School’s new drug testing includes more students

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School students who engage in school-sponsored extracurricular activities just got a new item on their agenda —random drug testing. The school’s Drug Use in School Activities policy has been updated, revised and presented at a recent school board meeting. In addition to athletes, drug testing will now apply to […]

1/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 2:01 a.m., a car stopped on Adams led to the arrest of a male for aggravated DWI and having no insurance. • At 3:10 a.m., a female called to report a […]

12/31 School menus

Logan Monday: No school. Tuesday: No school. Wednesday: Breakfast — Pancake on a stick, juice, milk; Lunch — (Wednesday is salad bar day this week.) Thursday: Breakfast — Biscuit, sausage, juice, milk; Lunch — Green chili slide, French fries, salad, cake, milk. Friday: No school. Note: Other county schools’ January menus are unavailable at this […]

12/31 Game time

Tucumcari Tucumcari Rattlers and Lady Rattlers basketball Jan. 5-7 TBD, Santa Rosa invitational tournament, VB, Santa Rosa Jan. 5-7 TBD, Sandia Prep invitational tournament, VG, Albuquerque Jan. 10, 3 p.m. — Raton, JV, V, B & G, away Jan. 13, 4 p.m. — *Santa Rosa, JV, V, B & G, home Jan. 14, 4 p.m. […]

Year in review: Nov. 2005


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS In honor of another 12 months gone by, QCS is compiling a year in review to be published in installments. November 2005 saw the Rattlers get to the state-championship football game, along with the following news. Nov. 1: This month meant the end of Quay’s juvenile detention center and the beginning […]

Quay County resolutions match most popular ever


By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Jim Davis said he’s not going to make a New Year’s resolution. “I don’t have to,” he laughed, “I don’t have any bad habits.” Although he quickly added he may need to change his answer to “quit lying,” he’s among the dozens of Quay County denizens who said they shalt […]

12/31 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 2:14 a.m., a female reported suspicious noises on East Turner. Police on the scene found no source of the noise but put the location under special watch. At 8:23 a.m., a female […]

12/31 Quay County critter


Names: Popo and Bobo, two young hair lambs. Owner: Quay County’s Dallas Howard. Claim to fame: Her favorite animals among her large stock of ducks, ducks, horses and geese, Garcia said Popo and Bobo are unique as they have hair instead of wool. The 18-month-old beauties are also quite charming, Howard said, adding she’s always […]

Keeping Quay cleaner

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The stocking’s unhung, the boxes unstuffed and the Christmas tree stands naked, dried up and shedding — waiting to be put to rest. But there are better ways to dispose of trash and has-been Christmas trees than simply stacking them into a dumpster or hiding them in an alley, according to […]

12/31 Senior citizens menu

Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Closed. Tuesday: Chili relleno, tossed salad, dressing, pinto beans, Spanish rice, bananas, strawberries, milk. Wednesday: Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, green beans, biscuit, margarine, peaches, milk. Thursday: Roast beef, brown gravy, apple crisp, cheese casserole, whole wheat roll, margarine, milk. Friday: Barbecued chicken thighs, coleslaw, corn, biscuit, margarine, chocolate pudding, milk.