Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

McTigue leaves commission

Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the Tucumcari City

QCS Staff Citing urgent family health issues, Tucumcari’s First District Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the city commission on Tuesday, effective immediately. Salinas McTigue said she is resigning “with a heavy heart.” “It is not an easy decision to make, but my family comes first,” she said. McTigue was elected to the commission in 2012 […]

County commissioners OK new water plan study

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Commissioners authorized an application for funding to develop a new 40-year water plan at a regular meeting held Monday in Nara Visa. In addition, the commission discussed the effects of recent legislation on funding for the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the funding situation with the […]

Is there a loss of connection to God in this digital age?

Our society has a fixation with keeping connected to information or each other. I don’t usually get on my soap box as the step up leaves me vulnerable to falling off. However, I thought long and hard and prayed about this week’s column. The question to consider is what would happen if we were as […]

Local FCCLA students will compete at nationals

Tucumcari High School FCCLA competitors includ, back row, from left: Teacher Joyce Garrett, Mark Gutierre, Michael Shelton and Laura Evans.  Front, from left: Romy Diaz, Ashle Brown, Kassie Lamm, Roxanne Awais and Sarah Silva.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School are sending a total of 11 students to compete at the national level in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. Jodi Lamm, the middle school FCCLA advisor, won the “Spirit of Advising” award and was elected to the New Mexico FCCLA Board […]

Couple opens Old Time Photo studio in Tucumcari


QCS Staff Nostalgic visitors to Tucumcari’s Route 66 now have an opportunity to recreate the experience of an even earlier time, and keep a souvenir in the form a photo. Mother Road Old Time Photos opened its doors on Saturday, offering an opportunity to dress like a 19th Century cowboy or western lady, and pose […]

D.A. Rose tries again to halt Day’s field trips

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth District Attorney Tim Rose is asking that a 15-year-old boy charged with killing his adoptive mother and sister be returned from a treatment center in Albuquerque to the Quay County Detention Center. Rose filed his request with District Judge Albert Mitchell to stop murder suspect Tony Day’s participation […]

Lumpkin elected mayor

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote Thursday of the City Commission. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. The meeting was the first for […]

Freedom can be as simple as no bonnet blindness

A friend mentioned that she had been looking through some of her treasures and had come across a collection of sun bonnets. Of course, that evoked many memories of early life in those canyons at lma. Her collection included bonnets made of lace and other fancy materials. They held their shapes by having slats sewn […]

Commissioners discuss old issues in workshop

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Two old issues dominated discussion Thursday as three new commissioners engaged in their first Tucumcari City Commission. The commission uses workshops to discuss some matters but does not take action. Commissioner Robert Lumpkin, who was later elected mayor, began discussions on temporarily diverting tax funds now paid into a Ute […]