Rattlers thrown by the Lions

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It’s tricky business figuring out the Santa Rosa misdirection offense. For Tucumcari on Friday night, shutting down the Lions took a full half to do. And that was enough for Santa Rosa (8-0, 1-0 in 2-2A) to pad a 28-7 lead over the host Rattlers en route to a big district victory. In a battle […]

Rattlers blank Clayton in district opener

By Paul Lyon CLAYTON — The first district game of the season for the Tucumcari Rattlers was a success as they shut out the Clayton Yellowjackets 63-0 and maintained their top ranking in Class 2A. It was up to Josh Benavidez, Adrian Jones and the rest of the team to make sure the Rattlers (8-0) […]

Teen pregnancy down in county

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari knows all about teen pregnancy, according to statistics from the Maternal Child and Community Health Council (MCCH). But while Quay County once had one of the highest teen-pregnancy rates in the nation, said Alida Brown, coordinator for MCCH, that is changing. Quay County’s teen pregnancy rate dropped 53 […]

Second-hand store survives on Route 66

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By William Thompson It’s called Uncle Sam’s Wild West Trading Post, and it owes it’s “wildness” to owner Steven Benavidez. Benavidez has operated the second-hand store seven days a week at the corner of South Seventh Street and West Route 66 Boulevard for the past four months. He said he’s trying to create more than […]

Committee raises awareness of teen pregnancy

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay county Sun Tucumcari High School Senior Danny Benavidez presented a long list of things a baby needs in a power point presentation to his class on Wednesday. From love to lotion, Benavidez knows from experience. He has a six month old son. “I learned that its hard. It’s not easy like […]

58 named to Mesalands dean’s list

the Dean’s Honor Roll for Fall 2004. The Dean’s List is announced as official recognition of outstanding academic accomplishments. To qualify, students must maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or better for courses taken at MCC, successfully complete 12 or more credit hours, have no grade below a “C” for the given semester, and […]