Fired Up! draws 2,000-plus to Tucumcari

Odd-Lab performers Sarah Harke and Gina Armendariz dazzle the crowd with their dance with fiery
finger tips Friday night during the Fired Up! event at the Tucumcari Train Depot. The Odd-Lab performs
put on two shows for the crowd each of them with unique elements using fire.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Fire dancers, car show, blacksmith competition and a chance to dunk the city’s manager, commissioner and chief of police were just a few of the things people enjoyed Saturday at the fifth annual Fired Up! in Tucumcari. “I walked around the event and there were numerous activities for the […]

Rattlers, Longhorns, Coyotes looking for another win

Rattlers running back Billy Sandoval leaves the Foxes’ defenders behind as he rushes 87 yards for a touchdown during Friday night's 28-17 win over Fort
Sumner at Rattler Stadium.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers, 2-3, are looking for another win Friday night when they take on the 1-3 Cardinals at Eunice. The Cardinals have a new coach who runs a new system with a spread offense that will most likely rely heavily on its passing game, said Rattlers head coach […]

Former TPD officer sentenced to 4 1/2 years in prison for arson

Dustin Lopez, center,  and codefendent Robert Sandoval, far right, stand as their sentences are delivered Friday by district judge Albert J. Mitchell.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Former Tucumcari Police officer Dustin Lopez was sentenced Friday to four-and-a-half years  in the New Mexico Department of Corrections on six charges related to a pair of arsons in 2014. Lopez and co-defendant Robert Sandoval — sentenced to three-and-a-half years — both pleaded guilty July 24 to charges in connection […]

Business growth promising for Tucumcari

Work crews clear the concrete from the parking lot and debris of the Greyhound Bus station north of
the McDonald’s restaurant on the 2300 block of South First Street in Tucumcari. The site being
cleared will be where the new McDonald’s building is to be constructed.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Construction at the Tucumcari Mountain Cheese Factory and new construction near McDonald’s are signs of growth that show great things are in the works for Tucumcari, said Pat Vanderpool, executive director of Tucumcari’s Economic Development Corporation. Vanderpool said the construction going on at the two sites are examples of […]

Officials excited about Fired Up!

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Work crews clear the concrete from the parking lot and debris of the Greyhound Bus station north of
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Staff Report Downtown streets will fill with people enjoying the many events planned for  Tucumcari MainStreet’s fifth annual Fired Up! Saturday. Last year’s event drew 2,000 people to downtown Tucumcari, a number that organizers expect to be surpassed this year said Gail Houser, Tucumcari MainStreet’s executive director. Houser said a lot of work has gone […]

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

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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 […]