Firefighters train with car extrication equipment

QCS Staff Firefighters and Emergency Medical Service personnel from 12 New Mexico fire departments cut, bent and pried their way through 15 vehicles Saturday in Tucumcari as they learned how to get people out of wrecked cars, Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams said. Ed’s Recycling of Tucumcari donated 15 wrecked cars first responders systematically […]

Arraignment set for Bidegain

QCS Staff An arraignment is set for 1:30 p.m. March 10 for Scott Bidegain on the charges related to the illegal killing of a cougar. The charges caused Bidegain to resign as chair of the New Mexico Game Commission. Bidegain’s arraignment is in Quay County Magistrate Court before Judge Joel Garnett. A complaint filed in […]

District attorney spearheading child welfare task force

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor If law enforcement, school officials, the Children, Youth and Families Department and others concerned with child welfare issues can get together regularly, children are less likely to get lost in the shuffle. That’s the thinking behind the child welfare task force 10th Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose is creating […]

Greenhouse to help teach science, agriculture

Jared Jennings, a laborer for the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, approaches a pivot that is sprinkling treated wastewater on a potential crop.  The sign announces the wastewater project.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   Work is nearing completion on a greenhouse at Tucumcari High School that will grow tomatoes now and other crops later using hydroponic methods that grow plants without soil. The greenhouse, which cost $300,000 to build, is one of the final phases of the $20 million project that included […]

Rockabilly on the Route extended to four days of events

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor More nights, more bands and more events, plus some of the most popular events from last year will mark this year’s Rockabilly on the Route, according to the event’s organizers. The celebration of 1950s nostalgia with some 21st century tweaks starts June 5 and continues through the weekend, ending […]

Science center’s wastewater research yielding results

Jared Jennings, a laborer for the NMSU Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, approaches a pivot that is sprinkling treated wastewater on a potential crop.  The sign announces the wastewater project.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Soybeans do not seem to respond well to irrigation with reclaimed wastewater. But Leonard Lauriault, superintendent of the New Mexico State University Agricultural Experiment Station, Tucumcari, is far from discouraged. The first year of using reclaimed wastewater from Tucumcari’s wastewater treatment facility has shown it is an experiment that […]

Tension among city commissioners continues

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor After nearly universal calls for unity on the city commission at a candidates’ forum Tuesday, the divisions on the commission were on full display, in discussion at least, two days later. District 1 Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue announced she had received a call from the state Attorney General about “what’s […]

District 2 candidates quizzed by commissioners

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission interviewed both candidates Thursday seeking appointment to the City Commission. The one candidate selected will replace Commissioner Jimmy Sandoval, who was recalled in a special election Jan. 2. The commission is expected to announce a decision Feb. 27. Candidates seeking the appointment are Jonathan Brito, […]

Counties fight to keep federal indigent fund share

CMI Staff The Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari is one of many New Mexico rural hospitals that could face severe funding shortages if their counties lose money for providing care to the poor. The cash is applied to obtain three times as much in federal matching money. The Legislature is wrestling with […]

New extension agent begins work

QCS Staff The Quay County Agricultural Extension Office has a new extension agent, Jason Lamb, who most recently taught agriculture at Quemodo High School in Quemodo but has held extension agent positions in Cibola and Sierra counties. Lamb will lead the extension office and coordinate junior livestock and shooting sports activities for Quay County 4-H […]