Hollywood comes to Tucumcari

Actor Chris Pine waits patiently in a car with co-star
Ben Foster to begin filming a scene for the movie
“Comancheria,” Monday morning in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Scenes of the upcoming movie “Comancheria,” starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine and Ben Foster were filmed Monday in Tucumcari, bringing revenue and national attention into the city — but the filming of them also created some mixed reactions from area officials, offices and businesses. “This was an excellent opportunity […]

2015 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule


The following is a schedule of times and events for the third annual Rockabilly on the Route Thursday-Sunday in Tucumcari. Thursday • Welcome to Tucumcari: Noon- 4 p.m., Tucumcari Convention Center • Happy Hour Hootenanny: 5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Tri Star Bar with live music Mr. Bonetangles and the Trubanauts / Old Skool Puppetry […]

Local man arrested after police pursuit

Xcel Energy crews work to replace a power pole that was broken by the vehicle on the right that was being pursued by Tucumcari Police Oofficers Wednesday night in Tucumcari.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com A local man was arrested Wednesday night following a Tucumcari police chase that ended in a crash and a downed power pole. Santiago Romero, 20, is charged with aggravated driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor, aggravated fleeing a law enforcement officer, criminal damage to property over $1,000, […]

Logan holds two graduations

The graduates of Logan High School begin to toss their caps in the air as part of a time-honored
tradition at the end of Saturday’s commencement ceremony in Logan.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The were two commencement ceremonies held on Saturday at Logan High School, the first was for the online course featuring the largest graduating class in program history. Having 14 graduates earn their diplomas is a testament to how successful the program has been since its start four and a half […]

Graduates bid farewell to THS

Benjamin Carlos Aragon looks for his family in the crowd as
Brandon Thomas Aragon reflects silently on the diploma he
received at Friday’s graduation.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Valedictorian, salutatorian, state champions, pretty much the entire class of 2015 — along with everyone else in attendance — cheered as Principal Nicole Bright-Leslie called out Nathaniel Richard Lopez-Martinez’s name to receive his diploma Friday during the Tucumcari High School graduation at the Snake Pit. Lopez-Martinez, is not all that […]

Students, teachers honor TMS’ retiring principal

Roberta Segura sits with
students and staff during
a slide show the prepared
in honor of her
retirement as princapal
of Tucumcari Middle

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the students, faculty and staff of Tucumcari Middle School, the May 20 awards assembly marked more than the end of the year. It was the final assembly Roberta Segura would officiate as the school’s principal. “We love you, Mrs. Segura!” was the chant heard from the students as Segura […]

Mesalands holds spring graduation

Mesalands Community College's President Thomas Newsom presents Tonie Martinez's posthumous associates degree to her daughter Mandi Martinez, grandson Marvin Reese and son Josh Martinez during Friday night's graduation.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s student speaker Cynthia Anaya encouraged the 37 fellow students to use the accomplishment of graduating as the fuel to drive them towards their grand ambition. Mesalands President Dr. Thomas Newsroom introduced Anaya as the student speaker for Friday’s commencement ceremony at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Newsom […]

Kodiak Fresh Produce ceases operations in Tucumcari

The gates are padlocked and the doors are shut at
the warehouse that once housed the Kodiak Fresh
Produce in Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Kodiak Fresh Produce outlet in Tucumcari closed its doors on May 12 leaving the city with another vacant building and the loss of 25 jobs. “As of today, Kodiak’s doors are closed but the company is working with the city manager to open a farmers market in the next […]

Tucumcari man injured in a house fire

Firefighters battle a fire at a residence on the 600 block of East Smith Avenue. It is not know at this times if the residents were inside the residence when the fire start. No official reports of injuries have been released.

Staff Report A Tucumcari resident was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital with burn injuries sustained Wednesday in a house fire on the 600 block of East Smith Avenue in Tucumcari. At 1:15 p.m., firefighters responded to a two-story building on fire on the 600 block of East Smith Avenue, said Fire Chief Shane […]

Mesalands’, San Jon’s graduations set for Friday

Kimberly Hannah, left, Mesalands Public Relations Director, helps Cythina Anaya fine tune her student
commencement speech she will deliver during Friday’s graduation ceremony.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Among the 38 certificates and degrees handed out on Friday at Mesalands Community College’s commencement ceremonies will be a posthumous Business Administration associcates degree to the family of Tonie Martinez. Martinez died in a single-car accident on Nov. 1, 2014 on State Highway 469 near Logan. Martinez had enrolled […]