All but one of Quay County’s schools receive passing grades from state education department

  QCS Staff   All Quay County schools but one received passing grades on Thursday as the state’s 2014 school grading results were released by the New Mexico Public Education Department. Under half of the schools in Quay County maintained their school grades from 2013.  San Jon Elementary made the largest drop from a C to […]

Tony Day brother’s testimony recounts events on night of double murder

Scott Day was awakened by his adoptive brother Tony about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 26, 2012. “I did it,” Tony, then 14, said, according to Scott’s testimony Wednesday in a hearing on Tony Day’s murder case. “I killed Sherry.” Sherry Folts was Tony Day’s first victim on the night of Nov. 26, 2012, when Day […]

Truancy session planned

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Teachers from Tucumcari, San Jon, Logan and House will start their school year Aug. 11 with a two-hour workshop on truancy and child abuse as they gather in preparation for the new school year. Neither subject is new with teachers, but this year, the Tenth Judicial District Attorney’s office […]

Cross-country cyclists stop at San Jon

Brandon Downing hands out keys to the Village of San Jon to the Bike-4-Friendship riders Monday as they stopped in San Jon. The key symbolizes to the riders that they can stop in San Jon at any time and be welcomed with open arms.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Eight cyclists on a cross-country ride to promote programs that support children with special needs stopped Monday in San Jon as part of their 3,100-mile trek from San Diego to New York City. The riders are participating in the Bike 4 Friendship sponsored by Investors Bank.  The ride promotes […]

Quay County 4-H hosting state horse show, rodeo

QCS Staff Quay County will host the 53rd annual New Mexico 4-H Horse Show Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds in Tucumcari. The show includes skill and control competition among the 4-Hers by day, and rodeo events in the evenings, according to Brenda Bishop, 4-H program coordinator for the Quay County Extension Service. […]

Quay 4-H entomology team wins second place at state

QCS Staff Quay County 4-Hers won second-place honors in state competition last week at the New Mexico 4-H conference, Brenda Bishop, county 4-H coordinator said. One of the team members, Taylor Hayes, completed a State Level Record Book and won a trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, over Thanksgiving weekend, Bishop said. […]

2014 Rattler Reunion

The 2014 Rattler Reunion will be held from Thursday, July 31, to Saturday, Aug. 2, and will be hosted by the Tucumcari High School Class of 1984. The event begins Thursday with registration at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Rte. 66 Blvd. The fee for all events is $40, including an annual, all dances […]

Bill Curry’s art recognized with gallery show, reception

“Who’s got  Who?” is the title of this Bill Curry bronze that depicts what happens when a  reckless cowboy ropes a bear.

QCS Staff Artist Bill Curry’s reception Friday was an arts and culture event, but done up Quay County style. Coats and ties were out, Stetsons and jeans were the dress code of the day to honor a self-described cowboy artist and the extensive display of his work on exhibit at the Eastern New Mexico Arts […]

Quay County unemployment rate rises almost 2 %

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for June 2014 was 6.6%, up almost two percentage points from May’s rate of 4.70%, but down a half of a percentage point from June 2013’s rate of 7.1 percent, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The county’s labor force was 3,748in […]

Saint Anne’s annual fiesta begins Thursday with Mass

QCS Staff St. Anne’s Catholic Church holds its annual fiesta Thursday through Saturday. The fiesta will begin with a Mass at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s church, 301 W. High St., Tucumcari.  Fiesta royalty will be appointed.  A reception will follow the Mass, accoardint to Clara Reay, event chair. On Friday, Hammond Hall, behind […]