Mesalands president sees potential for expansion

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New Mesalands President sees an expanded role for the North American Wind Research and Training Center.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s new president has spent his first month in office meeting with the public, officials and faculty in order to discuss new ways to help increase the success of the institution and community. “A college’s success is measured on helping our students to become employable or helping […]

‘Library’ sign may not meet city codes

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This sign at 623 South Lake St., Tucumcari, has garnered considerable attention recently, but it may require a permit.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor There is no doubt that the professionally lettered sign in Tucumcari labeling a sheet-metal structure the size of an outhouse as “Obama’s Presidential Library” expresses an opinion. There is some doubt, however, whether the sign, located at 623 S. Lake St., meets city codes. Doug Powers, Tucumcari’s city manager, […]

Love’s Travel Stop general manager kisses pig

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As promised, Love's Travel Stop Manager Dewayne Juarez, kissed a squealing three-week-old piglet Saturday after his team doubled last year's contributions to the Children's Miracle Network, raising $5,200 thus far in an ongoing campaign.

QCS staff Love’s Travel Stop’s general manager has delivered on his promise by puckering up for a good cause. Dewayne Juarez kept his promise to kiss a pig on Saturday after his team in Tucumcari raised more than $5,200 for Children’s Miracle Network, according to a press statement. That goal doubled the proceeds from last […]

Locals compete in Texaco Country Music Showdown

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Amanda Gasper, left, and Jessica Morey of Jalea belt out their first-prize performance at the Texas Country Showdown.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Pausewangs traveled from Goldthwaite, Texas, 120 miles west of Waco, Texas, to be there and the family band, the Pausitive Band, won second place among seven contenders in the Texaco Country Music Showdown in Tucumcari, cosponosored by KTNM/KQAY Radio, Saturday night. Local favorite Olana Romero, who won last […]

Rattlers win first home game 26-14 against NMMI’s Colts

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers overcame a slow first half and capitalized on second-half errors to run away with a 26-14 victory over the (0-2) New Mexico Military Institute’s Colts Friday night at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers are now 1-1. “These boys showed character by the way they kept playing,” said Wayne […]

Game & Fish: Blast had no long-term impact at Ute Lake

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YouTube video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhSGa9Zy6pM By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Biologists with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (GFD) have determined the underwater blast at Ute Lake on Aug. 16,  which killed more than 900 fish, will have no long-term impacts on fish or the lake. “After examining the lake, we have no concerns […]

Tucumcari Volleyball Invitational Begins

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QCS Staff   The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and seven other squads from across the state are competing in a two-day volleyball tournament at Tucumcari High School’s Snake Pit. The Tucumcari Rattler Invitational pool play kicked off on Thursday morning with teams competing two-set competition to determine seeding. “The girls are doing great.  We had some […]

Cross country schedule

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The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Cross Country Schedule: • Thursday — at Lovington, 3 p.m. • Sept. 14 — at ATC Invite Santa Fe, 9 a.m. • Sept. 27 — at Bobcat Invite Hagerman, 3 p.m. • Oct. 5 — at Mesalands Fun Run Tucumcari, 9 a.m. • Oct. 12 — at NMMI Invite […]

Quay teams prepare for second week of season

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County school football teams are preparing for their second week of action. All games are at home and teams are looking to strengthen the areas needing improvement that showed during their season openers on the road. “We are a young team, though we need to be able to […]

Volleyball schedule

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The kill from Lady Rattlers Brandy Olivas slips through the hands of the Pecos Lady Panthers blocker during the Lady Rattlers home opener against Pecos. The Lady Rattlers won the match in 5 sets.

The following are the current Quay County volleyball team’s standings and schedules. (3-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers 2A District 4 Thursday — at Tucumcari Invite Mora, TBA Mosquero, noon Friday — Mosquero, noon Sept. 14 — San Jon, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 — East Mountain, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 — Dexter, 3 p.m. Sept. 26 — […]