Helena Rodriguez: Latin Women, Immigrants and Trump

By Helena Rodriguez Guest Columnist Everyone knows by now that Donald Trump has upset many Hispanics/Latinos, the Spanish-language media and others who do business with him due to his derogatory remarks toward immigrants when he announced his candidacy for president. Regarding immigrants, he said they “bring drugs and crime (to the U.S.) and are rapists.” […]

Mesalands’ paleontology field class makes find

Courtesy Photo: Students from McClellan Community College’s summer paleontology field
class listen to Dr. Axel Hungerbuehler, before they excavate dinosaur-age fossils.

Special to QCS The paleontology summer field season at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum and Naturals Sciences Laboratory that began in May has made several finds during field excavation projects. Axel Hungerbuehler,  curator of the museum said this summer field season has already been successful. He said this year students have found a variety of […]

Police Blotter / Jail Log— June 29 – July 3

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. June 29 • 12:06 a.m., a woman reported threats on the 1100 block of South Seventh Street. • 1:01 a.m., a woman reported threats at a residence on the 700 block of East […]

Tucumcari man pleads guilty to federal trafficking charge

Staff Report Alexander Page, 27, of Tucumcari, pleaded guilty today in federal court in Albuquerque to a methamphetamine trafficking charge. Under the terms of his plea agreement, Page will be sentenced to federal prison not to exceed 30 months followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court. Page and his […]

Rains keep area lake levels high

Boaters head out to enjoy some recreation time on
the water Monday at Ute Lake State Park at Logan.
The rainfall from spring 2014 and April and March of
this year has kept the lake levels up for visitors.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Spring rains have helped raise the water levels at Conchas and Ute Lake and other lakes around the region, boosting visitation to area state parks and creating a positive outlook for local crop growers. There have been a high number of visitors at Ute Lake State Park on both […]

City seeks to improve area workforce

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The City of Tucumcari and the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation plan to apply for a rural business development grant to create and fund an office to help train the area’s existing workforce. The grant of as much as $100,000 is available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture and […]

Menu— July 1- July 8

The following are the menus for the senior centers in Quay County for July 1 – July 8. Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Today Fidelos con carne, mixed vegetables, flour tortilla, salad, orange and pineapple mix Thursday Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, broccolli and cheese, salad, roll, margarine, peaches and strawberries Friday Closed […]

What’s Happening— July 1

Today Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board: 10 a.m., City Hall City, County and Village offices will be closed on Friday in observance of Independence Day. Tuesday Museum Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Museum July 9 City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall July 13 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay […]

Steve Hansen: Breaking things down step-by-step

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor The Internet and magazines have become saturated lately with articles that break everything down into a specified number of things to think or do. I read a lot of these, unfortunately — you know “Seven Easy Steps to World Peace,” “Eight Ways to Get Lettuce out of Your […]

Thomas Garcia: Chance encounter with iconic film star

By Thomas Garcia QCS Columnist Working eight years with the paper, I have met my share of interesting people. Saturday’s encounter with William Shatner allows me to cross an item off my to-do list. Let me begin by saying, “I met Adm.  James T. Kirk!” Shatner was riding across the country raising awareness and funds […]