The wild West still beastly

QCS staff Some may think the wild West is pretty much bygone, but not after hearing Ron Jones’ presentation at Monday’s Quay County commissioner’s meeting. Jones, a wildlife specialist for the Department of Agriculture who said he worked at 39 ranches throughout the county, gave a six-month report that included coyotes and rats and skunks […]

9/24 Quay County sportster

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Who: Jamie Jones, Lady Rattler JV volleyball player and senior at Tucumcari High School. What she plays: Middle blocker on the volleyball team. She also plays basketball and participates in track. “I have no favorite,” Jones said of her sporty trio. She said her favorite part of any sport is playing together and working as […]

Local wildlife expert serves county

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Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Ron Jones is the area wildlife expert. If there is a bird’s nest in the gutter, a rabid skunk like the one recently found in San Jon, or coyotes eating calves in pastures he’s the one to call. Jones, who works for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Free throws save Lady Rattlers from defeat

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lady Rattler Sam Montano hit a pair of clutch free throws not once, but twice in the final minute of the game to seal a 42-38 homecoming victory Friday over the Lady Broncos of Floyd. The score was tied 38-38 with less than a minute remaining. Montano stole the […]

Lady Rattlers lose to Clayton

By William Thompson The Tucumcari High School basketball team hung tough for two quarters at Clayton Friday, but the Lady Yellow Jackets pulled away in the second half enroute to a 69-39 victory. It was another district loss for the Lady Rattlers who are now a game below .500 with a 7-8 record. Tucumcari stayed […]

Volleyball player wins honor

William Thompson Jamie Jones, a standout basketball and volleyball player for Tucumcari High School, won 2004 all-state honorable mention honors in volleyball for class 2A. The honorable mention status means she was considered to be one of the top dozen middle hitters in the state in her class. Jones, who said she prefers basketball, said […]

Lady Rattlers win Route 66 Tourney

William Thompson The Tucucmari High School girls basketball team won twice Saturday as they look more and more like a team capable of success this season. Whitney Spinks and Jamie Jones made the all-tournament team Tucumcari vs. Lake Arthur The Lady Rattlers dominated the Lake Arthur girls Saturday morning, 70-28. They had a 30-point lead […]

Girls notch third win

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School girls basketball team lost to Elida Thursday evening but rebounded with a victory over Mesa Vista in the first game of the Route 66 tournament Friday. Tucumcari vs. Elida. The Lady Rattlers’ winning ways suffered a setback Thursday evening when Elida came to town. The Tigers won easily, 57-24 […]

Lady Rattlers get first win

William Thompson The San Jon and Tucumcari High School girls basketball teams traded turnovers throughout their game Friday evening at San Jon, but the Lady Rattlers came out with a 40-35 victory. The Lady Rattlers found ways to get Jamie Jones the ball down low as Jones finished with 12 points. Sam Montano fed Jones […]