Gov. Martinez visits Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory to help celebrate its $4.5 million expansion

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia

Governor Martinez speaks with Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory owner Charles Krause on Wednesday during a ceremony celebrating the factory’s planned expansion. Krause plans to expand the business by $4.5 million, creating 20 additional jobs in Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Governor Susana Martinez came to Tucumcari Wednesday to help celebrate the planned $4.5 million expansion of Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory with local officials and a dozen residents and employees. The expansion is expected to create up to 20 new jobs. “At the state level we are continue to work to […]

Langenegger says Tucumcari poised to prosper

New Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Jared Langenegger, who becomes Tucumcari’s city manager on Tuesday, believes the timing of his taking the city’s helm for day-to-day operations is fortunate. “We’re at a point in Tucumcari where we can do great things,” he said. “We have a great city commission and we can get things moving […]

County health officials ready to face Ebola

A flyer with information about the Ebola virus greets visitors to the lobby of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County offices of the New Mexico Health Department and Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital have made preparations in case the Ebola virus turns up in Quay County, representatives of the health department and the hospital said Tuesday. Trigg Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said the hospital is equipped with […]

Ute study capital outlay funds diverted

The capital outlay funds allocated in HB 55 were attached to a funding request for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority's Ute Pipeline Project. The first phase of the project, an intake structure at Ute Lake (above), should be complete this month.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

Rattlers fresh off bye week for battle of Interstate-40

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval fights to keep a touchdown
pass from quarterback Tyler Ferguson.
Sandoval caught the pass in the endzone for his second score during the Oct. 10 game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) football team starts a district run Friday night against the Lions (2-5) at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss on Oct. 10 to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. Rattler’s Coach Wayne Ferguson said the team did not take advantage of […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes and Cowgirls in district play

Lady Rattler’s Jessyka Cooksey goes up for the block against the Lady Lion’s middle
hitter during Thursday night’s district game against Santa Rosa. Blocking would
be a key factor in the Lady Rattler’s next game on Saturday, a victory over the Raton
Lady Tigers at the Snake Pit.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (8-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ carried over their intensity from Thursday night into their second district win against the (0-17) (0-4) Raton Lady Tigers Saturday at the Snake Pit. “We finished off well Thursday and even though we didn’t win, it carried over into Saturday’s game,” said […]

Railroad Days draws more than 800

Visitors both young and old enjoyed watching the model train operated by the ASHOME Model Train Club out of Albuquerque Saturday at the Tucumcari Railroad Days event. Additional photos on page 13.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The inaugural Tucumcari Rail Road Days attracted over 800 people to the Tucumcari Train Depot last weekend. “I am truly pleased with how the event was received, not just by the tourists who came to the event, but by residents of Tucumcari and Quay County,” said Frank Turner, chairman […]

City Commissioners vote to hire new city manager

City commissioner John Mihm speaks to newly hired city manager Jared Langenegger.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari City commissioners unanimously voted during Thursday night’s meeting to hire Jared Langenegger as the new city manager of Tucumcari. “I appreciated the commissioners’ confidence in me and I will do my best to do what I can for the citizens of Tucumcari,” Langenegger said. Langenegger said he […]

Mesalands wins first team title of season at home rodeo

Edmiles Harvey of Tsalini Springs, Arizona, earned his second consecutive championship title in bareback for Mesalands on Saturday night during the championship rounds of the college’s fall rodeo in Tucumcari.

  Special to QCS from Mesalands Community College   The men’s intercollegiate rodeo team at Mesalands Community College won its first team championship of the season in the Grand Canyon Region last weekend at the seventh annual rodeo in Tucumcari. The men’s team dominated, winning the team championship with 605 points. It also claimed the […]

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 […]