Rattler reunion keeps alumni ‘forever young’

Lynn Moncus This is a special week for Tucumcari Rattler Alumni and friends because the Rattler Reunion Annual has been mailed. We are in for quite a treat because our annual publication is now in a different format — much like that of The Yucca. Although this issue contains fewer pictures than in the past, […]

Mesalands receives software donation

Special to QCS Special to QCS Mesalands Community College’s North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) recently received a software program and 30 client applications for student use, valued at approximately $230,000 from OSIsoft, a privately held company with worldwide operations that manufactures the PI System. The PI System is the industry standard in […]

Special Olympics will remain Shriver’s legacy

Freedom New Mexico It may seem ironic but it is somehow fitting: The most lasting contribution of one of the most intensely political dynastic families in American history will be an institution that transcends politics. It was started by a family member who never held or even ran for political office. The Special Olympics, officially […]

City commission approves $13 million budget

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $13 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night at City Hall. “This does not include all of the funds from capital improvement projects,” said Marty Garcia, the city’s finance officer. “Those amounts will be added in later.” Garcia said once the […]

Ordinary afternoon refreshed when friends appear

By Lynn Moncus Whether we meet total strangers or old friends, we are most fortunate to live in our Quay County because we can share special experiences with each other and can then share memories that have made our lives so pleasant. Once again while having coffee at Del’s, what could have been an ordinary […]

State Special Olympics torch passes through Tucumcari

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Members of New Mexico law enforcement escorted local special Olympics athletes Wednesday as they carried the Flame of Hope along Route 66 through Tucumcari. “This is a way to get the local law enforcement agencies involved and show support for the games,” said Paul Bell of the New Mexico […]

Service for sexual assault vicitims coming to Quay County

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Thomas Garcia A special service to assist in the investigation of sexual assaults in Quay County was introduced Tuesday to area law enforcement agencies by a representative of the state’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners. The Satellite SANE Unit is a service that will soon be provided in Quay County by the SANE of Eastern New […]

Cowboy Leroy Webb of Tucumcari honored with Buck Ramsey Heritage Award

Special to the QCS Special to the QCSOn Sept. 21, Leroy Webb of Tucumcari was presented the Buck Ramsey Heritage Award at the Nara Visa Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Here is his story: From Texas to Wyoming, and California to New York, few people have had the wide range of experiences in their lives, as Leroy […]

Friendship flows through the generations

By Lynn Moncus At times, some of our experiences are so special that we wonder how we could be fortunate enough to have them. The past weekend, for instance, was a major emotional high and a time during which to collect priceless memories. Through the years, I have written about Dr. Marion Hardman, my dear […]

Two Mesalands cowboys cinch spot at College National Finals Rodeo

Special to the QCS Two Mesalands Rodeo Team members cinch nationals spots Special to QCS Jeff O’Donnell and Jon Luse, Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team members, secured qualifications to the College National Finals Rodeo after competing last weekend at the Navajo Tech College Rodeo. “We are proud of Jeff and Jon and now have hopes […]