Riders benefit from bronc riding school

QCS photo: Thomas Garcia
More than 200 bronc horses were ridden by 30 students during the Taos Muncy and Cody Taton Bronc Riding School Friday-Sunday at the Quay County fairgrounds.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Bronc riders with the Mesalanads Community College and from schools across the country benefited from the Taos Muncy and Cody Taton Bronc Riding School held last weekend at the Quay County rodeo arena. The bronc riding school was very well received by the community and those who participated in […]

A silver lining in Rattlers 21-20 loss to Wolverines


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a 21-20 homecoming loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night the Tucumcari Rattlers played with heart and had their best game so far this season, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. “We grew up a lot on that field tonight,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the team still had some mistakes, […]

Mesalands hosts intercollegiate rodeo competition


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team finished with a fourth place men’s team and a bull riding championship as it hosted its sixth annual intercollegiate rodeo competition for the Grand Canyon Region last weekend at the Quay County Fairgrounds. “The Sixth Annual Mesalands Rodeo was a huge success, and I […]

Farmers urged to help preserve prairie chicken


QCS Staff New Mexico’s Game and Fish Department Director Jim Lane urged farmers and ranchers Monday to sign on to a five-state cooperative effort to help preserve the lesser prairie chicken before federal regulators impose stricter guidelines that may not work as well. Lane was the featured speaker at a dinner Monday in Tucumcari sponsored […]

Powers reinstated as Tucumcari city manager


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission reinstated Doug Powers to the city manager’s job Thursday before a standing-room-only crowd, most of whom cheered when the vote to reinstate Powers was made final. Like the vote to fire Powers taken on Sept. 26, the commission’s vote to reinstate Powers was 3-2. Commissioners […]

Opinion split on wastewater issues’ urgency


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment plant is facing issues, but there are questions about whether the treatment plant’s problems are greater or more urgent than those of other city departments. Michael Rivera, interim supervisor of the wastewater plant, told Tucumcari City Commissioners on Sept. 26 that the plant was underfunded, understaffed […]

Event explores new thinking on farming, manufacturing


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Robert Falco has had manure on his mind lately, along with other waste materials. As the director of the Institute for Energy Resourcefulness, however, his thinking about all this waste is along the lines of resources. Manure and dairy processing wastes, he said, plus minimal amounts of water could […]

Fired Up event draws international visitor


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari MainStreet’s third annual Fired Up, drew an international tourist who came to Tucumcari specifically for the event, said Mark Lake, MainStreet director. Lake said one of the main goals of the event is to promote the residents pride in the city and bring them together to celebrate. He said […]

Thomas: Keep trying, even if it seems hopeless


I was making a breakfast burrito the other morning and much like the times when I make a sandwich, it didn’t come out quite as good as when one was made by someone else. I don’t think I’m alone when it comes to this situation, at least I hope I’m not the only par level […]

Tucumcari Commission votes to fire city manager Powers

Doug Powers

    The Tucumcari City Commission voted 3-2 to fire City Manager Doug Powers at Thursday night’s regular meeting. The surprise move came at the end of the commission’s regular meeting. Commissioners Jimmy Sandoval, Ernie Dominguez and Dora Salinas-McTigue voted to dismiss Powers. Commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Mayor Amiel Curnutt voted against the move. The […]