10-24 Passing through

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By QCS Staff Name: Tracy Hardy Where we found her: A garage sale on the 400 block of West High Street. Where was she going? Traveled from her home in Amarillo to attend a funeral. She stayed in Tucumcari an extra day to help her sister with a garage sale.. Where did she come from? […]

Tucumcari holds off Dexter

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari came up with a big play when it needed it to hold off Dexter 21-20 at Rattler Stadium Friday night. Dexter senior quarterback Daniel Fuller scored a touchdown with 11 seconds left and the Demons (0-7) were an extra point away from tying the No. 8-ranked Rattlers (5-2). […]

Obesity a top concern of area residents

Chelle Delaney When it comes to extra pounds Tucumcari is just as concerned as the rest of the nation. Obesity reduction and prevention is one of the top concerns of Tucumcari and Quay County area residents, according to a recent survey. Residents’ other priorities were substance abuse, teen pregnancy prevention and suicide prevention, the survey […]

Sometimes, cowboys don’t smile back

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One fall my husband decided to buy extra alfalfa, the idea being we could sell it during the winter and make some extra money. He stacked it behind the house so it would be easy to back trailers down the lane when people bought only a few bales. It worked. By January, people passing by […]

Behavior of two-footed animals truly peculiar

By Lynn Moncus The slave is still trying to set clocks so I, Aggie, will visit with you for a nice change. Of course, I never quite understand why she feels the need to change the clocks because that just upsets our schedules and causes both of us to be just a bit short tempered. […]

Partner in shock over Baldwin’s crash

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Randy Harris, a fellow stunt pilot and friend of Guy “Doc” Baldwin, was prepping his biplane. His act would soon follow Guy “Doc” Baldwin. Then he heard the thud on the ground; saw the dirt cloud. Baldwin’s German Extra 300L had crashed. “We took off running, and the emergency […]

Tucumcari trash rates climb higher

William Thompson In addition to paying higher water bills, Tucumcari residential and commercial customers will soon be paying higher rates for garbage pick-up and sewer service. City Manager Richard Primrose said it was unfortunate, but necessary to raise the rates in order for the city to balance its budget. “With the rate increases, the city […]