San Jon Elementary students earn health awards

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Special to QCS At a San Jon Schools award ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 14 elementary school students received medals for successfully completing a program that asked them to eat healthier, be more active and drink more water. The medalists were Gunner Mackey, Cobi Mackey, Karlee Elliott, Kirksey Smith, Paxton Smith, July Lafferty, Logan Lafferty, […]

Victor Breen memorial is progressing

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than $5,000 has been donated with $6,000 in pledges pending, in the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s continued efforts to honor former district attorney Victor C. Breen. In January, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose received permission from the Quay County Commission to dedicate and rename the new […]

Logan seniors urged to remember to have fun

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the 18 graduating seniors of Logan High School, Saturday’s ceremony marked both the transition from the familiarity and comfort of high school to the unfamiliarity of the world beyond the school campus. “We are feeling anxious, confused and a little sad as we are about to be pulled […]

Rattlers ready to begin new journey

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the 56 Tucumcari High School graduates, Friday’s ceremony in front of their families, friends, underclassmen and teachers marked both the end and beginning of a journey. “All of us will have to face failure to make it to success,” said valedictorian Ashlee Bradley in her commencement speech to […]

Graduates urged to find their purpose

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer With their families and friends in attendance, more than 40 Mesalands Community College graduates took the next step toward their future Friday night during commencement ceremonies at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “You now have a higher education which is a privilege and an honor but with it comes responsibilities, […]

Highway 54 repairs planned

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The New Mexico Department of Transportation held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss proposed $16 million improvements to four miles of U.S. Highway 54 from Interstate 40 to just north of Tucumcari. Representative of the NMDOT and Wilson and Company Engineering, out of Albuquerque, outlined three possible improvements projects […]

County nears Work Ready status

Buena Vista Labs owner John Mihm explains how the ACT WorkKeys test benefited his business and
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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The recent achievement by a group of area educators, business owners, and state and local officials has given Quay County and Tucumcari a nationally recognized tool that can be used to attract new economic development. “One of the main things businesses look at in a potential site for expansion […]

Local high school athletes honored

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Coaches, players and managers of Quay County high school basketball teams competing in the 1A, 2A and 3A state tournaments received honors Thursday at the Tucumcari Elks Club. The Tucumcari Rattlers, Lady Rattlers, Logan Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes were recognized for competing in the 2016 state […]

Comedians bring the laughter

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Hearing the laughter of the crowd and knowing they were having a good time was all that mattered to three comedians as they took the stage Saturday during the Latin Comedy Jam at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Saturday’s crowd of more than 100 was smaller than those drawn […]

Panelists talk water, land issues

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer One way for rural communities and smaller entities to protect their water rights and interests is to band together, said Blair Dunn, attorney with Western Agriculture, Resource and Businesses Advocates. Land and water-rights issues and options for constructive and profitable uses of those water rights were the topics covered […]