Rattlers sweep Yellow Jackets

William Thompson The Tucumcari varsity baseball team won two games at Clayton Tuesday. The Rattlers beat the Yellow jackets 5-1 in the first game and 4-3 in the second game. Game One Matt Braziel pitched even better against Clayton than he had against Estancia earlier in the season. He allowed only one earned run the […]

Rattlers take Santa Rosa Lions

William Thompson In a game that was tied twice, the Tucumcari varsity baseball team came away with an 11-7 win Thursday evening at Santa Rosa. The Santa Rosa Lions were hosting Tucumcari as part of their invitational tournament. The Rattlers spoiled the hometown team’s hopes of a tournament championship by continuing to hit the ball […]

Quay School project has problems

TV Hagenah When the community of Quay deeded the old Quay School, 15 miles south of Tucumcari, over to the county, they figured it would be to get grants for needed repairs of the building so it could continue to be used as a community center as it has for a number of years. Little […]

Arts Festival begins Thursday

William Thompson The second annual Tucumcari Arts Festival runs Thursday through Sunday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with nearly forty artists participating. Judy Hiner, Director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, said this year’s festival will emphasize quality over quantity. “There will be a higher quality of art for sale this year,” said […]

House holds reading bee

The House Elementary School held their annual School Reading Bee, Thursday, March 25. The students are given a story to read silently to themselves. Then they visit with a panel of judges and answer comprehension and vocabulary questions about that story.  Finally they read a passage from the story to the judges.  Participants are judged […]

Rattlers win 1, lose 1

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. San Jon The Tucumcari varsity baseball team was not kind to its I-40 rival, San Jon, Saturday. The Rattlers won 26-13, and are becoming known as a solid hitting team. Rattler Matt Garcia, relatively quiet with the bat until Saturday’s game, hit a 2 RBI single in the first inning to […]

State police capture fugitives near Tucumcari

William Thompson A married couple wanted for felony child abuse in connection with the death of a young girl in Colorado were apprehended by New Mexico State Police around 4 p.m. Monday near Tucumcari. Harley Quint Young was wanted for child abuse resulting in death. His wife, Micah Marie Young, was wanted for child abuse […]