Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

Tucumcari still friendly, welcoming community

Lynn Moncus As we continue to review some of the history of the territorial days, we note the comments by the John F. Worley Directory Company regarding the development of agriculture in our county. “The evolution of the vast and fertile plains around Tucumcari from grazing to agriculture is yet in its infancy but has […]

County awarded grant to increase health care access

Special to QCS Quay County MCCH Council has been awarded a $15,000 grant each year for the next five years. This grant is part of a larger statewide initiative to increase access to health care. The Quay County MCCH Council has partnered with Dr. Dan C. Trigg Hospital in a review of local health care […]

Police blotter — Oct. 26

A sampling from calls placed to Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 12:15 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 500 block of West Turner Avenue. • At 3:20 a.m., a man reported a fight at the corner of South Sixth […]

Water rate hike to be discussed

Thomas Garcia An updated review of the new water rate increases will be discussed during Thursday’s Tucumcari City Commission meeting. “We want to keep the citizens as informed as possible,” said Commissioner Robert Lumpkin. Several citizens attended the Oct. 13 commission meeting to complain of an increase in their water bills. Toni Leal started a […]

Rattlers angling for second place

Thomas Garcia The (6-3, 1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will be competing for second place Friday in district 2 2A against rival Santa Rosa Lions. “These teams have been true for 13 years,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the rivalry began in 1999 when Tucumcari dropped down from 3A to 2A in the Lions’ […]

Obama involves U.S. in conflict without approval

We’re certainly not lamenting the death of former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi. Before being kicked out of power this summer by NATO-backed rebels, he tyrannized and terrorized his people for 42 years. He also engaged in acts of international terrorism, such as the 1986 bombing of a Berlin discotheque that killed three people, including two […]

Public meeting held concerning low altitude flights

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Thomas Garcia More than a dozen Quay County residents attended a public hearing Thursday hosted by officials from Cannon Air Force Base concerning low altitude training flights. Residents commented on the proposed flights during the meeting. Tom Phelps of Clovis, CEO of ENMR Plateau, said the Air Force needs to use the low altitude airspace […]

Rattlers lose 28-7 to visiting Wolverines

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Thomas Garcia Friday night turned into a great opportunity for the Texico Wolverines and the Tucumcari Rattlers to learn from in-game mistakes. The problem for the host Rattlers was that Texico made less of them. The visiting Wolverines stayed perfect in District 5-2A, jumping out to a 14-0 lead and riding big plays in the […]

Logan schools locked down

QCS Staff Police said Logan school was locked down almost two hours Wednesday after a teacher took a starter pistol from a student. “The gun was a starter pistol which shoots blanks,” said Logan Police Chief Bob Gore. Gore said a teacher noticed a student in the hallway with the pistol. “The teacher took the […]