Annual Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering set for this weekend

QCS Staff The Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering, recognized as one of the most genuine assemblies of cowboy poets and musicians anywhere, will be held Sept. 19 to Sept. 21 at the Nara Visa Old School Community Center on Route 54. The format will be the same as always, which means that, except for some scheduled […]

Mesalands hosts legal fair

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College will host a Legal Fair on Saturday, Sept. 20 at the North American Wind Research and Training Center. Attorneys and civil legal service providers will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer civil legal questions and provide free general consultations in the following areas of law: family […]

Local football teams prepare for fourth week of season

Tucumcari Rattlers Saul Moriel extends to catch the pass for the first down during Friday’s game against the Estancia Bears.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes are looking for another win while the Tucumcari Rattlers search for their first victory going into the fourth week of the high school fall football season. 11-man The (0-3) Rattlers are not making any excuses for Friday night’s 41-0 loss to […]

Longhorns and Coyotes win, Rattlers still seeking first ‘W

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By Thomas Garcia and Derek Major CMI Staff The (0-3) Tucumcari Rattlers’ 41-0 loss to the potent and aggressive offense of the (2-0) Estancia Bears Friday night at Tucumcari. “We need to play with heart, play the whole game through and not buckle in the face of adversity,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson […]

Young Rattler team’s success sparking hope for future

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers junior varsity team is 3-0 with victories over Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa’s junior varsity teams. “These young men are playing with a lot of heart,” said Bryan Dunlap, Rattlers JV coach. On Saturday, the JVs beat the Santa Rosa Lions 22-16.  On Sept. 4 they […]

Logan wins second tournament in two weeks, third in their sights

During the Lady Rattlers Volleyball tournament on Sept. 5, Lady Longhorn’s Kaylee Foote moves to block the hit from Lady Panther’s Jeanie Montoya.  Other Lady Longhorns move to anticipate a block or a pass. Coach Robert Young said the Lady Longhorns footwork on defense has been improving.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (7-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will roll into the Cimmaron tournament Friday and Saturday with a record of two first place finishes in tournament play in the past two weeks. The Lady Longhorns beat the host Vixens Saturday in five sets (25-23,16-25,25-23,13-25,15-10) in the championship match of the Fort […]

Prayer time should be scheduled into daily routines

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist   School’s been in session for a month now and we’re back into the routines we’re in the habit of during the school year, but get lax about when summer comes. That’s OK in many cases because there’s no need in dragging people out of bed to get on the […]

Regional housing task force meeting set for Tuesday in Tucumcari

Real estate agents, lenders, contractors, potential homeowners and others interested in housing issues are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Northeast New Mexico Housing Task Force on Tuesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center, according to Ernie Watson, U.S. Department of Agriculture rurual development representative. The meeting is sponsored by USDA Rural Development. The session […]

Xcel donates $11,000 to local education programs

Xcel Energy recently contributed $11,000 to two education programs in Tucumcari. The first was an $8,000 donation to Mesalands Community College to provide eight scholarships of $1,000 each to students in the college’s wind energy technology program.  The second was a $3,000 grant to fund art classes for children and adults at Art Space, operated […]

Tucumcari Elementary music group places second in state competition

The Orff ensemble, a group of Tucumcari Elementary School music students, has won second place in state competition among elementary school music groups, Andrew Kesten, the school’s music teacher, said. Kesten said he and the the The Orff Ensemble, which plays percussion instruments like xylophones,  submitted a video to the New Mexico Music Educators’ Association […]