Pair of contested races set for June primary elections

QCS staff Quay County voters will have a pair of contested primary elections, and nothing contested in the November general elections. Tuesday was the lone day to file for elections at the Secretary of State’s Office in Santa Fe and at county courthouses for the June 5 primaries. There will be a race for Senate […]

State class 1A basketball champs get warm welcome home

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Thomas Garcia QCS senior writer Days after winning the Class 1A state basketball title the Logan Longhorns have had time to reflect on a coaching recognition, a win to remember and a dream fulfilled. “I was very fortunate to step into this program,” said Longhorns head coach Arnold Peralez. “Coach Billy Burns had everything in […]

Man facing felony charge

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QCS staff A Tucumcari man has been charged with one count of criminal sexual penetration of a child under 13. Chris Quintana, 61, surrendered to New Mexico State Police on Feb. 24 at the Quay County Magistrate Court. A warrant was issued for Quintana’s arrest by Tenth Judicial District Judge Albert J. Mitchell Jr., based […]

Lady Longhorns fall at quarterfinals

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QCS staff The Logan Lady Longhorns fell 57-49 to the Tatum Coyotes Tuesday at the state 1A basketball quarterfinals in Albuquerque. “I am real proud of the girls and can’t wait till next year,” said Lady Longhorns head coach Clair Rachor. The Lady Coyotes’ aggressive rebounding throughout the second and third period kept the Lady […]

Off-Duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering

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QCS Staff An off-duty Tucumcari police officer charged with breaking and entering and criminal damage to property surrendered Monday to New Mexico State Police in Tucumcari, said State Police Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman said Pete Vargas, 32, was taken into custody at 1:30 p.m. at the Quay County Magistrate Court. Bateman said Vargas was processed […]

Sen. Harden announces plans to retire

Kevin Wilson State Senator Clint Harden, R-Clovis, has announced he will not seek a fourth term and plans to retire following 10 years in the state Legislature. “It’s something I’ve been thinking about during the interim, basically since last session,” said Harden, who was appointed to the position in 2002 by then-Gov. Gary Johnson. His […]

THS junior claims state wrestling title

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. “This has been the most stress-free season […]

Press release: Sen. Harden announces retirement

(From the office of State Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis) State Senator Clint Harden District 7 announced today that he would retire at the end of this term:

Courthouse funds up for approval

QCS Staff A bill supporting $335,000 in capital outlay funds for Quay County and the City of Tucumcari is in the process of being approved in the state Legislature. House Tax and Revenue Committee substitute for House Bill 191 earmarks $185,000 for Quay County Courthouse renovations and $150,000 for Tucumcari trash collection trucks. “This is […]

Rattlers bound for state

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Thomas Garcia A dozen Rattlers are set for the state wrestling tournament this weekend in Rio Rancho. Tucumcari is one of two 2A schools that competes in the 3A class, and have trained with 10 pre-tournament meets. “I am proud when you qualify the whole team,” Tucumcari coach Eddie Encinias said. “It is something special.” […]