San Jon buys water from Logan

TV Hagenah A pipeline currently under construction between Logan and San Jon will begin delivering water to San Jon on July 1 according to officials from both cities. San Jon’s Administrator Bobbye Rose, said San Jon needs the water from Logan because San Jon’s water system cannot produce an adequate supply of quality water. “We [...]

San Jon recognized as ‘Tree City’

William Thompson Many people from other parts of the country probably do not think of New Mexico as a haven for tree lovers, but San Jon has recently been designated a “Tree City USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation. San Jon was one of only eight New Mexico communities to receive that designation. Bobby [...]

Rattlers take doubleheader

William Thompson Game 1 The Tucumcari High School varsity baseball team used solid hitting to defeat the San Jon Coyotes 14-3 in the first game of a doubleheader Tuesday in Tucumcari. The Coyotes scored the first run of the game with an RBI single by Will McEntire in the top of the first inning. A.J. [...]

Education secretary visits area

William Thompson Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, concluded a whirlwind visit of Quay County Schools Thursday. Garcia visited Logan, San Jon and House schools all within a 24-hour period. Additionally, Garcia met for two hours with Tucumcari’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Reents, Wednesday evening. Reents said he discussed President Bush’s [...]

Rattlers win 1, lose 1

William Thompson Tucumcari vs. San Jon The Tucumcari varsity baseball team was not kind to its I-40 rival, San Jon, Saturday. The Rattlers won 26-13, and are becoming known as a solid hitting team. Rattler Matt Garcia, relatively quiet with the bat until Saturday’s game, hit a 2 RBI single in the first inning to [...]

San Jon Invitational begins

William Thompson San Jon dominates Clayton The Rattlers varsity baseball team came up short against Cimarron at the San Jon Invitational by a score of 7-4 Friday. Tucumcari had a 4-3 lead in the top of the fourth inning, but the Rams had a three-run sixth inning to ice the game. Rattlers Coach Mike Russell [...]

Floeck, Southerland

Southerland Ray Southerland, 90, died at the Laurel Hills Health Care Center in Tucumcari on Monday, March 22, 2004. Ray Southerland was born April 25, 1913 in Watonga, Okla. For many years, he owned and operated, with his brother, the Southerland Brothers Petroleum Wholesale and Service Station in San Jon. Ray Southerland is survived by [...]

Rattlers begin with win, Logan, San Jon lose

William Thompson Michael Baca came through with a clutch inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth inning Friday afternoon to put Tucumcari in a semi-final game against Estancia in the Route 66 Tournament on Saturday. Rattler coach Mike Russell had praise for Baca. “Michael Baca is one guy who can generate scoring,” he said. [...]

District 4 1-A All-District Released

TV Hagenah Nineteen Quay County basketball players were named to the all-district lists for 2003-04. House had three girls; senior Hailey Lee, junior Lindsey Lee and senior Krista O’Steen and two boys; junior Nathan Foust and senior Jorden Jennings, named to the team with one boy, senior Seth Webb named on the honorable mention lists. [...]

Two San Jon girls win sportsman’s award

TV Hagenah Two San Jon High School senior girls, April Pullen and Shasta Slutz have been named the New Mexico Athletics Association Class A Sportsmen of the Year. The two were acknowledged as the Sportsmen of the Year in a special ceremony held at the halftime of the District Girls’ Championship basketball game held in [...]