THS graduates move on to next chapter

Soon to be graduates Merissa Cooper and Maria Chavez sit down to relax for a few moments and share a laugh Friday at the Snake Pit as they await the start of the commencement ceremonies.

  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Anxious, nervous and excited. Those were the emotions the 55 graduates of Tucumcari High School shared during Friday’s night commencement ceremony before family and friends at the Snake Pit. “It hasn’t even hit me yet that I’m about to be one of the first to walk out for  […]

Tucumcari VFW Post conducts memorial services

Mucio Lopez places a poppy in front of the wreath honoring fallen veterans Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery.  The ceremony was conducted by Tucumcari VFW Post 2528.

  QCS Staff A solemn ceremony Monday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery honored fallen veterans. The ceremony was conducted by the Delfido Gonzales Chapter 2528 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Ron Wilmot, who represents U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan (D-New Mexico), read a statement from Lujan that said the ceremony this year was […]

Logan honors fallen veterans

Over 150 residents gathered on Monday at Logan Cemetery to take part in the Memorial Day ceremony.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Over 150 Quay County residents attended the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Logan Cemetery, where the memories of 15 recently departed local veterans and other local veterans were honored, along with the sacrifices of all veterans, active duty, prisoners of war and missing in action to date. […]

Tucumcari High School seniors paint the mountain

Brandy Olivas and Joseph Otero make their way up the T on Tucumcari Mountain.

QCS Staff Just about all of Tucumcari High School’s  2014 graduating class gathered near the top of Tucumcari Mountain to put a new coat of lime-and-water whitewash on the T on May 21. They rode up to the T in four-wheel drive vehicles, many driven by parent volunteers, for a day of climbing up and […]

Thunderbird demonstrations highlight Cannon air show

The Thunderbirds start a signature maneuver Saturday during the Open House at Cannon Air Force Base near Clovis.

QCS Staff Cannon Air Force Base entertained thousands of guests who came in from as far away as Oklahoma Saturday and Sunday for its annual Open House. Shows by the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s precision flight squadron, highlighted events on both days.  In addition, visitors saw demonstrations by the Wings of Blue […]

Q&A: Candidates for Quay County Sherriff sound off


    QCS Staff   The following is a Q&A with the eight candidates running for the Quay County Sherriff’s Office.   Editor’s Note: The Candidates are listed in ballot order.   Frankie Gutierrez   Q. What would you do to solicit and act on more community input on Sheriff  Department policy and operations? A: […]

Mesalands’ graduates encouraged to continue to soar

After receiving their degrees, certificates and diplomas from Mesalands College Board of Trustee’s Chairman J. Bronson Moore, the  2014 graduating class of Mesalands Community College turns to the audience and are applauded for their achievement.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Mesalands Community College’s President Thomas Newsom urged Mesalands’ 2014 graduates to take pride in their associate’s degrees, certificates and General Education Diplomas and continue to pursue new achievements and goals and reach and surpass their potential. In all, 35 associates, 35 certificates and 19 GED graduates walked across the […]

Logan High’s graduates earn $360,000 in scholarships

Valedictorian James Egerton addresses classmates and community at Logan High School’s graduation ceremony.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Logan High School’s 17 graduates for 2014 walked away with more than $360,000 in scholarships, as well as the diplomas they received in cermonies Saturday in the Logan High School gym. Anna Hibner, the school’s registrar announced long lists of scholarships won by the graduates as they head for […]

San Jon celebrates 2014 graduates


QCS Staff Seven San Jon High School seniors received diplomas at graduation ceremonies Friday. The ceremony was held in the San Jon High gymnasium as community members watched. Valedictorian Charlotte Young praised her classmates for perseverance and talked about overcoming some recent struggles of her own. She said her classmates taught her to “laugh when […]

One man taken into custody after a fight with two Tucumcari residents involving a gun

QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia
New Mexico State Police Officers stand guard outside of an ambulance that is transporting a man who was taken into custody by Tucumcari Police officers Friday evening. The man was involved in an altercation with two local motel employees that involved a handgun.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A local man has been charged with two counts of felony aggravated assault after apparently shooting at two employees of the Best Western Discovery Inn Friday afternoon, said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. John Blackmon, 23, of Tucumcari, was charged Monday in Quay County Magistrate Court on two fourth-degree […]