Teachers protest formula

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari Education Association has added its voice to the growing outcry among educators to protest the use of “value-added models” for teacher evaluations. Locally, the teachers have administrators on their side. The value-added model is a complex statistical formula that produces a score that is used to evaluate […]

Vanderpool defends EDC’s record

By Steve Hansen and Thomas Garcia QCS Staff Pat Vanderpool, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation, found himself defending the corporation’s record Thursday at a meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission. The corporation was the subject of a TV news story that depicted the corporation as “operating in the shadows.” That news […]

Former Marine walking across country to aid veterans

Justin Kuhel gives a thumbs up as he poses with K-Bobs employees in Tucumcari. Kuhel was treated to free meal at the restaurant as a show of appreciation for his efforts for veterans.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A Marine veteran from Ohio is walking across the country to raise awareness of the needs of veterans help raise money for two organizations that assist veterans. Justin Kuhel left Tuesday morning from Tucumcari on his 78th day of walking on his 2,534-mile voyage from Camp Lejeune near Myrtle […]

Waste-to-energy plant, factory expansion top project list

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor     Current economic development projects that the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation is working with include a waste-to-energy plant and providing assistance to the Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory’s plans for expansion, Pat Vanderpool, the EDC’s executive director, said. With some refinements in a feasibility report, local scientist Bob […]

Houser named MainStreet director

Gail Houser

QCS Staff Gail Houser is a believer in self-sufficiency, but he thinks that with the combined effort of a dedicated group of business leaders, Tucumcari can get back on its feet. Houser, who lives near Las Vegas,  has been named the new director of the Tucumcari MainStreet program, replacing Mark Lake, who retired from the […]

Quay County Fair results: Hobbies and crafts

Crafts and Hobbies Results   Leathercraft Belts 2. Terry White   Other 1. Wyatt Bishop 2. Terry White   Woodcraft Wall Hangings 1 Corky Bason 2. Jeanne Kelley 3. Linda Griggs   Handicraft Baskets 2. Delfina Sherman   Bead Articles 2. Carol Berryhill   Craft Painting 1. Jeanne Kelley 2. Brandy Wolfe   Driftwood Creations […]

Quay County Fair results: Fine arts

First place winners Sheri Keith, oil painting Dawn of Tohidu Linda Griggs, acrylic painting of a hot iron Russell Braziel, acrylic painting of a building Yolanda Nava, watercolor of carousel horse Julie Sursa, pastel St. Augustine Lighthouse Yolanda Nava, red & blue pen of young girl Diana Rush, pencil drawing of a Titan Linda Griggs, […]

Quay County Fair results: Rabbit and poultry

Rabbit Show Results   4-H/FFA Meat Pen 1.  Dyson Clark 2. Nicholas Black   Grand – Dyson Clark Reserve – Nicholas Black   Open Rabbit Show Results   Meat Type Breed 1. Troy Lunsford – Californian 2. Troy Lunsford – Rex 3. Nicholas Black – New Zealand   Meat Type Breed 1. Alyssa Oglesby – Dutch 2. […]

Quay County Fair results: Sewing

 Sewing Department Results   Work Apron 1. Corinne Hayes 2. Suzanne Pacheco   Fancy Aprons 1. Suzanne Pacheco   Pillows 2. Suzanne Pacheco   Placemats 1. Delfina Sherman 2. Christine Stieg   Kitchen Accessories Pot Holder Sets 1. Bonnie Weaver 2. Corinne Hayes   Pot Holder Singles 1. Bonnie Weaver 2. Corinne Hayes   Any […]

Quay County Fair results: 4-H results

Archery Junior 1. Tianna Peterson, Poster   Novice 1. Tobe Slater, Poster 2. Robert Evans, Poster 3. Dyson Clark, Poster   Senior 1. Trestin Peterson, poster   Babysitting 1. Tianna Peterson, Advertising flyer   Baking I Novice 1. Jodi Vance, choc.chip cookies 1. Robert Evans, muffins 1. Tanlea Fair, sugar cookies 1. Tanlea Fair, biscuits […]