Rattlers’ Apodaca loves leadership role

The Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to play their first game of the postseason. Most of the Rattlers wins this year have been by way of shutout or by large margins. Behind the Rattler offense is a variety of weapons for senior quarterback Andrez Apodaca. Q: Have you always wanted to be a quarterback? A: In […]

Q&A: Pioneer tells team�s story

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Compiled by Ben Moffett Editor�s note: Oran T. Caton of Bosque Farms was born on Aug. 24, 1916. He is a lifelong educator and coach, and the last surviving member of Forrest High School�s state champion basketball team of 1933. Caton and his teammates, including his older brother, Pearl, won the tournament in Albuquerque by […]

Officials to test military for depleted uranium levels

QCS Staff The New Mexico Department of Health will test military veterans and active duty personnel who may have been exposed to depleted uranium in the Persian Gulf War, the Afghanistan conflict or the current war in Iraq in Quay and surrounding counties the week of Dec. 13, a spokeswoman for the department said. The […]

Man charged with theft of apple pie

QCS Staff Some of the evidence was missing, but a Tucumcari man has been charged with stealing two televisions, a video player, a barbecue grill and an apple pie. Most of the items have been recovered, Tucumcari Police Lt. Patti Lopez said, but one television set is still missing and “half of the pie was […]

Tucumcari agency to receive housing grant

QCS staff Tucumari’s housing agency will be receive $671,300 to rehabilitate two duplexes and construct an additional four one-bedroom units for eight persons with physical disabilities, according to an announcement on Friday by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson. The funds are part of a $5.7 million housing assistance grant to New […]

Red Ribbon winners announced

QCS Staff On Wednesday, some of the area’s top law enforcement officials were walking the halls of Tucumcari’s middle and elmentary schools. They were on a mission — a mission to find some of the best anti-drug messages produced by Tucumcari’s youth. Judging projects from hand-colored posters to decorated classroom doors were Daniel Lopez, consultant […]

Postal worker retires after 30 years with USPS

By Chelle Delaney Retirement for postal worker Phil Liles will be like going back to the future. Although he retired Friday after 30 years with the the U.S. Postal Service, he’s going back to work today. From Tucumcari, he’s going to Logan where he first started working for the USPS. Liles said he’ll be doing […]

Cattle growers holding meeting Nov. 11

By QCS Staff The New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association will be holding its Northeast Regional Meeting in Tucumcari on Nov. 11. The meeting is an opportunity to learn about issues facing the livestock industry and all of agriculture, said Caren Cowan, executive director of the association. The concerns of cattle growers have been elicited at […]

11-3-07 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 • At 1:07 a.m., a female reported a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of her residence. An officer checked the vehicle’s registration. It […]

11-3-07

New Mexico State Police cracked down on traffic violators on Route 66. They issued 122 warnings in a seven-hour period. State Police officer Jerry Brunk warned that future violators could be fined between $5 and $200. … Tucumcari City Police captured a car thief out of Santa Fe. The police spotted the stolen car on […]