Rattlers defeated in season opener

The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their season opener to the Raton Tigers, 35-21 Friday night in Raton.

Some Central Dispatch calls not connecting. What to do.

If you’ve been having trouble reaching the Tucumcari non-emergency phone number for Quay County’s police and fire dispatch center at either 461-2160  or 461-2280, it’s because of an issue involving telephone networks, according to Scot Jaynes, dispatch manager. Central Dispatch is trying to resolve the issue, which may cause  land line phone customers to receive […]

Magistrate judge drops child abuse charges

QCS Staff Felony child abuse charges against Kelby Koile, 43, of Tucumcari, accused of leaving her 7-month old baby alone in a car in hot weather while she shopped for groceries on July 23, have been dropped. “After the case was presented to the Court it was found that there was no probable cause for […]

Pair face felony drug charges after apartment search


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer New Mexico State Police arrested one Tucumcari resident and are searching for a second in connection to apparent methamphetamine manufacturing in their apartment. Sara Mack, 32, and  Tyler Carpenter, 22,  are both charged with five felony counts, including  trafficking controlled substance by manufacture, tampering with evidence, conspiracy, possession of methamphetamine, […]

Pigskin preview: Expectations rise in Lynn’s second season at ENMU

By Dave Wagner Clovis Media Inc dwagner@cnjonline.com Josh Lynn expects his second year as Eastern New Mexico University’s football coach to run more smoothly than the first. The Greyhounds struggled to a 3-7 mark in 2012 (2-6 Lone Star Conference), partly because of losing players to an NCAA eligibility investigation that hit the day before […]

Pigskin preview: Melrose’s Barnard makes jump from 8-man to D-I

By Rick White Clovis Media Inc. rwhite@cnjonline.com Growing up in Melrose, Clint Barnard aspired to play to Division I college football. His dream just took a little longer than planned. Barnard, who helped the Buffaloes finish as unbeaten 8-man state champions in his junior and senior seasons in 2008 and 2009, has positioned himself to […]

Pigskin preview: Bovina has lots of holes to fill

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 5-7 • Coach: Hector Guevara (8th year, 43-38) • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, the Mustangs lost to Wellington 56-20 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: The Mustangs have made the playoffs every year except […]

Pigskin preview: Farwell coach expects another district dogfight

District 3-1A Division II • 2012 record: 6-4 • Coach: Taylor Read (2nd year, 6-4) • Returning starters (offense): 6 • Returning starters (defense): 6 • Last playoff appearance: 2011, the Steers lost to Wellington 22-14 in the area (second) round. • Things 2 look 4: Farwell lost out to Bovina for the third and final […]

Pigskin preview: Dora eyes another run despite youth

6-man District 2 • 2012 record: 8-1 • Coach: Mason McBee (3rd year, 14-4) • Returning starters (offense): 2 • Returning starters (defense): 2 • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Hondo 44-24 in the state 6-man semifinals. • Things 2 look 4: The Coyotes open the season at home on Friday against Hondo in […]

Pigskin preview: Longhorns expect to be competitive in district

8-man District 1 • 2012 record: 8-4 • Coach: Kene Terry (third year, 10-13). • Last playoff appearance: 2012, lost to Tatum in semifinals 28-24. • Returning starters (offense): 4 • Returning starters (defense): 4 • Top returning players: Wesley Gudgell, Jr. , WR/CB/LB; Tyler Mehl, Sr., DB/RB; Wyatt Strand, Jr., QB/WR/S; Christopher Roberts, Sr., […]