Nara Visa Cowboy Gathering honors Western heritage

QCS Photo: Steve Hansen
Randy Mackey sings one of his original songs with help from “Rodeo Kate” Howell-Chapman, who shared the stage with several performers Saturday at the Cowboy Gathering in Nara Visa.

QCS Staff Nara Visa hosted another easy-going roundup of cowboy singers and poets Friday, Saturday and Sunday for the annual Cowboy Gathering. A total of 77 persons, not including the 27 performing acts, attended the concerts and 120 persons lined up for the annual chuck wagon steak dinner prepared again this year by Rhett Cauble […]

County conducting voter registration drive for Nov

QCS Staff A voter registration drive is being conducted by the Quay County Clerk’s Office and will continue through Oct. 7, the day registration books close for the Nov. 4 general election. The drive is being conducted to register persons who are not currently registered and to encourage existing voters to ensure their voter registration […]

Gross receipts tax balloting set for Tuesday

Quay County voters will go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the county should impose a 0.25 percent gross receipts tax to fund operations of the emergency dispatch system that serves Quay County, as well as areas in surrounding counties Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Here is where the […]

Flash flood warning for east central Quay County, I-40 in effect til 6:15 p.m.

A flash flood warning is in effect until 6:15 p.m. east central Quay County, especially along I-40 between Bard and Glenrio, the National Weather Service said. The weather service noted very heavy rain from a thunderstorm near Glenrio at about 4:10 p.m. today. The storm was moving very slowly eastward, and may affect travelers on […]

Tractor Supply opens 8 a.m. Saturday

Tucumcari’s Tractor Supply opens for business at 8 a.m. Saturday, store manager Darin Corley said. The store’s grand opening will be Sept. 27, he said. The store is located on  Historic Route 66 Boulevard just west of South Date Street.

Tax proposal gets business opposition

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Representatives of small businesses Thursday protested the  0.125 percent gross receipts tax increase to fund the area’s emergency communications system that county voters will decide upon in Tuesday’s special election. The small business representatives registered their objections  before the Tucumcari City Commission during public comments at the commission’s regular […]

USDA workshop addresses housing

Ken Hughes of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department provides information to residents of Quay County on how to make a home more energy efficient.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A housing workshop sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Housing Task Force drew 77 area residents to the Tucumcari Convention Center Tuesday to learn about assistance with major home repairs, energy efficiency, and credit matters related to home buying. Ernie Watson, a rural development specialist, said Tucumcari’s […]

City hosts freight plan session

By Steve Hansen QSC Managing Editor Safety and road maintenance led the concerns of participants in a workshop held Friday in Tucumcari to discuss issues to be addressed for north and central eastern New Mexico before 2040 in the state’s long-range plan for transportation. The meeting was designed to gather information from interested persons about […]

5-mile water line receives first approval

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   The Tucumcari City Commission Thursday gave preliminary approval to a $2.2 million expenditure of state finance authority grant funds to build a five-mile water transmission line from wells at Five Mile Park into the city’s drinking water system. The new line will replace an older transmission line and […]

Longhorns take time on opening game day to visit with elementary kids

Courtesy Photo: Logan third graders enjoy a visit from Logan High football team members before the opening game of the season.

Special to QCS By Destiny Bolin Senior Class Reporter, Logan High School First game of the season for the Logan Longhorns, and a lot is going through the minds of the football players. Thinking about play after play, and how they plan on beating the Tatum Coyotes.  Even then, with everything going on in their […]