Middle school students to compete at FCCLA district event


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Tucumcari Middle School students will advocate for parental diligence to combat the dangers of video game and television violence for teens at Saturday’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) district competition in Clovis. “We have chosen to demonstrate how teens are being over-exposed to violent content in […]

Tucumcari High School culinary students get hands-on learning


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari High School’s Culinary Arts classroom, which looks for all the world like a commercial kitchen, adds a new dimension to chef Danny Hernandez’s “Chef on Demand” tour of regional high schools for the A’Viands/ Summit Foods Co. Summit Foods provides meals under contract for Tucumcari Schools and Hernandez’s […]

Longhorns split wins with the visiting Red Devils


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Longhorns split wins Friday night with the visiting Springer Red Devils. The (15-3) Lady Longhorns’ fast-paced game play and constant attacking of the ball on defense, combined with the Lady Red Devils short bench, resulted in the 53-37 win for Logan Friday night. “We had silly fouls […]

Rattlers win one, lose one against Ft. Sumner


  Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattler boys basketball team won Thursday night while the Lady Rattlers lost against Fort Sumner teams at the Snake Pit. The (9-9) Rattler boys took advantage of turnovers to stay ahead of the (9-8) Ft. Sumner Foxes for a 75-63 win Thursday night at the Snake Pit […]

Tucumcari High cheerleaders win grand champion award


The Tucumcari High School cheerleading squad won a grand champion award among all-girl squads competing in the Clovis Invitational Cheer meet at Clovis High School Saturday.  Coach Rebekah Jimenez said the Tucumcari squad beat out six other schools with all-girl cheer teams to win the honor.  In addition, THS junior Aby Jimenez won individual high […]

Tucumcari Rattlers continue to their preparations for district play


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers are expecting a tough game against the Fort Sumner Foxes Thursday at the Snake Pit. “We expect them to come here ready to play. If we don’t show up with that same mentality then its going to be a long night,” said John Span, Rattlers head […]

Young wrestlers step it up


QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments, gaining more mat time that head coach Eddie Encinias says will help them prepare for district competition. “We had six of nine underclassmen place at the Amarillo High tournament Thursday in Amarillo,” Encinias said The Rattlers traveled to Pecos on Saturday and had […]

Legislature: Workshop aims to turn education advocates into citizen lobbyists


Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Lobbyists for Santa Fe Public Schools told a group of teachers and potential education activists Saturday that the school district’s […]

EPAC tournament results


QCS Staff Here is how Quay County’s basketball teams fared at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference (EPAC) tournament last week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games were played at Melrose. Friday and Saturday rounds were played at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Stadium in Portales. Logan’s Lady Longhorns placed third in the tourney Saturday with a […]

Wildlife official: Tucumcari Lake underused resource

QCS photo: Steve Hansen
This pool of water is the only area of Tucumcari Lake that retains water after years of drought.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari Lake may technically be only a drainage pond, but until recently, it had been a part of the city’s landscape — and one of the city’s attractions — for generations. A 1992 entry on USA Today’s website on Tucumcari reads, “The 770-acre Tucumcari State Wildlife Area offers year-round […]