Solar generating plant receives final approval

QCS Staff The Quay County Commission Monday gave final approval to industrial revenue bonds that will give a tax break to a company that plans to build a solar power generating plant next to the wind farm near San Jon. The commission approved a first reading of the ordinance authorizing the revenue bonds at its […]

Letter to the Editor

Judge thanks volunteer attorneys On December 11, 2014, the County Clerks in De Baca, Quay, and Harding County were required to conduct a recount of the ballots cast in the race for state land commissioner. By law, the judge, or an attorney designated by the judge, is required to be present during the recount so […]

Bidegain and others seek to add their land to Quay County

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor T-4 ranch owner Phil Bidegain has renewed his quest to have 110,000 acres of the T-4 spread transferred to Quay County jurisdiction from San Miguel County, and this time he has company. The owners of two other properties have joined Bidegain in an effort to have their San Miguel […]

New businesses economic holiday gifts for the region

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County has received a few Christmas presents this month in the form three new business ventures seeking to expand or start up here. One is Adam and Kim Nichols’ assembly operation for Adams invention that he calls the Firelight.  It’s a flashlight-like contraption that will be useful for […]

It’s a shame Christmas comes only once a year

By Robert Arrowsmith CMI Publisher When Sony Pictures announced it was canceling the movie “The Interview,” a whole new form of terror and blackmail opened up. In my personal opinion, the premise for the movie looked stupid, and was not a movie I was going to, but that is not the point. What happened represented […]

Christmas story reminds Christians, ‘Do not be afraid’

By Leonard Lauraiult Religion Columnist As I was reading about Jesus’ birth recently, it struck me how many times people were told to not be afraid. Generally, the salutation to not fear came with the appearance of an angel, as was the case with Zechariah (Luke 1:5-13), Mary (Luke 1:26-30), and the shepherds (Luke 2:8-12). […]

Crimestoppers may buy dog for Tucumcari Police Department

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Crimestoppers organization is considering purchasing and leasing to the Tucumcari Police Department a police dog  capable of narcotics detection and helping with searches for fleeing suspects and missing persons. The K-9 program, using police dogs, has been very successful for the Tucumcari Police Department, Tucumcari Police Chief […]

Rattlers in tournament play Longhorns in single game action

Lady Rattlers Melissa Gardea shots a layup after
beating two Lady Demon defenders on the baseline
during Saturday night’s 49-38 loss to Dexter.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County schools are on winter break, but some area high school basketball teams will be in single game action and tournament play over the vacation period. The Tucumcari Rattlers (8-2) will be competing on Monday at the Citizens Bank tournament at Texico. “Its going to be a good […]

Tucumcari pins down big success in wrestling tourney

Tucumcari Rattlers Paul Lucero wrestles against Jerry Rodriguez of Dumas,
Texas while being cheered on by the Lady Rattlers cheerleaders during
Saturday’s wrestling tournament at the Snake Pit. Lucero finished fourth in the
132 pound division.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers hosted 10 powerful New Mexico and Texas Panhandle wrestling teams at the Snake Pit Saturday for its annual tournament. The competition included 6A Cleveland from Rio Rancho, 5A schools Goddard and Roswell High from Roswell, and stout competition from the Texas Panhandle. Rattler head wrestling coach […]

Q&A: EPCOG providing more services to communities


Sandy Chancey is executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. We asked her about changes in the association of county and municipal governments that includes public entities in Curry,De Baca, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Question: How has EPCOG’s role changed over the past two or three years? Chancey: EPCOG’s role has changed considerably. There […]