Forrest reunion brings chance to relive youth

By Lynn Moncus In 1859, Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote the occasional poem called “The Boys” as a tribute to the Harvard graduates attending their 30th class reunion. “Has there any old fellow got mixed with the boys?If there has, take him out, without making a noise.Hang the Almanac’s cheat and the Catalogue’s spite!Old time is […]

Raton makes its pitch to land track, casino

By QCS Staff Tucumcari will get its chance on July 24 to convince the state’s Racing Commission that it’s the best candidate for a race track and casino in the city.On Thursday, Raton told its story to the commission.

Aggie’s orders are swell surprise

By Lynn Moncus The stay in Las Cruces a couple of weeks ago was sort of divided into two segments, one being the party with the Dr. Marion P. Hardman family and the other being the time spent with my young friend, Debbie Widger, who tends to see that I have a place to stay […]

Holidays turning into winter wonderland

It just might be a white Christmas in Quay County after all. “By Saturday (today) morning there is a possibility of up to four to six inches of snowfall in Quay County,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Suk. “There will be blowing snow with winds out of the north, 15-25 mph, leading to poor […]

Each parent gets his/her special day

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Mother’s Day was on Sunday, May 13. Father’s Day will be coming up on Sunday. So neither of them gives anybody a chance to take some time off.  But their children spend a lot for both celebratory days. An estimated $15.73 billion was spent for Mother’s Day this year. […]

Rattlers place for consolation place

The Tucumcari Rattlers will play at 1:30 p.m., against the Hope Christian Huskies of Albuquerque for the consolation place in the Santa Rosa Tournament. In their first match on Thursday, the Rattlers lost 18-6 to the defending 1A state champions Gateway Christians Warriors of Roswell. They came back on Friday to win 22-2 Friday against […]

8/20 Tuck’s Turf

August started with a bang when the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble was held on Aug. 5 with players from way back showing they still have the talent to get it into the hole. That reminds me of something important for all of the young players in Tucumcari. A good number of the players returned to […]

Rides, games provide fun

TV Hagenah For some the Quay County Fair is the chance to show a lamb, pig or steer. For others it might be the chance to display their skill in painting or photography and for still others, it might be the chance to show off their prowess at roping or barrel racing. Probably to a […]

Pair go to national competition

Kevin Wilson It’s a first chance for one, and a last chance for another. Two Tucumcari residents are among five members of Eastern New Mexico Taekwon-Do squad that leaves Thursday for the country’s International Taekwon-Do Federation world qualifier in New Haven, Conn., on Saturday and Sunday. The qualifier is open to any ITF black belt […]

Baseball team headed to Albuquerque

William Thompson Nearly 100 Rattler supporters turned out to see the Tucumcari High School baseball team defeat the Mora Rangers 6-5 to advance to the state tournament in Albuquerque next week. Joseph Hurley hit the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hurley had been in a hitter’s slump in recent games, but […]