Local ladies learn from pageant

Lauralann Taylor, left, and her sister Leah Taylor ride on horses during the Fourth of July parade in Logan.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two local women gained experience, confidence and insight after a week of engaging the public and taking part in variety of competitions during the 2016 Miss New Mexico and Outstanding Teen pageant held June 13-18 at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales. “I gained a wealth of experience from […]

Storm disrupts holiday

This pop-up camper was overturned Sunday during a storm at Ute Lake State Park at Logan. No injuries were reported.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A strong thunderstorm damaged the roof of a motel, flipped over a pop-up camper and caused damage to property and trees Sunday in Logan. The storm that developed earlier in Taos County made its way southeast along the border of San Miguel and Harding counties and entered the Logan […]

Choir shares messages of triumphs, God’s love through song


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Watoto Children’s Choir, a group of 18 orphans from Uganda, performed its new production, “Oh, What Love” on June 21 night at the Tucumcari High School. “This is the fourth children’s choir performance by the Watoto groups and each year it gets better and better,” said Derrick Owens, […]

Toys, tricycles stolen from local day care

A group of children at the day care play with some of the toys and tricycles that were returned by police on Thursday.

Staff Report Playtime hasn’t been the same for the children at a local day care after a summertime Grinch stole toys and equipment Monday morning from their playground. Someone stole two tricycles and sports equipment that were bought with the money from a fundraiser held earlier in the year, said Michelle Chavez, owner Turquoise Child […]

Police still investigating the suspicious death of a man in Tucumcari


Staff Report The Tucumcari Police Department is investigating the death of Anthony Gallegos whose body was found Wednesday on West Sunset Avenue. “This is a an ongoing investigation and at this time the cause of Gallegos’ death is not being released,” said Police Chief Jason Braziel. On Friday, members of the New Mexico State Police […]

Teaching faith, lending a hand

A staff member of the Meslands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum caught volunteers Calvin Preisler, left and Ryan Arave, right, off-guard and takes their picture as they clean and repaint a case for a new display.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Mormon missionaries living and volunteering their services wherever it is needed in Tucumcari said they have come to think of the community’s residents as family. “We are away from home and focus on helping the residents of the community and in doing so have come to be close […]

Watershed discussed by officials

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Public education and outreach are two of the key components that will help the Ute Reservoir Watershed Based Plan that is being developed by local and state agencies to be successful, according to private consultant Mark Murphy. “We need to get to the children early and educate them about […]

Resident takes dead snake into county, city offices

Quay County Chief Deputy Clerk Ellen White took this photo of Anthony Anaya Thursday when he brought a snake into the county courthouse.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County and city employees are used to handling concerns, complaints and suggestions from residents, but found them selves a bit panicked Thursday when Anthony Anaya walked into their offices with a dead rattlesnake. “I looked up and there he (Anaya) stood holding a dead snake,” said Ellen White, […]

Police shoot bear in Logan

This is the black bear that was shot and killed in Logan on Monday. The photo was taken by the security camera of Logan resident Joe Frey.

By Thomas Garcia Staff writer tgarcia@qcsunonline.com Logan police officers shot a black bear to death on June 6, saying they did so in the interest of public safety. Officers said they located the bear about 9:30 p.m. on June 6 in a tree in the neighborhood of Perch and Sunfish in the village of Logan, […]

Primary election results confirmed by commissioners


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The canvass of the June 7 primary election on Friday by the Quay County Commission confirms incumbent Sue Dowell as the winner of the Quay County commissioner District 1 race and Albert J. Mitchell as the winner of the 10th Judicial District judge race. County Clerk Veronica Marez reviewed […]