State well prepared to join union

As we continue to look at our county history during the territorial days and the approaching statehood in 1912, we note that much organization had already taken place. In other words, we had been ready for statehood for several years before the date finally arrived. Because we were one of the newer settlements in the […]

Politics picked up as statehood neared

Lynn Moncus As we near the Jan. 6, we can feel the excitement of becoming the 47th state in the union. We can read about the hard work both in our territory and in Washington, D.C. to see that event finally happen. Because we had been on the cutting edge for so many years, we […]

Rattlers end season on high note

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers football team finished their season with a record of 6-5 and a appearance in the 2011 AA state tournament. “As a team we were successful,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the Rattlers 6-5 season was their first winning season (above .500) since 2005. “We were able to […]

Friends one reason to give thanks

As we celebrate our state’s centennial, we might choose to look at many of the reasons we have for being thankful to call New Mexico our home. In order to let you fill in the names of your own friends and relatives, I’m going to write about some of the experiences of last week to […]

Rollover claims life of 72 year old resident of House

A single-vehicle rollover on State Road 252 Tuesday evening killed a 72-year-old House man, police said.

Logan Longhorns traveling to Tatum

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Thomas Garcia One team in Quay County will be playing football this week as the San Jon Coyotes lost Saturday in the first round of the six-man state playoff and the Tucumcari Rattlers await the 2A state seeding. The District 1 8-man champions Logan Longhorns will travel Friday to Tatum for the first round in […]

Southern journey sentimental, worth remembering

Most of you are aware that this woman from Ima is a proud Aggie. As such, I decided to attend homecoming at New Mexico State University to celebrate my 56th anniversary of having graduated from the then New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts. Yes, I took one more sentimental journey to the southern […]

Icy roads contribute to fatal accident on I-40

QCS Staff A 66 year-old man from Dalhart Texas, died Thursday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40, approximately 25 miles west of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police.

Leaders prepared town to be part of state

As we continue to look back to the years just before New Mexico became a state, we note that in 1910, our city government was well organized as were a number of churches, and organizations. The city government consisted of Mayor J.A. Street, one of the founders of Tucumcari, City Clerk J.R. Daugherty, City Attorney […]

Tucumcari police officer resigns

QCS STAFF A Tucumcari police officer has resigned amidst a criminal investigation by New Mexico State Police. Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel said the unnamed officer resigned this morning. State Police Public Information Officer Lt. Tim Q. Johnson confirmed the officer was the subject of an investigation, but said “the identity of the officer and […]