Tucumcari high school graduates take the next step in their lives

As one chapter closes, another opens for us the graduates of Tucumcari High School, said Valedictorian, Keannette Perkins, during Friday's commencement ceremony at Rattler Gym. It was a short ceremony, though for the 46 graduates it was a moment they had been waiting for their whole lifetime. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Following commencement ceremony tradition […]

Obituary: Spence E. Morris

Spence E. Morris, 97, of House, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at home. He was born February 1, 1916, in House. He was a longtime Quay County farmer. Morris is survived by his wife Clarice Morris; three daughters, Clarice Hendricks, Sue Morris, and Kathy O'Bryant; and two sons, Rick Morris and Ronny Morris. Services: Were […]

Obituary: Donald R. Crisp

Donald R. Crisp, 78, died Thursday, May 30, 2013, in Truth or Consequences after an extended illness. Crisp was a former Logan resident and operated the Minnow Ranch bait shop at Ute Lake. Survivors include his wife, Shirley; and two sons Johnny Crisp and Donnie Crisp. Services: 11 a.m. Monday, June 3, at the First […]

Lesser prairie chicken information meeting scheduled in Nara Visa

The Nara Visa Community Center will host one of two public meetings on Tuesday designed to provide information on the impact to property owners if the Lesser Prairie Chicken is listed as either threatened or endangered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Nara Visa meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Its agenda […]

Logan community aids family made homeless by fire

Others in the Logan area have joined the Logan Fire Department in collecting household items and cash for a Rosebud-area (Harding County) family of eight whose home was destroyed by fire on May 25. The fire destroyed the home of Jason Gorham, his fiancee Trina Escalante, and their six children ages 2-7. "I want to […]

Second blast at Ute Lake

A second planned explosion rumbled under the shores of Ute Lake on Thursday as construction continues on the Ute Water Project that will provide water for the Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority.

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, and Josh Walker, second place, read their essays at the VFW Post's Memorial Day luncheon. Post Commander Fred Porter read the essay of […]

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 her painting project Tuesday as part of the senior week traditions at Tucumcari High School. "There is just so much to do," said Tonya Rivera, […]

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 Convention Center will be the site for the three-day music festival's kick off June 7. The festival is being held to […]

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 Monday morning, Memorial Day, to honor soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who lost their lives in defense of their country. Led by Chapter Commander Fred […]