Candidates look at last four days

TV Hagenah Quay County’s one true contested election for the county commissioner seat for District 3 is entering into the last three days before election day and the two candidates for the position are going into the final stretch in completely different fashions. Incumbent Democrat Jeff Lewalling said he will be campaigning up until the […]

Tucumcari travels to Dester Friday

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team hopes to spoil the Dexter Demons’ homecoming Friday night. Dexter, at 2-4 on the season, may seem a welcome relief to the Rattlers after losing their past two games. Still, Dexter cannot be overlooked “We’ve got a very athletic quarterback with a great arm,” said Dexter Coach […]

Election causes run on clerk’s office

TV Hagenah It has been a busy few days for Quay County Clerk Jeanette Maddaford and her staff in the county clerks office as hundreds of people have registered to vote in the upcoming general election and already a good number have voted either by absentee ballot or by early ballot in person at her […]

Rattlers prepare for NMMI

William Thompson Tucumcari High School’s head football coach Dub Smith must prepare his team for the toughest game so far this season. The Rattlers are studying their opponent, New Mexico Military Institute, amidst all the hoopla of homecoming week. “We are going to try to focus on the ballgame rather than the distractions of homecoming,” […]

Rattlers face AAA Raton

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Raton this Friday night at Rattler Stadium, 7 p.m., and if last year is any indication, Tucumcari will be victorious. Last season, Tucumcari beat Raton 40-20. Raton is 2-1 so far this season with victories over Bernalillo and Taos. Their only loss has been to […]

Presidential politics – TV style

TV Hagenah I admit I am not too politically savvy. I mean you’re reading the column of a man who picked Herbert Hoover to win the last Presidential election and he had been dead for 60 years. Generally that’s how my political acumen has been going for the last few years – OK, OK, the […]

Rattlers compete at Crownpoint

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team will take a long road trip Friday when they take on Crownpoint High School at 7 p.m. Friday night. Crownpoint High School is located 25 miles north of the Thoreau exit off I-40. The Thoreau exit is 30 miles west of Grants. Crownpoint is 0-1 this season, […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]

Agriculture welcomes summer rains

William Thompson The recent steady rainfall in the Tucumcari area which began late Friday evening and lasted until Saturday afternoon, was welcomed by Quay County farmers and ranchers. Although some parts of the county received more rain than others, the rain was steady in and around Tucumcari. Leonard Lariault, an agronomist for the NMSU Agriculture […]

Art camp to begin again

TV Hagenah Artists Doug and Sharon Quarles announced last week that because of the success of their recent art camp, they would be holding another one later this month. The two Tucumcari artist said they were a bit unsure if they would do more than one at the beginning of the summer but because of […]