Kitten rescued from storm drain by residents and local officials

Courtesy Photo: Dennis Garcia.
This kitten was rescued by residents and local officials Thursday morning in Tucumcari after a group of children discovered it the night before in a storm drain.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Residents and local agencies came together to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in Tucumcari. The kitten was raised from the storm drain Thursday morning in a cat trap that was set the night before by concerned citizens and local officials. On Wednesday, children taking part in a […]

Area firefighters combat flames, heat


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Area fire departments have not only had to combat a series of wildland fires, they have also had to endure temperatures above the century mark. “It’s a double-edge sword when you’re trying to fight fire in 100 degree temperatures,” said Rex Stall, Logan’s fire chief. On Monday, Logan responded to […]

County sheriff: Prisoner transports are at a high

Quay County Manager Richard Primrose, right, speaks with the project foreman at the paving project on Quay Road Ap.6 that was completed on Friday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Quay County Sheriff Russell Shafer informed county commissioners Friday about a sudden increase in prisoner transports that has kept the office busy. Shafer presented his monthly report during the commission’s meeting at the county courthouse. Shafer said his deputies have completed six transports as of today, three of which […]

Roughstock event rides into town

Hunter Brasfield of Colorado does his best to stay on the bronc  Saturday during the bare back event of Champion Roughstock Challenge at the Quay County Rodeo Arena.

Staff Report Fifty contestants competed in the Champion Roughstock Challenge on Saturday, trying their best to beat the bulls and horses and win their part of the $10,000 purse. “The event went well and we absolutely loved to bring the event back to Tucumcari, said Robert Allemand, general manager of BR Rodeo Productions, explaining that […]

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 […]