Rattler accepts football scholarship


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


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


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


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


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


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

Carlos Ysco

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 […]

County receives state audit award

(Center)State Auditor Tim Keller presents Franklin McCasland, right and Richard Primrose and Mike Cherry the Audit Accountability

Thomas Garcia QCS Senior  Writer Quay County government received the Audit Accountability Award for the second time during the New Mexico Association of Counties Conference held on Jan. 20-21 at Santa Fe. Recognition for this award belongs to County Manager Richard Primrose and Finance Director Cheryl Simpson, said Franklin McCasland, county commission chair. During Monday’s […]

Logan sweeps Rattlers in close homecoming games

Lady Rattler Melissa Gardea's shot is contested by Lady Longhorn defenders during Friday’s
homecoming game against Logan at the Snake Pit. The Lady Rattlers fell 46-41 to the Lady
Longhorns. The Rattlers lost 63-55 to the Longhorns. The Rattlers begin their district games
Thursday at Clayton.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers high school basketball teams lost to Logan on Friday for their homecoming in two fast-paced and close games that each of the coaches feel will strength their teams as they prepare for district play this week. Games like this help to prepare the […]