Logan holds two graduations

The graduates of Logan High School begin to toss their caps in the air as part of a time-honored
tradition at the end of Saturday’s commencement ceremony in Logan.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The were two commencement ceremonies held on Saturday at Logan High School, the first was for the online course featuring the largest graduating class in program history. Having 14 graduates earn their diplomas is a testament to how successful the program has been since its start four and a half […]

Graduates bid farewell to THS

Benjamin Carlos Aragon looks for his family in the crowd as
Brandon Thomas Aragon reflects silently on the diploma he
received at Friday’s graduation.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Valedictorian, salutatorian, state champions, pretty much the entire class of 2015 — along with everyone else in attendance — cheered as Principal Nicole Bright-Leslie called out Nathaniel Richard Lopez-Martinez’s name to receive his diploma Friday during the Tucumcari High School graduation at the Snake Pit. Lopez-Martinez, is not all that […]

Rockabilly festival set for return

Third Annual Rockabilly on the Route will be held on June 4-7 in Tucumcari

Staff Report More than 1,000 residents and tourists who have a shared interest and love for classic cars, music and pop culture of the 1950s and early 1960s will return for the third Annual Rockabilly on the Route June 4-7 in Tucumcari. “Rockabilly on the Route is so unique, there is no other festival is […]

Students, teachers honor TMS’ retiring principal

Roberta Segura sits with
students and staff during
a slide show the prepared
in honor of her
retirement as princapal
of Tucumcari Middle

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer For the students, faculty and staff of Tucumcari Middle School, the May 20 awards assembly marked more than the end of the year. It was the final assembly Roberta Segura would officiate as the school’s principal. “We love you, Mrs. Segura!” was the chant heard from the students as Segura […]

Xcel to use drones to inspect lines

Staff Report The Federal Aviation Administration, approved Xcel Energy’s request on May 11 to operate small unmanned aircraft systems or drones to inspect electricity lines, natural gas transmission pipelines and additional facilities. Xcel Energy sought the approval so it can inspect its critical energy infrastructure. With the approval, Xcel Energy will be able to more […]

Plateau finalizes sell of wireless assets to AT&T

Staff Report Plateau Telecommunications announced on May 20, it has finailized the sale of its wireless assets to AT&T. The sale, first announced in June 2014, received Federal Communications approval on May 8. The sale includes Plateau’s wireless operations and assets throughout New Mexico and Texas, and its 37,500 cellular customers. Plateau will continue to […]

Remembering those good ol’ lazy days of summers past

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Summer vacation has officially begun for me, and so I find myself thinking about my childhood summers. They were the bomb. Not because we had money and went to Disneyland or The Grand Canyon. Most of our summer fun was free. What kind of fun in the sun can you […]

Leonard Lauriault: What day starts off your week of worshiping the Lord?

By Leonard Lauriault Religion columnist Well, we just finished Memorial Day weekend, which was initiated in the 1880s as Decoration Day to remember the fallen in the Civil War. Since then, its name has been changed and, while the focus is still to be on those who gave their lives in war to protect the […]

Mesalands holds spring graduation

Mesalands Community College's President Thomas Newsom presents Tonie Martinez's posthumous associates degree to her daughter Mandi Martinez, grandson Marvin Reese and son Josh Martinez during Friday night's graduation.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Mesalands Community College’s student speaker Cynthia Anaya encouraged the 37 fellow students to use the accomplishment of graduating as the fuel to drive them towards their grand ambition. Mesalands President Dr. Thomas Newsroom introduced Anaya as the student speaker for Friday’s commencement ceremony at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Newsom […]

Kodiak Fresh Produce ceases operations in Tucumcari

The gates are padlocked and the doors are shut at
the warehouse that once housed the Kodiak Fresh
Produce in Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Kodiak Fresh Produce outlet in Tucumcari closed its doors on May 12 leaving the city with another vacant building and the loss of 25 jobs. “As of today, Kodiak’s doors are closed but the company is working with the city manager to open a farmers market in the next […]