Directories shed light on past

If we take the time to read some of the early day city directories, we learn a lot about our history. For instance, while reading the 1909-1910 directory, I learned that we already had 5080 residents and were planning for more because of the many opportunities available here. According to the John F. Worley Directory […]

New system will alert residents about severe weather and disasters

Thomas Garcia A new system will soon be available to alert Quay County residents about severe weather and disasters. “We will be able to alert the public via land line, cell phone, email and fax,” said Tucumcari Emergency Manager Scot Jaynes . Jaynes said the system being installed is an Everbridge SmartGIS. He said it […]

Elks announce cerebral palsy program

Special to QCS Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 in conjunction with the New Mexico Elks Association are pleased to officially announce that the Cerebral Palsy Commission has implemented a new program emphasizing helping those in need on a local level. Under the new program, funds will be made available for equipment and modifications to equipment and […]

Citizens Bank adds senior vice president to local branch

Citizens Bank is proud to announce the addition of a staff member Tucumcari branch. The bank welcomes Cooper Glover as senior vice president. Glover attended Texas Tech and graduated from Eastern New Mexico University, and worked most recently for Ag New Mexico in Clovis. Citizens Bank is a family-owned community bank established in 1904, with […]

Mesalands team sets new record

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Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College’s Men’s Rodeo Team set a new Mesalands record, earning 880 points — the most points earned at a single rodeo — at the first Grand Canyon Regional Rodeo of the year Sept. 16-17 The men’s team finished the rodeo in second place, behind New Mexico State University (NMSU) […]

New dog digs niche in my heart

Priscilla Alden (Prissy for short), a very large black lab, has moved to this corner and says she is going to become my new friend. She landed with a thud on Aug. 27, thanks to Yvette Peacock who was acting in her sister Yvonne Braziel’s behalf. Those two women have come to my rescue more […]

Rattlers rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” […]

Child Sense: Preparing your child for the first day of school

Priscilla J. Dunstan Starting school or preschool for the first time will bring changes to your child’s life that will have them feeling a bundle of emotions. No matter how confident they appear, your child is likely to also be feeling a mixture of fear, anxiety, curiosity and excitement. Understanding how your child is likely […]

Tucumcari, Logan start season under new head coaches

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By Thomas Garcia QCS staff writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns start their season Friday night at home under the direction of new head coaches. Wayne Ferguson will handle the reigns this season as the Rattlers head coach. Ferguson starts the season short a quarterback and running back facing off against the 3A Hatch […]

New Crayola products just in time for the new school year

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McClatchy-Tribune Crayola has released a few new products that moms and dads might want to add to the back-to-school shopping list in order to make the transition more organized and fun. The new Dual-Sided Dry-Erase Board will help keep your family’s schedule organized and keep everyone well-informed. It is black on one side, white on […]