Chuck wagon cook-off draws over 250 visitors to Ute Lake State Park in Logan

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Tron Walters of the Rising 'W' chuck wagon batters tenderized steaks during Saturday cook-off with the help of Jentry Bressler.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Over 250 residents and visitors braved Saturday’s high winds to immerse themselves in the rustic sights and atmosphere of the 14th annual Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Ute Lake State Park in Logan. This year’s competition featured six chuck wagons and crews preparing meals using wood fires and traditional […]

Fridge causes blockage in Arch Hurley canal

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Workers work to clear a clogged ditch on Saturday by pushing 275-feet of steel pipe through underwater debris  in the canal.

QCS Staff A crimp in the first flow of water in three years through the Arch Hurley Conservancy District’s canals was repaired Saturday evening as Arch Hurley crews worked more than four hours to clear a refrigerator that clogged  the tunnel of a siphon ditch south of Tucumcari. “The water is flowing and the district’s […]

County Commissioners discussed holding a special election for a new gross receipts tax

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Quay County Commissioners plan further discussion and research on whether to hold a special election in September on a new gross receipts tax to help pay for Quay County’s central emergency radio dispatch system. “This is issue and service that is vital to all of the residents,” said […]

Water means crops, potential economic boost

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A renewal of crop production in Quay County, where water is flowing in Arch Hurley Conservancy District waterways for the first time in three years, could mean a $25 million boost to the area’s economy, according to Franklin McCasland, Arch Hurley’s manager. The season’s allocation comes to about nine […]

Tony Day guardian wants hearings, filings closed

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The guardian of Tony Day, a 15-year-old Tucumcari boy facing double murder charges, has asked for records and court proceedings in the case to be kept from public view when they deal with medical or mental health treatment. Prosecuting attorneys and the Quay County Sun have filed responses in […]

Wellness fair offers tests, information


QCS Staff About 600 Quay County residents visited the Quay County Community Wellness Fair Saturday morning at the Tucumcari Convention Center to learn about matters that affect health, receive small souvenir items and medical screening tests, according to Alida Brown, coordinator of the Quay County Health Council. The health council and Quay County Government sponsored […]

Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team splits wins with Lions

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Santa Rosa Lions’ second baseman tries to stop the ball with his knee to keep Tucumcari Rattlers Gabriel Molinas from advancing to third base on the errant throw.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer It was a tale of fifth innings as the (12-8) (3-4) Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team split a district doubleheader with the (13-7) (3-3) Santa Rosa Lions Thursday at Tucumcari. The first game ended in the fifth as the Lions overran the Rattlers with a 12-0 lead. In the second game, […]

Head Start kids, volunteers participate in clean-up

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen.
With help from Jeanine Apodaca, left, and Tracy Neal, teachers at Eastern Plains Head Start, Tucumcari, Head Start students Isabella Salas, left, Jonathan Montoya and Jude Rosas plant flowers at Tucumcari City Hall.

QCS Staff Pre-kindergarten students at the Eastern Plains Head Start facility in Tucumcari and a hardy band of older volunteers helped Tucumcari observe the Great American Cleanup last week. Veronica Sandy, Tucumcari’s building enforcement officer, doubled up as a beautification coordinator to coordinate the cleanup activities. During the week, batches of Head Start children arrived […]

THS students mark Earth Day with service projects

Courtesy photo: Katherine Sena, THS.
Tucumcari High School seniors Leah Encinias (left), Brianna Molinas, Madeline Wiegel, Caitlin Elebario and Olana Romero clean up the grounds at NMSU Agricultural Research Station, Tucumcari. The cleanup was part of Earth Day activities at THS on Tuesday.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School students spent Tuesday morning cleaning up at sites around Tucumcari and earning some community service credit as they observed Earth Day, according to Christina Fleming, a teacher who coordinated the day’s activities for the high school. Junior students cleaned up trash and debris at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery, hauling away […]

Letter to the editor

Thankful for volunteers Dear Editor, I would like to express a very large thank you to the junior class of Tucumcari High School. These young people came out on Earth Day and fought the wind and dirt while they raked, pulled, and scraped up 70 large bags of trash from fences and lots of loose […]