San Jon student chosen for state National Geographic Bee

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Staff Report San Jon eighth-grader Alexander Lujan was chosen as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2016 New Mexico National Geographic State Bee on April 1, at National Dance Institute in Albuquerque. “I am very excited for the opportunity to represent my school, my community and our county,” Lujan said. Lujan, son […]

Mesalands’ Iron Pour underway

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 30 artists have arrived and started working on their projects for the 18th annual Iron Pour on Monday with more artists expected to arrive throughout the week at Mesalands Community College. A week-long event of mold building, art shows and events will take place for Mesalands’ Iron […]

Local, state candidates file for election

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Federal, state and county candidates filed Tuesday for the June 7, 2016 Primary Election. The following candidate filings are unofficial until they are qualified today at the Quay County Clerk’s Office, said Ellen White, chief deputy clerk. White said that county residents must register and choose a party by May 10. She said May 10 is […]

Rattlers set to play Lions in state quarterfinals

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The fourth-seed seed Tucumcari Rattlers will face the 5 seed Santa Rosa Lions for the fifth time this season on Wednesday in the quarterfinals of the 3A state boys basketball tournament in Rio Rancho. The Rattlers, 19-5, 6-0, beat Desert Academy 74-52 Saturday night to advance to the quarterfinal […]

City pharmacist charged with felonies

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By Steve Hansen Correspondent Robert McClelland, pharmacist and owner of Bob’s Budget Pharmacy in Tucumcari, is facing four felony counts, three of which involve unlawfully obtaining dangerous drugs and controlled substances and one related to forgery, court records show. McClelland was arrested on these charges on Feb. 3, but the incidents for which he is […]

House fire claims life of Logan man

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A pair of weekend fires in Quay County resulted in the death of a Logan resident and the burning of more than 2,000 acres near Quay. Billy E. Sparks, 92, died Friday during a house fire at his residence on the 500 block of Zuni in Logan that reports […]

Rattler accepts football scholarship

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari High School senior Clay Carter signed his letter of intent to play college football as a defensive lineman for Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. “I am excited about the chance to further my education and play football at the next level,” Carter said. The Sterling College Warriors are a […]

Trigg’s new administrator talks shop

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Staff Report Dan C. Trigg Memorial’s new administrator, Donald Weidemann, may have experience that spans the globe but his priority is providing the best local health care services to the residents of Quay County and those passing through. Weidemann started his first day at Trigg during the Goliath snow storm. Since then he has weathered […]

Rattlers have 11 wrestlers competing at state

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out their regular season and district competition with a 220-pound district championship by Antonio Norton Jr.  and qualifying 11 of 12 wrestlers for the state tournament. “Norton was a beast and he went the distance to win the district championship,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head […]

Local inventors to appear on TV show

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A survival gear invention developed and built by the local small business owners Adam and Kim Nichols, will be featured today on an episode of The Discovery Science Channel’s series “All-American Makers.” The Nicholses own and operate Rugged Inc., a business based in their garage that produces a survival […]