Articles from the May 28, 2013 edition

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VFW Essay Contest Winners

Three seventh graders at Tucumcari Middle School won prizes for essays in a contest sponsored by Delfido Gonzalez Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2528. Two of the winners, Heaven Hendrea, third place,... Full story


Tucumcari seniors prepare for next step

Excitement and anticipation fill the students and parents as they participate in the Tucumcari class of 2013's "Senior Week." QCS Photo: Thomas Garcia Joseph Marroquin helps his daughter Jolene with...


Swing band backing up 'Queen of Rockabilly' at festival

In little more than a week the streets of Tucumcari will be alive with music, Route 66 enthusiasts and classic cars for the 2013 Rockabilly on the Route. The event is sponsored by Tucumcari...

 By QCS staff    publish/News    May 28, 2013

Veterans memorialize fallen service members

QCS photo: Steven Hansen VFW Post 2528 Commander Fred Porter speaks at Monday's Memorial Day service at Tucumcari's cemetery. Tucumcari's Delfido Gonzales VFW Post 2528 conducted a solemn tribute on...


Engagements - May 29

Dowell-Hennig Rusty and Kathryn Dowell are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Whitney Allyson Dowell, to Nathan David Hennig. Both the bride and groom live... Full story

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 28, 2013

Fifteen seniors walk in Logan commencement

Logan area residents filled the school's gymnasium to send Logan High School's 15-member Class of 2013 into young adulthood on May 18. QCS photo: Steve Hansen Logan High School awarded diplomas to 15... Full story


Second blast at water project construction site

A second controlled explosion rumbled under the Ute lake shoreline May 22 at the construction site of the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority's water project near Logan. Courtesy illustration:...


Unemployment rate lowest in four years

Quay County's unemployment rate for April, 5.3 percent, is the lowest the county has seen in four years. The last month that showed a lower unemployment rate was May 2009, when the rate was at 5.2 per... Full story

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 28, 2013

Surgery services available at hospital

Surgery services are available again at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, acording to Administrator Lance Labine. Victor Davis Labine said Dr. Victor Davis, a general surgeon with Plains...


Contract awarded to improve Whitmore Street

The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously awarded to Versatile Construction Co. of Tucumcari a construction contract to improve nine blocks of Whitmore Street between College Avenue and the U.S. 54...


Health officials plan to start home visitation program

Some time in July, Quay County health officials expect to start operation of a home visitation program, in which expectant parents and caregivers of young children up to age 5 can receive visits from... Full story


New rules require registration of dangerous dogs

Tucumcari City Commissioners on Thursday enacted new requirements requiring registration of dangerous dogs. The ordinance passed unanimously with no discussion. City Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was ab...

 By QCS Staff    publish/News    May 28, 2013

Banquet honors straight-A students

A banquet at the La Mesa Cafeteria at Tucumcari Middle School on May 22 honored straight-A honor roll students at Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High. Middle school honorees included: Angelina... Full story


Meetings watch: Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education

The following items came before the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education on May 20: Awards for students in the Future Farmers of America and the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America... Full story


Honor roll: Mesalands Community College

At the end of each spring semester, the President's Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point... Full story


Lauriault: It's good to remember where we come from

During a recent conversation with a friend who happens to be a mental/emotional healthcare professional, my friend stated, "Well, you know the apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I've often heard... Full story


Police blotter - May 29

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 12:22 a.m., a woman reported a burglary in progress at...


Comments from the canyons: Rattlesnakes always something to watch for

According to the report from a good friend, we now need to be very aware that rattlesnakes are slithering around or are coiled in hopes of being able to strike a victim. This friend asked if I had...


Rockabilly on the Route schedule

2013 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule June 7-9 in Tucumcari June 7 Rockabilly On The Route Kick-Off 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Tucumcari Convention Center / 1500 West Route 66 Ticket Sales & Ticket Pick-Up...


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