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 […]

Local expert weighs in on massive fossil

Mesalands’ Axel Hungerbuehler examines vertebrae from a Brontosaurus (Apatosaurus) that is being prepared by paleontology students of the college.

Staff and wire reports   It just might be the biggest dinosaur skeleton ever unearthed, according to a report released Thursday by the journal Scientific Reports. That’s why the discovery of a mostly complete Dreadnoughtus in Argentina is making headlines around the world. But that’s not why the curator at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum […]

Fires destroy 2 abandoned Tucumcari motels

Tucumcari’s Payless Inn (left) and Tucumcari Motel, both abandoned, burned down in separate fires within a week of each other, the Payless on Sept. 3 and the Tucumcari Motel on Friday night.  The state fire marshal’s office is investigation the Payless Inn blaze.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Two abandoned Tucumcari motels burned to the ground in separate fires on Sept. 3 and Friday night.  An abandoned house was left charred but still standing in a Sept. 3 fire that occurred about an hour before the first motel blaze. The cause of all three fires is suspicious, […]

Tucumcari searching for first win against Estancia Bears

Rattler head coach Wayne Ferguson (left) and receivers coach John Span give players advice during a scrimmage.

  Thomas Garcia QCS staff   The Logan Longhorns look for a third win this weekend while the San Jon Coyotes and Tucumcari Rattlers look to right the ship after weekend losses.   8-man The (2-0) Longhorns will go into Friday’s game against the (1-1) Dora Coyotes with a lot of momentum from their 55-30 […]

Lady Longhorns triumph in Rattler volleyball tourney

Shana Sorrels blocks  a Lady Panthers’ hit Friday during the tournament. The Lady Longhorns won the Rattlers volleyball tournament on Saturday.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorns won the Tucumcari Rattlers volleyball tournament Saturday, sweeping the Santa Rosa Lady Lions in three sets at the Snake Pit. “I was very pleased with their effort,” said Robert Young, Lady Longhorns head coach. Young said his team gained a lot from the tournament especially in […]

Felony charges dropped against state police officer

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Staff report Felony child abuse charges were dropped against a New Mexico State Police officer in Quay County Magistrate Court on Thursday morning. Magistrate Judge Joel Garnett found no probable cause to support child abuse allegations against Isaac Vigil, who has been a state police officer for about a year and a half, following a […]

Payless Inn, abandoned house destroyed by fire

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The abandoned Payless Inn in Tucumcari and an abandoned house were destroyed in fires that occurred within an hour of each other early today. Firefighters were battling a fire in an abandoned house at 524 N. Fourth St. beginning at about 1:30 a.m. today, when the Payless Inn fire […]