City pharmacist charged with felonies

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By Steve Hansen Correspondent Robert McClelland, pharmacist and owner of Bob’s Budget Pharmacy in Tucumcari, is facing four felony counts, three of which involve unlawfully obtaining dangerous drugs and controlled substances and one related to forgery, court records show. McClelland was arrested on these charges on Feb. 3, but the incidents for which he is […]

House fire claims life of Logan man

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A pair of weekend fires in Quay County resulted in the death of a Logan resident and the burning of more than 2,000 acres near Quay. Billy E. Sparks, 92, died Friday during a house fire at his residence on the 500 block of Zuni in Logan that reports […]

Rattler accepts football scholarship

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari High School senior Clay Carter signed his letter of intent to play college football as a defensive lineman for Sterling College in Sterling, Kansas. “I am excited about the chance to further my education and play football at the next level,” Carter said. The Sterling College Warriors are a […]

Trigg’s new administrator talks shop

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Staff Report Dan C. Trigg Memorial’s new administrator, Donald Weidemann, may have experience that spans the globe but his priority is providing the best local health care services to the residents of Quay County and those passing through. Weidemann started his first day at Trigg during the Goliath snow storm. Since then he has weathered […]

Rattlers have 11 wrestlers competing at state

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out their regular season and district competition with a 220-pound district championship by Antonio Norton Jr.  and qualifying 11 of 12 wrestlers for the state tournament. “Norton was a beast and he went the distance to win the district championship,” said Eddie Encinias, Rattlers head […]

Local inventors to appear on TV show

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer A survival gear invention developed and built by the local small business owners Adam and Kim Nichols, will be featured today on an episode of The Discovery Science Channel’s series “All-American Makers.” The Nicholses own and operate Rugged Inc., a business based in their garage that produces a survival […]

Rattlers sweep Lions, Longhorns split with Fort Sumner

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer As players, coaches and fans watched the basketball sail through the air, the last thing Tucumcari High School Rattlers head coach John Span said he heard before the buzzer sounded and crowd erupted Saturday night was, “It’s in, coach!” Those words were spoken to Span by Rattlers John Paul Garcia […]

City Commission candidates sound off

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The following is a Q&A with the candidates who will appear on the March 1 municipal election ballot for the position of Tucumcari City Commissioner in Districts 1 and 2. (Editor’s note: Ruth Ann Litchfield is running unopposed for the District 3 Commission seat. She was submitted Q&A answers in the event of a write […]

Tucumcari resident wins $90,000

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari native Carlos Ysco, knew he had hit big on the Roadrunner Cash drawing Jan. 22, but even he was surprised to learn it was $90,000 big. “When I go to Bingo and win I usually get this tingling feeling all over but at that moment I was too […]

Tucumcari NMDOT Patrol receives award

New Mexico Department of Trasportation's Tucumcari Patrol crew use a blade box they built to fix a
portion of Interstate 40 near Newkirk. The Tucumcari Patrol won the Best Practices award for developing
the box that saves time and allows the crews to repair and open roads to traffic quicker.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The staff and crew of the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Tucumcari Patrol won the annual “Best Practice” Competition held on Jan. 20 at the department’s General Office in Santa Fe. In the competition representatives from all six NMDOT districts make a presentation on how their department found a […]