Mesalands students pour 5,600 pounds of iron at event

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Thomas Garcia An event record 5,600 pounds of iron was poured Friday night at the 14th annual Mesalands Community College’s Iron Pour, according to D’Jean Jawrunner, fine arts/faculty director at Mesalands. “The overall excess was very well,” Jawrunner said. “All the molds were filled and no one was hurt.” Jawrunner said she gauges the success […]

Two arrested on I-40 near Tucumcari for possession of 24 pounds of Marijuana

QCS Staff Two Michigan residents were arrested Friday after New Mexico State Police seized 24 pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop on I-40 outside of Tucumcari, said Lt. Lance Bateman. According to Bateman: • At approximately 2:09 p.m. a state police officer, conducted the traffic stop one mile east of Tucumcari. During interaction with […]

Rattlers ride interceptions to topple Dons

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico At 5-foot-6 and 175 pounds, Angelo Montano stands as one of the bigger backs in a Tucumcari Rattler backfield that has to outquick and outwork bigger defenses. “We know we’re going to be outsized every game,” Montano said, “so we work on keeping our feet moving every time we […]

Traffic stop nets pot cache

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Thomas Garcia A Georgia man is in federal custody following a traffic stop resulting in the seizure of 900 pounds of marijuana near Tucumcari.

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an unknown location when he landed […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash:

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Thomas Garcia Quay: County Sun New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an […]

Police: Man tried hiding dope after crashing on I-40

An El Paso, Texas man was charged with felony drug distribution Friday after New Mexico State Police say he tried to stash more than 200 pounds of marijuana under an overpass on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. State police said Henry Alan Lowe, 40, lost control of his car and slammed into a snow-covered shoulder on […]

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 […]

Orphaned calf now sharing home with exotic creatures, great and small

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Thomas Garcia Two days and 619 miles through holiday traffic with 400 pounds of cargo that is not afraid to let you know how it feels – sounds like a Hollywood plot? But this story is very real. “It was quite the drive but it was well worth it,” Leona Gallegos said on Thursday. “We […]

May 1974

Fifty pounds of popcorn and a case of popcorn boxes were stolen from the local theatre’s basement. … Randy Worley and Brad Baskins recovered two, 15-pound hairballs from a local cow’s stomach. …A “large amount of drugs” was stolen from Sands Dorsey Drug after a break-in. … There were 126 seniors who graduated from Tucumcari […]