Coach aids hoops teams

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers had the opportunity to train Thursday with a former NBA player development coach and a current assistant coach for the Lobos. Scott Peterson was an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs in the 2002-003 season in which the Spurs won the NBA title. Peterson worked […]

Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. […]

Rattlers to play Falcons at homecoming

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Quay County Sunup against the 2A Loving Falcons at 7 p.m. on Friday at Tucumcari. “I’m excited and ready to play. It’s homecoming and we are going to win,” said freshman Jon Gonzales. The Rattlers go into Friday night’s game 0-4 after a loss to Albuquerque Academy on Sept.16, […]

Camaraderie drives Rattlers to scramble

By Thomas Garcia Rattlers from classes past came together to play golf for the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble at Tucumcari’s Municipal Golf Course beginning on Friday and continuing today. “I really enjoy the annual Scramble,” said Fred Porter of Tucumcari. Teeing off on hole one were long-time friends and classmates Rene Maciel of Waco, Jamie […]

Pausing for all creatures small

I Aggie, am going to visit with you this week because the slave is sitting in the backyard enjoying the cool weather and doesn’t have the time to do any thinking, much less any writing. Actually, both of us have been outside a lot during this pleasant weather and have really enjoyed playing games without […]

Aggie speaks again

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist I, Aggie, have locked all the doors so the slave won’t know I am writing and hope she doesn’t find the keys until we have finished our visit. She has been more selfish than ever by refusing to let me sit at the computer, but she has mentioned that a […]

Library offers many services

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Mary Ann Molinas visited the maternity ward at Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital on March 29. Her mission? To make a delivery. She wanted to make sure newborn baby James got his first hardback book. That might not be a typical duty for a librarian, but at the Tucumcari […]

Beef symposium packs Tucumcari

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Longtime Tucumcari veterinarian James Tompkins nodded when the Southwest Beef Symposium speaker talked about BVD, or Bovine Viral Diarrhea — not because the vet of more than 35 years was especially enamored by it, he said, but because he was glad to hear the knowledge shared with Thursday’s crowd. “It reinforces […]

Conchas club’s holidays full of activity, excitement

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Local shoppers, businesses and residents aren’t the only ones feeling the frenzy of the holidays, said Conchas Extension Club’s Carol Berryhill. In fact, she said their club is busier than ever – but more excited than overwhelmed. “Christmas is just around the corner and a lot needs to be done before […]

12/10 Editorial

Phil Marquez is the grandson of Tucumcari residents Alfonso and Dorothy Marquez. His parents are Charles and Delia Marquez of Santa Fe. Phil Marquez is a sergeant first class in the Arizona National Guard and is stationed in Ramadi, Iraq, according to his grandmother. His letter was sent to St. Rose of Lima Church in […]