Rattlers down San Jon 80-64

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School boys basketball team led all the way in an 80-64 victory over the San Jon Coyotes at San Jon Friday night. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that the Coyotes began to narrow the scoring gap. The Rattlers had five players in double figures. Trey Rusk led the Coyotes […]

Crystal meth an ongoing problem

William Thompson Recent raids by Tucumcari Police have underscored the crystal methamphetamine problem in the city. Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte explained the easy availability of the addictive drug. “Crystal meth is not hard to obtain based on my experience with the ease that undercover agents have been able to get into a house […]

Frost requests recount

TV Hagenah The election for New Mexico State Senate for the northeast corner may not be over yet, despite voting and canvassing being finished. According to Bob Frost of San Jon, the man who ran against incumbent state senator Clinton Harden for the senate seat that represents Quay County and all or parts of six […]

11 named to All-District squad

William Thompson Eleven players from the Tucumcari High School football team received District 2AA All-District honors recently voted by district coaches other than their own. “Some of the other district coaches said that if our team had been healthy this year, we would have played for the state championship,” said Smith. “These young men are […]

24 take part in Parade of LIghts

TV Hagenah Kim Andrews said she was expecting a few floats over a dozen for the Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights, so she was elated when 24 different floats left the starting point in front of the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium Saturday evening with all lights shining. “It was fantastic,” said Andrews, […]

House places second at Vaughn Tourney

TV Hagenah The house girls traveled to the annual Vaughn Girls Invitational Basketball Tournament over the weekend and the small school walked away with second place. “I am proud of the girls,” said House Head Girls’ Coach Marc Foust about the contest. “They went into this tournament, played tough basketball and came out with a […]

Man gets five years in heroin conviction

William Thompson Manuel Ortiz, 44, was convicted Monday in Tenth Judicial District Court of conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled substance (heroin) and tampering with evidence. Ortiz plead guilty to those charges and was sentenced to five years in prison. Ortiz agreed to turn himself next month according to a court document. “The defendant shall […]

Rattler teams lose to Fort Sumner

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School Boys and Girls basketball teams opened their season at Fort Sumner on a losing note. The Fort Sumner boys beat the Rattlers 62-47 and the Ft. Sumner girls beat the Lady Rattlers 61-24. Boys It was a fast-paced Rattler style of game, but the Foxes of Fort Sumner scored […]

Wind farm battles deadlines, weather

TV Hagenah While many are pleased with the rain that has come to Quay County in the last four months, Cielo Wind Power Systems is not. “The rain is no friend of ours,” said Walt Hornaday of Cielo Wind Power. The company who is in charge of the construction of 80 wind turbines on the […]

Juanita McCasland

Juanita McCasland Juanita McCasland, 83, died in Durango, Colo. Monday, Nov. 29, 2004. Juanita McCasland was born Feb. 8, 1921 in Eastland, Texas. She was a member of the Center Street United Methodist Church of Tucumcari. For many years she was a teller at the First National Bank, now Wells Fargo Bank of Tucumcari. She […]