Woods plans senate run

QCS staff Republican John Patrick “Pat” Woods will run for state senate in District 7, which includes Curry, Quay and Union counties. Woods is a fourth-generation farmer in the Grady and Broadview area, encompassing parts of Curry and Quay counties. He plans to focus on enacting education reforms and repealing the law that allows illegal […]

State auditor calls for Patrick Lyons resignation at PRC

State Auditor Hector Balderas today called for the resignation of Public Regulations Commission chairman and former Clovis resident Patrick Lyons, accusing the chairman of using equipment for unauthorized purposes. The audit is part of continuing probe of alleged corruption within the PRC. Calls to Lyons were not immediately returned. Specifically, Balderas said auditors found that […]

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Births Gonzales Patrick and Heather Gonzales of Tucumcari announce the birth of their son, Tristan Noah. He was born 4:13 p.m. July 28, 2011 at Baptist St. Anthony’s in Amarillo. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 3/4 inches long. His big brother is Patrick Gonzales. His grandparents are Manuel and Delphinia Preciado, […]

Local students honored at Wind Ball

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On April 15, two Tucumcari students were honored at the annual Wind Ball hosted by Cielo Wind Services. The ball was held at the Catholic Hall in Vega, Texas, and featured a live band and food catered by Boot Hill Saloon and Grill. Patrick Wiegel, a senior at Tucumcari High School, received the 2011 Cielo […]

Outstanding bench warrants

Patrick Carbajal, 35, possession drug paraphernalia, resisting, evading, obstructing an officer. Amount owed $289.

Tucumcari preps for RENEW 09, June 23-24

Thomas Garcia The board of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. discussed the upcoming RENEW 2009 conference at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The conference is set for June 23-24. “This year the conference will be webcasted,” said Patrick Vanderpool, EDC executive director. “We have many online outlets promoting this year’s conference. During Monday night’s meeting […]

Economic development corp. seeks pact with city, county for stimulus dollars

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. is seeking an alliance between Quay County and the city of Tucumcari in hopes of securing more federal stimulus dollars. Patrick Vanderpool, EDC executive director, suggested the alliance during Monday’s regular meeting of the GTEDC. Vanderpool said the alliance could be a way […]

4-Hers take 4th place at state contests

Ten Quay County 4-Hers competed in state contests in Las Cruces on July 9-13. There were a variety of contests with over 500 youth from around the state. The following 4-Hers placed in their contest: • Impromptu Speech, Carmen Runyan, 4th   • The Home Ec Skill-a-thon Team of Carmen Runyan, Dustan Hight, Matthew Pacheco, […]

Mesalands ropers take 4th

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By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College Team Ropers, Colt Vernon and Cody O’Donnel finished the long round in fifth place and then improved their placing by taking fourth place in the short round and fourth place in the average. Besides a cash prize they added 80 points each to their personal scores and 160 to […]

Mesalands rodeo team ready for fall season

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Some Mesalands Community College students don’t stop with hitting the books. They also hit the dirt, the cattle and perhaps their horses’ hindquarters when they do a good job with the college’s rodeo team. Comprised of 19 students and a new coach, this year’s Mesalands rodeo team is gearing up to […]