A silver lining in Rattlers 21-20 loss to Wolverines


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Despite a 21-20 homecoming loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night the Tucumcari Rattlers played with heart and had their best game so far this season, said Head Coach Wayne Ferguson. “We grew up a lot on that field tonight,” Ferguson said. Ferguson said the team still had some mistakes, […]

Suspect’s wallet found at crime scene

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari Police  received a strange assist, apparently from the suspect himself, during the recent investigation into a burglary at the city’s maintenance yard. Henry Salaz, 41, the suspect, was arrested and charged with two felony charges of burglary, burglary of a vehicle and misdemeanor charges of larceny and […]

Petitions circulating to recall Tucumcari commissioners Salinas-McTigue and Sandoval

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Petitions to recall Tucumcari city commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue, District 1, and Jimmy Sandoval, District 2, are being circulated in the commissioners’ districts by a group called A Better Unity for Tucumcari, according to group spokespersons Matthew Bednorz and Jerry Lopez. Lopez and Bednorz said they and “five or six […]

Persecution Is a faith-test, but so is freedom and ease

It was 27 years ago when Pavel Poloz, a recent exile from Russia, observed, “In Russia, Christians are tested by hardship, but in America you are tested by freedom. And testing by freedom is much harder.” He went on: “Nobody pressures you about your religion. So you relax and are not concentrated on Christ, on […]

On the shelves — Oct. 16

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.  For more information call 461-0295. Fiction “The Ocean At The End Of The Lane” by Neil Gaiman. A middle-aged man recalls his lonely boyhood and his friendship with a remarkable girl. “First Sight” by Danielle Steel. A talented American designer whose troubled past has soured her […]

Hearing scheduled to determine CYFD’s right to intervene in homicide case

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tenth District Court Judge Albert Mitchell has scheduled a Dec. 18 hearing to determine whether the New Mexico Department of Children Youth and Families has a right to intervene in the case of Tony Day, accused of killing his adoptive mother and sister in November. Mitchell set this date […]

Mesalands hosts intercollegiate rodeo competition


Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Mesalands Community College’s rodeo team finished with a fourth place men’s team and a bull riding championship as it hosted its sixth annual intercollegiate rodeo competition for the Grand Canyon Region last weekend at the Quay County Fairgrounds. “The Sixth Annual Mesalands Rodeo was a huge success, and I […]

Steve: ‘Good old days’ hold both good and bad

My alma mater, West Virginia University, has regained the title of Playboy magazine’s top party school. I greet this news with a mix of gladness and despair. Being a graduate of a party school sounds like a great thing, unless someone reminds you of it in a job interview and you have to say, “Yes, […]

Police blotter — Oct. 16

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 8:28 a.m., a woman reported a suspicious man at a retail store on the 2100 block of East Route 66. An officer advised the man left the area prior to their […]

Thomas: No stealth mode when it comes to moms

The other day my sister an I were arguing. That comes as no surprise to myself and others, considering my argumentative nature and tendency to want to be right. I’ve always been a talker; in fact, on many occasions I’ve proudly claimed to have the “gift of gab.” My family and most friends would say […]