Response-to-treatment study done

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor A study of whether Tony Day, 15, accused of killing his adoptive mother and sister in November 2012, would respond well to behavioral health treatment has been completed, but Tenth Judicial District Attorney Tim Rose said the prosecution seeks its own review of the study. Day is accused in […]

Storms bring hail, rain and raise area lake water levels

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Hailstones as big as tennis balls and rainfall of up to 2.5 inches fell on Quay County locations during storms on Saturday and Sunday nights. During Saturday’s storms of winds and hail, a tree branch broke near James Lout’s home in Quay Valley, and the falling branch broke out […]

Rockabilly repeats kicks on Route 66

Terrah Acosta, Tucumcari, a pinup contestant, cuts a rug with Jordy Donovan of Tucumcari at Saturday’s Rumble on the Route.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor   At about 7:15 on Saturday evening, Ungelbah Davila, publisher La Loca Magazine and chief organizer of Tucumcari’s second Tucumcari on the Route, was pacing the main hall of the Tucumcari Convention Center. At most, 20 people inhabited the hallways. The crowd had dispersed quickly when wind-driven rain started […]

Young Tucumcari basketball team makes nationals

Members of the Tucumcari’s Finest basketball team wash a car to raise money for a trip to AAU basketball finals.  From left, Kalani French, Tori Chavarria, Ashley Shipley and Lenora Trujillo.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor In the shadow of Rockabilly on the Route on Saturday, the girls of Tucumcari’s Finest held a car wash and bake sale in the Radio Shack parking lot next to the Tucumcari Convention Center.. Tucumcari’s Finest, a basketball team of now sixth- and seventh-grade girls from Tucumcari, have qualified […]

Tucumcari native opens dance instruction studio

Hannah Mericle shows her students how it’s done. From left, the students are Alayna Sena, Haisley Huffman and Celina Ashcroft.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor On Monday, the first day of business for her dance studio,  “Hannah M. Dance with Me,” Tucumcari resident Hannah Mericle enrolled 33 students. Mericle is teaching classes in ballet, jazz and hip-hop styles to groups of girls grouped by age. Already on the studio’s first official day of business […]

Former Logan graduate wins internship

Rylee Stenberg

QCS Staff Rylee Stenberg, a former resident of Tucumcari and a Logan High School graduate,  is working as an intern in the Leadership Internship program for Think New Mexico. Think New Mexico as a nonpartisan, results-oriented think tank, according to founder and chief executive officer Fred Nathan. Previously, Stenberg interned with the American Civil Liberties […]

Several factors may contribute to racino decision delay

Analysis: By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Since last summer, the New Mexico Racing Commission has refused to discuss, let alone decide, whether it  should sanction a sixth racetrack-casino license in the state. Further, it seems no one wants to talk about it on the record. Efforts to reach the racing commission’s executive director, Vince […]

Tucumcari Middle School End of Year Honor Roll

Honor Roll Third nine weeks   Tucumcari Middle School Bronze 3.0-3.4  Gpa Silver 3.5 – 3.9 Gpa Gold 4.0 Gpa   Sixth Grade Bronze Andrew Apodaca Tifani Byrd Andrew Casteel Lizet Castillo Chetanne Deshazo Briceida Enriquez Nathaniel Estergo Andrea Gallegos Chantal Gardea Gabriella Gray Brandon Guerro Hope Herrera Justyn Jaramillo Amber Lucero Alizah Martinez Emmit […]

Tennis ball-size hail, flooding reported in Quay County, but no tornadoes

Tennis ball-size hail was reported eight miles southwest of Tucumcari at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday, accumulating to 2.5 inches, according to Amanda Martin, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. Quarter- to half-dollar-size hail fell on Tucumcari from about 7:15 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Martin said, and flooding was reported in Nara Visa. The nearest […]

Quay County under severe thunderstorm watch

Quay County is under a severe thunderstorm warning through 7:15 p.m. today, according to the National Weather Service. The weather service says a storm capable of producting half-dollar size hail and winds in excess of 60 miles per hour was spotted southeast of Montoya at 6:18 p.m., moving east at 15 miles per hour. Eastern […]