THS junior claims state wrestling title

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari High School wrestling team ended the season with a state champion, five state placers and a fourth-place finish overall. Out of a dozen Rattlers who qualified, six placed and junior Augustine Sandoval won the Class A-AAA state championship in the 145 pound weight class. “This has been the most stress-free season […]

Rattlers sweep East Mountain High

QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers swept the East Mountain High Timberwolves Tuesday at Sandia Park. A 39-point run by the Rattlers (8-4) in the third period after a tied first half led to an 89-41 win over the Timbewolves (5-5). The Timberwolves turned the ball over 10 times in the second half which allowed the […]

Enrollment open for library story time

Enrollment for story time at the Tucumcari Public Library has started. The first session will be held every Wednesday from Oct. 13 until Dec. 8 and is open to all children two-and-one-half to five years old. We will be having two 30-minute classes each Wednesday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit the library or […]

Family history repeats itself at home

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

New Year’s Day closures

Post offices: All will have regular business hours on Thursday and be closed Friday. Quay County courts District: Half day Thursday, closed Friday. Magistrate: Half day Thursday, closed Friday. Clerk’s office: Regular hours Thursday, closed Friday. District Attorneys: Half day Thursday , closed Friday. Banks Wells Fargo: Closed Friday Citizens Bank: Close at 2:30 p.m. […]

Large prop plane circling over Tucumcari worries residents

By QCS Staff A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night left residents wondering what was happening in the airways above. “It was out of the ordinary,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. There were at least seven callers to city dispatch office, Cherry said. “I thought it was […]

Nara Visa returns in

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By QCS Staff The first votes in Quay County, from Nara Visa, have been tallied. They were in before voting ended at 7 p.m. today in the rest of the county because of the time zone difference in the eastern part of the county. In Nara Visa, about half of all the eligble voters cast […]

Mary Elizabeth Sandoval

Services: At 8:30 p.m.Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 2 p.m. Friday funeral services will be held at St. Anne’s. Mary Elizabeth Sandoval, 26, of Las Cruces died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2001, at Thomason Hospital in El Paso, Texas. She was born Feb. 6, 1981 in Tucumcari, […]

Rattlers trounce Falcons 48-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers made easy work the 2A Loving Falcons Friday at Loving. The 1-4 Falcons’ homecoming was spoiled with a 48-0 loss to the 4-1 Rattlers. “I was worried that a second long road trip might affect the team, but our boys came to play,” said Rattlers […]

Christopher Stull

Services: Have been held. Christopher Stull, 23, died Monday, Feb. 22, 2007 in Gulfport, Miss. Mr. Stull was born Nov. 5, 1983 in Tucumcari. He and his family moved to Mississippi when he was six months old. He graduated from Harrison Central Highs School in 2002. He was employed by Knesal Engineering in Gulfport. Survivors […]