Rattlers fall to Raton

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns ended their seasons with losses on Friday, while the San Jon Coyotes rushed their way to the state 6-man football championship game. A Chance Shaw interception late in the final quarter set the Coyotes (7-0) up for the go-ahead score in Saturday’s 26-20 […]

Lady Rattlers miss state


                  By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers volleyball team missed qualifying for the 3A state tournament while the Logan Lady Longhorns now prepare for 2A state tournament pool play Thursday at Rio Rancho. The Lady Rattlers finished the season at 13-8, 3-5 in […]

Greyhounds prep for Midwestern matchup

By David Norton SPORTS EDITOR dnorton@pntonline.com PORTALES — It’s always good for teams to be able to change things up heading into the final leg of competition and the Eastern New Mexico football team showed it doesn’t always have to rely on the running game to find success. After a two and a half hour […]

Four take titles in Portales pageant

Staff photo: 
Alisa Boswell
Airam Chavez played Justin Bieber’s song “Sorry” on the flute for her talent at Sunday’s Miss Portales Pageant at Eastern New Mexico University. Chavez was one of eight contestants.

By Eamon Scarbrough STAFF WRITER escarbrough@pntonline.com Four New Mexico women walked away from the Miss Portales Pageant with titles Sunday night at Eastern New Mexico University. Eight contestants, many of them locals, from across the state competed Sunday night at pageant held in ENMU’s Campus Union Building Ballroom. Miss Portales Leah Taylor was elated after […]

Fishing Report

Compiled by Department of Fish and Game The fishing report has been generated from the best information available from Department of Game and Fish officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Blue Hole Park Pond: Fishing was good […]

Jail log

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 1 through Monday morning: • Breysen Billings, 20, warrant • Adam Garcia, 46, driving under the influence of liquor • Danielle Lamm, 28, driving under the influence of liquor • Nathaniel Lopez. 19, warrant • Gilbert Sandoval, 50, warrant The following individuals […]

Clovis man pleads guilty to sexual exploitation of children and voyeurism charges

A Clovis man pleaded guilty last week to charges of sexual exploitation of children and voyeurism, according to a news release from prosecutors. Daniel Pruett, 34, faces up to 13 years in prison. He will undergo an evaluation prior to sentencing, the release said. “The investigation showed that Pruett had strategically hidden his cell phone in […]

Two local men killed in vehicle rollover

LOGAN — Two Logan men died Tuesday in a lone-vehicle rollover. New Mexico State Police said Kevin Miller, 48, and Jason Gorham, 34, died at the scene. Miller was the driver. Both victims were ejected from the vehicle. The accident was reported about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Williams Road near State Road 540. “Officers indicated […]

Tucumcari police chief retires

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer After 24 years of law enforcement, including seven as Tucumcari’s police chief, Jason Braziel is retiring. “I never wanted to be the chief of police, but I hope I served the residents to the best of my ability,” Braziel said. Braziel said several factors led to his decision to […]

Future mom speaks on family, Batman

Editor’s note: This is part of a weekly series of introductions to our neighbors in Quay County. What is your idea of a perfect day? I don’t know if I believe in the perfect day. I would wish for something to be different when it was over. Amazing days can happen all the time. What’s […]