San Jon has bye week: Rattlers, Longhorns on hunt

Rattlers quarterback Tyler Ferguson jumps in celebration as wide receiver Zedric Henderson Greene runs ahead of the Demon defenders for the offense's only
scoring play during Friday's 50-8 loss to Dexter at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers, 1-3, are not giving up on the season. They are going to work on limiting mental errors, following through on fundamentals and playing the kind of football the coaches know they are capable of playing, said head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the team is a […]

Rattlers set for homecoming: Logan, San Jon on road

Longhorns quarterback Michael Estrada is tackled as he crosses the goal line for his second of three touchdowns during Friday night's 56-6 win against
Dora/Elida at Logan.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers need to move past last weekends 51-0 loss to Estancia and focus on being ready for Dexter on Friday, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattlers head football coach. Ferguson said it was rough facing a stout Bears team who looks just as sharp as they did when they […]

Lady Rattlers fall in three sets to Lady Longhorns


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Lady Longhorns beat the visiting Tucumcari Lady Rattlers volleyball team in three sets Thursday night at Logan. The Lady Rattlers, 2-4, played closest in the final set, although service errors gave the Lady Longhorns the lead they needed to win in three. “We have to focus on making […]

Rattlers to take on defending state champions

Rattlers running back Daniel Lopez looks downfield at his blockers as he runs the football back for
a 77-yard touchdown punt return Friday night against the Wolverines at Rattler Stadium. Tucumcari
beat the Wolverines 35-26. The Rattlers’ next game is Friday in Estancia.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A road game can be tough on a team, even more so for the Tucumcari Rattlers when the team they are visiting is the defending 3A state champion Estancia Bears. “Estancia started out the season by beating Lovington, 32-27, an impressive start for a team coming off a championship […]

Officials want local ISC meeting

The ISC application for control of the water below the dam at Ute Lake Reservoir includes the Canadian River and the above Revuelto Creek.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Stream Commission has proposed a meeting in Albuquerque with those who are protesting its application seeking control of the water of the Canadian River and tributary sources including the Revuelto Creek below Ute Lake Reservoir. The meeting should be held in Tucumcari where water rights are affected […]

Area football teams set for home field action

Rattlers swarm and tackle Lobos wide receiver Diego Aguilar for a loss of yardage during Friday
night’s game against Escalante. Head Coach Wayne Ferguson said the Rattlers will need to continue
the physical play in their upcoming game against Texcio on Friday at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A battle in the trenches is what the Tucumcari Rattlers football team is expecting Friday when it hosts the 1-0 Texico Wolverines. The 0-1 Rattlers had some technical issues with their newly installed stadium lights during Friday night’s 18-0 loss to the Escalante Lobos that resulted in the game […]

Area football teams set for new season

Rattler receiver Clay Carter extends to catch the football after getting past the defenders during practice
at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers, Longhorns and Coyotes start their seasons on Friday.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers will start the 2015-2016 season hosting the defending 2A state champion Escalante Lobos Friday night at RattlerStadium. The Lobos are as good if not better than they were last year when they won the state championship at 12-0, said Wayne Ferguson, Rattler’s head coach. Ferguson said […]

Tucumcari man arrested for attempted sexual assault of a 64-year old woman

Felix Gonzales remains in the Quay County Detention Center on a $25,000 cash bond. Gonzales was arrested Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a Tucumcari woman.

A 33-year old Tucumcari man was arrested on Aug. 11 for the attempted sexual assault of a 64-year-old woman he held captive in a vehicle on a Quay County road. Felix Gonzales is charged with two felonies; attempted criminal sexual penetration and false imprisonment. He also has been charge with misdemeanor battery. According to court […]

Residents question ISC officials

Interstate Streams Commission Director Debra
Dixon speaks to residents at Tucumcari High School
on Monday about the ISC’s application for control of
water below Ute Reservoir.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Interstate Streams Commission would not respond Monday to requests from Quay County residents, local officials and state organizations to withdraw its application for the control of the control of water in the Canadian River below the Ute Lake Reservoir dam. The main topic discussed at the hearing, conducted […]

Fair’s livestock sales earn $114,000

Shepherds’ Lead Superintendent Gigi Parker asks a question to Kaitlyn Hall. There were four contestants
in this competition. Hall placed second in the mini booster.

By Jacob Sanchez Staff Writer “You’ll never want to eat another hamburger again,” a man said to a passerby while waiting for the heifer show to begin during the Quay County Fair at the fairgrounds. Here come the calves into the show arena being led by their young caretakers of the past few months. […]