Day home, slaying scene, leveled by fire


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor 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 […]

Sen. Woods expects easier time for conservative bills

Sen. Pat Woods

State Sen. Pat Woods has spent most of his life working his family’s 100-plus year old dryland farm in Broadview, the same land his great great grandfather homesteaded in 1908. Woods has served as the District 7 senator for the past two years. The district includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. With the Jan. 20 […]

Rattler wrestlers will begin their season at Amarillo tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Xavier Garcia (center) works on a take-down maneuver with Zach Martinez during Monday’s practice to prepare for the Rattlers’ first tournament Friday at Randall High School in Amarillo, Texas.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team will compete in their first tournament of the year  Friday at Randall High School at Amarillo. “This tournament will feature some of the toughest schools from the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head wrestling coach. Encinias said this year’s […]

Foster parent facing child molestation charges

Manuel Preciado

QCS Staff A Tucumcari foster parent is facing five felony charges, accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old male, according to a state police press release. State police arrested Manuel Preciado 64, of Tucumcari, on Monday.  Preciado was a treatment foster parent employed by Turquoise Health and Wellness in Tucumcari. Preciado has been charged with kidnapping, […]

Thanksgiving food drive successful

Pictured with nearly 1,600 items collected in FCCLA’s Thanksgiving Food Drive are FCCLA officers  Isaac Arias (left), Nadia-Ranae Lujan, Maria Apodaca,  Gabby Gray, and Natalia Gutierrez.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Middle School FCCLA has just finished its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting items from Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari Elementary School for the Ministry of Hope, a local charity. While elementary school officials did not count the items collected there, the middle school collected nearly 1,600 items, which Ministry of Hope […]

TES students make cards to cheer wounded

Tucumcari Elementary students hold up holiday cards they made for military service members.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Kindergarten students at the Tucumcari Elementary School sent letters to military service members who are currently undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. to bring them a bit of holiday cheer. The students were excited about the idea of writing and mailing letters […]

Logan Longhorns lose state championship to Melrose

Courtesy Photo: Joshua Lucero.
Longhorn juniors Michael Estrada, left, and Kohl Ciemny, right, take down Melrose freshman Cade Barnard during the Longhorns championship game against the Melrose Buffaloes Saturday afternoon at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]