Ceremony ushers in new Cannon mission

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By Tonya Fennell: Freedom New Mexico CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Hand over hand, four white gloves methodically traveled over a wooden flag pole, exchanging the old 27th Fighter Wing colors for the new 27th Special Operations Wing flag. Performed by the 27th Fighter Wing Honor Guard, the flag ceremony signified the official change of […]

Junior High Rattlers advance over Santa Rosas, 52-20

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers junior high football team won 52-20 Thursday against Santa Rosa at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers junior high’s offense had 432 yards of total offense. “We got off to a rocky start but out players adjusted well,” said Rattlers junior high coach Donnie Garcia. “Our starting players and back-up players […]

Rattler cross country making gains

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers cross country team will be competing at 9 a.m. today at the Robertson invite at Las Vegas. This is the fourth invite that the Rattlers have competed in. Their last invite was at Pecos on Sept. 22 and the girls placed fifth overall. It their best for […]

Two Quay teams to compete in Melrose Volleyball Tournanment

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Quay County teams will be playing in the annual Melrose Volleyball Tournament. The San Jon Lady Coyotes (1-6) will play first at 9 a.m. against the Floyd Lady Broncos. The winner of that match will move on to play at 2:30 p.m. against the winner of Santa Rosa […]

Rattlers aim to win on their home turf

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 4-1 Tucumcari Rattlers will play at 7 p.m., Friday against the 0-5 Portales Rams at Rattler Stadium. The 2A Rattlers go into Friday’s game after crushing Loving 48-0. Forty-two of the 48 points were scored in the first half of the game by the Rattlers. Rattlers sophomore Lucas […]

Sonic to open new location by end of November

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new Sonic restaurant under construction on South First Street is expected to open by the end of November, said a Merritt Group spokesperson. “The company did a review of traffic in Tucumcari and found that a location along First Street would be optimal,” said Donna Volz, regional marketing […]

Rattlers cheerleaders ready to rev up fans for home games

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A lot of preparation and hard work goes into a home game at Rattler Stadium. The players and coaches practice and run drills during the week to fine tune their techniques for the next matchup. Countless hours of labor, sweat and dedication are spent preparing for Friday nights. During […]

Free animal spay/neuter to arrive Oct. 17

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Pet over population is a problem throughout the United States and especially here in Quay County, said Robert Ciolli of Tucumcari. Every year about 1,500 animals are destroyed at the Tucumcari animal shelter, Ciolli said. Last year, 1,428 dogs and cats were destroyed, according to Tucumcari Police Department records. Of those, 818 were dogs and […]

Wallace honored for her pioneering spirit

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The New Mexico Commission on the Status of Women will honor Quay County resident, Maxine Wallace, 79, of Grady with their annual Pioneer Award later this month, according to a news release. The award, given in partnership with the New Mexico Extension Association of New Mexico, recognizes a woman of outstanding leadership and whose accomplishments […]

October 1966

Ray Nials of Tucumcari was the leading Bareback Rider of 1966 at the Big Ben Rodeos. … Mrs. Billie James Rose, who was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of her husband, Quay County Commission Chairman T. G. Rose, was sentenced from two to 10 years in prison . … Army privates […]