Rattlers prepare for 8-0 Santa Rosa

Friday night's District 2 2A matchup with the (8-0) Santa Rosa Lions is just another game for the (7-2) Tucumcari Rattlers, said Wayne Ferguson, head coach. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Tucumcari's Dillon Wood secures the football making sure not to fumble during Friday night's District 2-2A game against the Clayton Yellowjackets. "This is just another […]

Community education classes offered

Mesalands Community College is offering "Fix It Yourself" community education classes this fall. It's a chance to learn more about home weatherization, car maintenance, solar energy opportunities, and much more. Classes are Nov. 10 through Nov. 29. Bill Menges, former building trades Instructor at Mesalands, will be teaching weatherizing Your Home." Learn simple and easy […]

New Mexico state police joining inter-state seat belt crackdown

The New Mexico State Police will team up Friday, with law enforcement agencies in seven other states in the "Get Your 'Clicks' on Route 66" seat belt crackdown. The quarterly mobilization began in August 2010 with a handful of law enforcement agencies in central Oklahoma, but now has expanded to include highway patrol troopers, state […]

Editorial: Country’s leaders playing dangerous game

One thing all sides appear to agree on is that sequestration, like the use of nuclear weapons, was never supposed to happen. The word sequestration entered today's popular lexicon during the summer of 2011 in the midst of budget battles between Congress and the White House. A so-called congressional supercommittee that couldn't agree on a […]

Comments from the Canyons: College memories remain pleasant

Last weekend was a great one for this old Aggie. One more time I drove to Las Cruces to attend homecoming at New Mexico State University — my 57th — and to visit with some friends. Of course, my first trip along University Avenue caused a major shock because of the heavy traffic, the many […]

Xcel Energy upgrades system

Xcel's back up generator installed earlier this week could prevent the kind of long losses of power Tucumcari experienced in June 2011. QCS photo: Thomas Garcia Crews work Saturday to prepare the mounting brackets which will hold the diesel powered turbine which will act as a back up system for Tucumcari in the event of […]

Hospital offering senior program

A new Medicare-based program at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital will focus on improving the quality of life for senior citizens in Quay County. Senior Solutions is a program designed to help senior citizens cope with loss, life and suddenly finding themselves living alone, said Rhonda Gutierrez, program director. Gutierrez said the program is open […]

Police blotter – Oct. 31

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department: Friday At 12:36 a.m., a woman reported a prowler on the 600 block of East McGee Avenue. At 2:24 a.m., a woman reported a fight on the 2300 block of South Second Street. […]

Rattlers hold on to beat the Yellowjackets 27-15


Cop show flaws hard to ignore

My wife is hooked on the alphabet police dramas. What are alphabet police dramas, you ask? CSI (Crime Scene Investigators) and Law and Order SVU (Special Victims Unit) are two examples. She also watches Blue Bloods and Hawaii 5-0 but they haven't quite bought into the initials thing even though 5-0 is a code name […]