Coach: Harriers must step up in next meets

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The boys and girls cross country teams are going to have to step it up if they don’t want to get blown out at district, said Gary Hittson, head coach. Hittson said the Rattlers and Lady Rattlers need to make the necessary adjustments before Saturday’s competition at Hobbs. “They […]

ENMU uses balanced attack to win

Staff report ODESSA, Texas — While Eastern New Mexico University may normally be a run-heavy option team, the Greyhounds used a balanced attack to leave Texas with a 34-3 Lone Star Conference football win over Texas-Permian Basin on Saturday night. ENMU (4-2, 4-1 LSC), which moved into second place in league standings behind fourth-ranked Midwestern […]

Fall rodeo ready to kick off this weekend

Staff report Twenty bull riders are scheduled to kick off and close out the first day of competition this weekend during Mesalands Community College’s ninth annual Grand Canyon Region Intercollegiate Fall Rodeo. “I do believe this is the largest number of entries for the bull riding competition for this event,” said Tim Abbott, Mesalands intercollegiate […]

Oct. 12 Fishing Report

Department of Game and Fish The fishing report has been generated from the best information available from 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 slow to fair using PowerBait and salmon eggs […]

Rattlers ready for district

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The pre-season is over. Tucumcari begins its quest for the football playoffs on Friday night.   The 0-6 (0-0) Rattlers, coming off a bye week, are winless this season but a new season begins when 0-6 Clayton comes to town to open District 3-3A play at Rattler Stadium. “The […]

Borehill drilling discussed

By Thomas Garcia and Steve Hansen Quay County Sun Officials of two companies told Nara Visa-area residents and the Quay County Commission that no nuclear waste will be involved in their proposed drilling of exploratory 3-mile-deep boreholes in the Nara Visa area for the U.S. Department of Energy. Marc Eckles, program manager for DOSECC Exploration […]

Economic development corp. honored

Staff Report The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. was honored Friday by United States Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development State Director Terry Brunner for its successful application for funds to expand business development. “Today’s announcement is an example of the Obama Administration’s efforts to create more opportunities for the small business owner like those we […]

Students learn healthy lifestyles

Staff photo: Thomas Garcia

Meslands Community College's Clay Stremier exits the chutes during last year's Grand Canyon Region intercollegiate fall rodeo at the Quay County Rodeo Arena.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer More than 40 fifth-graders got active last Wednesday and learned about healthy eating and habits during Presbyterian Healthcare Services’ Day of Service at Tucumcari Elementary School.   The staff of Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and PHS’ clinic in Logan held the series of activities at TES’ outdoor classroom. […]

Jail Log— Oct. 5

Jail log: The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center  from Sept. 27 through Monday morning: • Andres Apodaca, 29, warrant • David Garcia, 25, resisting, evading or obstructing an officer • Brandi Ortiz, 33, warrant • Marc Samuel, 31, warrant • Dominick Soriano, 23, driving under the influence • Darius Martinez, […]

Menus—Oct. 5

The following are the menus for the senior centers and schools in Quay County for today through Oct. 12: Senior centers Coffee, tea and milk served daily Thursday Baked paprika fish, broccoli, margarine, whole wheat bread, yogurt, peach cobbler Friday Red chili beef and potatoes, pinto beans, flour tortilla, tropical fruit Monday Philly steak sandwich, […]