Rattler razz for reunion

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The Rattlers are coming!

Gov. Richardson meets with Quay County’s dems

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By Chelle Delaney Governor Bill Richardson adroitly worked the courtyard filled with well-wishers and supporters at the Tucumcari Convention Center on Tuesday making sure to shake as many hands as he could. He said he had just come from the wind farms, where he was filming several 30-second commercials for his campaign. And he continued […]

Tucumcari’s schools don’t make AYP grade

By Chelle Delaney The failure of Tucumcari’s Middle School to make a passing grade on its Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, report from the New Mexico Public Education Department has led to a no-pass grade for the Tucumcari schools district. This is the third year in a row that the district has failed to make […]

House calls its 2006 football season off

By Thomas Garcia The 2006-2006 football season at House has been canceled, said Art Brokenbek, superintendent of House Municipal Schools. “It’s simply a matter of us not having a coach,” Brokenbek said. “We are supposed to be training right now but without a coach we can’t.” Steve Foust, who coached last year’s Cowboys football team, […]

Rattlers will begin practice Aug. 7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers will have their first football training session at 7:30 a.m. Monday, said Coach Dub Smith. “The boys know what we expect of them,” Smith said. “They know we run a good hard practice and the players enjoy that.” The training will be open to freshman through seniors. A physical […]

Aug. 2 – Police Blotter

By QCS Staff The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari Police during the last few days. According to reports: Saturday At 9:43 a.m., two jet skis collided on an area lake. A female subject was taken by ambulance to Trigg Memorial Hospital for her injuries. At 3:28 p.m., a routine traffic […]

Robert Woods

Robert Woods Services: Have been held. Robert “Bob” Woods, 76, of Amarillo died Friday July 28, 2006 in Amarillo. Mr. Woods was born March 18, 1930. Mr. Woods enjoyed the outdoors, camping fishing, and boating. He owned a motor home and traveled throughout the southern United States. He was preceeded in death by his wife […]

Community Notes

By QCS Staff Zoo To You will be here for you The Zoo To You Van will be coming to the Tucumcari Public Library. The Zoo To You is a program from the Rio Grande Zoo that is free of charge, thanks to Phelps Dodge. Each presentation, given by zoo volunteers offers slides and biofacts […]

Hitting the AYP mark will get harder each year

By QCS Staff Hitting the AYP mark will get harder each year By QCS Staff Out of the 800 public schools in the state, 46 percent made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) and 54 percent did not make AYP in 2006, according to an announcement on Tuesday by New Mexico Public Education Secretary Veronica García. Last […]

Agricultural Science Center examines drought resistant forage

By QCS Staff A growing dairy industry in the Southern High Plains and the Rio Grande and Pecos River valleys brings with it increased demands for forage crops that provide feed for dairy cattle. But drought conditions, declining aquifers, urban growth and other factors can limit the amount of water available for irrigation of alfalfa […]