He pulled over the wrong vehicle

J Shelton

  QCS Staff If you’re going to pretend you’re a police officer, the worst thing you can do is pull over a couple of law enforcement agents. John Shelton, 26, of Logan did just that on  Wednesday, according to New Mexico State Police. On Wednesday afternoon, he was in jail facing charges of impersonating a police […]

Love’s Travel Stop manager vows to kiss pig

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
"Not on the first date," seems to be the response Dewayne Juarez, general manager of the Love's Travel Stop, Tucumcari, is getting to his friendly gesture to a hog.  Juarez has promised to kiss a pig in public, if his staff can double last year's donations to the Children's Miracle Network, Love's chosen charity, this year.

QCS Staff The manager of Love’s Travel Stop in Tucumari, Dewayne Juarez has vowed to double donations his store contributes to the Children’s Miracle Network, the charity that Love’s has adopted for its fundraising efforts. In fact, if his team succeeds, he has vowed to kiss a pig. In public. In front of Love’s Travel […]

More than 400 Tucumcari grads roll in for Rattler Reunion


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The motto of Tucumcari High School’s Class of ’83 was “Let the Good Times Roll.” Thirty years later, good times rolled once more as the 1983 grads returned to organize the 2013 Rattler Reunion. The reunion events, the luncheons, mixers, golf tournament, and parade, culminated Saturday night with the […]

Teacher returns to address reunion luncheon


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor At 22, Leon Cooper began his professional life as a science teacher to seventh graders in Tucumcari. He taught there for seven years. Now 83, Cooper returned to address the Golden Luncheon of the Rattler Reunion Saturday after a lifetime of science and engineering at the highest levels, writing […]

Six middle school students attend youth conference


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Six Tucumcari Middle School students developed and enhanced their leadership skills at the Junior National Young Leadership Conference held during June and July in Washington D.C. Their seventh grade math teacher, Bobbie Sandoval, nominated the six students who attended different session dates of the conference. “Through the conference activities, […]

Home visitation program launches


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor As a first step in improving Quay County’s last-place position among New Mexico counties in child well-being, a home visitation program now offers assistance to parents-to-be and parents of children up to age 3 who want help and advice to keep children healthy and safe and prepare them for […]

Water authority committed to completing intake structure

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
Ute Lake Project officials said a controlled underwater blast at the site of Phase I on Friday killed an unknown number of fish at the lake.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority remains resolute in its plans to complete the intake structure at Ute Lake despite a projected water shortage before the project’s completion, pending litigation with the Village of Logan and continued loss of Ute Lake water due to evaporation and lack of inflow […]

Local student participates in leadership forum


Special to QCS H.D. McClure, 15, a student at Mesalands Community College and Tucumcari High School, participated in the National Youth Leadership Forum on Law (NYFL) and Crime Scene Investigation (CSI), in Washington, D.C., July 16-21. McClure was one of 487 high school students from across the U.S. who were selected to take part in […]

Cowboy singer performs in Tucumcari

QCS photo: Steven Hansen
Steve Cormier performs for a capacity crowd at the North American Wind Research and Training Center at Mesalands Community College.

Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor When Steve Cormier sings a cowboy song, you can hear more than a seasoned folk voice and smooth guitar picking. His performance reflects deep from both hands-on experience and thorough academic examination of history, especially ranching history. Cormier performed before an appreciative capacity crowd in the 75-seat lecture hall of […]

Commissioner: Speed limit requirements unreasonable

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
Quay County officials have limited ability to set speed limits on county roads that border on homes, like this stretch of County Road 64.5 east of Tucumcari.  State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Texico) said the state law that requires expensive studies and state approval for speed limit changes on county roads should be re-examined.

Steve Hansen QCSun Managing Editor Under New Mexico state law, a county government cannot set speed limits on a county road without conducting expensive engineering surveys, traffic investigations, and getting the approval of the state transportation commission. Quay County Commissioner Sue Dowell thinks the requirements are unreasonable, and recently got some support for that view […]