Rattlers split doubleheader

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun There is no doubt the Tucumcari Rattler baseball squad can hit the ball. The big question is whether it can do it consistently. The offense was explosive at times, and quiet at others, as the visiting Santa Rosa Lions survived a 17-5 drubbing in the opener and claimed a […]

Rattlers take first at Fort Sumner Qualifiers

QCS Staff The Tucumcari boys pulled out a victory, and the girls finished second at last week’s Fort Sumner Qualifiers. Three Rattlers earned first-place finishes and three relay teams posted victories as the Rattlers outdistanced Capitan with 112 points in the meet. Capitan finished second with 94, followed by Fort Sumner (78 points) and Santa […]

Be the sixth man in your faith

By Leonard Lauriault: QCS Religion Columnist Well, the March Madness of college basketball is over. I played football in high school and I still like the sport, but I’m more of a basketball fan. In my home state of Kentucky, football is viewed as something to do until basketball season starts. Anyway, my favorite college […]

Trash taken away by teens

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The teenage boy picked up the trash he found and just laughed. The metal was once part of an exhaust system, but now it was without a vehicle and rusted. While it wasn’t heavy, the metal piece’s size was beyond the capabilities of his small black trash bag. “Won’t […]

Safety check finds $1million in cash

QCS Staff SAN JON — A Department of Public Safety Motor Transportation Division police officer discovered more than $1 million in cash during a safety inspection of a tractor–trailer rig on Thursday. The money, found in denominations of $10 and $20, was bundled and filled a suitcase. “A million dollars is pretty unusual,” said Peter […]

Shooting puts law enforcement on alert

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers An atmosphere of vigilance has settled over New Mexico law enforcement agencies since they lost one of their own in a routine traffic stop on March 22. When he stopped the driver of a gold pickup truck, Deputy James McGrane Jr., 38, was shot in the head and died. For […]

Cattle ranchers hear concerns

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun If beef consumption is rising around America and the rest of the world, why are American cattle growers making less money in the market? It’s a question cattle growers wish they didn’t have to ask, and a national organization tried to answer at an assembly Friday night. The Tucumcari […]

April 1, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday l At 3:32 p.m., a female reported domestic violence at a business. There was an argument between a man and woman. The man reportedly kicked her out of the car and said he was […]

April 1, 2006 Obituaries

Tomasa Garcia Services: 2 p.m. today at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. Tomasa J. Garcia, 77, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at Presbyterian Hospital in Albquerque. Mrs. Garcia was born Sept. 18, 1928, in Tucumcari to Andres and Eduvijen Jaramillo. She was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church of Tucumcari. She had been a […]

Pigeons, prairie chickens can teach lessons

By Ryn Gargulinski: Guest Columnist Since New Mexico’s annual Lesser Prairie Chicken Festival hits the High Plains in Milnesand next weekend, I did a very logical thing — I went to look at geese. Although geese and lesser prairie chickens may seem miles apart from each other, mainly because they are, they do have certain […]