Rose and Sutherland named as finalist for Lincoln County Mangager

QCS Staff QCS Staff The current city manager, and a former city manager, of Tucumcari are among four finalists to be the next Lincoln County manager. Bobbye Rose and John R. Sutherland Jr. were two of the four candidates selected to be interviewed on Oct. 3 by the Lincoln County Commissioners. “The finalist were selected […]

Dinosaur museum director selected

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Special to the QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Gretchen Gurtler is the new director of the Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum after the recent retirement of Craig Currell. Gurtler was selected because of her academic background and previous field experience in paleontological investigation. “Gretchen is highly dedicated and brings impeccable credentials […]

Sports roundup

Football Here is the list of Tucumcari High School players selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association 2009 Class 2A all-state football team: • George Montano, first-team defense kick returner • Jakus Martinez, second-team offense wide receiver and second-team defense defensive back • Alex Hutchins, honorable mention offense quarterback.

Mesalands academic team honored

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By QCS Staff Alexandra Villanueva and Vickie Wallace have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2009 New Mexico All-State Academic Team,

T.J. Riddle selected for outstanding 4-H lifetime volunteer award

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By QCS Staff Thelma Jo Riddle, a 4-H leader for 20 years in Quay County, was selected as the New Mexico recipient of the 2009 Salute To Excellence Award. This award recognizes 4-H volunteers who demonstrate exemplary service to 4-H, while promoting service through volunteerism as both an opportunity and a privilege, according to a […]

Volunteers pack up Christmas spirit for others

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Thomas Garcia The giving nature of the staff at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital, Comcast and K-Bobs provided a complete holiday meal and toys for 14 Tucumcari families. The staff prepared 14 boxes filled with everything one might need for a complete holiday meal, including the turkey, mashed potatoes and even pumpkin pie mix. “These […]

Science teachers tour Mesalands

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Special to the QCS Twelve science teachers, who were selected by Sandia Laboratories to work on research projects, recently visited Mesalands Community College to learn about its North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) and the college’s Mesalands Dinosaur Museum.

Rattlers athletes of the year selected

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers athletes were recognized Monday night at the traditional sports banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The awards included most heart, most improved and player of the year. Several special awards were given to some parents. Ellen White and Tina Garcia were recognized and given an award […]

Authority selects management team for racino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Quay County Gaming Authority placed their bets on the Las Vegas management team of Navegante Group and the Friedmutter Inc. Authority members voted to negotiate with the management team regarding eventual fees and the selection of a horsetrack management company. The competing group, Whitesands, Inc., was equal in […]

New to fleet, new school plan

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By QCS Staff Groundwork was laid on Monday to eventually build a new high school in Tucumcari. Cost of the new high school could be as much as $20 to $26 million, said school superintendent Aaron McKinney. The Tucumcari School Board agreed to a $1.25 million financing package through the state’s Finance Authority. Voters approved […]