Jim places in Stevenville

Winston Jim was the only one from Mesalands to make it through the short round at the Stevenville, Texas Intercollegiate Rodeo. He did it in steer wrestling by taking fourth place out of a field of 50 in the long round and by taking sixth in the short round and having a sixth place average. […]

Bears take Rattlers

William Thompson The Estancia Bears used solid pitching to keep the Tucumcari High School baseball team from coming back to win as the Rattlers went down in defeat 13-8 Wednesday at home in the Region B championship game. The Rattlers received a runner-up trophy after the game, and will still be going to Albuquerque to […]

Lions donate funds to fire department

TV Hagenah “A firefighter’s job is to fight fires and save people,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry, “and this will help us do those things better.” The piece of equipment that Cherry was referring to is a inferred heat imaging unit that will allow firefighters to “see” heat through smoke and low vision situations. […]

Cinco de Mayo held May 5

TV Hagenah On May 5, 1862, in the town of Puebla, Mexico, a tired poor and small Mexican army defeated the large, well-armed army supplied to the Emperor Maximilian by the rulers of France, thus driving the French forces out of Mexico. Since then each year a celebration is held on May 5, or Cinco […]

Scholarship fundraiser on Friday

TV Hagenah Mesalands Community College will hold its second annual Hispanic Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday at 6:30 and MCC president Phillip O. Barry is excited about the evening of visiting, dining and dancing. “This is an important event,” said Barry. “It plays a very important role in education in the community.” Barry said that all […]

Tracksters shine at district meet

William Thompson The 2004 District 6AA track meet was held at Tucumcari High School this past weekend, and a number of Rattlers qualified to go to Albuquerque this weekend for state competition. Two freshman girls will be going to Albuquerque. Jamie Jones will be competing in the javelin and discus events. Jones won the district […]

Baptists end century celebration

TV Hagenah A century ago, the First Baptist Church of Tucumcari began and during the last five months in Tucumcari the most modern edition of that church has been celebrating those 100 years of existence. On Sunday, the church took part in the last part of that celebration which included not only the regular services […]

San Jon buys water from Logan

TV Hagenah A pipeline currently under construction between Logan and San Jon will begin delivering water to San Jon on July 1 according to officials from both cities. San Jon’s Administrator Bobbye Rose, said San Jon needs the water from Logan because San Jon’s water system cannot produce an adequate supply of quality water. “We […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]

Proficiency scores released

TV Hagenah Of 82 schools in the state, two Quay County schools are ranked in the top 10 in some of the grades and areas in regard to their scores on the annual state proficiency exam. Logan ranked fourth in eighth grade language arts recording in the 73.9 percentile, fourth in the fourth grade language […]