Candidate Q&A: Secretary of state

Editor’s note: Nora Espinoza, R-Roswell, and Maggie Toulouse Oliver, D-Albuquerque, are candidates for New Mexico secretary of state. Questions were asked and received via email. Responses have been edited for style. Allegations against the opponent have been deleted since the format does not allow for response. Nora Espinoza Age: 62 Current occupation: Retired teacher. Small […]

Water deal could mean expansion

By Steve Hansen Correspondent The developers of a Fairfield Inn under construction at Mountain Road and Interstate 40 would receive $220,000 in free water and sewer utility service if the City Commission approves an ordinance that enables the deal. In return, Love’s Hospitality, LLC, the Fairfield Inn’s builder, would construct a 10-inch water main to […]

What’s happening

Friday Museum Advisory Board: 9 a.m., Museum Nov. 10 Quay County Commission: 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse City Commission Work Session: 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission: 6 p.m., City Hall Nov. 11 City and County offices will be closed in observance of Veteran’s Day Nov. 15 City Finance Board: 10 a.m., City Hall Nov. […]


The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Nov. 9: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Pork stir fry, stir fry vegetables, salad, whole wheat roll, margarine, apple cobbler Friday Liver and onions, wild rice, green beans with almonds, dinner roll, margarine, orange […]

Senior citizen program deals with budget cuts

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Following the special session, the Village of Logan will have to address a five percent cut in funds to its Senior Citizen program. “This is our first year trying to handle the cost of the program and we are already off to a bad start,” said Jim Neece Village […]

ENMU hands win to A&M

Staff report KINGSVILLE, Texas — Texas A&M-Kingsville let a 15-point, fourth-quarter lead get away, then scored twice in the final four minutes to hand Eastern New Mexico University a 41-28 Lone Star Conference football loss on Saturday night. Freshman quarterback Wyatt Strand threw scoring passes of 68 and 37 yards to senior wide receiver Larry […]

Honor rolls

Tucumcari Middle School Bronze Sixth grade Arianna Alderete Julian Barron Lucian Bason Johhny Reign Belanger Mason Cashman John Chavez Malachi Curtis Emmalee Elebario Jacob Garcia John Garcia Leo Garcia Wyatt Gillean Adriana Hernandez Sage Knapp Taylor Lopez Estrella Lucero Juan Martinez Santiago Montano Emily Otero Daymyan Page Jordan Pena Corina Pena Alexander Reid D’Naylie Rivera […]

System glitch shakes harriers

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari cross country coach Gary Hittson got a pre-Halloween scare Sunday when the Lady Rattlers were taken off the state qualifying list. “I looked to confirm our standings and they had us ranked fifth, not third (in the district),” Hittson said. Hittson said a glitch in the district results […]

Volleyball season closes with Texico loss

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari’s volleyball team closed out its regular season Saturday with a three-set loss at Texico.     The Lady Rattlers headed into the district tournament with a record of 12-7 for the season, after finishing 2-4 in District 5-3A play.   (District tournament reports are published on our […]

Rattlers face Raton Friday night

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Big plays, or the prevention of big plays, may prove key when Tucumcari travels to Raton on Friday night for a District 5-3A football contest. The game will begin at 7 p.m., at Raton.   “The Tigers are a team that has been improving over the past two years,” […]