San Jon hosts middle school tournament

By Albert Trujillo The San Jon Coyotes hosted their annual middle school basketball tournament Thursday through Saturday in the Coyote gymnasiums. Participants of the boys and girls division were San Jon, Tucumcari seventh and eighth graders, Logan, Floyd and Clovis Christian. The girls champions were the Floyd Broncos, with the Logan Longhorns as runners up […]

Rattlers and Lady Rattlers battle with county rivals

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By Albert Trujillo With four basketball games on the slate Saturday, it was a night of sweat and heart. The evening began with the junior varsity girls as Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers held off Logan’s Longhorns despite losing two starters to foul trouble by the score of 47 to 33. Other JV action had the boys […]

Year in review: June 2005

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. The following events made headlines in June 2005. June 1: Ground was broken on the elaborate and lengthy First Street construction project. June 2: A new 2,400-square-foot training facility was approved […]

Pass the decorations and the salt, please

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Nottingham Fair is in town – along with a cast of Disney characters, angels and teddy bears all donned in holiday fare. There’s even indoor ice skating. Of course, it only works if one is about one inch tall, as the ice rink and carnival are among the dozens of […]

Students deck the cookies at High Desert

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari Middle School student Louie Leyva said he never baked anything before in his life, much less Christmas cookies. And neither Leyva nor anyone in his home economics class, now known as family consumer science, had ever taken a couple batches out to decorate with anyone. But Friday found five of […]

12/14 Calendar

Today — A special City Commission meeting is being held at City Hall at 11 a.m. for a ceremony during which Mayor Mary Mayfield and City Commissioners will be presented a $900,000 grant check by USDA Rural Development Site Director Paul Gutierrez, city officials said. According to a release from the city commission, speakers will […]

12/14 Obituaries

Jennie Fields Services: Have been held. Jennie Lou Fields, 82, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Tucumcari. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the First Christian Church of Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basom (Tucum) Fields, in 1999. She is […]

12/14 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday At 8:12 a.m., a male reported a burglary on South Third. Police arrived to find electronic equipment taken and put a special watch on the location until further notice. At 9:22 a.m., a […]

Retired woman of the year

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Who: Diana Beck, longtime Tucumcari resident, supporter and caretaker who said she shocked the nation – or at least local residents – when she retired in July. Claims to fame: Too lengthy to include them all, Beck’s latest award came from the Altrusa club as Retired Woman of the Year. In her introduction, the group […]

Parade of lights hits highest wattage yet

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Saturday’s annual Chamber of Commerce Parade of Lights contained hours of preparation, dozens of participants and tens of thousands of lights. And what did kids in the crowd say they liked best about the parade? The candy. At least that was the answer from 5-year-olds Sierra Sandoval and Amunique Angel as […]