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Conchas Lake levels raise concerns

More than a dozen residents attended the Arch Hurley Conservancy District meeting Tuesday to speak with state and federal legislators about Conchas Lake levels. "I am an advocate of agriculture in... Full story


Tucumcari man sentenced to life in prison

It took a jury about 45 minutes to find Robert Wynashe of Tucumcari guilty of murder Friday in a trial delayed four years over competency issues....


Suspected burglar eludes police near Logan

New Mexico State Police were unable to locate a burglary suspect following a seven-hour search Thursday by air and ground on U.S. Highway 54 near Logan. Capt. Jimmy Glascock said residents in Nara... Full story


Water authority approves money to aid Logan legal battle

Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority continues with efforts to help the Village of Logan's legal battle to stop the Ute Water Project. The authority approved the use of $200,000 it received...


Students proposing theater district

Students of the University of New Mexico's School of Architecture and Planning are proposing a downtown theater district in Tucumcari. The proposal presented Friday in Tucumcari includes the...


Lujan office hours limited to local locations

Few residents attended the office hours held by Rep. Ben Ray Lujan Jr., whose spokesman said future sessions will be limited to local locations due to recent federal cuts. "The cuts have eliminated...


Mesalands students holding Easter Bunny charity event

Mesalands Community College's student government organization is holding an Easter Bunny charity event Thursday. To help usher in the holiday and give back to the community the student government... Full story


Fire destroys local business

A fire late Monday night destroyed a local business and left the owner in shock and disbelief. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Danford Cross is brought to tears as he discovers the only picture he had of...


County commission holds meetings on road

The Quay County Commission held their regular meeting in Nara Visa and plan on holding meetings in San Jon and House to reach out to the communities they represent. "We appreciate the commissioners co...


La Mesa's final appeal denied renewing Quay County's bid for a racetrack and casino

The race is on again in Quay County's bid for the state's last racetrack and casino license. A spokesman said Quay County will ask the New Mexico Racing Commission next week to once again open...


Lady Longhorns take state

The Logan Lady Longhorns denied the Melrose Lady Buffaloes a repeat bid for the 1A State basketball championship Saturday in Albuquerque, bringing it home to Logan. CMI correspondent photo: Joshua...


Iron pour draws folk from all over

Mesalands Community College's annual iron pour was a success thanks to the dedication and experience of those who return each year, officials said. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Students pour hot iron in...


City Commissioners choose new District 3 commissioner

Tucumcari City Commissioners picked Ernest Dominguez Jr. Thursday night from among four candidates to fill the District 3 commission seat vacant since the Dec. 29 death of Daniel Lopez. "This was a di...


Police arrest Las Vegas man attempting to rob local fuel station

A Las Vegas man was arrested Monday morning after police said he threatened to kill a cashier while trying to rob the McStop Circle K store at 2624 S. First St. Larry Huddson 61, was arrested by... Full story


Mesalands trustees take oath of office

Three Mesalands Community College's trustees took the oath of office Monday during a rescheduled monthly meeting. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Natalie Gillard, vice president of academic affairs at... Full story


Tucumcari rancher appointed to State Game Commission

A Tucumcari rancher's appointment to the State Game Commission was unanimously confirmed on March 6 by the New Mexico State Senate. Courtesy photo Senate Minority Leader Stuart Ingle, R-Portales,... Full story


Youth Corps helping remodel homes

Four homes in Tucumcari will receive an energy efficiency remodeling by members of the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Quay County Commissioner Brad Bryant shakes the hands of... Full story


Longhorns, Lady Longhorns advance

Boys The 8 seed (18-10) Logan Longhorns will face the No. 1 seed (26-1) Cliff Cowboys Wednesday in Albuquerque. "We just need to continue to do the little things which ultimately win games," said...


One dead in train collision near Logan

A Bernalillo man died Thursday after a Union Pacific train struck the tractor-trailer rig he was driving near Logan, according to New Mexico State Police. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crews work to...


Mesalands launches president search website

Mesalands Community College has begun taking applications and launched a website to keep the community informed as they search for a new president. The website is another tool to help in the...


Local law enforcement: Gun ban unconstitutional

Local law enforcement says they could not and would not enforce a federal gun ban if passed. "The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is just as important as the First or Fifth... Full story


Regional water authority taking steps to halt first phase of Ute Water Project

The Tucumcari Quay County Regional Water Authority armed itself Thursday for a long legal battle to pull the plug on the first phase of the Ute Water Project. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Robert Lumpkin...


Wrestlers finish season with two-time state champion

The Tucumcari Rattlers finished their season with a two-time state champion and four additional wrestlers placed at 3A state title matches Saturday in Albuquerque. QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia The Tucumca...


Advance action helps area weather blizzard

Advance action by police and other emergency agencies and citizens heeding numerous warnings to stay off the roads helped many weather the worst blizzard in a decade, officials said. QCS Photo:... Full story


1A 2A district basketball tournaments rescheduled

Monday's snowfall has forced the rescheduling of the 2A and 1A district tournaments for the Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorn's basketball teams. The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers will... Full story


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