Shops offering Black Friday deals

Thomas Garcia Along with the 5 a.m. openings, local retailers will be offering additional sale promotions for Black Friday. “We appreciate our customers and all of their business,” said Rhonda Kandel, manager K-Mart. Kandel said K-Mart will be opening their store at 5 a.m., and will run a special “Blue Friday” sale from opening to […]

Police blotter — Nov. 23

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday •

No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

Tucumcari Train Depot dedication included a Union Pacific steam locomotive

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Thomas Garcia As the ribbon was cut Friday, a wail from the whistle of the Union Pacific’s Steam Locomotive 844’s signaled the official dedication of the Tucumcari Train Depot. More than 150 Quay County residents were on hand for the dedication of the depot and to welcome the centennial locomotive. “It feels absolutely fantastic, it […]

Police blotter —

A sampling from calls placed to the Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 3:44 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man at a residence on the 1300 block of South Monroe Street. • At 9:36 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at […]

Police blotter — Oct. 26

A sampling from calls placed to Tucumcari Police dispatch, which handles calls for the Tucumcari Police Department and Quay County Sheriff’s Office: Friday • At 12:15 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 500 block of West Turner Avenue. • At 3:20 a.m., a man reported a fight at the corner of South Sixth […]

Rattlers angling for second place

Thomas Garcia The (6-3, 1-1) Tucumcari Rattlers will be competing for second place Friday in district 2 2A against rival Santa Rosa Lions. “These teams have been true for 13 years,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson said the rivalry began in 1999 when Tucumcari dropped down from 3A to 2A in the Lions’ […]

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 […]

Rattlers, Coyotes and Longhorns win on Friday

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QCS Staff A high snap ended the Dexter Demons’ hopes for a fourth-quarter comeback Friday against Tucumcari Rattlers at Rattler Stadium. Junior Amador Amaya scrambled after the football and covered it up from the Rattlers as the final horn sounded. The Demons (1-6) had taken possession of the ball with 12 seconds left in the […]

Udall visits county

Thomas Garcia Over a dozen Quay County farmers, ranchers and small business owners met with Sen. Tom Udall on Friday during an Agribusiness Roundtable. The roundtable was held at the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center north of Tucumcari. “The Science Center is a big asset to the community and area,” said Udall, “to […]