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 By QCS staff    publish/News    May 21, 2013

San Jon graduates walk

QCS photo: Steve Hansen San Jon High School's nine graduates were sent off to the future in a commencement exercise Friday night at the San Jon High School gymnasium. The commencement ceremony...

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 21, 2013

Railroad workshop conducted

Courtesy photo From left, Robert L. Yager, Tucumcari area manager of operations for the Union Pacific Railroad, , pauses with Tucumcari Police Cpl. Dennis Garcia and Quay County Sheriff's Deputy... Full story

 By QCS staff    publish/News    May 21, 2013

New business: Joe's Back in the Day

QCS photo: Steve Hansen Joe Ysco, left, and his business partner Stanley Burns take a break beneath a photo of Marilyn Monroe, a major star of the 1950s and '60s at Joe's Back in the Day restaurant... Full story


Workshop offers strategies in teaching autistic students

About 40 teachers from nine area school districts attended a two-day workshop May 8-9 on strategies for teaching autistic students. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Speaker Joel Arick tells teachers about... Full story

 By QCS staff    publish/News    May 14, 2013

Police seeking burglary information

Local Crimestoppers and Tucumcari Police Department are seeking any information regarding the recent burglary of Outlaw Tattoo located on the 700 block of East Route 66. Items taken in the burglary... Full story

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 9, 2013

Traffic on U.S. 54 reopened after fiery crash

Police said a Colorado man injured in a crash Friday on U.S. 54 near Tucumcari died three days later at an Amarillo hospital. Roger Dyrdal, 45, of North Glenn Colo., died at the Amarillo hospital... Full story


Sports schedule

All area schools will be competing in state competition in baseball and track and field this week. The 1A-2A state baseball tournament The 7 seed (10-8) (9-3) Logan Longhorns play at 4 p.m. against...


Officials prepare for fire season

Scott Jaynes, Tucumcari's emergency manager, said in preparation for the upcoming and ongoing fire season that he has been in touch with the Red Cross and they have set up several shelter sites in...


Route 66 museum receives $5,000 donation

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Vi Reeves, chairman of the First National Bank of New Mexico board, presents museum committee member Larry Bond a $5,000 check for the Route 66 Museum. Vi Reeves, chairman o...

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 7, 2013

Mesalands graduation set for Friday

Mesalands Community College will hold their graduation ceremony at 6 p.m., Friday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. This year's commencement speech will be given by Tucumcari Attorney at Law Donald...


Chuckwagon cook-off held

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Johnny and Susan Stacy displayed their wares at the chuckwagon cook-off on Saturday in Logan. The annual Chuckwagon cook-off held at Ute Lake on Saturday brought in five... Full story


Rabies clinics being held Saturday

Rabies clinics are scheduled at several local communities Saturday. Shots are $8 each for dogs and cats. Additional vaccinations will be available at additional cost. Times and places: Nara Vista ...


Firefighters show support for first responders

Tucumcari firefighters showed their support for first responders killed in the recent fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Ed Shipley and Mark Martinez put up flags along... Full story


Rattlers place first, second in relay

QCS photo: James Lout Tucumcari Rattler Luke Smith placed first in the 300 meter hurdles and improved his state qualifying time. The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second Saturday during their...


Students awarded for survey returns

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Roberta Segura, principal at Tucumcari Middle School, hands eighth-grader Ryanne Lopez the Android tablet she won on Tuesday. An Android tablet, candy and sodas were...


Cinco de Mayo events planned

Cinco De Mayo Dance 6 p.m. Thursday at the Tucumcari Middle School Cafeteria. Cost is $3 a person or $10 a family at the door. Mesalands Community College's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration is 5:30... Full story


Senior center volunteers honored

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Robert Lumpkin talks to some of the seniors who came out Friday to recognize volunteers of the senior center. Volunteers at the Senior Citizens Center were honored Friday...


Burglary suspect arrested in Amarillo

A burglary suspect being sought by the New Mexico State Police was arrested Friday by the Amarillo Police Department in Amarillo Texas. John Michael Mitchell Jr., who was arrested for a probation viol...


Program stresses railroad safety

Courtesy photo James Johnson, engineer, and Billy Gonzales, conductor, from Union Pacific Railroad gave law enforcement officers and media a ride on their train Tuesday during a safety program on...


DAR honors outstanding women

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Hazel Grace Reid was presented a certificate by the DAR's Susan Tayloy on Friday honoring here as one of the outstanding Women in History. Two women were honored for...


Five face charges in local burglary

Five Tucumcari residents face felony burglary charges for the recent burglary of a local business. Four adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday for the March 31 burglary at The Smokin' Body...


Schools holding registration, Child Find

Tucumcari Public Schools Elementary and Special Programs Department is holding its annual kindergarten registration and Child Find 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Tucumcari Elementary School Gym. Parents...


Local store burglarized for second time

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley The front door of the Smoking Body Jewelry store in Tucumcari is boarded up after a burglary the owner says he lost about $800 worth of merchandise. An estimated $800 in... Full story


4H sponsoring archery shoot

Quay County 4-Hers are sponsoring a pay to play 3D Archery Shoot Saturday at 5 mile park West of Tucumcari. Shooters may begin at 9 a.m and all cards must be in by 1p.m., the cost is $5 per shooter...


Rotary Club creates scholarships

The Tucumcari Rotary Club has created four continuing education scholarships for the graduating seniors across Quay County. Four seniors from the high schools in Tucumcari, House, Logan and San Jon...


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