Tucumcari Volleyball Invitational Begins


QCS Staff   The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and seven other squads from across the state are competing in a two-day volleyball tournament at Tucumcari High School’s Snake Pit. The Tucumcari Rattler Invitational pool play kicked off on Thursday morning with teams competing two-set competition to determine seeding. “The girls are doing great.  We had some […]

Cross country schedule


The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers Cross Country Schedule: • Thursday — at Lovington, 3 p.m. • Sept. 14 — at ATC Invite Santa Fe, 9 a.m. • Sept. 27 — at Bobcat Invite Hagerman, 3 p.m. • Oct. 5 — at Mesalands Fun Run Tucumcari, 9 a.m. • Oct. 12 — at NMMI Invite […]

Quay teams prepare for second week of season


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County school football teams are preparing for their second week of action. All games are at home and teams are looking to strengthen the areas needing improvement that showed during their season openers on the road. “We are a young team, though we need to be able to […]

Volleyball schedule

QCS Photos: Thomas Garcia
The kill from Lady Rattlers Brandy Olivas slips through the hands of the Pecos Lady Panthers blocker during the Lady Rattlers home opener against Pecos. The Lady Rattlers won the match in 5 sets.

The following are the current Quay County volleyball team’s standings and schedules. (3-1) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers 2A District 4 Thursday — at Tucumcari Invite Mora, TBA Mosquero, noon Friday — Mosquero, noon Sept. 14 — San Jon, 2 p.m. Sept. 17 — East Mountain, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21 — Dexter, 3 p.m. Sept. 26 — […]

Pair face felony drug charges after apartment search


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New Mexico State Police arrested one Tucumcari resident and are searching for a second in connection to apparent methamphetamine manufacturing in their apartment. Sara Mack, 32, and  Tyler Carpenter, 22,  are both charged with five felony counts, including  trafficking controlled substance by manufacture, tampering with evidence, conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, […]

Action plan submitted on Sands Dorsey demolition

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
The Sands Dorsey building continues to lie in ruins after a fires in 2007 and 2012 gutted the structure in Tucumcari's downtown. Tucumcari officials hope the filing of a demolition plan with the state environmental department may accelerate the building's demolition and disposal.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor An action plan and environmental assessment addressing what remains of the Sands Dorsey Building gutted by fires in 2007 and 2012 has been sent to an environmental enforcement officer in the New Mexico Environment Department. The plan, which was sent to Paul Martinez, an enforcement officer in NMED’s solid […]

Dead catfish washing up on lakeshore

Courtesy Photo: T.J. Smith
Logan/Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce president T.J. Smith encountered these three children of campers at Ute Lake preparing to bury a dead catfish that had washed up on shore. Smith said he observed more than 40 dead fish that washed up on shores near the dam on Saturday and Sunday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Dead catfish have washed up on the shores of Ute Lake a week after 900 fish were killed by an underwater blast for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Utility Authority’s pipeline project. “We had fishermen coming into the shop and asking us why the fish were dead and […]

Mesalands offers online wind classes to Vaughn

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Mesalands Community College directors and administrators join Vaughn Schools administrators and students to sign an agreement offering Mesalands wind energy technology classes to Vaughn High School students online for dual credit.

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College will offer Wind Energy Technology classes online to Vaughn High School students on a dual-credit basis. Participating students will receive both high school and college credit for these courses. Administrators from Mesalands visited Vaughn High School last week to finalize the agreement and to meet with school administrators, teachers, […]

K-Bob’s joins Chamber

QCS photos: Thomas Garcia
Laronda Ciciarelli, the new K-Bob’s general manager gives the chamber members and public a tour of the newly remodeled restaurant including the new food counter room.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce welcomed its newest member, K-Bob’s Steak House, Monday with a ribbon cutting ceremony. “We are happy to be a part of the chamber and look forward to serving and growing with the community,” said Laronda Ciciarelli, the new K-Bob’s general manager. Members of […]

Luján promotes Farm Bill, blasts GOP

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

QCS Staff U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) promoted the pending Farm Bill, including full funding for the food stamp program, and blasted the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives in an interview Wednesday with the Quay County Sun. He also said New Mexico should view its recent last-place finish in child well-being measures “with alarm.” […]