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Name: Eric Martinez Your profession: Farrier science aide Your age (and birthdate): 21, 10/24/1988 What do you consider your hometown: Taos What do you think about Quay County? Quay County is a nice place, the magestic mesas, summer sunsets or the economical wind farms up on the horizon. Tell us about your greatest individual accomplishment: [...]

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, [...]

Librarian recommends

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. FictionThe Bourne Deception by Eric Van Lustbader: Robert Ludlum’s character Jason Bourne helps to avert a possible world war.The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe:

Lucy Vigil

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Services: 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church, Tucumcari. Lucy Vigil age 46, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, in Tucumcari. .   Lucy Vigil was born Aug. 18, 1961 in Carrizozo, New Mexico. to Jose and Geneva Lueras. She has been an active member of the First Baptist Church in Tucumcari and participated in the Church [...]

Tucumcari Rattlers football year in review

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Final game score aside, this year’s overall Tucumcari Rattler football season (11-2) was a huge success, said Head Coach Dub Smith. “Our goal was to get to state and we did it,” he said of competing against Hatch in the bid for the state championship title last Saturday. “Our goal was [...]

Lalinda Ochoa

Lalinda Ochoa, 50, died in Albuquerque on March 26, 2005 after an extended illness. Ochoa was born Dec. 7, 1954 in Tucumcari. At the time of her death she was a home maker. She was preceded in death by her grandparents Blas and Lala Jimenez. Survivors include her husband Neil Ochoa of Walsh, Colo.; a [...]

11 named to All-District squad

William Thompson Eleven players from the Tucumcari High School football team received District 2AA All-District honors recently voted by district coaches other than their own. “Some of the other district coaches said that if our team had been healthy this year, we would have played for the state championship,” said Smith. “These young men are [...]

Rattlers fall to NMMI

William Thompson The New Mexico Military Institute football team scored two quick touchdowns to open the second half as they put away the Tucumcari Rattlers 58-36 at Tucumcari’s homecoming. Rattler Coach Dub Smith remained optimistic about his team after the game. “Our kids did not quit,” said Smith. “We were a little overmatched tonight because [...]

Championship at stake

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By Ryan Lengerich Clever, crafty, sneaky, deceptive, illusive — call it what you want. Santa Rosa is simply effective. “They run a lot of motion and they do a great job of disguising the football,” said Rattler head coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers (6-2) can clinch the District 3 championship with a win against rival [...]