Shelburne: Can we come back after we’ve been broken?

Can we “come back” after we’ve been broken? That’s the question. Anything columnist Charles Krauthammer writes is worth reading, so I wasn’t surprised that his recent book Things That Matter, a compilation of some of his best columns, is filled with gems of uncommon sense. Krauthammer tells an amazing “come back” story from the world […]

Run for Wall riders to pass through Tucumcari

At about 2 p.m. Friday, about 250 motorcycle riders in the Run for the Wall are expected to pass through Tucumcari on Interstate 40 on their way to Glenrio, their next stop on their trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, according to Chris Trimm, a ride organizer. The riders, who are veterans, […]

Wheatland school reunion set for May 24

A Wheatland School reunion will be held on May 24, starting at 8 a.m., at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. The event will consist of a gathering and a potluck luncheon.  Guests are asked to bring a covered dish item, according to Catherine Heber, an event organizer. The event will continue through the afternoon, Heber […]

City joins EPCOG, asks its support in opposing prairie chicken listing

The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday joined the Eastern New Mexico Council of Governments and immediately asked EPCOG to join the city and Quay County in opposing the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threatened species. In two separate measures, the commission voted to pay the $1,878 dues to join EPCOG, then passed […]

Rockabilly festival to expand

QCS Staff The second annual Rockabilly on the Route will be taking over the Mother Road on June 5-8 with music, classic cars, pinup girls, parades, and multiple events throughout the weekend at the Tucumcari Convention Center. This years event has been extended to four days of events including the addition of a movie night […]

Tucumcari woman wins $30,000 on declined ticket

QCS Staff   Rosalia Trujillo of Tucumcari won a $30,000 Powerball prize on a ticket declined by another player, according to to a news release from the New Mexico lottery. Trujillo’s lucky quick-pick ticket for the game’s April 26 drawing matched the white-ball numbers of 3, 7, 22, 30 and 33, the news release said.  […]

Question in Jones’ trial is premeditation


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The question jurors must decide upon in the murder case against Randall Jones is whether Jones’ slaying of Shirley Pacheco in July 2011 was premeditated, according to opening arguments presented Tuesday in Jones’ murder trial. Jones’ trial began Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court with Ninth Judicial District Judge […]

County Commission approves Safety Net funding

QCS Staff   The Quay County Commission Monday gave final approval to placing about $113,000 into a state fund that finances some operations of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for care of the poor. A state statute passed in the 2014 legislative session made mandatory the establishment of  a new fund called the Safety […]

School board approves $13 million budget

QCS Staff   Pay raises for teachers and instructional assistants are key components of a 5-percent budget increase that the Tucumari Public School Board of Education approved Thursday for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, compared to budget for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. The school board approved the 2014-2015 budget at a special […]

County pay issues debated at workshop

Quay County Commissioner Sue Dowell proposed changes in policy and county employee pay levels Monday in a County Commission public budget workshop. Dowell, who recently attended classes to receive certification as a county official, suggested that the county examine policies and ensure that county departments are following them. She said that in conversations with county […]