Vance case opening up

TV Hagenah The Tucumcari grandmother killed in a local gift shop on Jan. 20 was “shot execution style,” New Mexico State Police Maj. Daniel Lopez said this week. “I can’t elaborate any more than that,” Lopez said. Joanie Vance, 62, was a mother of three and grandmother of three who had been working at the […]

Lions inch out Rattlers

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers, down by 12 at the half, stormed back to within three with two minutes to go Tuesday night, but the Lions scored the final five points to win 54-46. Justin Galvan, playing one of his best games, scored 17 points. During one stretch in the fourth quarter, he was the […]

Local pens area history book

TV Hagenah The newest book to hit the bookshelves in Quay County has the words “Quay County” in its title. Lynn Moncus’ book “Quay County, New Mexico 1903-2003: A Pictorial History” has just been released by its publisher the Donning Company. “To tell you the truth,” said the Tucumcari native, “Just to watch them unload […]

Wrestlers battle in Las Vegas

On Saturday the Rattler wrestling squad traveled to Las Vegas to take part in the Cardinal Classic Invitational Wrestling Tournament at which head wrestling Coach Ernie Encinias reported they “fared well”. Encinias said it was an especially rough contest since so many large schools take part every year. Encinias said there were schools ranging all […]

Diabetes cooking school set

A special cooking school that is aimed at helping diabetics learn how to prepare delicious foods and manage their blood sugar levels will be held in February. The school will meet for three hours each evening February 17, 19, 24, and 26 beginning at 5:30 p.m. “This will be the fourth cooking school that we […]

Kerry carries county

TV Hagenah When the votes were counted, 537 people voted in Quay County’s first ever primary caucus and a percentage point over half voted for John Kerry. He was followed by Wesley Clark with 98, John Edwards with 76, Howard Dean with 22, Joe Liberman with 18, Dennis Kucinich with 4 and Al Sharpton received […]

Men see things differently

TV Hagenah I was reading an article the other day in Psychology Today which said the average woman sees 119 shades of color that men cannot. Even when men are specially trained, women can see 48 more shades than men. It went on to say that was on of the reasons for the proliferation in […]

Writing campaign started to save “Wind Ranch”

TV Hagenah A group of prominent area residents have banned together to take on Washington and that confrontation has come in the form of a letter writing campaign about the Caprock Wind Ranch located near San Jon. Tucumcari attorney Warren Frost said Quay County is in danger of losing the Cielo wind power development because […]

Area law makes Tucumcari drug bust

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State Police Narcotics Section, working in conjunction with the Tucumcari Police Department, finished a three month operation in Tucumcari and Quay County on Wednesday, Jan. 28 targeting drugs and arrested 11 individuals involved. According to State police Lt. Nathan Wallace on Wednesday, Jan. 28, members of law enforcement agencies within […]

Rattler teams gear up for February

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School varsity boys and girls basketball teams, and the school’s wresting team are all heading into a serious month with district tournaments looming on the horizon. Boys The Tucumcari Boys Basketball Team, with an 11-4 record, still controls its own destiny. Coach John Span said although in the tournament every […]