Horsemen dominate Rattlers

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St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were several fumbles by the Rattlers and […]

Crash victims recovering

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By Darin Fenger: Freedom Newspapers Two Yuma, Ariz., residents were recovering Saturday from serious injuries they suffered when their plane crashed Friday near Tucumcari. Kathryn Blohm and her brother-in-law, Gary Mayer, were hurt when their single-engine Beech crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in Tucumcari, said Blohm’s boyfriend, Dick Rautenberg. Blohm is hospitalized […]

09-01-07: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Tuesday l At 3 p.m., a male reported vandalism at a residence on South Eighth Street. An officer advised that a window on the east […]

Holiday blitz, Special meeting of Gaming Authority

Saturday patrol in Logan over holiday weekend The Logan Police department will be working saturation patrol and concentrating on stopping underage drinking this holiday weekend, said senior patrol officer Wade Strand. “There will be three officers patrolling this weekend to accommodate the holiday crowd,” said Strand. “We are expecting a good crowd turnout this Labor […]

Mesalands students pledge to attend

Special to the QCS The first two weeks of college are a critical time in which many students struggle, while approximately 90 percent of success is just showing up for class. “Most any faculty member will tell you that the number one reason for students dropping out of college is lack of attendance,” said Aaron […]

Setempber 1974

Citizens Bank of Tucumcari opened its new drive-in facility. … The Pinata Queen was Kim Bowen, daughter of Barbara and Charles Bowen. … There were 50 entries in the turtle race at the Pinata Festival. And the winner was: Ambrose Gutierrez. …Enrollment at Tucumcari schools reached 2,128. … Joe Cooper of was installed as president […]

Most homicides in year for past 10 years

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun In the first eight months of this year there have been three homicides in Tucumcari. It is the most homicides in any given year between 1997 and 2006, according to the most recent statistics available from the New Mexico Office of the Medical Investigator. The stabbing homicide of Lucy […]

Community reacts to Vigil slaying

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun About 150 people gathered Thursday night at the First Baptist Church to pray for the Vigil family, said pastor David England. “It was spontaneous. People wanted to come together and pray for the kids and the family and to pray for healing,” England said. The Vigil family was torn […]

Plane crashes near I-40

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A single-engine plane crashed early Friday afternoon in a field six miles east of Tucumcari, New Mexico State Police said. The pilot and one passenger, both from Yuma, Ariz., were taken to Trigg Memorial Hospital with injuries, Police Lt. Cleo Baker said. Officials were notified of the crash at […]

Rattlers ready for St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a new look, the Tucumcari Rattlers are traveling today to Santa Fe to play Saint Michael’s. This week the Rattlers were issued new home and away uniforms from the school. The uniforms have slight but distinctive differences. “The team is starting a new season with a new look […]