NMDOT: All roads clear and passable as of 8 p.m. Sunday, will be checked early Monday

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Travel on Westbound  I-40 from Tucumcari resumes after traffic was stopped for more than four hours due to hazardous driving conditions Sunday morning.

Road update, 8 p.m. Sunday: The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation says all roads in Quay County and surrounding areas are clear and passable. DOT spokespersons say they’ll check the roads very early Monday morning to make sure they’re still driveable.  

Logan Longhorns will play the To’hajiilee Warriors in first round of 1A state tournament

Longhorns Dennis Earle and Wyatt Strand fight for the rebound against a Buffaloes' defender during Thursday's District 3 1A championship game.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The (17-10) (5-0) Logan Longhorns enter into the 1A state tournament as District 3 champions and the six seed pitted against the 11 seed To’hajiilee Warriors. The (16-8) (11-3) Warriors are coming off Saturday’s tough 72-56 loss to the Magdalena Steers in the District 2 championship game.   […]

Amy Gutierrez appointed as Tucumcari District 2 Commissioner

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Updated at 11 a.m. Friday By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Amy Gutierrez District 2 Commissioner Thursday on a unanimous vote of the Tucumcari City Commission. Gutierrez will fill out the term of recalled commissioner Jimmy Sandoval, which ends in 2016. Gutierrez, 41, is an operations supervisor at the First National Bank of New Mexico […]

Mesalands Community College and Texas Tech University researchers find new species of a crocodile-like phytosaur

Illustration provided by Jeffrey Martz.

The best preserved skull of Machaeroprosopus lottorum is currently on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Special to QCS   Researchers from Mesalands Community College and the division of Paleontology from the Museum of Texas Tech University, have described and named a new species of prehistoric reptile, a crocodile-like phytosaur, Machaeroprosopus lottorum, near Post, Texas, according to a news release from Mesalands Community College. According to the news release: The skulls […]

Lady Longhorns move on to District 3 1A championship with win over Vixens

After stealing the ball Lady Longhorns Shana Sorrels goes up for the layup during Wednesday night's 70-62 win over the Fort Sumner Vixens.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer       The Logan Lady Longhorns held off the resilient Fort Sumner Vixens Wednesday night in a roller- coaster of a game to advance to the District 3 1A championship. “You can’t take anything for granted in this district,” said Clair Rachor, Lady Longhorn’s head coach. And while the […]

House Bill 55 funds new water study

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In an ironic twist, a capital outlay request that included $100,000 for the Ute Pipeline would also fund a new study of the feasibility of the project. Some Quay County officials are opposed to the federally authorized $500 million project that would pump water from the Ute Reservoir near […]

Greenhouse to help teach science, agriculture

Jared Jennings, a laborer for the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, approaches a pivot that is sprinkling treated wastewater on a potential crop.  The sign announces the wastewater project.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   Work is nearing completion on a greenhouse at Tucumcari High School that will grow tomatoes now and other crops later using hydroponic methods that grow plants without soil. The greenhouse, which cost $300,000 to build, is one of the final phases of the $20 million project that included […]

Rockabilly on the Route extended to four days of events

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor More nights, more bands and more events, plus some of the most popular events from last year will mark this year’s Rockabilly on the Route, according to the event’s organizers. The celebration of 1950s nostalgia with some 21st century tweaks starts June 5 and continues through the weekend, ending […]

Science center’s wastewater research yielding results

Jared Jennings, a laborer for the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, approaches a pivot that is sprinkling treated wastewater on a potential crop.  The sign announces the wastewater project.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Soybeans do not seem to respond well to irrigation with reclaimed wastewater. But Leonard Lauriault, superintendent of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, is far from discouraged. The first year of using reclaimed wastewater from Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment facility has shown it is an experiment that […]

Tucumcari Rattlers looking for first district win

Lady Rattlers Kaycee Lease passes the ball past the Lady Lions defender during Friday night's 53-40 loss at Santa Rosa.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer As the end of the regular season approaches, the Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers are hungry for their first district win. Friday’s opponents, the Texico Wolverines and Lady Wolverines, will be a tough challenges to overcome. “Putting together four solid periods of basketball and coming out with intensity at […]