Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made […]

Mesalands Rodeo Team gets off to strong start for season

By QCS Staff Mesalands Community College’s Rodeo Team started off the spring rodeo season strong last weekend in Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Cochise Community College hosted MCC’s first rodeo of the spring season in Grand Canyon Region. “This rodeo was really important for us to do well at. Last semester we had built some momentum and […]

Rattler wrestlers finishin top five

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team finished the season with three members in the top five at the state tournament. Rattler seniors Raymond Jimenez and Michael Fazekas each placed third place in their weight class and Wesley Martinez placed fourth on Saturday at the state tournament in Rio Rancho. On […]

Community Notes: Rattler seeking missing 1958 grads

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari High School class of 1958, which will be celebrating its 50th anniversary at this year’s Rattler Reunion, is trying to locate and contact missing class members, said Don Newman, a member of the 1958 class who now lives in Georgia. “We are trying to contact every class member that we […]

Aim for selecting leaders after His own heart

By Leonard Lauriault It’s a Presidential election year; our senior U.S. Senator is retiring, as is our State Legislator, and several are vying for local offices. We’re likely, therefore, to hear much double talk from those campaigning as well as the news/entertainment media about what America needs. Many promises won’t be kept, sometimes because they […]

02-27-2008: calendar

Today: 10 a.m., regular meeting, Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Board, City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Call 461-3451. Today: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 12:30 p.m., ìBrain Blitz,î a program of memory skills, House Senior Citizens’ Center. Call 461-0562. Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 6 […]

02-27-2008: 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: Friday l At 10:18 p.m., an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on South Mountain Road. One male subject was arrested for an outstanding warrant […]

Commissioners hope health care funds stay in county

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Quay County Commissioners expressed concern over the financial health of rural hospitals, if they lose funds to a proposed statewide health care plan. In a discussion about whether or not pending legislation on Gov. Bill Richardson’s desk would survive, the governor’s proposed health care coverage plan, if it taps […]

Early voting is light

By QCS Staff Early voting in Tucumcari’s election for city commissioners is light, said City Clerk Jeannette Maddaford. So far, there have been 10 absentee ballots and 22 early voter ballots that have been cast at the machines, Maddaford said. Based on records from the Quay County Clerk’s office, as of Jan. 7, there are […]

For every reason, season Mardo’s got the tie

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By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun David Mardo is the kind of guy who can give any dress shirt a �toon-up.� Mardo has more than 150 ties to his name. Well, they aren�t all exactly in his name. Many of his ties have other people�s names on them. Such as the Pittsburgh Steelers. �I didn�t […]