School board may consider attendance policy changes

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Changes may be coming in how many absences will be excused at Tucumcari Elementary School, definitions of excused and unexcused absences, and in how absence policies may be enforced with support from both the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Dept. and the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s office. Even […]

Darn that salty language; mother can’t stand cussing


David Stevens CMI Inc. Editor Darn that salty language New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez made headlines last week after a liberal news publication painted her as “nasty, juvenile and vindictive” in private interactions that featured colorful language. Martinez’ campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez was forced to concede one of the allegations was true. Yes, he said, […]

If home is not a place, then where else can it be?


Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Last week, I got involved with two stories that involved local histories and memories. Since I’ve only lived in Quay County for just over five years, I have to admit that I could only indirectly share in the feelings such memories evoke. When I recall good times with my own […]

Easter brings back memories of a simpler life, times

Thomas Garcia

Thomas Garcia QCS Columnsist I was thinking the other day about the last time I got an Easter basket. You know, the brightly colored plastic basket filled with green tinsel and packed full of candy and toys scattered around your living room floors this past weekend. That of course got me thinking about my childhood […]

Quay County Health Council conducting survey

QCS Staff The Quay County Health Council will begin conducting a survey of county residents this week to determine the council’s priorities over the next four years, Alida Brown, the council’s coordinator, said. Beginning Thursday, survey forms will be available at in village and city offices, senior centers, post offices and in the Tucumcari Library, […]

700 students learn at Earth Day outdoor classroom event

First-grader Angelica Pacheco reaches out to touch a bullfrog.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Whether it was by touching toads, trying on wind turbine climbing gear or getting a quick solar-powered shower, about 700 school children from three counties observed Earth Day on April 16 with learning by sight, sound and touch at Tucumcari’s Outdoor Classroom. The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Tucumcari […]

D.A. Tim Rose facing contempt of court citation

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Harding County Magistrate Judge Karen Mitchell has issued a contempt of court citation against Tenth Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose in a Tucumcari Magistrate Court case in which Mitchell is the designate magistrate judge. A hearing on the citation is set for 9 a.m., May 1in the Quay County […]

Local Chinese restaurant owner teaches cooking class

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Tammy Fang gives step-by-step instructions on how to prepare a Chinese dish to the students enrolled in her cooking class.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Over a dozen students learned about Chinese heritage and how to cook a Chinese meal from Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant owner Tammy Fang as part of Mesalands Community College’s Community Education Course. The class, originally designed for five students, expanded rapidly as the registration deadline neared earlier this month. Donna […]

Supreme Court denies motion in Day case

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Supreme Court on Thursday denied the New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department’s request for a hearing on a motion that would have reversed the order of proceedings in the Tony Day murder case, made CYFD a party to the case like the prosecution and defense, […]

Trigg gets new electronic records system

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital is joining the Presbyterian Healthcare Services organization in adopting a new electronic health and financial record keeping system that hospital officials say will improve patient care for Quay County residents, those traveling on Interstate 40 and U.S. Highway 54 and those enrolled in the PHS […]