Cowboy hats were made for…everything

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist When I’m in the airport, I always wave at a cowboy hat — a real cowboy hat. Somehow you can spot ’em. They inevitably turn out to be some bull rider on the way to a rodeo, a state cattlemen’s association representative on the way to Washington, D.C., or a […]

10/1 Editorial

What would you do if government agents showed up at your door and demanded highly personal information about you and your housemates, and threatened you with up to $5,000 in fines if you didn’t answer or provided incorrect information? It’s an interesting dilemma, and one that American citizens should not have to face if they […]

Air travel is for the birds

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular […]

10/1 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Monday • At 12:58 p.m., a larceny was reported on South Second. Police arrived to find an English bulldog had been taken. • At 3:59 p.m., an unknown female called to report vandalism at a […]

Wet weather doesn’t stop air show

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Wednesday’s cold, wet weather did not deter retired pilot John Tuel or thousands of others from sticking around to watch the 13th annual Rotary Air Show at Tucumcari’s Municipal Airport. Tuel said he visits his sister in Tucumcari every year but this time he lucked out when his visit fell at […]

Finding the roadmap to life

By By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist Cause me to hear thy loving kindness in the morning; for in thee do I trust: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up my soul unto thee (Psalm 143:8). Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine […]

Rattlers stay home to face Wolverines

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff For the first time in two weeks the Tucumcari Rattlers will be playing at home, this time against the Texico Wolverines. The Wolverines, a 3-A district team, are currently 2-2 for the season and Coach Dub Smith calls them a tough tem. The Rattlers are now second place in the […]

Lady Rattlers defeated in district game

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The varsity Tucumcari Lady Rattlers faced off to the Clayton Jackettes Saturday for a AA district volleyball game, losing 0-3. It was a tough beat, said Head Coach Alicia Trujillo. “We have a lot more potential (than we showed). We did just fine in the beginning, but just lost our […]

9/28 Calendar

Today — 13th annual Rotary Air Show, rated third best in the country, features Canadian Air Force Snowbirds, USAF A-10’s, helicopter stunts, barnstorming acrobatics, Greg Poe Air Show, Eric Beard’s Yak 54 Russian Thunder, the world’s only twin jet sailplane and a display of 40 aircraft. Gates open at 10 a.m. and shows start at […]

9/28 Obituary

Rodney Raines Jr. Services: No services were held at his request. Rodney D. Raines Jr., 72, died on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005, in Kelseyville, Calif. He was born May 14, 1933, in California. He was a lifelong resident of California who served as a United States Marine during the Korean War and who worked for […]