Bull riding off my bucket list

Staying aboard a 2,000-pound bovine for eight seconds. Yes sir, I can now scratch that one off my bucket list. OK, I wasn’t exactly aboard a raging bull in a rodeo arena, hell-bent on throwing me off his back. Instead it was a docile Texas Longhorn steer complete with a comfortable Western saddle. It was […]

Mesalands hosting iron pour course

QCS staff report Mesalands Community College is hosting its annual iron pour 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday through March 10. Thirty-five students from at least eight different states will be coming to participate in a one-week course to create sculptures and translate them into cast iron pieces of art. “We have artists that not only return […]

Book signing, concert tour stop in Tucumcari

Thomas Garcia A writer and musician will travel through Tucumcari Wednesday as part of his eight state Route 66 book signing and concert tour. Bob Saar of Burlington, Iowa, set out Aug. 15 to promote his self-published book “In Memory of David’s Buick ” on a tour along Route 66. “The reason I am doing […]

Police arrest man in shooting

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari police have arrested a 19-year-old man and charged him with eight felony counts of shooting at a motor vehicle, and two misdemeanor charges of negligent use of a deadly weapon and resisting evading or obstructing an officer. Mikey Romero Jr., was arrested Monday night after he shot at a vehicle traveling on […]

Mesalands rodeo team picks up eight titles

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By Kimberly Hanna: Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College rodeo team had the best college rodeo in the program’s history at the Tri-College Challenge in Taylor, Ariz., last weekend. The team won eight titles, including the men’s team title and both the men’s and women’s all-around titles. The men’s team claimed the team championship […]

12-23 Obits

Clarence Esbenshade Clarence Esbenshade, 74, died on Thursday Dec. 17, 2009, in Tucumcari. He was born June 13, 1935, in Lancaster, Pa. Survivors include three children. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. David H. Brownlee David H. Brownlee, 85, died on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009 in Clovis. He was born May […]

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 […]

Tucumcari loses to Eunice

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Turnovers doomed Tucumcari in its 48-27 loss against Eunice on Friday night. The visiting Rattlers (4-2) turned the ball over four times, which led to 14 points for the Cardinals. Tucumcari got within eight in the fourth quarter but was never able to get any closer. “That run that […]

August 1934: City businessmen, officials play donkey baseball

August 1934 The Tucumcari Daily News offered the choice of a steam cooker, an eight-cup Drip-O-lator or a beautiful Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … Tucumcari received $2,000 from the State Corporation Commission’s insurance department for fire protection of the town. …The business men of Tucumcari and city officials went head-to-head in a […]

Press Release: Eight H1N1 cases now confirmed in state

By QCS Staff The number of H1N1 flu, swine flu, cases in New Mexico is now at eight, according to information released today from the New Mexico Department of Health. In all there are 20 probable cases in the state located in 10 counties. The ages range from infancy to 57 years old, the press […]