Tucumcari pins down big success in wrestling tourney

Tucumcari Rattlers Paul Lucero wrestles against Jerry Rodriguez of Dumas,
Texas while being cheered on by the Lady Rattlers cheerleaders during
Saturday’s wrestling tournament at the Snake Pit. Lucero finished fourth in the
132 pound division.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers hosted 10 powerful New Mexico and Texas Panhandle wrestling teams at the Snake Pit Saturday for its annual tournament. The competition included 6A Cleveland from Rio Rancho, 5A schools Goddard and Roswell High from Roswell, and stout competition from the Texas Panhandle. Rattler head wrestling coach […]

Q&A: EPCOG providing more services to communities


Sandy Chancey is executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. We asked her about changes in the association of county and municipal governments that includes public entities in Curry,De Baca, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Question: How has EPCOG’s role changed over the past two or three years? Chancey: EPCOG’s role has changed considerably. There […]

Logan third-grade teacher named educator of year

Courtesy Photo:
Melissa Gustin Roberts, is flanked by Cheryl Butterfield (left), northern director, New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom; Traci Curry, the program’s southern director; and Mike White, farm and livestock bureau president.

QCS Staff Melissa Gustin Roberts, a third grade teacher in the Logan School District, has been named Educator of the Year by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, the bureau announced in a news release. The award recognizes educators who excel in teaching students about the role agriculture plays in their lives, the news […]

Motorcycle riders deliver food, toys to Ministry of Hope

Santa Claus (Larry McClure) places a sack of donated
clothing into a shopping cart Saturday at the
Ministry of Hope. Don Daniels (left) carries another
sack that was collected by the American Legion
Riders Chapter 15 and the Eagles 3526 Riders and donated to the MOH.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The American Legion Riders Chapter 15 and the Eagles 3526 Riders made their fifth annual food and toy run on Saturday delivering 716 pounds of food and 178 pounds of clothing to the Ministry of Hope In Tucumcari. “Without the help of organizations like the Legion and Eagles riders, […]

Mesalands students present research in North Carolina

Courtesy Photo:
Mesalands Students Sanda Garrett, Nikki Vazquez and
Stephen Smith presented their research at the Fall 2014 Colloquium in North Carolina.

Special to QCS Three students from Mesalands Community College recently presented at the Community College Undergraduate Initiative Fall 2014 Colloquium at Gaston College in Charlotte, North Carolina. This event was  co-hosted with Bio-Link and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program that focuses on improving the education of technicians, who work in […]

Rattlers, Coyotes to play at home, Logan attends Clayton tourney

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers work on their defensive assignments and anticipating
the pass during Monday night’s practice. The Lady Rattlers and Rattlers will
host the Dexter Demons Thursday at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari and San Jon boys and girls basketball teams will be in single game competition at home this week while Logan will be competing in the Orange and Black Classic tournament at Clayton. The Tucumcari Rattlers (6-2) and Lady Rattlers (2-3) will host the Dexter Demons on Thursday at […]

Day home, slaying scene, leveled by fire


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com The site of the November 2012 slayings of Sue Day and her daughter Sherry Folts burned to the ground early Monday. The abandoned mobile homes where the victims and their slayer Tony Day lived were leveled by a fire that started in a corner of one of the […]

County basketball squads prepare for tourneys and tough games

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers Kalani French dribbles the ball down court while surveying the Lady Wolverines defense Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers lost to Texico 58-17. The Lady Rattlers’  and Rattlers’  next game will be on Dec. 18 against Dexter at Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Logan and San Jon are preparing this week for weekend basketball tournament action while Tucumcari has a week to prepare for Dexter. The Logan Longhorns (2-0) won the American Heritage Classic basketball tournament Saturday in Melrose (Logan 71, Melrose 60) but now have a short week to prepare to […]

Caprock Wind Farm owner plans solar plant

Infigen, an Australian company, plans to install solar power generation  plant next to its  Caprock Wind Farm near San Jon.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The owner of San Jon’s Caprock Wind Farm plans to add some solar generating units to the wind energy complex, starting some time in 2016. A representative of Infigen, the Australian company that owns the Caprock Wind Farm, and a bond attorney, on Monday requested authorization from the Quay […]

Tucumcari firefighters extinguish two blazes in city

Tucumcari Volunteer Firefighters work Monday night to extinguish a fire that destroyed a shed behind a vacant house on the 600 block of South Eighth Street, Tucumcari.

QCS Staff Tucumcari Fire Department firefighters extinguished two fires on Friday and Monday evenings in different parts of the city. A fire of suspicious origin struck a shed behind an abandoned home Monday evening in the 600 block of South Eighth Street. Only the shed was damaged, Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Scot Jaynes said. Firefighters […]