Veterans discuss health program benefits


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Veterans, their family members and health care providers met Wednesday to discuss concerns or questions they may have on the Veterans Choice Program at the VFW Post 2528. Their top concern continues to be ready access to health care, according to U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, whose office co-hosted the […]

Residents hold Memorial Day ceremonies


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 270 attended Memorial Day ceremonies Monday at the Tucumcari Municipal Cemetery and Logan Cemetery honoring the service of active duty and sacrifices of MIA/POWs and veterans living and deceased — while also marking the death of a Vietnam veteran. “It is with a sad heart that I […]

Fourth annual Rockabilly on the Route starts Thursday


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tourist and locals will come together Thursday to take part in the fourth annual Rockabilly on the Route that will feature performances by renowned double bass player, Lee Rocker, of the Stray Cats and the Starlite Wranglers from Japan, as well as a host of new and returning events […]

Candidate Q&A County Commission District 1


With early voting beginning on May 10 here is a Q&A with the four Democratic candidates seeking election for a four-year term as the District 1 Quay County Commissioner. Election day is June 7. (Candidates were asked to limit answers to 180 words) Candidates in order of ballot listing. Robert Lopez District 1 County Commission […]

TES fourth grade students have books published


Staff Report A group of fourth-grade students at Tucumcari Elementary School had a book of original written stories and illustrations published as part of a class project in its second year. Students in Shasta Cordova’s fourth-grade class each were required to write, edit and illustrate at least one story throughout the year. “Writing is a […]

San Jon Elementary students earn health awards


Special to QCS At a San Jon Schools award ceremony on Wednesday, May 11, 14 elementary school students received medals for successfully completing a program that asked them to eat healthier, be more active and drink more water. The medalists were Gunner Mackey, Cobi Mackey, Karlee Elliott, Kirksey Smith, Paxton Smith, July Lafferty, Logan Lafferty, […]

TMS Honor Roll—May 25

Tucumcari Middle School Honor Roll Fourth Nine Weeks. Bronze Sixth Grade Diana Amaro Nathaniel Aragon Julie Archuleta Arcelino Arellano Jesus Bueno De La O Joseph Chavez Brian Dyke Josiah England Nathan Griego Emmanuel Hernandez Imani Ingram-Span Kyra Martin Ariel Madrid Ricardo Martinez Esai Mendez Ford Nelson Sai Parmar Charles Prieto Lliana Reid Cesar Rodriguez Emma […]

Victor Breen memorial is progressing

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than $5,000 has been donated with $6,000 in pledges pending, in the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s Office’s continued efforts to honor former district attorney Victor C. Breen. In January, 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose received permission from the Quay County Commission to dedicate and rename the new […]

Logan seniors urged to remember to have fun


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the 18 graduating seniors of Logan High School, Saturday’s ceremony marked both the transition from the familiarity and comfort of high school to the unfamiliarity of the world beyond the school campus. “We are feeling anxious, confused and a little sad as we are about to be pulled […]

Rattlers ready to begin new journey


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the 56 Tucumcari High School graduates, Friday’s ceremony in front of their families, friends, underclassmen and teachers marked both the end and beginning of a journey. “All of us will have to face failure to make it to success,” said valedictorian Ashlee Bradley in her commencement speech to […]