Rix alarm services sold

Staff Report Rix Security Service of Tucumcari has sold its RixSecurity Burglar Alarms unit to Alpha Alarm of Albuquerque. Alpha Alarm is a New Mexico-based alarm company started in 2008 by two young entrepreneurs, Troy Brown and Carl Baker.  Alpha has over 6,500 alarm customers and monitors alarms in New Mexico, West Texas and southern […]

MCC students join two-year college honor society

Eight Mesalands Community College students show pride Tuesday after being
inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa honor society for community college students.
Top row from left: Trae Jelinek, Wind Energy; Daniel Garcia, Wind
Energy; Shane Ferreira, Wind Energy; Daniel Seitzler, Farrier Science; Nona
Collins, Social Work; and Phillip Kaatz, advisor. Bottom from left: Forrest Katz,
advisor; Rebeca Cordova, Education; Nicaela Padilla, Pre-Medicine; and
Sydney Abernathy, Pre-Nursing

QCS Staff Eight Mesalands Community College were inducted Tuesday into the college’s Beta Eta Omega chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa, an honor society for community college students. The induction was a ceremony complete with speeches, candles, white roses and a pledge to uphold the society’s values and to assist each other.  The society’s advisors, […]

Thomas Garcia: Missing cat causes 30-minute drama, glad it wasn’t an hour

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer If you are a cat and you are wondering how you can drive your owner (personal butler) insane, just come over and take some notes from my cats, Toby and Brownie. As some may already know, I have two cats and they are a regular Butch and Sundance when […]

Former resident dead after Tuesday shooting in Amarillo

Staff report A former Tucumcari resident is dead and an unidentified woman hospitalized for life-threatening injuries following an attempted murder/suicide in Amarillo, according to the Amarillo Police Department. At 6:25 a.m. Tuesday, APD officers responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired at 6215 Belpree near Bell Street and Interstate 40, said Lt. Erick Bohannon, […]

It’s not the iron, it’s the people

Courtney Ford of Asheville, North Carolina, hammers away at a
sand mold to reveal the landscape sculpture she poured Friday
during the Mesalands Iron Pour. Foundry owner Donnie Keen
(standing left) of Houston, Texas, Mesalands Trustee Jim
Streetman and Iron Pour coordinator D’Jean Jawrunner discuss
the success of the event while Ford frees her sculpture.

  By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff There are always a thousand things to do for the students and artists who participate in Mesalands Community College’s Annual Iron Pour, but they keep coming back, event coordinator D’Jean Jawrunner said. While there were some new faces for the 17th Annual Iron Pour that ended […]

City workers to receive pay raises

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Most city of Tucumcari employees will receive a 2-percent raise in pay under the parts of a new compensation system that the city commission approved Thursday. The raise will apply to nearly all city employees who have worked for the city for more than a year. The rest of […]

Higher bull prices signal recovery

Jared Jennings waves a bull into a pen, while Staci
Stanbrough blocks the animal’s way back after the
annual Bull Test at the NMSU research station,
Tucumcari. Stanbrough and Jennings were driving
the bull to a trailer for a ride to its new home.

  By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor More bulls and better prices Saturday at the Tucumcari Bull Test and auction than in past years are a signal that New Mexico ranchers are rebuilding cattle herds as they get relief from more than a decade of drought, according to ranchers and farmers who attended the event. […]

Preliminary estimate shows decrease in school revenue

Staff report Projected drops in total enrollment and in special education enrollment are expected to bring a reduction in revenues for Tucumcari schools for the fiscal year that begins July 1, according to preliminary budget estimates. Leola Patterson, the school district’s finance director, reported early estimates for the next fiscal year Monday in a budget […]

Plungers risk frigid water to raise funds for veterans

A dozen area residents ressed in Saint Patrick’s Day attire took a frigid swim Saturday during
the annual Polar Plunge at Conchas Lake. The Polar Plunge is an annual event put on by the
American Legion Post 19’s Chapter 9 Legion Riders to raise money for helping veterans.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A dozen people took part in the annual Polar Plunge Saturday at Conchas Lake, braving frigid 33-degree waters in support of American Legion Post 19’s efforts to raise money to help veterans locally and nationwide. Lynn Hudson, president Chapter 9 Legion Riders, declared the event a success. Hudson […]

Pages Past— March 18

On this date … March 16, 1970: Kenneth Schlientz was re-elected Tucumcari mayor at the reorganization meeting of the City Commission. Tommy Thomas was selected mayor pro-tem. March 13, 1960: Two Oklahoma men and a 17-year-old Missouri boy were in Quay County’s jail after being arrested at a roadblock east of Tucumcari. The roadblock was […]