Tucumcari firefighters extinguish two blazes in city

Tucumcari Volunteer Firefighters work Monday night to extinguish a fire that destroyed a shed behind a vacant house on the 600 block of South Eighth Street, Tucumcari.

QCS Staff Tucumcari Fire Department firefighters extinguished two fires on Friday and Monday evenings in different parts of the city. A fire of suspicious origin struck a shed behind an abandoned home Monday evening in the 600 block of South Eighth Street. Only the shed was damaged, Tucumcari Assistant Fire Chief Scot Jaynes said. Firefighters […]

Sen. Woods expects easier time for conservative bills

Sen. Pat Woods

State Sen. Pat Woods has spent most of his life working his family’s 100-plus year old dryland farm in Broadview, the same land his great great grandfather homesteaded in 1908. Woods has served as the District 7 senator for the past two years. The district includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. With the Jan. 20 […]

Rattler wrestlers will begin their season at Amarillo tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Xavier Garcia (center) works on a take-down maneuver with Zach Martinez during Monday’s practice to prepare for the Rattlers’ first tournament Friday at Randall High School in Amarillo, Texas.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team will compete in their first tournament of the year  Friday at Randall High School at Amarillo. “This tournament will feature some of the toughest schools from the Texas Panhandle, Oklahoma and Kansas,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head wrestling coach. Encinias said this year’s […]

Foster parent facing child molestation charges

Manuel Preciado

QCS Staff A Tucumcari foster parent is facing five felony charges, accused of inappropriately touching a 16-year-old male, according to a state police press release. State police arrested Manuel Preciado 64, of Tucumcari, on Monday.  Preciado was a treatment foster parent employed by Turquoise Health and Wellness in Tucumcari. Preciado has been charged with kidnapping, […]

Thanksgiving food drive successful

Pictured with nearly 1,600 items collected in FCCLA’s Thanksgiving Food Drive are FCCLA officers  Isaac Arias (left), Nadia-Ranae Lujan, Maria Apodaca,  Gabby Gray, and Natalia Gutierrez.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Middle School FCCLA has just finished its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, collecting items from Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari Elementary School for the Ministry of Hope, a local charity. While elementary school officials did not count the items collected there, the middle school collected nearly 1,600 items, which Ministry of Hope […]

TES students make cards to cheer wounded

Tucumcari Elementary students hold up holiday cards they made for military service members.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Kindergarten students at the Tucumcari Elementary School sent letters to military service members who are currently undergoing treatment at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington D.C. to bring them a bit of holiday cheer. The students were excited about the idea of writing and mailing letters […]

Logan Longhorns lose state championship to Melrose

Courtesy Photo: Joshua Lucero.
Longhorn juniors Michael Estrada, left, and Kohl Ciemny, right, take down Melrose freshman Cade Barnard during the Longhorns championship game against the Melrose Buffaloes Saturday afternoon at Melrose High School.

By Dave Wagner Sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com MELROSE — The Melrose Buffaloes put Logan in a situation the Longhorns hadn’t been in all season on Saturday — playing from behind. Freshman Cade Barnard ran for three touchdowns, passed for two and caught one and the Buffs were in control from the start in a 76-37 victory […]

Tucumcari ALCO store to close; all ALCO stores liquidating

Tucumcari's ALCO store posted this "store closing" sign Friday.  It will close its doors on Dec. 4, along with all other ALCO stores.

Please note:  On Nov. 21, we erroneously reported the  closing date  as Dec. 4.  The company has not announced a closing date. All ALCO Stores, Inc., stores,  including the outlet in Tucumcari, will close their doors  after the company declared bankruptcy,  according to an advertisement on the home page of the ALCO Stores website Friday. […]

WWII Navajo Code Talker speaks at Mesalands

Eugene Ross of Tucumcari talks to his friend Thomas H. Begay, one of the Code Talkers from World War II.

QCS Staff Eugene Ross of Tucumcari talked a friend of his to make a visit to Tucumcari, and on Tuesday that friend, Thomas H. Begay, told about 100 students, and others about his experiences as one of the now-famed Navajo Code Talkers in World War II. Begay’s talk was part of Native American Heritage Day […]

Lady Longhorns fall to Ramah in state semi-final match

Courtesy Photo:Brianna Archuleta 
Lady Longhorns Kippi Webbb and Shana Sorrels await the serve during Saturday’s 2A state volleyball semi-finals match against Ramah. The Lady Longhorns lost the game in three sets.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Logan Lady Longhorn’s volleyball season may have ended Saturday with a loss to Ramah in the 2A state tournament semi-finals, but Head Coach Robert Young and the upcoming underclassmen said they are excited about the future. Young said the Lady Longhorns have made it to the state tournament […]