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 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    December 13, 2017 

'Close win' for Lady Rattlers

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers edged the Lady Longhorns 61-60 in overtime Friday night during the round-robin basketball tournament at Logan. "I really...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    Sports    December 13, 2017 

Rattlers shaping up for home tourney

Despite a district win last week against West Las Vegas, the Tucumcari Rattlers need to be more aggressive, focused for their upcoming home tournament, said Eddie Encinias, head wrestling coach....

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    December 6, 2017

Making 'grate' strides

A warehouse expansion project and automation upgrade at Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory have increased the plant's daily production. Now it's...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    December 6, 2017

Lost feline found

Against all odds, a family has been reunited with its cat after she was lost in Tucumcari in July during a move from Washington, D.C., to Arizona. "It...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    December 6, 2017

Students send aid to Puerto Rico families

A third-grade class has turned a social studies lesson about Puerto Rico into a humanitarian, relief project. "We felt bad about what happened to the...

 

Lady Rattlers 'firing on all cylinders'

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers are on a four-game win streak following Saturday’s championship win against Tularosa at the Lady Lions basketball tournament at Santa Rosa. “The team was firing on all...

 

Wrestlers to face West Las Vegas

The Tucumcari Rattlers are scheduled to compete today in a district duals wrestling competition against West Las Vegas at the Snake Pit. “After our performance at Los Lunas, I am very excited about...

 

Former educator pleads guilty to child solicitation

A former faculty member of Mesalands Community College has pleaded guilty to fourth-degree felony charges of child solicitation by electronic...

 

Health center hires new admin

The new administrator of the Presbyterian Medical Services Family Health Center is looking forward to continuing providing quality medical services...

 

Expect 'roller coaster' temps

The unseasonably warm winter weather will continue through the week but cooler temperatures and precipitation can be expected, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Monday’s...

 

Rattler teams prep for tourneys

The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers seek to eliminate turnovers as they prepare to enter into tournament action this weekend. "We had 30...

 

Wrestlers off to Los Lunas Duals

The Tucumcari Rattlers varsity wrestling team will be put to the test right out of the gate as they compete against 4-6-A teams Saturday at the Los...

 

Mother accepts award for towman killed on roadside

The mother of a late Tucumcari resident received his posthumous Honor of Bravery medal at the American Towman Expo in Baltimore, Maryland. "When I...

 

City troubled by illegal dumping

The increase of illegal dumping of trash, construction waste at the city's free tree limb disposal site prompts officials to consider restricting... Full story

 

Rattler teams gear up for basketball season

The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball teams still have a lot of work to put in with the season set to start this week, said coaches....

 

Local wrestler takes tourney

More than 100 wrestlers took to the mats Saturday during the Tucumcari Middle School wrestling tournament at the Snake Pit. "Despite having a few...

 

County weighs court security

Mass shootings in Clovis and south Texas has 10th Judicial Court officials, Quay County Sheriff's Office stressing the need for increased security at...

 

Students get world music lesson

The students of Tucumcari Elementary enjoyed a week of learning about African music, instruments from a visiting professor capping it off with two...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    November 8, 2017

Rep. Roch won't seek re-election

From winning a foot race in Portales for a vote in his first election in 2008 to advocating for rural New Mexico for the next nine years in Santa Fe,...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    November 8, 2017

Training in session

TUCUMCARI - More than a dozen county clerks and deputy county clerks from eastern New Mexico took part in a three-day training session outlining the...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    November 8, 2017

Woman assaulted in alley

Tucumcari Police Department officials are advising residents to be vigilant and cautious after a local woman was assaulted Sunday while throwing away her trash at her residence on the 500 block of...

 

Rattlers, Longhorns hit the road

The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns will be on the road for state tournament football action, while the Coyotes closed out their season with a...

 

Lady Longhorns win district title

The Logan Lady Longhorns will begin pool play Thursday as the 1 seed in the 2A state volleyball tournament in Rio Rancho. “The girls continue to show their heart, ability with every match they...

 
 By Thomas Garcia    News    November 1, 2017

Report: Classrooms need more money

Logan Schools Superintendent and State Rep. Dennis Roch agree with portions of a report released by Think New Mexico stating New Mexico school districts are spending too much on administration and...

 

Longhorns to play Foothill in state tourney

Two area teams will compete in state football tournament action, while one is looking for a win to close out a district run for a post season bid. A...

 

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