Mosquitoes bite — despite lack of teeth

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor Rather than the proposed racetrack or ethanol plant, folks in Tucumcari seem to be on the receiving end of a new — and very productive — establishment. We have a mosquito factory. First confined to back woods and dirty water pooled in abandoned tires, the mosquitoes have gotten bolder, […]

Breen Memorial Scholarship Tournament results

By Howie Tucker The 33rd annual Breen Memorial Scholarship Tournament concluded last Sunday when 22 teams tangled for the championship. The two-person teams hailed from Texas, Oklahoma, greater New Mexico and Tucumcari and played in a special format for two-person teams. Tournament highlights included not only the golf but the social events for the competitors […]

Golf tourney to benefit THS golf team

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is hosting a tournament Sunday to benefit the Tucumcari High School golf team. About 40 golfers have already signed up and the course’s golf pro Howie Tucker said he welcomes more participants. “It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble,” Tucker said. […]

In the city: notes from City Hall

Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Campaign — April 18 – 23 has been designated as “Keep Tucumcari Beautiful Week”. Free landfill dumping will be available for City of Tucumcari residential customers, with proof of residence. The City of Tucumcari is responsible for the collection and disposal of household trash only. It is the responsibility of the homeowner […]

Rattler golfers on target

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was kind to its hometown team. The Tucumcari High School golf team hosted a tournament Tuesday and hit a combined score of 333, exactly the score needed to win one of three legs necessary to make it to the state tournament. Rattler Matt Smith earned an individual […]

Tucumcari’s golf course gets new pro

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As a member of the Pro Golf Association since 1974, Howie Tucker is an experienced golf professional. He has worked at courses in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. He worked at the Ryder Cup — an American versus European golf tournament — in 1993, and served on the PGA […]

Football team takes on ropes course

TV Hagenah Six Tucumcari High School football players from the class of 2005 and two coaches traveled to Las Vegas Thursday to learn a bit more about teamwork and themselves, and according to everyone involved, it worked. The six, John Sewell, Nick Weigel, Chris McCasland, Justin Garcia, Nemi Salvador and Steven Taylor along with coaches […]

Campers dig digging dinosaurs

TV Hagenah Why would a young person take a class in the summer after nine months of slaving away in the classroom? The answer is simple according to Mariah Logston, who is taking Dino Digging from Mesalands Community College. “It’s fun.” In fact that is what all her 10 classmates say about the summer mini-camp […]

What you don’t know about sex

TV Hagenah I was at a county commissioners’ meeting the other day and they were talking about the best way for children to learn about what we used to called, “the birds and the bees.” A couple of people at the meeting were supporters of school-based sex education and some of the others were big […]

Golfers heading to state

Five Tucumcari High School golfers will play in the state golf tournament May 10-11 at Riverside Golf Course near Farmington. Nick Wiegel, Brian Lopez, Aaron Peacock, Matt Smith and Larry Roybal qualified at a tournament in Clovis last week. This past Monday, the golfers prepared for the state competition by playing in the district tournament […]