Tucumcari Rattlers continue to their preparations for district play


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers are expecting a tough game against the Fort Sumner Foxes Thursday at the Snake Pit. “We expect them to come here ready to play. If we don’t show up with that same mentality then its going to be a long night,” said John Span, Rattlers head […]

Young wrestlers step it up


QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team competed in two separate tournaments, gaining more mat time that head coach Eddie Encinias says will help them prepare for district competition. “We had six of nine underclassmen place at the Amarillo High tournament Thursday in Amarillo,” Encinias said The Rattlers traveled to Pecos on Saturday and had […]

Legislature: Workshop aims to turn education advocates into citizen lobbyists


Note: This story is part of a package of stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Steve Terrell The New Mexican Lobbyists for Santa Fe Public Schools told a group of teachers and potential education activists Saturday that the school district’s […]

EPAC tournament results


QCS Staff Here is how Quay County’s basketball teams fared at the Eastern Plains Athletic Conference (EPAC) tournament last week. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday games were played at Melrose. Friday and Saturday rounds were played at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Stadium in Portales. Logan’s Lady Longhorns placed third in the tourney Saturday with a […]

Wildlife official: Tucumcari Lake underused resource

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This pool of water is the only area of Tucumcari Lake that retains water after years of drought.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari Lake may technically be only a drainage pond, but until recently, it had been a part of the city’s landscape — and one of the city’s attractions — for generations. A 1992 entry on USA Today’s website on Tucumcari reads, “The 770-acre Tucumcari State Wildlife Area offers year-round […]

Odeon theater reopens

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Odeon Theater co-owner Christie Dominguez, left, runs the concession stand.  Customers Maria Apodaca, Gabriel Dominguez, Kali Apodaca, Angela Lopez and Adriana Hernandez wait to place or pick up orders.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor After four months of remodeling and restoration, Tucumcari’s Odeon Theater re-opened Friday. A sellout crowd saw the Disney animated epic “Frozen,” spread onto a dazzling state-of-the-art white screen by a state-of-the-art digital projector. The Odeon is now the only theater in an area that includes about 9,000 people from […]

Local 4Hers win national title

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A team of four 4Hers from Tucumcari won first place in national competition today  n 4H’s  Family and Consumer Science Bowl in Denver. The team members are Ashlee Bradley, Wyatt Bishop, Taylor Hayes and Aleahna Branch. To claim victory, the team had to win four rounds of double-elimination competition in the national competition, Brenda Bishop, […]

Rattlers wrestling team prepares for Saint Michael’s tournament

Tucumcari Rattler Wrestlers perform a battle ropes drill Monday during wrestling practice.

QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team were at full pace Monday working on conditioning and technique to prepare for the Al Salazar tournament at St. Michael’s High School in Santa Fe. “We are expecting to see 10 of the top schools at this event, said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head coach. “The guys are fully […]

Rainfall in 2013 provides some relief


By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com Quay County rainfall for 2013 measured nearly two-thirds the amount in a normal year, which provided some relief from drought conditions. National Weather Service information, however, shows that drought conditions are still serious in the county and surrounding areas. Despite the four to five inches of rain that […]

New bridge over Canadian River to be built in 2017

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The construction of the Canadian River bridge south of Logan would use a cantilever technique similar to the one seen in this photo, according to NMDOT officials.

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor shansen@qcsunonline.com A new bridge over the Canadian River on U.S. 54 south of Logan will be built in 2017 and 2018 about 100 feet east of the existing structure, according to New Mexico Department of Transportation officials. Cost of the bridge will be about $20 million in federal highway […]