Wrestling team bound for Los Alamos

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team will get a chance to see potential state competition this weekend at Los Alamos. “We will have a chance to see what we will be up against,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Encinias said the Rattlers team has been doing great the past two weeks, competing at […]

Last chance for your summer vacation

Disney cruise

Kathy Witt The kids have read all their books, played every video game and watched all their favorite reruns – at least a half dozen times. They’ve attended camp and gone on countless play dates, running Mom and Dad ragged in the process. They’ve reached that point of summer break where they claim – loudly […]

Storm brings rain to area

A late evening thunderstorm Monday dropped .20 inches of rain near Clovis and between .37 to .43 inches near Portales, according to the National Weather Service in Albuquerque. Officials said .17 inches fell four miles northwest of Tucumcari with House receiving .41 inches of rain. The weather service is predicting a 20 percent chance of […]

Community briefs — July 4

Police need help finding dog State police are asking for help to find a missing search and rescue dog. The missing dog is a large black labrador retriever named Chance. Chance weighs 75 pounds, has a long tale and floppy ears, is seven years old and is very laid back and friendly. Call state police […]

Home holds heart

Lynn Moncus Going to “the canyons of home” two Sundays in a row was a major treat. The second trip was suggested by my young friend, Elizabeth Morris, who said she’d like to check out the area again. Little did she know what lay ahead when she made that suggestion. As always, I parked the […]

Weekend brings history lesson

Russell Anglin This weekend brought a chance for me to spend time with my folks in Roosevelt County. I got to catch up with the relatives and I even learned a thing or two about my points of origin. I headed to Dora Friday evening, chagrined to find the Clovis overpass on Prince Street has […]

Super Bowl situation causes reporter’s contemplation

Thomas Garcia In case you have not heard the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers will be playing in Super Bowl XLV at Arlington. Thirty-two teams started the season with the hopes of making it to the big game with a chance to win the Lombardi trophy, the National Football League’s most coveted honor. The […]

New year means new chance

Russell Anglin As 2011 creeps ever closer, it’s time for us to draw our lines in the proverbial sand and resolve to improve ourselves. Whether that may be finishing a long-forestalled project, cutting out a bad habit or squeezing in a good habit, goal setting is an essential aspect of a fulfilling life. My little […]

Longhorns defend home turf at tourney

ldgkg7-ldgkcwmuncy.jpg

Thomas Garcia The Logan Longhorns basketball tournament gave area schools a chance to work out some early-season bugs. “It is good to see pressure this early in the season, especially for the younger players,” said Texico freshman coach Steve Doolittle. The Wolverines freshman started the tournament with a 57-54 loss to the Longhorns. Late in […]

La Mesa officials file appeal

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Tucumcari officials, hopeful to take advantage of a second chance at a racino, said an appeal filed with the New Mexico Gaming Control Board is simply a delay by Raton-based La Mesa Racetrack and Casino. “They are only putting off the inevitable,” said Warren Frost, executive director of the […]