Police: Tucumcari city commissioner dies from gunshot wound

New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Saturday, injured by a gunshot. He later died at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock said circumstances surrounding Lopez's death remain under […]

Preliminary trial for teen charged in deaths of two family members waived

A preliminary trial scheduled for Friday for a local teen who has pleaded not guilty in connection to the deaths of two family members has been waived. Tony Day, 14, remains in the Quay County Detention Center juvenile section charged with two open counts of murder in the Nov. 26 deaths of Sue Day, 67, […]

Former officer found guilty of criminal damage

It took a District Court jury in Tucumcari less then 30 minutes Thursday to find a former Tucumcari Police officer guilty of criminal damage to property of a household member. Pete Vargas, 32, stood silent at the Tenth Judicial District Court as the decision of the jury was read. Judge Drew Tatum sentenced Vargas to […]

Radio station sponsors Christmas reading

KTNM/KQAY radio sponsored "Twas the night before Christmas" at the convention center on Friday with approximately 60 children and parents attending. QCS photo CKTNM/KQAY radio sponsored "Twas the night before Christmas" at theconvention center on Friday with approximately 60 children and parents attending. All of the kids and parents enjoyed the reading of this special […]

Rattler wrestlers in top five in invite

Four Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers placed in the top five Saturday during their annual invite at Rattler Gym. QCS Staff Photo: James Lout Rattlers Dillon Wood wrestled against Capital's Gilbert Mancha for first place in the 126 pound division. Wood was defeated, 5-1. Dillon Wood placed second in 126 pound, Brysen Billing placed third in 285 […]

Rattlers beat Broncos

The 4-2 Tucumcari Rattlers go into the holiday break with a 66-31 win against the 3-8 Floyd Broncos on Friday. QCS Staff Photo: James Lout Mia Baker shoots the lay-up against Lady Demons' Heria Lopez. The win gives the Rattlers a good momentum shift following a 68-52 loss the previous night to the 7-2 Dexter […]

Residents talk issues with area legislators

More than 50 county residents attended a legislative meeting Wednesday to discuss priorities and issues with area legislators. QCS Staff Photo: Thomas Garcia State Senators Pat Woods and Pete Campos speak with residents about their concerns after a legislative meeting Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Local agencies and residents had a chance to voice […]

Christmas quiz

With the holiday rush in full swing people are trying to get their last minute shopping, decorating and cooking done for the perfect festive celebration. So as a distraction from the hustle and bustle of the season we wanted to ask them some holiday trivia. What three gifts did the wise men bring for baby […]

Folk who donated time, effort deserve gratitude

I was recently on Facebook and came across a woman who said that she and the man she takes care of were needing a Christmas dinner delivered and wondered if there was a church or organization who could help them out. She did some checking and found that there was no one who could help […]

Comments from the canyons: Ready to greet coming new year

We seem to turn the pages on our calendars faster each year and then have to put up new ones with new scenes. We also have to cope with changing numbers of the year as we write checks and letters. For the first six months, I'll probably continue to date everything 2012 or even 1912 […]