Rockabilly will receive fee waiver

Please note:  Mayor Robert Lumpkin’s remarks about Rockabilly on the Route’s impact on gross receipts taxes have been corrected. Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The sponsors of Rockabilly on the Route received a waiver of fees Thursday for using the Tucumcari Convention Center from the Tucumcari City Commission. The second Rockabilly on the Route will […]

Walker family saga begins in Quay

Daisyann Walker Palmer signs a copy of her book “A Walker Trilogy: Three to Read on Walker Mountain” for Joy Young, a member of the Tucumcari Historical Museum staff, at the museum. The museum hosted a book signing event for Palmer on Saturday.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Walker Mountain, an abrupt rise among the mesas and cattle-ranch plains of the Quay Valley, still looks much as it did when it was the destination for Lawrence Walker and his family, who journeyed by covered wagon from Kansas to what they hoped would be better prospects in New […]

Quay County is still beautiful after years of changes

My friends, Yvette Peacock and Elizabeth Morris took Prissy and me on another long drive Sunday afternoon to let us all look at a lot of our history. We went to Forrest first so I could reminisce about that first year of my teaching career which began there in 1955. They took a lot of […]

Confession thrown out in Madonda’s double murder case

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell on Monday ordered that an apparent confession made by double-murder suspect Muziwokuthula Madonda be removed from evidence in the case. Madonda, a native of South Africa, is accused of the March 2011 slayings of Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of […]

Wellness fair to feature free and low-cost screenings

QCS Staff Mammography exams will join the array of free and low-cost medical tests available at the 2014 Community Wellness Fair April 26, sponsored by the Quay County Health Council and Quay County Extension Service, according to a news release from the organizers. The fair will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April […]

Health care payment gets approval

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County Commissioners were puzzled by a state requirement to give local authorization for an expenditure required by state law, but on Monday they approved the first reading of an ordinance that authorizes the county to spend the money. The commission voted to send about $113,000 in gross receipts […]

Historical Institute enjoys tales of growing up in eastern New Mexico

Craig Currell relates a tale about growing up in the Tucumcari area, while Mike Lucero shows his reaction at the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute annual meeting.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Craig Currell and Mike Lucero had different childhood experiences, but both have spent their whole lives in eastern New Mexico’s small towns and wide open ranges. They shared tales of their childhood years at the Tucumcari Historical Research Institute’s annual meeting Monday night at the Tucumcari Elks Club.  They […]

Rattlers win double-header against Clayton

Tucumcari Rattlers’pitcher Javier Villanueva advanced from the mound to catch the pop fly for the final out at the top of the third inning during Saturday’s district game against Clayton.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers baseball team opened district play this weekend winning a double header over the visiting Clayton Yellowjackets, leaving the Rattlers 2-0 in district play and 10-4 for the season. “We need to continue playing as a team and concentrate on limiting our errors on defense,” said Javier Villanueva, […]

Sheb Wooley recalled as good neighbor, songwriter

By David Stevens Editor You know his song: “Well I saw the thing comin’ out of the sky “It had one long horn, one big eye “I commenced to shakin’ and I said ‘ooh-iee’ “Looks like a purple people eater to me.” Turns out, it was a one-eyed, one-horned, flyin’ purple people eater with aspirations […]

Talking can help, if there’s listener

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist Some people just don’t know when to shut up. Frequently I am guilty myself. The case that stirred this thought occurred, as I was captive in a service establishment recently and had to listen while a guy related a whole lot more about his personal life than yours truly or […]