to the other person’s level. This column is not about one of those times. A […]

Bidegain asks county commissioners to annex land

QCS Staff Phil Bidegain, whose family owns and operates the T-4 Ranch, is asking Quay County to annex all but 70,000 acres of the 180,000-acre ranch. The 110,000 acres Bidegain wants annexed are in San Miguel County, Bidegain said. Bidegain said this requires him to drive 100 miles to Las Vegas to conduct ranch business […]

County property tax decreases

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The value of Quay County properties assessed for taxes has decreased by a net amount of about $14.6 million for the current tax year, compared with last tax year’s values, according to Janie Hoffman, county assessor. The net taxable valuation for Quay County for tax year 2013 was a […]

Change, good or bad, not always easy or to our liking

About a week ago I decided it was time to do a little transplanting in my flower garden. Years ago I would grab my shovel and start digging before getting on my hands and knees to place the plant in its proper place. This time was different. I enlisted the help of a young man […]

Legislators visit Arch Hurley Conservancy board


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Local state lawmakers are calling Senate Bill 112 one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the Legislature. The bill will help finance watershed restoration and management projects on the Canadian River in Quay County and Ute Creek watershed restoration and management projects in Harding County. Rep. […]

State tournament scoreboard

Girls Class 5A Clovis vs. Carlsbad, 8:15 tonight Volcano Vista 62, Hobbs 60 Mayfield vs. Eldorado, 1:15 p.m. today La Cueva vs. Cibola, 4:45 p.m. today   Class 3A Shiprock vs. Robertson, 6:30 tonight West Las Vegas vs. Hope Christian, 3 p.m. today Portales 49, Sandia Prep 42 Lovington 48, St. Michael’s 32   Class […]

Lady Longhorns advance to second round of 1A state basketball tournament in Albuquerue

Emily Collins lead the Lady Longhorns on offense against the Lady Mustangs with 23 points, (10, 3-4). The Lady Longhorns will play the Lady Steers at 8:15 p.m., Tuesday at Bernalillo High School in Albuquerque.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The defending 1A state champion Logan Lady Longhorns handily defeated the Mountainair Lady Mustangs 83-33 Friday night, and now move on to the next round of the state basketball tournament in Albuquerque. “We are the defending state champions and we know there is a target on our backs,” said […]