Local smith wins world honors


Steve Hansen QCS Managng Editor Jim Keith started shoeing horses when he was 15 because he rode them. He didn’t know there were people who would shoe a horse for you. Then he became one of those people he did not know existed when he was 15. In fact, one of the best. Keith, a […]

Interim rodeo coach hired


QCS Staff Two days after Mesalands Community College held their fall registration rush, officials announced they have hired an interim intercollegiate rodeo coach and an assistant rodeo coach to lead the team in as they prepare to start their 2013 season on Sept. 20 at Tsaile, Ariz. Mesalands President Dr. Thomas W. Newsom approved the […]

Commission authorizes pursuit of road grants


QCS Staff The Quay County Commission on Monday authorized county road officials to pursue grants that could finance over $500,000 in county road improvements. The projects were divided into three groups by state funding source. In one group were projects to be funded by state grant money reserved for arterial roads. Included were improvements to […]

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 […]