Talent show expects high turnout

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School ninth-grader Will Bason said he once played the guitar so long that his fingers bled. He said it was at last summer’s Quay County Fair where he strummed in nearly every set on every day of the fair. “My fingers at first were pitch black,” Bason said, “and […]

Mental health center moving

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The Monroe Street building that housed the recently closed Laurel Hills Nursing Home won’t be standing vacant for long, officials said. By the end of the month, it will be the home of a resource center that serves an average of 250 folks in the community and has been kicking around […]

2/8 Calendar

Today: Altrusa board meeting at noon at Caravan Xpress and Grill. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from noon to 1 p.m. at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Story Time for children ages 2 1/2 to 5 at the Tucumcari Public Library, with registration ongoing. Three sessions will be held on Wednesdays through […]

2/8 Obituaries

Frances Cordova Services: 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mosquero Frances Cordova, 65, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, in Arizona. She was born Aug 7, 1940, in Sabinoso. She was a homemaker and member of the Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband Robert Cordova of El Mirage, Ariz.; two […]

2/8 Police blotter

Here is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 7:59 a.m., an unknown female reported a theft at the bus stop. Police discovered her cell phone had been taken. • At 11:46 a.m., a female called to report four-wheelers on the city […]

Rattlers rake homecoming win against Estancia

The Tucumcari Rattlers culminated their week of basketball with a homecoming win against the Estancia Bears on Friday. Contributing to the final score of 52-41, Nathan McDonald led the Rattlers with 15 points. To kick off the game, the Rattlers started fast scoring 14 unanswered points. Defensively, the Rattlers held the Bears scoreless until 1:53 […]

2/4 Junior varsity scoreboard

Junior varsity scoreboard Jan. 27: Tucumcari girls beat Floyd 49-46 Jan. 31: Tucumcari girls defeated by Santa Rosa 64-41 Feb. 2: Tucumcari girls defeated by Floyd 41-36 Feb. 3: Tucumcari boys defeated by Estancia 47-46.

2/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Thursday • At 12:44 a.m., a female reported a noise disturbance on Whitmore. She said someone was whistling and disturbing the dogs. Police on the scene found no one. • At 7:37 a.m., a male […]

2/4 Obituaries

Gilbert Blea Services: Have been held. Gilbert “Gil” Richard Blea, 62, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2006, in Louisville, Colo. He was born May 6, 1943, in Dalhart, Texas, to Moises and Soledad Blea. The family moved to New Mexico in the 1940s where he graduated in 1962 from Tucumcari High School. He moved to Denver, […]

Lady Rattlers face trio of losses

The Lady Rattlers varsity had a tough week with three losses. They visited Floyd on Jan. 27 to battle in a non-district ball game where the Lady Broncos prevailed with a 51-46 win. Starting out fast, the Lady Rattlers held a 14-2 lead at the end of the first period. In the second period the […]