Longhorn 8- man quarterback Strand ranked first in nation in total yardage

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer While preparing for a district championship,  Logan Longhorn’s quarterback Wyatt Strand is dealing with the news that he is ranked first in the nation for total yardage in 8-man football by MaxPreps.com, a national high school sports website, as an added distraction. “I got mad at coach for telling me […]

Two women honored for cancer battles at ‘Dig Pink’ game

The Lady Rattlers’ Mercedes Vega presents Margie Garcia, Tucumcari, with a bracelet before Saturday’s  Lady Rattlers’ volleyball game against the Logan Lady Longhorns.  Another Tucumcari woman, Theresa Martinez, arrived later and received a bracelet.  Both women also received ovations from spectators and athletes alike as they received the bracelets.  The game was christened the “Dig Pink” game to honor the fight against breast cancer.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers and Logan Lady Longhorns honored two Tucumcari women fighting breast cancer during a Dig Pink volleyball game Saturday at the Snake Pit. Theresa Martinez and Margie Garcia were both presented with a bracelet and given a standing ovation as they were recognized and supported by […]

Coyotes begin state play, Rattlers and Longhorns in district mix

Tucumcari Rattler’s running back Saul Moriel forces his way through the Lions defenders for his second touchdown during Friday night’s district game in Santa Rosa. The Rattlers lost 52-22.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The  fourth-seed San Jon/Grady Coyotes (5-3) (1-2) will host the fifth-seed Animas Panthers (6-2) (3-1) Saturday at San Jon in the first quarterfinals game in the 6-man football state tournament. The Coyotes are coming off two hard road losses, a 57-6 defeat to  Lake Arthur on Oct. 17 and […]

Candidate questionnaire: Quay County Sheriff

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  QCS Staff The election of the Quay County Sheriff is the only contested local race in the Nov. 4 general election ballot. The candidates are Russell Shafer, Republican, and Nathan Wallace, Democrat. The Quay County Sun asked each candidate the same five questions. Here, with candidates presented in ballot order, are their responses to those […]

Gov. Martinez visits Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory to help celebrate its $4.5 million expansion

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Governor Martinez speaks with Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory owner Charles Krause on Wednesday during a ceremony celebrating the factory’s planned expansion. Krause plans to expand the business by $4.5 million, creating 20 additional jobs in Tucumcari.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Governor Susana Martinez came to Tucumcari Wednesday to help celebrate the planned $4.5 million expansion of Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory with local officials and a dozen residents and employees. The expansion is expected to create up to 20 new jobs. “At the state level we are continue to work to […]

Langenegger says Tucumcari poised to prosper

New Tucumcari City Manager Jared Langenegger.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Jared Langenegger, who becomes Tucumcari’s city manager on Tuesday, believes the timing of his taking the city’s helm for day-to-day operations is fortunate. “We’re at a point in Tucumcari where we can do great things,” he said. “We have a great city commission and we can get things moving […]

County health officials ready to face Ebola

A flyer with information about the Ebola virus greets visitors to the lobby of the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Quay County offices of the New Mexico Health Department and Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital have made preparations in case the Ebola virus turns up in Quay County, representatives of the health department and the hospital said Tuesday. Trigg Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said the hospital is equipped with […]

Ute study capital outlay funds diverted

The capital outlay funds allocated in HB 55 were attached to a funding request for the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority's Ute Pipeline Project. The first phase of the project, an intake structure at Ute Lake (above), should be complete this month.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Streams Commission has taken charge of a $50,000 capital outlay allocation requested by the village of Logan, approved in legislation and signed by Gov. Susana Martinez. A spokesperson said the ISC will use the cash to update its existing study of Ute Lake’s capacity. Officials in Quay […]

Rattlers fresh off bye week for battle of Interstate-40

Rattler’s D’Ontee Sandoval fights to keep a touchdown
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Sandoval caught the pass in the endzone for his second score during the Oct. 10 game against the West Las Vegas Dons.

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers (0-7) football team starts a district run Friday night against the Lions (2-5) at Santa Rosa. The Rattlers’ last game was a 67-36 loss on Oct. 10 to the West Las Vegas Dons in Tucumcari. Rattler’s Coach Wayne Ferguson said the team did not take advantage of […]

Lady Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes and Cowgirls in district play

Lady Rattler’s Jessyka Cooksey goes up for the block against the Lady Lion’s middle
hitter during Thursday night’s district game against Santa Rosa. Blocking would
be a key factor in the Lady Rattler’s next game on Saturday, a victory over the Raton
Lady Tigers at the Snake Pit.

  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The (8-9) (2-3) Tucumcari Lady Rattlers’ carried over their intensity from Thursday night into their second district win against the (0-17) (0-4) Raton Lady Tigers Saturday at the Snake Pit. “We finished off well Thursday and even though we didn’t win, it carried over into Saturday’s game,” said […]