Bye-week chance to recuperate


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers need to use this bye-week to get healthy while preparing mentally for district play, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said Friday night’s 43-6 homecoming loss to the Eunice Cardinals showed the coaches the team’s potential. He said if fans look at the score they are […]

Magistrate judge retires

oel Garnett, back center, sits behind the bench of the Quay County Magistrate court one last time on Friday during his retirement party.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer After more than nine years as Quay County magistrate judge, Joel Garnett has traded a docket full of cases for spending time with his grandchildren. Local officials and residents filled the magistrate courtroom on Friday to celebrate Garnett’s retirement. “After 34 years of law enforcement and serving the residents […]

Giving thanks across America

Danielle Girdano, hugs Tucumcari Police Chief Jason Braziel Friday after being presented with a TPD officer's arm patch.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Members of the Tucumcari Police Department and first responders were thanked for their service Friday by a 38-year old Texas woman bicycling across America on Route 66. Danielle Girdano of Nevada,Texas, said she wants to thank as many police, fire and emergency medical services personnel as possible on her […]

Crime up across town

Tucumcari Ranch Supply owner, Jimmy Watson, points out the area of a window that was broken by a rock during a Sept. 7 burglary.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Police are advising residents to be vigilant following a recent rise in residential and commercial vandalism and burglaries across Tucumcari. “We are on patrol, but if you see someone or something suspicious, please report it,” said Pete Rivera, deputy police chief. Rivera said officers responded to burglary alarms on […]

Poets, musicians meet for Cowboy Gathering


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Nara Visa was the venue for more than 20 poets and musicians taking part in the annual Cowboy Gathering last weekend. “Do you always do right from wrong, do you always help you neighbor,” were a few of the verses from the poem “Cowboy like you” performed at […]

Local works on invention


By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent While living in the snow-belt city of Buffalo, New York, Glenn Lubera got an idea while using the snowplow attachment on his pickup truck. “Why do we scoop and toss snow away from pathways when all we really need to do is get it out of the way?”  he thought. […]

All Fired Up!


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The crowning of local legend royalty, molten artwork and fire dancers drew more than 2,000 to downtown Tucumcari over the weekend. Porfy Martinez and Abigail Lucero were crowned as Prince Tocom and Princess Cari on Saturday at the sixth annual Fired Up! The crowning of young royalty was […]

Officials meet with senator’s staff


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Transportation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ facilities was among topics that most interested area residents on Tuesday at Mesalands Community College. Iris Chavez, a representative of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, fielded the questions that mostly focused on access to federal government services. “People think that we are […]

Pet owners opt to microchip pets


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s Tractor Supply Company was the site of a K-9 invasion Saturday when more than a dozen dogs were microchipped by the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Group. “Microchipping can aid in a pet’s safe return if lost or stolen,” said Kathi McClelland, rescue group president. McClelland said the […]

Q&A: Candidates sound off

Patsy Gresham—Andrew Angel

      Two candidates are seeking election to a four-year term as the Quay County treasurer. Republican Incumbent Patsy R. Gresham and challenger Andrew M. Angel, a Democrat, ran with no opposition in the primary election. This is the only local contested race on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Early and absentee voting […]