Marathoners combine distance running and sight-seeing


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Run a marathon.  See a park. That was the formula for having fun Saturday and Sunday for a hardy group of vacationers who combined long-distance runs with sight-seeing at Ute Lake and Conchas Lake state parks. Sponsored by Mainly Marathons, a Las Cruces company that caters nationwide series of […]

What’s Happening— March 11

Thursday City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Helping Hands Hospice Spagehtti Dinner: 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Elks Lodge Saturday American Legion Post 19 Polar Plunge: 2 p.m., Conchas Lake, Cannon Cove Campground March 18 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board:t 10 a.m., City Hall Cemetery Board: noon, City […]

Letter to the Editor: — March 11

The Republicans in the House have tried about 56 times to end the Affordable Care Act without being successful. Now they have turned to that intrepid, truth seeking organization, Competitive Enterprise Institute — the same group that handled the tobacco distortions and is a huge counselor to global warming deniers. They recruited four Rush Limbaugh […]

Rodeo team places second in Arizona

Staff Report The Mesalands Community College men’s rodeo team captured a bull riding championship and finished second in team standings Friday and Saturday in their first rodeo of the spring season at  Cochise College in Fort Huachuca, Arizona. “I was very pleased about our performance at the first rodeo of the semester, especially considering our […]

CSI Tucumcari: Evidence reveals a ‘tail’ of cat-astrophe

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist As a cat owner I have found most days are the average run-of-the-mill type of days where nothing spectacular or strange happens around the house. There are rare days, however, when I find myself scratching my head and piecing together the cats’ activities like a crime scene investigator. I was […]

Plan sees Logan, San Jon shortage

QCS Staff If the county reaches full growth potential over the next 40 years, Logan and San Jon may find they are short of water if they continue to use their current underground water sources, according to the county’s new 40-year water plan. Using maximum growth rates from the past 20 years, HDR Engineering projected […]

Mesalands’ annual Iron Pour in full swing

Mesalands Community College President Thomas
Newsom talks with Susan Byrnes, a returning iron
pour artist from Cincinnati, Ohio, Monday as she
works on a wax mold to be converted to cast-iron

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor “Peachy Keen” will debut Friday at Mesalands Community College’s 17th annual Iron Pour. The nine-foot tall coke-burning, iron-melting furnace will replace the usual two cupolas that produce red-hot liquid metal for the annual fine-art event that runs through Saturday at Mesalands Community College. Peachy Keen’s debut will occur at […]

Estrada retains college trustee seat

Elizabeth Estrada, left, receives congratulations for retaining her
seat on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees
Tuesday from her opponent, Jim Keith.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Elizabeth Estrada was elected to another six-year term on the Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees Tuesday over opponent James Keith. Estrada will continue to represent District 5 on the board.  She won with 56 votes.  Keith received 35. Overall, the election attracted only 112 voters of the 4,532 […]

Job fair will help fill vacancies

Staff Report Tucumcari City  government’s recent difficulty filling some jobs has inspired plans for a career fair to be held April 29 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger presented plans for the career fair to the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday and County Manager Richard Primrose presented the idea to the Quay […]

Science quizzes mix with lunch for middle schoolers

The boys are ready to do a math problem at the
board. From left, Brock Beadle, Landon Stewart,
Dwight Brown and Wyatt Giles.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Science is: a. hard b. competitive c. fun d. all of the above For the students who spend lunch periods in Andrea Rinestine’s science classroom at Tucumcari Middle School, the answer is d. Along with nourishment for the body, the students speed-stuff their heads with rapid-fire questions on math […]