80’s-themed reunion draws 500

“Reunited and it feels so good...” These classmates of the Class of 1984 share a laugh Friday night during the Rattler Reunion at the Tucumcari Convention Center.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Over 500 Rattler alumni descended upon Tucumcari for the annual Rattler Reunion Thursday through Saturday hosted  by the class of 1984. “There were 400 that registered for all of the reunion events, but we had at least 150 more register for individual events,” said Pamela Clark, president, Tucumcari Alumni Association. […]

Results from the annual 4-H state rodeo in Tucumcari

Grady Loveland hits the dirt, ending his bull ride at the state 4-H Horse Show rodeo.

  QCS Staff 2014 Quay County 4-H Rodeo Results   Quay County 4-H hosts annual rodeo events on July 25-26, 2014.  Results for each night are as follows.     JULY 25TH RESULTS SENIOR CALF ROPING 1. Christian Hopkins             Sierra 2. Regan Chavez, Sierra   JUNIOR CALF ROPING 1. […]

Tucumcari hosts state 4-H horse show; results listed

Ashlee Bradley steers her horse on a tight turn in pole competition.

  Results of the 53rd Annual State 4-H Horse Show held in Tucumcari New Mexico July 25 and 26. 2014. The results are listed by place, name, county, and horse’s name.   CLASS #1 – HALTER MARES NUMBER IN CLASS – 7 1. Rachel Pozzi, Bernalillo, Alias Delight 2. Brynn Dils, San Juan, Gracious Impulse […]

Cross-country cyclists stop at San Jon

Brandon Downing hands out keys to the Village of San Jon to the Bike-4-Friendship riders Monday as they stopped in San Jon. The key symbolizes to the riders that they can stop in San Jon at any time and be welcomed with open arms.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Eight cyclists on a cross-country ride to promote programs that support children with special needs stopped Monday in San Jon as part of their 3,100-mile trek from San Diego to New York City. The riders are participating in the Bike 4 Friendship sponsored by Investors Bank.  The ride promotes […]

Bill Curry’s art recognized with gallery show, reception

“Who’s got  Who?” is the title of this Bill Curry bronze that depicts what happens when a  reckless cowboy ropes a bear.

QCS Staff Artist Bill Curry’s reception Friday was an arts and culture event, but done up Quay County style. Coats and ties were out, Stetsons and jeans were the dress code of the day to honor a self-described cowboy artist and the extensive display of his work on exhibit at the Eastern New Mexico Arts […]

Three die in medical helicopter crash near Tucumcari

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 By Thomas Garcia and Steve Hansen QCS Staff The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash July 17 near Newkirk that claimed the lives of three employees of Tristate CareFlight, a helicopter medical flight service that serves Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. New Mexico State Police identified the crash victims as […]

Fire ravages Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn; no injuries reported

Tucumcari firefighters fight flames on the roof of Tucumcari's Hampton Inn Wednesday morning.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Fire Marshal’s office is continuing its investigation into a blaze that destroyed Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn hotel July 16, as concerns voiced by some of the evacuated guests have raised questions about the motel’s fire alarm system. One of the owners of the Hampton Inn, Neil Patel, […]

Youth program provides experience

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Construction, repairs and maintenance jobs at various city locations are enriching the resumes of seven Tucumcari young people and giving them college credit this summer in the city’s Youth Conservation Corps. If they stay with the program for four years, the young workers can choose a $500 lump sum […]

Archers compete in 3D shoot at Ute Lake Reservoir

Tobe Slater of San Jon retrieves arrows from a three-dimensional target at Saturday’s 3D shoot at Logan Park.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Even with sights, balancing mechanisms and hardware shaped more like a trestle bridge than a bow, there is something primitive about archery. No booms, flashes, recoils or cordite haze.  As in the days of Robin Hood, the archer pulls back on the line with the arrow notched inside, takes […]

Arrest made in Clovis shooting death

Eric Valdez

Staff report Clovis police have made an arrest in connection with the homicide discovered Monday. Eric “Spanky” Valdez is charged with murder. Police say he shot Jose Barrera, 33, of Tucumcari, in a dispute that involved Valdez’ minor daughter. Valdez is in the Curry County Detention Center with bond set at $100,000, a police press […]