Tax free holiday set for this weekend

Parents of school-age children can save on school supplies from Friday through Sunday during New Mexico’s annual Gross Receipts Tax Holiday, according to the New Mexico Tax and Revenue Department. During the weekend, the state suspends collection of gross receipts tax on sales of qualifying items, school supplies mostly, so the items can be purchased […]

Rattler Reunion festivities set to begin on Thursday

QCS Staff Speakers, parades and special events will mark the annual Rattler Reunion, which begins Thursday evening with registration at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Route 66 Blvd., Tucumcari. Lucy Nials, a member of the Tucumcari High School Class of 1984, which is in charge of the reunion events this year, will the […]

NMSU Ag Center field day set Aug. 7

QCS Staff New Mexico State University President Garrey Carruthers will be the featured speaker at Tucumcari’s  NMSU Agricultural Science Center’s annual field day  Aug. 7. The field day is free and open to the public. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and the event will end at 9 p.m.  The events include dinner for all who […]

Tucumcari hosts state 4-H horse show; results listed

Ashlee Bradley steers her horse on a tight turn in pole competition.

  Results of the 53rd Annual State 4-H Horse Show held in Tucumcari New Mexico July 25 and 26. 2014. The results are listed by place, name, county, and horse’s name.   CLASS #1 – HALTER MARES NUMBER IN CLASS – 7 1. Rachel Pozzi, Bernalillo, Alias Delight 2. Brynn Dils, San Juan, Gracious Impulse […]

Tony Day will be sentenced as juvenile, judge decides

By Steve Hansen Managing Editor Double-murder suspect Tony Day will be sentenced as a juvenile if he is found guilty of two counts of murder in the deaths of Sue Day, his adoptive mother, and Sherry Folts, Day’s daughter, Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert Mitchell ruled on Friday. Mitchell’s decision followed two and a […]

Double-murder suspect Day has problems perceiving reality, psychologist testifies

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor To clinical psychologist Elizabeth Dinsmore, Tony Day has problems in perceiving situations and people’s motives for what they really are, a circumstance that is very hard to treat. But to others who testified Wednesday, Tony Day was a well behaved young man and a good student. Day is facing […]

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 […]