Jeremy Lopez will play for South

QCS staff QCS Staff Jeremy Lopez, 17, will be playing for the South at the All Stars basketball match between the North and South next week in Albuquerque. A 2006 graduate of Tucumcari High School, he played shooting and point guard for the Rattlers, and was instrumental in helping get the team to state, the […]

Odeon Theater up for spot on historic register

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater, built in 1936, is one of six theaters from throughout the state to be considered for the State Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places, said an official of the Department of Cultural Affairs Historic Preservation Division. “This has been an effort […]

July 19: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday At 12:03 a.m., a female reported a disturbance on North Monroe. Officers advised that a male subject was arrested for disorderly conduct. At 7:52 a.m., officers assisted the Quay County DWI office on […]

Manuel Tafoya

Manuel Tafoya Services: Today at 2 p.m. in the Dunn Memorial Chapel. Manuel Tafoya, 67, died July 17, 2006 near Adrian-Vega area of Texas. Mr. Tafoya, who was born March 30, 1939 in Logan, and was farmer up until the time of his death. Surviving Mr. Tafoya are: a sister, Tresa (Harry) Whaley of Vega, […]

Double check your voter registration ID card

By QCS Staff New voter registration identification cards, generated by the New Mexico Secretary of State, have been and are being received by Quay Count residents, said Ellen White, clerk of the court. “It’s important to check and see if the information is correct,” she said. “If the information is incorrect, please bring your card […]

Chavez faces drug charges

By QCS Staff Stella Chavez, 35, was charged on Friday with three felony charges for possession of drugs, battery and tampering with evidence. Chavez appeared in the Magistrate Court before Judge Edwin Bruhn. Chavez is the mother of Augustine Montiel, the 12-year-old who died in a Tucumcari canal. Montiel’s autopsy revealed that he was intoxicated. […]

Stargazing best from the enchanted land

By Ryn Gargulinski Just as my friend in New Mexico friend would tell me to look at the moon from my California yard some 2,000 miles away because we’d be seeing the very same moon, I have to remind myself it’s also the same sky. But it’s really not. First off, the sky in New […]

Riding the rails again?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Friday was just the beginning. Over the next few months the Railrunner Express trains (bearing a Roadrunner on their sides) will begin to take over the job of getting commuters to and from their jobs in Albuquerque. Fifty years ago, the interstate highways seemed a great idea. Today with […]

Everyone’ s anticipating the Rattler reunion

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun columnist With the publication of “The Rattler” each year, excitement begins to build for the coming reunion scheduled for August 3,4, and 5. Such an outstanding newspaper revives our Rattler pride while letting us review last year’s reunion as we look at the 56 pages of pictures and articles. […]

USDA drought aid offers producers some relief

By QCC Staff By QCS Staff The U.S. Department of Agriculture has expanded eligibility in six eastern New Mexico counties for livestock producers to qualify for drought aid under a U.S. Department of Agriculture initiative to open Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage, according to an announcement by U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici.   The USDA announcement […]