Rattlers to take on Wolverines

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Kevin Wilson Based on the numbers, Friday’s District 5-2A showdown is going to be like night and day for the Tucumcari Rattlers. But the more Tucumcari looks at Texico, the more they see themselves. “They’ve won some games where they didn’t look great, and we’ve won some games where we didn’t look great,” Tucumcari coach […]

Rattlers begin district run

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Thomas Garcia The San Jon Coyotes prepare for their third district match up while the Tucumcari Rattlers and Logan Longhorns football teams start their district run. The 5-2 Rattlers will travel to face the 1-6 Clayton Yellowkackets at 7 p.m., Friday night. “They are a good sized team who have played a brutal schedule,” said […]

Tucumcari woman sentenced for bank robbery

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CNJ staff A Tucumcari woman convicted in a 2010 daylight robbery of American Heritage Bank in Melrose was sentenced Tuesday to five years in prison. Juana Griego, 20, must serve at least 85 percent of the time behind bars and will be subject to two years of intense supervised parole on release, said Andrea Reeb, […]

Tucumcari man found unfit for trial

Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari man was found incompetent to stand trial Tuesday by the 10th Judi-cial District Court in connection with a 2009 homicide. District Judge Albert J. Mitchell ruled that Robert W. “Chief” Wynashe, was incompetent to stand trial for the shooting death of Howard Russell King. King was shot June 1, 2009, while […]

Jones bound over to district court

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Thomas Garcia A 20-year-old Tucumcari man was bound over to district court Wednesday and will face a murder charge in connection with the homicide of Shirley Pacheco, 33. Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett’s order sending Randall Jones to trial followed a five-hour preliminary hearing. No date was set for trial. “We were able […]

County 4-Hers compete at district

Brenda Bishop Nineteen Quay County 4-Hers ventured to Artesia for their district 4-H competition June 22 – 23. They traveled the day before and enjoyed a visit to the Carlsbad Caverns and an evening of swimming before their competitions. The novice air rifle team of Tiana Peterson, Kaleb Hayes, Trestin Peterson and Jordan Stowe placed […]

4-Hers compete for district, state spots

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Brenda Bishop By Brenda Bishop Special to the Quay County Sun Fifty-two Quay County 4-Hers spent the week of June 1 competing in county 4-H contests that they have been studying for and practicing over the past few months. Cloverbuds are children under 9 and they do not compete but are allowed to try contests. […]

School board talks health class, remodeling

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

Officials: Do not move mussels

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By Russell Anglin Invasive zebra and quagga mussels have finally made their way to New Mexico, and rangers with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers warned Arch Hurley Conservancy District members Tuesday that Conchas Lake could easily find itself in Fort Sumner’s shoes. “To compete against this rapidly-reproducing species, we’re relying on education,” park ranger […]

Fishing report — June 15

By Relissa Nials Special to the Quay County Sun The following are the Tucumcari Elementary and Logan Elementary School winners of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservancy District’s poster-drawing contest. This year’s theme was “Forests for People — More Than You Can Imagine.”