Volunteers fill food sacks for kids

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Ruth Ann Litchfield, Tucumcari’s mayor pro tem; city commissioner Amy Gutierrez and Jared Langenegger, coordinator of Blessings in a Backpack for Tucumcari, load sacks full of good food Wednesday that can help kids who may not otherwise have nutritious food on weekends.

QCS Staff Community leaders joined volunteers of all ages, including high school and junior high students Wednesday evening to fill cloth bags with food for elementary school children for the Blessings in a Backpack program. Jared Langenegger, who organized the volunteer effort said that Wednesday’s efforts filled 170 bags with nutritious foods that included instant […]

Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering honors Western heritage

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Randy Mackey sings one of his original songs with help from “Rodeo Kate” Howell-Chapman, who shared the stage with several performers Saturday at the Cowboy Gathering in Nara Visa.

QCS Staff Nara Visa hosted another easy-going roundup of cowboy singers and poets Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the annual Cowboy Gathering. A total of 77 persons, not including the 27 performing acts, attended the concerts and 120 persons lined up for the annual chuck wagon steak dinner prepared again this year by Rhett Cauble […]

Tucumcari, Logan prepare for homecoming contests

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Logan Longhorns wide receiver Broc Horn crosses the goal line after catching a pass from quarterback Wyatt Strand during Friday night’s 47-38 win over the Melrose Buffaloes.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (0-4) Tucumcari Rattlers look for their first win while the (4-0) Logan Longhorns seek to remain perfect in both of their homecoming games and the (3-1) Grady San Jon Coyotes host Clovis Christian in week five of the high school football season.   11-Man The Tucumcari Rattlers’ […]

Lady Longhorns win third straight volleyball tournament

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Lady Longhorn Brooke Rachor gets a kill past a Lady Coyotes blocker during Thursday’s non-district game in San Jon. The Lady Longhorns beat San Jon in three sets and went on to win the Cimmaron tournament Saturday at Cimmaron.

By Thomas Garcia Qcs Senior Writer The (11-1) Logan Lady Longhorns won their third tournament on Saturday in Cimmaron taking  the quarter-final, semi-final and championship matches each in three straight sets. The only match that went to five sets was against a district opponent, the Fort Sumner Vixens. The Lady Longhorns did not play against […]

Longhorns defeat the Melrose Buffaloes 47-38 Friday night at Logan

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The Buffaloes offensive line double teams Longhorns defensive end Trey Daniels in a crucial fourth and 22 during Friday night's game between Logan and Melrose. The Buffaloes would not convert on the fourth and long and the Longhorns won 47-38.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer 8-man   It was a showdown to the last minute to decide the winner of Friday night’s football game between Logan Longhorns and the Melrose Buffaloes. The Longhorns 47-38 win over the Buffaloes was much closer than it looked, due to five turnovers towards the end of game. With six […]

USDA workshop addresses housing

Ken Hughes of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department provides information to residents of Quay County on how to make a home more energy efficient.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A housing workshop sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Housing Task Force drew 77 area residents to the Tucumcari Convention Center Tuesday to learn about assistance with major home repairs, energy efficiency, and credit matters related to home buying. Ernie Watson, a rural development specialist, said Tucumcari’s […]

Longhorns take time on opening game day to visit with elementary kids

Courtesy Photo: Logan third graders enjoy a visit from Logan High football team members before the opening game of the season.

Special to QCS By Destiny Bolin Senior Class Reporter, Logan High School First game of the season for the Logan Longhorns, and a lot is going through the minds of the football players. Thinking about play after play, and how they plan on beating the Tatum Coyotes.  Even then, with everything going on in their […]

Local football teams prepare for fourth week of season

Tucumcari Rattlers Saul Moriel extends to catch the pass for the first down during Friday’s game against the Estancia Bears.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The Logan Longhorns and San Jon Coyotes are looking for another win while the Tucumcari Rattlers search for their first victory going into the fourth week of the high school fall football season. 11-man The (0-3) Rattlers are not making any excuses for Friday night’s 41-0 loss to […]

Longhorns and Coyotes win, Rattlers still seeking first ‘W

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By Thomas Garcia and Derek Major CMI Staff The (0-3) Tucumcari Rattlers’ 41-0 loss to the potent and aggressive offense of the (2-0) Estancia Bears Friday night at Tucumcari. “We need to play with heart, play the whole game through and not buckle in the face of adversity,” said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head coach. Ferguson […]

Logan wins second tournament in two weeks, third in their sights

During the Lady Rattlers Volleyball tournament on Sept. 5, Lady Longhorn’s Kaylee Foote moves to block the hit from Lady Panther’s Jeanie Montoya.  Other Lady Longhorns move to anticipate a block or a pass. Coach Robert Young said the Lady Longhorns footwork on defense has been improving.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   The (7-1) Logan Lady Longhorns will roll into the Cimmaron tournament Friday and Saturday with a record of two first place finishes in tournament play in the past two weeks. The Lady Longhorns beat the host Vixens Saturday in five sets (25-23,16-25,25-23,13-25,15-10) in the championship match of the Fort […]