Local youth contestants take part in 4-H competitions

QCS Staff Sixty-three Quay County young people ranging in age from six to 18 years old competed on May 17 in Quay County 4-H contests. Cloverbuds are under the age of nine, Novice nine to 11, Juniors 12 and 13 and seniors are 14 and older. Novices and Juniors will go on to district contests […]

Honor those who have fought for freedom

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist I am a blessed and fortunate American. More than 1.3 million Americans have died in war to preserve my life, liberty and happiness. Yet I have not had to experience the loss of a close loved one due to war. Not having served in the Armed Forces myself I struggle […]

Tucumcari High School seniors paint the mountain

Brandy Olivas and Joseph Otero make their way up the T on Tucumcari Mountain.

QCS Staff Just about all of Tucumcari High School’s  2014 graduating class gathered near the top of Tucumcari Mountain to put a new coat of lime-and-water whitewash on the T on May 21. They rode up to the T in four-wheel drive vehicles, many driven by parent volunteers, for a day of climbing up and […]

County gives nod to 40-cent raise

QCS Staff County employees will receive a 40-cents-per-hour increase across the board, except for elected officials and the county manager, for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, according to the preliminary budget that the Quay County Commission approved on Tuesday. County employees, however, will also pay 10 percent more for health insurance premiums in the fiscal year, […]

Thunderbird demonstrations highlight Cannon air show

The Thunderbirds start a signature maneuver Saturday during the Open House at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis.

QCS Staff Cannon Air Force Base entertained thousands of guests who came in from as far away as Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday for its annual Open House. Shows by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flight squadron, highlighted events on both days.  In addition, visitors saw demonstrations by the Wings of Blue […]

Cannon air show set for 10 a.m. start

The air show at Cannon Air Force Base will begin at 10 a.m. today, base officials said. The Wings of Blue performance will begin at 11 a.m. and Cannon’s capability demonstration will start at noon. The Thunderbirds show is still scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. All other events will continue as scheduled. Gates had […]

Jones convicted of first-degree murder in Pacheco slaying

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A jury convicted Tucumcari resident Randall Jones, 23, of first-degree murder Thursday in the July 9, 2011, slaying of Shirley Pacheco of Tucumcari. The jury deliberated for about three hours after two weeks of testimony in the case, which was held in Tenth Judicial District Court with Ninth Judicial […]

Tucumcari Area Graduation Tab 2014

Tucumcari Grad thumb

Congratulations Class of 2014 • Tucumcari High School • Logan Public School • House Public School • San Jon Public School

Having no “fowl” feelings against the birds

By Karl Terry CMI Columnist People who read this column think I’m a bird hater. I’ve got letters to prove it. I’ve written with my tongue plastered firmly in cheek about my travails with swallows that netted me a hand-written note from a very nice local lady extolling the virtues of the little critters and […]

Police evidence presented in Jones’ trial

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Evidence from police investigations, including articles of clothing, dominated Tuesday’s testimony in the trial of Randall Jones. The state is expected to end its case today at which time, the defense will begin presenting witnesses. Jones is on trial for the murder of Shirley Pacheco on July 9, 2011, […]