Silent auction added to shrimp boil

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College Foundation will host its annual Shrimp Boil and “All That Jazz” fundraiser 6:30 p.m. April 13 at the Tucumcari Convention Center. “This year we have made some positive changes to the Shrimp Boil fundraiser, in order to encourage the entire Tucumcari community and Quay County to assist us […]

Rattlers Rout Yellowjackets 49-7

QCS Staff The visting Tucumcari Rattlers scorched Clayton for 587 yards of offense Friday night and beat Yellowjackets 49-7 in the district opener for both teams. The Rattlers finished with 481 yards rushing and 106 yards passing. Zach Hurd led the Rattlers with 13 carries for 208 yards and three touchdowns. George Montano added 125 […]

Personalize your own misery index

Economists have a mythical figure called the misery index. It is the total of the unemployment rate added to the inflation rate. This summer in the U.S. it’s running about 13.0. The lower the better. In both the 90’s and ‘0’s it’s been as low as 7. To calculate indexes like this, the conclusion can […]

Residents greet new year in different ways

Lynn Moncus Just as we begin to enjoy one calendar, we have to change in order to keep up with the years. These years seem to speed by, leaving many of us breathless and wondering what has happened. Although this woman from Ima no longer attends New Year’s Eve affairs, I still like to watch […]

Officials eye racino developments

Thomas Garcia Quay County Gaming Authority officials said they are fully aware of the added interest of a new developer and investor concerning the racetrack in Raton.

Cage fighting added to Mother Road Rally

Organizers have put together a two-day schedule of events including cage fighting for the seventh annual Mother Road Rally in Tucumcari. “We decided to try something new this year with the cage fighting,” said Melissa Foster, president, MRR board of directors. Foster said on Wednesday most, if-not-all of the ringside seats are sold. She said […]

Veterans marker added to Logan cemetery

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than 100 Logan residents gathered Monday for the dedication of the Logan Veteran’s Memorial Marker. The crowd stood silent as the U.S. flag was lowered to half staff at Logan Cemetery, starting the ceremony. A roar grew closer as the crowd’s attention turned the sky. A flyover was […]

Visco shows Rattlers joy of running

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of the Tucumcari Rattlers cross country team added four miles to their weekend total by joining a woman who is running from Boston to San Diego. The Rattlers were in good spirits Sunday morning as they gathered to meet and run with 24-year-old Katie Visco, eight miles northeast […]

Class of 2009 continues tradition of ‘painting the street’

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School senior C.J. Newman added some flair to his initials Thursday morning as he participated in the tradition of “painting the street.” The seniors’ street souvenirs are one of many activities graduating seniors participated in during “senior week” which ended with Friday’s cap and gown ceremony. Michelle Benavidez said the inspiration […]

Mesalands wind turbine connected to electric grid

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s wind turbine is now producing power that’s being added to the area’s electrical grid. The 1.5 megawatt GE turbine is totally assembled and was commissioned last week, according to a press release from the college. GE, manufacturer of the turbine, had been testing and fine tuning the turbine’s computer […]