Quay County 4-H hosting state horse show, rodeo

QCS Staff Quay County will host the 53rd annual New Mexico 4-H Horse Show Friday and Saturday at the Quay County Fairgrounds in Tucumcari. The show includes skill and control competition among the 4-Hers by day, and rodeo events in the evenings, according to Brenda Bishop, 4-H program coordinator for the Quay County Extension Service. […]

Quay 4-H entomology team wins second place at state

QCS Staff Quay County 4-Hers won second-place honors in state competition last week at the New Mexico 4-H conference, Brenda Bishop, county 4-H coordinator said. One of the team members, Taylor Hayes, completed a State Level Record Book and won a trip to the National 4H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, over Thanksgiving weekend, Bishop said. […]

2014 Rattler Reunion

The 2014 Rattler Reunion will be held from Thursday, July 31, to Saturday, Aug. 2, and will be hosted by the Tucumcari High School Class of 1984. The event begins Thursday with registration at the Tucumcari Convention Center, 1500 W. Historic Rte. 66 Blvd. The fee for all events is $40, including an annual, all dances […]

Bill Curry’s art recognized with gallery show, reception

“Who’s got  Who?” is the title of this Bill Curry bronze that depicts what happens when a  reckless cowboy ropes a bear.

QCS Staff Artist Bill Curry’s reception Friday was an arts and culture event, but done up Quay County style. Coats and ties were out, Stetsons and jeans were the dress code of the day to honor a self-described cowboy artist and the extensive display of his work on exhibit at the Eastern New Mexico Arts […]

Quay County unemployment rate rises almost 2 %

QCS Staff Quay County’s unemployment rate for June 2014 was 6.6%, up almost two percentage points from May’s rate of 4.70%, but down a half of a percentage point from June 2013’s rate of 7.1 percent, according to a press release from the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions. The county’s labor force was 3,748in […]

Saint Anne’s annual fiesta begins Thursday with Mass

QCS Staff St. Anne’s Catholic Church holds its annual fiesta Thursday through Saturday. The fiesta will begin with a Mass at 6 p.m. Thursday at St. Anne’s church, 301 W. High St., Tucumcari.  Fiesta royalty will be appointed.  A reception will follow the Mass, accoardint to Clara Reay, event chair. On Friday, Hammond Hall, behind […]

Two Arizona residents die in rollover crash near San Jon

QCS Staff Two Arizona residents were killed when they were ejected a pickup truck as it rolled over Saturday morning on Interstate 40 near San Jon, about 20 miles east of  Tucumcari,  a New Mexico State Police spokesman said. George Olsen, 67,  and Paulette Olsen, 66, both of Fountain Hills, Ariz., were pronounced dead at […]

Three die in medical helicopter crash near Tucumcari


 By Thomas Garcia and Steve Hansen QCS Staff The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating a helicopter crash July 17 near Newkirk that claimed the lives of three employees of Tristate CareFlight, a helicopter medical flight service that serves Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. New Mexico State Police identified the crash victims as […]

Fire ravages Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn; no injuries reported

Tucumcari firefighters fight flames on the roof of Tucumcari's Hampton Inn Wednesday morning.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The New Mexico Fire Marshal’s office is continuing its investigation into a blaze that destroyed Tucumcari’s Hampton Inn hotel July 16, as concerns voiced by some of the evacuated guests have raised questions about the motel’s fire alarm system. One of the owners of the Hampton Inn, Neil Patel, […]

Dispatch tax goes to voters

QCS Staff Quay County voters will decide on Sept. 16 whether to enact a 0.12-percent gross receipts tax to fund an independent county area emergency communications system to replace the current system managed day-to-day by the city of Tucumcari. The county commission voted Monday to approve the measure and the election. In addition, the commission […]