Rainfall brings harvests, cheer and caution

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com This fall, Quay County farmers who receive irrigation water from the Arch Hurley Conservancy District will be harvesting their first irrigated crops of corn, hay grazer feed, sunflowers, milo and alfalfa since 2010. “The rains over the spring have provided the moisture needed to start crops and has fed […]

EDC members reminded of need to promote Tucumcari

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari City Commissioner John Mihm urged fellow members of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Commission board of directors at their September meeting  to take promotional literature about Quay County with them when they travel out of town. When he attended an out-of-town convention recently, he said, he took some […]

Former Rattler passes away Letter to Editor

Former Rattler remembered A former Rattler great passed away recently.  He was James Lee (Jim) Pelzer, who quarterbacked the Tucumcari Rattler football teams in the late 1940s.  He was in the same backfield as the great Don Babers who went on to star for Oklahoma A & M (now Oklahoma State). Pelzer’s parents owned and […]

Commission gives final approval to construct water line

The Tucumcari City Commission Thursday gave final approval to an ordinance releasing $2.2 million to build a  water transmission pipeline from the well fields at Five Mile Park into Tucumcari. The money comes from the New Mexico Finance Authority and the state’s Water Trust Board. The new line will replace a transmission line that was […]

Mesalands gets career education grant

QCS Staff Mesalands Community College will receive more than $553,600 in federal funding designed to  provide innovative training programs, in partnership with local businesses, to help adults advance into high-wage careers, according to a news according to a joint news release from U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich (both D-N.M.) The funding is part […]

Cleansing with baptism also washes the soul inside

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist In a recent article I mentioned in passing the common occurrence of truck washes along I-40 and most if not all interstate highways and major trucking routes. I’m glad there are so many truck washes because it’s but one more reminder of the great transportation industry we have in the […]

Rattlers take on Eunice; Longhorns at Mountainair

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
Fort Sumner Foxes fullback Charley Rodriguez is smothered by the Tucumcari Rattlers’ tacklers short of a first down at mid-field during Friday night’s homecoming game at Rattlers’ Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Here are summaries of the week to come for Quay County high school football teams: 11-man The (0-5) Tucumcari Rattlers are set to take on the (0-4) Eunice Cardinals Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers had a rough homecoming losing 52-14 to the Fort Sumner Foxes. “We need […]

Lady Longhorns seek win over Melrose

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ Maribel Villa hits the volleyball past the Lady Buffaloes’ defender to score a point and keep the lady Rattlers alive in the third set Thursday night against Melrose.

QCS Staff The (12-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will play a district game Saturday against the (8-3) Melrose Lady Buffaloes, the only team to beat them so far this season. “Our only loss is to the Buffaloes at our tournament in Logan,” said Robert Young, Lady Longhorns’ head coach. Young said the team had a great […]

Mesalands Stampede Week events climax with rodeo

Special to QCS TUCUMCARI, NM- Mesalands Community College has invited the entire community to get involved with Stampede Week from Monday to Oct. 11. Stampede Week activities are designed to celebrate the Seventh Annual Mesalands Community College Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Rodeo.  The rodeo will be held Oct. 10-11 at the Quay County Rodeo Arena. […]

Fourth building in a month destroyed by suspicious fire in Tucumcari

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
Tucumcari volunteer firefighters extinguish hot spots at an abandoned house that burned to the ground Friday night on the 800 block of East Main Street. Tucumcari Fire Chief Larry Rigdon said there were two fires set at abandoned buildings Friday night, bringing the total of suspicious fires in Tucumcari up to five in the past month.

QCS Staff An abandoned house at East Main and South Dawson streets, Tucumcari, was destroyed and a second abandoned building damaged in suspicious fires Friday night, according to Larry Rigdon, Tucumcari Fire Chief. Rigdon said Friday night’s fires bring the total of suspicious fires in the city within one month to five.  While firefighters were […]