Local woman gets past first-round cuts of national model search

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari woman advanced to the top 100 in a national model search contest. Cassie Huffman, a mental health counselor who teaches a psychology class at Mesalands Community College, survived the first cut in the Maurice’s Main Street Model Search. “Thank you all,” Huffman said. “Without your votes, I would not have made […]

College hosting dodgeball tourney

QCS staff Mesalands Community College would like to invite the Tucumcari community to participate in their first city-wide dodgeball tournament at 4 p.m., March 27 at the Tucumcari High School Gym. “We are very excited this year to open up dodgeball to the entire City of Tucumcari. We’ve had two years of successful dodgeball on […]

Logan stifles Cowboys for Class 1A championship

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ALBUQUERQUE — The Logan Longhorns went in to the locker room down seven against a 28-0, top-seeded Cliff squad Saturday night at The Pit. Yes, they had the Cowboys right where they wanted them. A stifling press and a rejuvenated offense turned the script upside down in the second half, as the Longhorns opened the […]

Mesalands men’s rodeo team takes first place at regional rodeo event

Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team had one of its best performances at a regional rodeo at the University of Arizona in Tuscon, Ariz. Feb. 4-5. The Team had a total of 19 members place at the rodeo. The men’s team took first place with 954 points and brought home titles for […]

Funeral and services

A memorial service will be held for Ronald B. Hoff at 6 p.m., Thursday at the First Assembly of God Church at 524 South Monroe Street.

Rattlers sweep East Mountain High

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers swept the East Mountain High Timberwolves Tuesday at Sandia Park. A 39-point run by the Rattlers (8-4) in the third period after a tied first half led to an 89-41 win over the Timbewolves (5-5). The Timberwolves turned the ball over 10 times in the second half which allowed the […]

Rattlers finish first

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team captured a first-place finish, a high note on a stretch of three tournaments in seven days. “We still need to step it up and push ourselves even more,” said junior Dillon Wood. Following Saturday’s first-place win at the Pecos invitational tournament, the Rattlers were back in the gym […]

Friend’s snow stories give perspective

I looked at my schedule for the first week in December: Jamestown, N.D., Denver, Colo., Laramie, Wyo. and Springfield, Ohio. I asked my secretary why she couldn’t book me in Victoria, Texas, or San Diego, Calif., in the winter? She reminded me she had booked me in Miami last winter. “Yea,” I said, “Miami, Manitoba!” […]

Year in review

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Progress met with protest Hundreds attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the first phase of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System in August at Ute Lake. The first phase is an intake structure, or pumping station, that would move the water from the reservoir to authority members that have reserved it — Clovis, Portales, Texico, […]

City takes first step to lower water rates

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari City Commission took the first step Thursday to lowering water rates. They approved first reading of an amendment to municipal water ordinance. The commission must publish a notice of the final reading of the ordinance, which will be on Dec. 29 in the Quay County Sun, said city clerk Christine Dougherty. […]