National TV hurts baseball

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS Managing Editor Baseball is one of my favorite sports. I love to watch it on TV, I loved going to games at Denver’s Coors Field when I lived in Colorado and I played first base and pitcher growing up. The Colorado Rockies have made the Major League Baseball playoffs for only […]

Area under severe thunderstorm watch

Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca and Quay counties are under a severe thunderstorm watch until 11 p.m. (MDT) Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque.

Mesalands rodeo team sends two riders to CNFR

Special to the QCS Two freshmen from Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team competed at the 2009 College National

Weather Service declares city, county StormReady

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Chelle Delaney The city of Tucumcari and Quay County has been declared StormReady by officials of the National Weather Service. The presentation was made at the City Commission on Thursday. “Only two other communities in New Mexico have earned that designation,” said Shawn Bennett, meteorologist in charge of NWS Albuquerque.Those communities are an San Juan […]

Winter snow storm expected to hit Quay County tonight

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Thomas Garcia Late tonight and Friday, snowfall in Quay County could reach 8 inches for the northern sections of the county and as little as 2 inches in the southern half of the county, said National Weather Service officials in Albuquerque. Forecasters were also predicting wind gusts of up to 45 mph, creating possible blizzard […]

Phone scam targeting Quay County residents

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Thomas Garcia A phone scam is targeting the customers of the First National Bank of New Mexico in Quay and Colfax counties. There were 20 suspicious calls reported Wednesday to bank headquarters in Clayton, said Craig Reeves, FNBNM president. This is the second time that FNBNM customers in Quay County have received “vishing scam” calls. […]

Suspect arrested on child molestation charges

Thomas Garcia An illegal Mexican national, working in Tucumcari, was charged and arrested on Thursday on sexual molestation charges of a nine-year-old girl, police said. Gerado Alcala Quinonez, 25, was charged with criminal sexual penetration of a minor, a first degree felony. He also was charged with two charges of criminal sexual penetration of a […]

Guard returns from hurricane duty

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By QCS Staff Men and women from the New Mexico National Guard returned Friday from Louisiana to the National Guard Armory in Tucumcari. The guard was called out on Labor Day to respond to Hurricane Gustav which looked to be bearing down on New Orleans. Alhtough Gustave was not as robust as expected, Tucumcari’s guard […]

Weather service issues flash flood watch

With thunderstorms expected today and Saturday, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for areas of the Eastern Plains. Quay, Roosevelt and Curry counties, as well as other portions of north and central New Mexico lie within the area of concern, according to a morning bulletin from the National Weather Service. The […]

New Deal photo exhibit opens today in Tucumcari

By QCS Staff The National New Deal Association’s traveling exhibit of New Mexico’s photo-documented New Deal Treasures will be on display in Tucumcaru today through Sept. 7. The New Mexico Economic Development Department (NMEDD), through its New Mexico MainStreet Program, borrowed the exhibit from the National New Deal Association late last year, according to a […]