Santa Rosa overpowers Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Santa Rosa overpowered the Rattlers 43-6 to claim the District 2-2A title. Rattler coach Dub Smith said, “Santa Rosa is a very fine team. They go into the first round undefeated. We played hard during the first half but we made some mistakes, fumbled twice. With a team like […]

Traffic stop becomes $250K pot bust

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A routine traffic stop on Sunday night turned out to be one of the Tucumcari Police Department’s biggest drug seizures and netted the department two arrests. Seized was 116.2 pounds of marijuana — neatly shrink-wrapped by its packagers — with an estimated street value of more than $250,000, said […]

JD Lopez

Joe D. “JD” Lopez Services: A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, also at St. Anne’s. Joe D. “JD” Lopez, 70, died Sept. 6 in Albuquerque, following an extended illness. Mr. Lopez moved to Albuquerque five years ago […]

Rattlers lose to Bears by a yard

By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers fell short in overtime for their third loss of the season. The Tucumcari Rattlers lost against the Bears Friday night in Estancia in overtime 18-19. Even with over 100 yards rushing and three touchdowns in the game, Brian Lopez wanted one more yard. He was tackled on the one-yard line […]

Rattlers kick off football practice

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari football coach Dub Smith laid down the rules and outlined expectations Monday during the team’s first day of practice. Smith told the players how important it was for them to have the right attitude, to listen to the coaches and senior leaders, and to be loyal to the […]

Jeremy Lopez will play for South

QCS staff QCS Staff Jeremy Lopez, 17, will be playing for the South at the All Stars basketball match between the North and South next week in Albuquerque. A 2006 graduate of Tucumcari High School, he played shooting and point guard for the Rattlers, and was instrumental in helping get the team to state, the […]

County Commission stays intact

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Robert Lopez can now rightfully claim status as Quay County’s choice for commissioner. Lopez won re-election Tuesday night with a 44-vote win in a three-way race in District 1 with Jimmy Sandoval and Doyle Frasier. Votes were 213 for Lopez, 169 for Sandoval and 85 for Frasier. Lopez, the […]

Rattler aims for Division I football

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun When Brian Lopez grows up, he wants to become a doctor. While Brian Lopez is growing up, he wants to be a Division I college football player. This summer will give the Tucumcari High School junior a chance to see if he can get a chance to do both. […]

Experience common among candidates

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: The following is the first in a series of stories about the upcoming county elections. Today’s focus is on the District 1 spot in the County Commission. between incumbent Robert Lopez and challengers Doyle Frasier and Jimmy Sandoval. When election ballots are cast, those who voted for […]

March 18, 2006 Honor Roll

Tucumcari High School announces the honor roll for the third nine-week session of the 2005-2006 school year. To be listed on the high school honor roll, a student must achieve all A’s and B’s as well as a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale. Student’s Receiving straight A’s Senior Deanna Alvarez Jessica […]