Students encouraged to be safe during spring break

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Mesalands’ student Hayli Toenyan tries to navigate the obstacle course wearing the Fatal Vision goggles.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College held a student appreciation/safety week to encourage students to be safe during spring break. The college held events throughout the week designed to encourage the students to make good choices while they were on holiday break. As part of the events, Mesalands chose to honor the […]

VFW 2528 welcomes veterans home

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Ron Wilmot, field representative for U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan,D-N.M., reads a statement from Rep. Lujan Saturday at the Welcome Home Veterans ceremony Saturday in Tucumcari.  Looking on are, from left, Col. David Wiesner, U.S. Air Force, and State Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor When the rest of the nation declared March 22 as Welcome Home Vietnam Vets day, Tucumcari’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528 took it a step further. “We decided to use this day to welcome home all veterans from all wars,” said Fred Porter, president of Tucumcari’s Delfinio Gonzalez […]

Enforcing Tucumcari building code difficult

City officials have not found the owner of this parcel at 908 E. Smith St.

By Steve Hansen The abandoned and neglected properties that worry Tucumcari city leaders are also a frustration for the people who try to enforce the city’s building codes. There are two main reasons some abandoned properties are not maintained, according to Veronica Sandy, the city’s building code enforcement offer. One is lack of funds — […]

Lady Rattlers qualify in four events at home meet

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Lady Rattlers Kinley Jaynes placed sixth in the 100-meter hurdles event Saturday during the Rattlers Relays.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers girls’ track team qualified for state competition in four events on Saturday during the annual Rattler Relays track meet at Rattler Stadium. The Lady Rattlers 400-meter relay team qualified for state competition with a time of 53.52. In field events, two Lady Rattlers had state qualifying throws in the discus. […]

McTigue leaves commission

Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the Tucumcari City

QCS Staff Citing urgent family health issues, Tucumcari’s First District Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue resigned from the city commission on Tuesday, effective immediately. Salinas McTigue said she is resigning “with a heavy heart.” “It is not an easy decision to make, but my family comes first,” she said. McTigue was elected to the commission in 2012 […]

Local FCCLA students will compete at nationals

Tucumcari High School FCCLA competitors includ, back row, from left: Teacher Joyce Garrett, Mark Gutierre, Michael Shelton and Laura Evans.  Front, from left: Romy Diaz, Ashle Brown, Kassie Lamm, Roxanne Awais and Sarah Silva.

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Middle School are sending a total of 11 students to compete at the national level in the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) competition. Jodi Lamm, the middle school FCCLA advisor, won the “Spirit of Advising” award and was elected to the New Mexico FCCLA Board […]

Lady Longhorns fall in state 1A semi-finals 54-46

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Logan Longhorn's Shana Sorrels puts up a lay-up in the first quarter of the Longhorns NMAA state championship semifinal against the Tatum Coyotes Thursday evening at the Bernalillo high school gym in Bernalillo.

QCS Staff   Logan’s fifth-seed Lady Longhorns fell 54-46 to the first-seed Tatum Lady Coyotes Thursday night in the semifinals of the 1A state basketball tournament at Albuquerque. In the final period the Lady Longhorns had no choice but to foul as they tried to close what was a five-point deficit at the beginning of […]

Candidates file for Quay County elections

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QCS Staff Eight candidates made Quay County Sheriff the most popular position for which candidates filed for the June 3 primary election on Tuesday. Incumbent Sheriff Joe Schallert is not running. Six Democrats and two Republicans filed to be on the ballot in the sheriff’s primary. In the only other contested race, two Republicans filed […]

Tucumcari man to be honored for sideline dedication

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer When you ask around Tucumcari about what their first thoughts are of Norman “Smitty” Smith you would not be surprised to hear them answer first, “haircut” or “straight razor shave.” Smith has become a staple of Tucumcari’s nostalgic lore. He operated his barbershop on the corner of South First […]

Legislators visit Arch Hurley Conservancy board

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Local state lawmakers are calling Senate Bill 112 one of the most important pieces of legislation passed by the Legislature. The bill will help finance watershed restoration and management projects on the Canadian River in Quay County and Ute Creek watershed restoration and management projects in Harding County. Rep. […]