2014: The year in review


Here are the top Quay County Sun stories of 2014 (click on the the titles below to see stories. Click on “Go to Top” after each story to return to the title list): Tony Day sentenced Rain brings benefits Copter crash Hampton Inn fire Election results Ute Lake Tucumcari Commission changes Special election,emergency dispatch services […]

Q&A: Roch says Common Core helps students

State Rep. Dennis Roch (R-Logan) also serves as superintendent of Logan Municipal Schools. With these two roles, Roch is uniquely qualified to speak out on educational policy in New Mexico.  We asked Rep. Roch five questions about state educational policy.  Here are the questions and his responses: Q. The state of New Mexico has adopted […]

Pastor ‘walking his talk’ all across the nation

The Rev. Walter “Chick” McGill walks along
old Route 66 just west of San Jon Friday as
he makes his way on foot from Kill Devil
Hills, North Carolina, to Santa Monica,

QCS Staff A 68-year old Vietnam veteran from North Carolina is trying to be the first to carry the American Flag from ‘sea to shining sea,’ while attempting to start a grass roots movement of community involvement by the people. “My goal is to inspire people to get out and be actively involved with their […]

Rattlers in tournament play Longhorns in single game action

Lady Rattlers Melissa Gardea shots a layup after
beating two Lady Demon defenders on the baseline
during Saturday night’s 49-38 loss to Dexter.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County schools are on winter break, but some area high school basketball teams will be in single game action and tournament play over the vacation period. The Tucumcari Rattlers (8-2) will be competing on Monday at the Citizens Bank tournament at Texico. “Its going to be a good […]

Tucumcari pins down big success in wrestling tourney

Tucumcari Rattlers Paul Lucero wrestles against Jerry Rodriguez of Dumas,
Texas while being cheered on by the Lady Rattlers cheerleaders during
Saturday’s wrestling tournament at the Snake Pit. Lucero finished fourth in the
132 pound division.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers hosted 10 powerful New Mexico and Texas Panhandle wrestling teams at the Snake Pit Saturday for its annual tournament. The competition included 6A Cleveland from Rio Rancho, 5A schools Goddard and Roswell High from Roswell, and stout competition from the Texas Panhandle. Rattler head wrestling coach […]

Q&A: EPCOG providing more services to communities


Sandy Chancey is executive director of Eastern Plains Council of Governments. We asked her about changes in the association of county and municipal governments that includes public entities in Curry,De Baca, Quay and Roosevelt counties. Question: How has EPCOG’s role changed over the past two or three years? Chancey: EPCOG’s role has changed considerably. There […]

Logan third-grade teacher named educator of year

Courtesy Photo:
Melissa Gustin Roberts, is flanked by Cheryl Butterfield (left), northern director, New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom; Traci Curry, the program’s southern director; and Mike White, farm and livestock bureau president.

QCS Staff Melissa Gustin Roberts, a third grade teacher in the Logan School District, has been named Educator of the Year by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, the bureau announced in a news release. The award recognizes educators who excel in teaching students about the role agriculture plays in their lives, the news […]

Motorcycle riders deliver food, toys to Ministry of Hope

Santa Claus (Larry McClure) places a sack of donated
clothing into a shopping cart Saturday at the
Ministry of Hope. Don Daniels (left) carries another
sack that was collected by the American Legion
Riders Chapter 15 and the Eagles 3526 Riders and donated to the MOH.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The American Legion Riders Chapter 15 and the Eagles 3526 Riders made their fifth annual food and toy run on Saturday delivering 716 pounds of food and 178 pounds of clothing to the Ministry of Hope In Tucumcari. “Without the help of organizations like the Legion and Eagles riders, […]

Mesalands students present research in North Carolina

Courtesy Photo:
Mesalands Students Sanda Garrett, Nikki Vazquez and
Stephen Smith presented their research at the Fall 2014 Colloquium in North Carolina.

Special to QCS Three students from Mesalands Community College recently presented at the Community College Undergraduate Initiative Fall 2014 Colloquium at Gaston College in Charlotte, North Carolina. This event was  co-hosted with Bio-Link and funded by the National Science Foundation’s Advanced Technological Education program that focuses on improving the education of technicians, who work in […]

Rattlers, Coyotes to play at home, Logan attends Clayton tourney

Tucumcari Lady Rattlers work on their defensive assignments and anticipating
the pass during Monday night’s practice. The Lady Rattlers and Rattlers will
host the Dexter Demons Thursday at the Snake Pit.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari and San Jon boys and girls basketball teams will be in single game competition at home this week while Logan will be competing in the Orange and Black Classic tournament at Clayton. The Tucumcari Rattlers (6-2) and Lady Rattlers (2-3) will host the Dexter Demons on Thursday at […]