San Jon schools has a sweet time promoting heart health

Addie Lafferty smashes one into Chelsea Benally's face.  Behind them, Kaden Shaw  enjoys Karigan Thurman's reaction to his direct hit.

QCS Staff It was a case of get pledges, jump rope and throw pies — at people. San Jon elementary school students sold pledges to donors over the past several weeks and promised to participate in a marathon session of jump-roping to benefit the American Heart Association, according to Sherry Ford, a teacher and counselor. […]

School delays for Monday, March 3

School delays for Monday morning, March 3: Tucumcari Public Schools: 3-hour delay Logan Public Schools: 2-hour delay Mesalands Community College: All classes scheduled before 11 a.m. are cancelled. House Public Schools: 2-hour delay

NMDOT: All roads clear and passable as of 8 p.m. Sunday, will be checked early Monday

QCS Photo: Thomas Garica
Travel on Westbound  I-40 from Tucumcari resumes after traffic was stopped for more than four hours due to hazardous driving conditions Sunday morning.

Road update, 8 p.m. Sunday: The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation says all roads in Quay County and surrounding areas are clear and passable. DOT spokespersons say they’ll check the roads very early Monday morning to make sure they’re still driveable.  

I-40, U.S. 54 and NM 209 difficult for driving; snow, freezing rain to continue through Sunday

The New Mexico Dept. of Transportation reports difficult driving conditions on the following roads as of 6 a.m. today:  NM 209, Grady to Tucumcari, roadway is icy with freezing rain.  Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering.  Please drive with caution and reduce your speed in this area. I-40, Tucumcari to Glenrio, roadway is icy […]

Mesalands Community College and Texas Tech University researchers find new species of a crocodile-like phytosaur

Illustration provided by Jeffrey Martz.

The best preserved skull of Machaeroprosopus lottorum is currently on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University.

Special to QCS   Researchers from Mesalands Community College and the division of Paleontology from the Museum of Texas Tech University, have described and named a new species of prehistoric reptile, a crocodile-like phytosaur, Machaeroprosopus lottorum, near Post, Texas, according to a news release from Mesalands Community College. According to the news release: The skulls […]

Ohio man dies in I-40 accident near Tucumcari

  A 69-year-old Cincinnati, Ohio, man was killed in a single-car accident Tuesday morning about five miles west of Tucumcari on Interstate 40, according to New Mexico State Police spokesperson Sgt. Damyan Brown. John Spencer of Cincinnati was  killed when the vehicle he was driving left the road and rolled over several times, Brown said. […]

House Bill 55 funds new water study


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer In an ironic twist, a capital outlay request that included $100,000 for the Ute Pipeline would also fund a new study of the feasibility of the project. Some Quay County officials are opposed to the federally authorized $500 million project that would pump water from the Ute Reservoir near […]

Settlement adds community service as sentencing option

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari Municipal Court will offer community service as an alternative to fines or jail time for some persons convicted of violating city laws, under terms of a civil lawsuit settlement. The court will also arrange for an attorney to be available to represent defendants facing jail time. The Tucumcari […]

Candidates air views before election

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A dozen candidates are competing in races for municipal judge and three city commission seats in Tucumcari in Tuesday’s general election. The Quay County Sun asked all the candidates one final question before the vote. Responses to the questions are listed in ballot order for each race.   Each […]

County wellness fair planned

QCS Staff The Quay County Health Council is offering booths to exhibitors for the Quay County Community Wellness Fair. The fair is 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the Tucumcari Convention Center and is expected to attract 600 visitors, said Alida Brown, coordinator of the health council. “The purpose of the Fair is […]