Rattlers wrestling team prepares for Saint Michael’s tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Wrestlers perform a battle ropes drill Monday during wrestling practice.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team were at full pace Monday working on conditioning and technique to prepare for the Al Salazar tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “We are expecting to see 10 of the top schools at this event, said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. “The guys are fully […]

Rainfall in 2013 provides some relief

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com Quay County rainfall for 2013 measured nearly two-thirds the amount in a normal year, which provided some relief from drought conditions. National Weather Service information, however, shows that drought conditions are still serious in the county and surrounding areas. Despite the four to five inches of rain that […]

New bridge over Canadian River to be built in 2017

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The construction of the Canadian River bridge south of Logan would use a cantilever technique similar to the one seen in this photo, according to NMDOT officials.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com A new bridge over the Canadian River on U.S. 54 south of Logan will be built in 2017 and 2018 about 100 feet east of the existing structure, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation officials. Cost of the bridge will be about $20 million in federal highway […]

Oklahoma couple issued Quay County’s first same-sex marriage license

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Pam Workman and Lisa Harvey of Oklahoma City, Okla., applied for and received the first same-sex marriage license issued in Quay County. The couple received their license Thursday, said Georgia Lujan, deputy county clerk. Workman said Harvey asked her to marry in July. They had planned to marry […]

Political controversy, water issues mark year

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C2HM Hill employees work at the bottom of the intake structure shaft near the 9-foot-tall water cans that will house pumping equipment.

QCS Staff The top story of 2013 began with a surprise vote on Sept. 26 to fire a city manager and has escalated into a recall election scheduled for Thursday against two of the three city commissioners who voted to oust the city’s chief executive. A proposed racetrack-casino, the wreckage of the Sands Dorsey Building […]

Hospital tax to continue as usual

Quay County Deputy Clerk Georgia Lujan has applied postage to letters that will be mailed to business owners to notify them the gross receipt tax rate will not change.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com Quay County’s special gross receipts tax that raises about $200,000 to operate the Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital will continue as usual after Jan. 1. That’s good news for Quay County Commissioners and County Attorney Warren Frost. It will, however, cause a little pain for the state […]

Tucumcari man arrested in Arkansas after nationwide manhunt

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A Tucumcari man with a record of violent crimes and running from the law has again been apprehended after allegedly committing two felonies in Tucumcari last September and hitting the road again. Nikko Nathan, 24, of Tucumcari has been formally charged with aggravated battery and with possession of a […]

Churches combine choirs for Christmas performance

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Sopranos and altos sing out on Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus.” Front row from left: Fran Tollett, Jacklyn Gonzales, Jessica Braziel; middle row from left: Janet Griffiths, Betty Ragan, Amy Pospichal; Back row from left: Kenna McKenzie-Young, Olana Romero and Amber McClure.

QCS Staff The combined choirs of the Center Street United Methodist Church and Presbyterian Church of Tucumcari presented their annual Christmas Cantata on Friday at the Methodist church sanctuary. The 32-voice choir under the direction of Harold Sloan, choir director for the Methodist church, sang selections from A Musical Christmas, created and arranged by Tom […]

Two arrested on drug trafficking charges

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Tucumcari woman and Albuquerque man were arrested and charged with drug trafficking after Tucumcari police said they seized more than an ounce of methamphetamine from their hotel room. Crystal Lynn Cochran, 26, of Tucumcari and Adrian Lawrence Bogdan, 26 of Albuquerque were arrested at 2 p.m. Wednesday at their […]

Project leaders: Ute lake intake structure could be completed by July

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Ute Lake intake construction project is on schedule with about half of the $14 million allocated to the project spent, Construction Manager Alan Ortega of Occam Engineering reported Wednesday at a public progress report session in Logan. Project leaders believe the structure will be completed by July, Ortega […]