State football playoffs

Friday New Mexico Class 5A First Round Clovis 47, Atrisco Heritage 21 Eldorado 28, Cleveland 26 Mayfield 35, Manzano 28 Volcano Vista 28, Valley 27 Class 4A First Round Aztec 63, Santa Fe 13 Deming 36, Roswell 0 Moriarty 45, Farmington 20 Piedra Vista 49, St. Pius 3 Class 3A First Round Albuquerque Academy 34, […]

Two local teens arrested by State Police

Two Tucumcari teens were arrested Friday, accused in connection with the theft of an assault rifle from a marked New Mexico State Police patrol unit. Police identified the two as Zach Hurd, 17, and Trenton Ward, 18. Each faces felony charges of receiving or transferring stolen property, tampering with evidence and conspiracy, said state police […]

California man killed on I-40

A California man died in a two vehicle crash Friday morning on Interstate 40 about eight miles east of Tucumcari, according to state police. At 1:19 a.m., New Mexico State police said officers responded about 1:19 a.m. Jesse Barnes, 72, of San Miguel, Calif., was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lt. Lance Bateman. Bateman […]

Residents place flags on veterans’ graves

On Friday morning the community came together at the cemetery to put flags on the graves of our veterans. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Veterans Mucio Lopez and Dave Hine spent Friday morning put out flags on veterans graves. VFW Commander Fred Porter said this year was a great turn out of supporters to help put […]

Rattlers to face underrated Sonblazers

The (7-3) Tucumcari Rattlers prepare for the first round of tournament play against a strong and underrated team in the 2A state tournament. The number five seed Rattlers will host the 12-seeded Mesilla Valley Sonblazers at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rattler Stadium. "If we don't win this game we didn't deserve to be in the […]

Digging up cemetery history

You do one story on an old cemetery and before you know it you're labeled as the guy who writes about old cemeteries. That's what I was thinking recently when the phone rang and the lady on the other end of the line identified herself as a Fort Sumner resident and she wanted me to […]

We must realize God has final say in everything

Sometimes you just can't win. My wife was taking a youngster to pre-school one day and as they crossed the railroad overpass on U.S. 54, the child saw some cars on the sidetrack and commented that the train was moving. No amount of discussion would convince him otherwise, including his acknowledgment that there was no […]

Fishing report – Nov. 14

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Longhorns travel to Tatum for quarterfinals

The third seed Logan Longhorns will travel to play the second seed Coyotes Friday at Tatum in the quarterfinals of the 8-man state tournament. "We did what we needed to do to advance past Mountainair now we are focused on Tatum," said Kene Terry Longhorns head coach. Terry said the team will be looking to […]

Lady Rattlers take district title

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers cross country team ended their season with a district championship and ninth place finish at state. "I did not expect such a strong start when this season began," said Gary Hittson, cross country head coach. Hittson said the team was looking for a stronger finish, though the cold weather they faced […]