Storm blankets county with 8 inches of snow

Yolanda (left) and Sara Aragon, Tucumcari, put finishing touches
on a snowman yearning for the tropics Saturday after seven to eight inches of snow fell on Quay County.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County awoke Saturday morning to thick snow, six to eight inches, and responded with snow shovels, slow driving, and having some fun. Tucumcari  and House received seven to eight inches of snow each and Logan stacked up six to seven inches, Jason Frazier, a National Weather Service meteorologist […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced to 19 years for possession

Donna Romero makes a
statement in Tenth
District Court on Dec. 24
before receiving a 19-
year prison sentence for
methamphetamine possession.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A major contributor to the Tucumcari area’s drug problems has received a 19-year prison sentence  in Tenth District Court, according to Tim Rose, 10th District attorney. Donna Romero, who was convicted by a jury in October for the third time in 10 years, received an 18-year sentence on Dec. […]

EPAC highlights basketball action

CMI Photo: Tony Bullocks.
Texico Wolverine's Jonah Tuls is defended by Tucumcari's Daniel Lopez and Zedric Hendren Green during Saturday night's championship game of the Citizen Bank Tournament at Texico. The Rattlers beat the Wolverines 71-61.

    By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer All Quay County high school basketball teams will be in action this week. The Longhorns and Coyotes will be playing in the EPAC tournament in Melrose while the Rattlers are preparing to host Santa Fe Prep Saturday at the Snake Pit in Tucumcari. The Rattlers 11-2 and […]

2014: The year in review


Here are the top Quay County Sun stories of 2014 (click on the the titles below to see stories. Click on “Go to Top” after each story to return to the title list): Tony Day sentenced Rain brings benefits Copter crash Hampton Inn fire Election results Ute Lake Tucumcari Commission changes Special election,emergency dispatch services […]

Q&A: Roch says Common Core helps students

State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) also serves as superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools. With these two roles, Roch is uniquely qualified to speak out on educational policy in New Mexico.  We asked Rep. Roch five questions about state educational policy.  Here are the questions and his responses: Q. The state of New Mexico has adopted […]

Pastor ‘walking his talk’ all across the nation

The Rev. Walter “Chick” McGill walks along
old Route 66 just west of San Jon Friday as
he makes his way on foot from Kill Devil
Hills, North Carolina, to Santa Monica,

QCS Staff A 68-year old Vietnam veteran from North Carolina is trying to be the first to carry the American Flag from ‘sea to shining sea,’ while attempting to start a grass roots movement of community involvement by the people. “My goal is to inspire people to get out and be actively involved with their […]

Rattlers in tournament play Longhorns in single game action

Lady Rattlers Melissa Gardea shots a layup after
beating two Lady Demon defenders on the baseline
during Saturday night’s 49-38 loss to Dexter.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County schools are on winter break, but some area high school basketball teams will be in single game action and tournament play over the vacation period. The Tucumcari Rattlers (8-2) will be competing on Monday at the Citizens Bank tournament at Texico. “Its going to be a good […]

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 […]