Nature of Nara Visa shooting uncertain

Freedom New Mexico Investigators are trying to determine if the shooting of a 32-year-old Nara Visa man was self-defense or homicide.

Dexter knocks Tucumcari out of playoffs

QCS Staff The Tucumcari defense was unable to slow down the Dexter running attack during the Rattlers’ 48-17 loss in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs Friday night. The 10th-seeded Rattlers (5-6, 0-3) fell behind early and were never really in the game. Tucumcari fumbled the opening kickoff and the No. 7 seed […]

Community Notes: Rep. Brian Moore to visit, craft fair in Logan, free self-defense class, library’s book sale

Rep. Brian Moore to visit Thursday State Rep. Brian Moore will be hold a public meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Quality Inn Conference Room. The meeting will be a no-host dinner. For more information call 461-3460 or 487-2367. Artists rally for food bank Individual artists and businesses have banded together to keep food […]

Longhorns put on strong offensive show to win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorns started their season strong with a 44-18 victory against the Springer Red Devils Friday night. The Red Devils were unable to stop the Longhorns’ offensive advances as host Logan took a 24-6 halftime lead. “Our defense could not stop the Longhorns run,” said Red Devils coach […]

Rattlers to play Wolverines

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are set to face the Texico Wolverines. The Rattlers will play their second match up in district play against the Wolverines at 7 p.m. on Friday at Texico. “We have played Texico for many years. They are a good football team. They play great defense and […]

Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton

The Junior High Rattlers earned another win in Clayton. The Rattlers won 38-8 against the Clayton Yellowjackets on Thursday night once the team turned on its defensive action. “The defense is the heart of the team,” Coach Eddie Encinias said. The Rattlers were trailing 8-0 in the first quarter. But the defense rallied and did […]

Rattlers lose to Capital

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari dropped to 0-2 on the season with a 14-7 loss to Class 4A Capital Friday night in Tucumcari. The 4A Jaguars scored in the early minutes of the first quarter with a 55-yard run and with the extra point lead 7-0. The Rattlers’ defense held the Jaguars on […]

Tucumcari players culled for All-State team

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The All-State football teams for 2005 will soon be in a huddle, with the Class 2A including several Tucumcari Rattlers on the squad. Three Rattlers were selected for the first team on offense and two players on defense. Tucumcari also had two players make the second team offense and three make […]

Rattlers win homecoming

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers gave Coach John Span a birthday present Friday evening— a 62-40 homecoming victory over the Floyd Broncos. Hanging onto a slim lead in the second quarter, the Rattlers began to pull away. The second half turned out to be a cake walk for Tucumcari as they […]

Rattlers face AAA Raton

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Raton this Friday night at Rattler Stadium, 7 p.m., and if last year is any indication, Tucumcari will be victorious. Last season, Tucumcari beat Raton 40-20. Raton is 2-1 so far this season with victories over Bernalillo and Taos. Their only loss has been to […]