Press release: Former Quay County resident now Arizona State Senator

Representative Steve Yarbrough, currently Speaker Pro Tempore of the Arizona House, has deep Quay County roots.

Comments from the Canyons: We are fortunate to live here

Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about the many privileges of small-town life and have usually agreed that we are most fortunate to live in our little corner of the Southwest.One morning last week was an example of the joy of being a native of these parts when a number of former […]

Alumni reunion more like family gathering

Lynn Moncus Where else could we spend a weekend amid hundreds of friends? Some of us have the notion that Rattler Reunion is unique because it is such a large gathering and because it seems like a gigantic family reunion. From Thursday evening until late Saturday night we spent our time visiting with each other. […]

Meeting former students brings back fond memories

Once again, this teacher had a great week in which she was greeted and treated by former students. Of course, I am privileged to see some former students almost every day, but those from last week do not live in the area. One afternoon while sipping coffee, I looked up to see a family enter […]

Former valedictorian earns top academic award

By Thomas Guengerich: New Mexico Tech News Service SOCORRO — A former Tucumcari High School valedictorian won one of the top academic awards at the commencement ceremonies of New Mexico Tech on May 15. Clay Beevers, a 2006 Tucumcari grad, won the Cramer Award, which is given to the top engineering student at the science […]

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and […]

Former Tucumcari officer accused of trying to smuggle illegal immigrant

A former Tucumcari police chief was arrested Friday and accused of trying to smuggle an illegal immigrant into the U.S.

Former high school principal remains on paid leave

QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave, according to school officials. “The situation has not changed,” said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch, on Monday. An executive session was canceled and removed from Monday night’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education. The session was to be […]

New device causes a lot of trouble

By Lynn Moncus Some of you may recall that this writer has trouble with directions, such as north and south, left and right, and is apt to get lost on the way to Quay Well, my former student, Eddie Shipley, said he could take care of that problem and seemed pleased to sell me a […]

Class book priceless gift to former teacher

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist The 2009 Rattler Reunion has taken its place in the 39-year history of the gathering and was just as much fun as that first one so long ago. Of course, as we grow older, each reunion becomes more priceless because we tend to grow closer to each other. We have […]