Longhorns lose a heartbreaker in first round of 1A state basketball tournament

Longhorns' Dennis Earle and Wesley Gudgell guard  Seth Wateuma during Saturday's 60-58 loss to the visiting Warriors.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Logan Longhorns’ state tournament run ended with a heartbreaking 60-58 loss to the To’hajiilee Warriors Saturday at Logan. “I am very proud of how the guys played,” said Rafel Roybal, Longhorns’ head coach. Roybal said it may seem cliche but the idiom, “you win some, you lose some,” […]

In Tucumcari, 2 new faces; San Jon keeps mayor (with correction and addition Wednesday morning)

Please note:  San Jon’s Therese Schleizer vote count corrected to 29.  Sentence added to Nitin Bhakta’s quote. By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari voters elected two new commissioners, replaced a commissioner and kept a third, and retained the city’s municipal judge by a margin of more than 4 to 1 over his closest challenger, unofficial […]

Lady Longhorns are set to host the Lady Mustangs in the first round of 1A state tournament

The Lady Longhorns will host Mountainair in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament. Lady Longhorn’s Brooke Rachor cuts to the baseline and shakes her defender during a district game against the Fort Sumner Vixens.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fifth-seed Logan Lady Longhorns take on the 12th- seed Mountainair Lady Mustangs in the first round of the 1A state basketball tournament Friday night at Logan. Longhorn’s coach Clair Rachor said he is proud the team is once again in the state tournament, but he is not happy […]

Tucumcari MainStreet director set to retire

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Mark Lake announced Friday that he is retiring May 1 as director of Tucumcari MainStreet, a job he has held since December 2008. With Lake at the helm, Tucumcari MainStreet has renovated the city’s historic Train Depot to be a focal point for further development of downtown. The $2-million […]

MainStreet director tours Tucumcari

Rich Williams (left), director of MainStreet programs for the New Mexico Department of Economic Development, discusses work plans with Eduardo Martinez, who helps MainStreet organizations with organizational matters, and Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari Main Street.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Economic development, like charity, begins at home. It’s up to the residents of rural towns and cities in New Mexico to support local businesses and boost local economies, according to Rich Williams, director of New Mexico’s MainStreet programs for the state’s Department of Economic Development. Williams oversees the spending […]

A chance encounter leads to discussion of relatives

When the Batten Family Singers presented their concert at the Fair Barn a few weeks ago, I was privileged to meet Mr. Batten and to have a visit about one of his relatives, Mose Batten, who was a city policeman for many years and who was also a friend for as long as I can […]

Mesalands’ 16th annual Iron Pour begins on Sunday

QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley
Meslands 16th annual Iron Pour draws in participants from all across the country.

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s 16th Annual Iron Pour starts Sunday with approximately 40 students and artists from across the nation participating. “This Iron Pour has welded together a community both from our local citizens and from our students who come year after year because they feel a part of Mesalands, the iron pour experience, […]

City manager’s contract extended by commissioners

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari City Manager Doug Powers’ contract, set to expire on April 23, was extended another 90 days Thursday on a 3-to-1 vote by City Commissioners. After that, Powers said he is likely to retire. Powers said the extension enables Powers to help smooth the transition for new commissioners who […]

One must recognize line between faith and fiction

The term Christian fiction refers to stories based on imagination with a Christian theme. “The Lord of the Rings” and “The Chronicles of Narnia” are among the more popular writings in the category. Although I’ve been familiar with term Christian fiction since I was in college, when I saw it recently, it just struck me […]

San Jon schools has a sweet time promoting heart health

Addie Lafferty smashes one into Chelsea Benally's face.  Behind them, Kaden Shaw  enjoys Karigan Thurman's reaction to his direct hit.

QCS Staff It was a case of get pledges, jump rope and throw pies — at people. San Jon elementary school students sold pledges to donors over the past several weeks and promised to participate in a marathon session of jump-roping to benefit the American Heart Association, according to Sherry Ford, a teacher and counselor. […]