God’s plan is simple, like steps to boarding an airplane

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist I recently took two trips involving several flights using multiple airlines, one of which was going through a merger. Generally, there’s a consistency among airlines in loading passengers from the back to the front and that’s always made sense to me. Still, aisle-seated passengers who load first often have to […]

Rattlers on bye week, Longhorns and Coyotes in district play

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval goes up for the touchdown pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson for his second score of Friday night’s game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) have a bye week before they start their district run at the Santa Rosa Lions (2-5) next week. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss Friday night to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. A bright spot: Tucumcari outscored the Dons 28-26 […]

Former Tucumcari police officer target of state police investigation

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Recently resigned Tucumcari police Officer Dustin “Dusty” Lopez is the target of a state police investigation in a series of arson fires in the city last month, according to court records. Lopez resigned Oct. 2, the day after New Mexico State Police searched his home. Investigators seized Lopez’s cell […]

Event to highlight Tucumcari’s railroad history

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The history of the railroad will come alive with working model train displays as well as visual and static displays Saturday and Sunday during the Tucumcari Railroad Days at the Historic Train Depot in Tucumcari. Railroad Days is a collaborative effort among the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce, Tucumcari […]

Mesalands’ Stampede Days culminates with rodeo

Members of the Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team enjoy Frito pies during Tuesday’s chili cook off at the college. The chili cook off was one of the rodeo’s team events that will be held throughout Stampede Week, where they meet with the public.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Mesalands Community College’s men and women’s rodeo teams are reaching out to the community by participating in events during Stampede week leading up to their fall rodeo this weekend at the Quay County Fair Grounds. “We want the community to come out and meet the rodeo team members […]

Eastern New Mexico State Fair results

QCS Staff Eastern New Mexico State Fair Results for Quay County 4-H The 2014 Eastern New Mexico State Fair was held Sept. 28- Oct. 4 in Roswell, where 18 4-Hers from Quay County competed at the fair this year in the Junior Livestock division and five 4-H members made the Junior Livestock sale. The 4-H […]

Local woman convicted for drug trafficking

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A Tucumcari woman may be facing 19 to 25 years in prison after being convicted Wednesday of a  drug trafficking felony and other drug-related charges by a jury in  Tenth Judicial District Court, Tucumcari, according to Tim Rose, Tenth Judicial district attorney. The jury found the woman, Donna Romero, […]

Texas man killed in accident

QCS Staff A man from Amarillo, Texas, was killed in a motorcycle crash Monday afternoon on New Mexico 469 near San Jon. At 5:54 p.m., officers from the New Mexico Motor Transportation Police responded to the scene of a motorcycle crash at mile marker 12, south of San Jon,  said Sgt. Chad Pierce, NMSP public […]

Giving a gift can come back to haunt your dreams

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Have you ever had one of those moments where you wish you hadn’t given a gift to someone? We all have those moments of regret where a gift that we have given was not a good fit, brought about problems or even resulted in injury. For myself it is sort […]

We must persevere through hard times to reach heaven

“I press toward the mark…of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus,” Philippians 3:14 I love fall! I love the warm days and cooler nights. I love the way trees turn into bright gold and red. I love the comfort foods of fall. Last, but not least, I love football. My love of football […]