Rattler wrestlers finishin top five

by Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team finished the season with three members in the top five at the state tournament. Rattler seniors Raymond Jimenez and Michael Fazekas each placed third place in their weight class and Wesley Martinez placed fourth on Saturday at the state tournament in Rio Rancho. On […]

Rattler wresters comeback with a first, second

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The Tucumcari Rattler wresting team finished second on Tuesday at the River Road Tournament at Amarillo, Texas. The Rattlers beat both River Road and Bushland with a score of 72-6 but lost to Boys Ranch by a score of 44-31. The Rattlers went into the tournament with a first place finish on Saturday at the […]

Honor roll for Tucumcari Elementary School

The following students were on the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period and/or the second semester at Tucumcari Elementary School: Third grade Second nine weeks All As Marcelina Acosta       Joseph Benavidez Brenna Benton Shant Bhakta Andrew Brito Kayla Cherry Jordan Fang Samantha Ford Gabriella Gutierrez Grant Haines Zakery Light Ryanne Lopez Cuin Mendez […]

Tucumcari woman in I-40 accident

By QCS Staff A Tucumcari woman was killed Sunday in a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 40 between Tucumcari and Santa Rosa, police said. Catherine Martinez, 48, was killed about 4 p.m. when the car she was driving rolled one and a half times in the center median and landed upside down, New Mexico State Police […]

Teddy W. Padilla

Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ in Tucumcari. Teddy W. Padilla age 28, died on Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, at Alcalde.   Teddy W. Padilla Was born Dec. 13, 1978 in Albuquerque. He grew up and attended the Tucumcari School system and graduated from Tucumcari High School.  He had been employed by […]

Tucumcair Middle School honor roll, first nine weeks

Special to the QCS The following are students on the honor roll for the first nine weeks at Tucumcari Middle School. Tucumcari Middle School All A Honor Roll 1st Nine Weeks, 2007-2008 6th Grade Roxanne Awais Merissa Cooper Vincent Grap Carlos Marquez John Martinez Cody Massey Michael Olivas Olana Romero 7th Grade Jayde Arguello Stephen […]

Bell Ranch pilot was flying new plane at time of crash

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Jeffery Lane, 57, who died Aug. 15 in a plane crash near Mosquero, had only been in possession of his new airplane for six days. Lane, who was piloting the plane, and passenger Ryan Hartley, 34, of Roy died in the crash that is being investigated by the National […]

Manuel L. Montoya

Services: At 10:30 a.m. today there will be a viewing and at 11 a.m. Saturday there will be a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Jemez. Manuel L. “Big M” Montoya, 69, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. Mr. Montoya was a 30-year resident of Tucumcari. Mr. Montoya was born […]

Aug. 15, 2007 Around Town

County Fair Schedule.. Today: 7 a.m. Breakfast by Tucumcari Baptist Association 9 a.m. Rabbit Show Poultry Show (Following Rabbit Show) 5 p.m. Fair Anniversary Reception 6 p.m. Swine Show    Thursday 10 a.m. Goat Show 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Watermelon Feed 6 p.m. Lamb Show Friday 4:30 p.m.  Heifer Show 6:30 p.m.  Steer Show […]

Rattlers power up in weight room

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Eighth-grader Esteban Martinez (standing) spots classmate Shawn Martinez. The Tucumcari Middle Schoolers are lifting weights in preparation for the upcoming Rattler football season. The Rattler weight room will be open for the football team for weight training from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m on Monday through Thursday, said assistant football coach Bryan Dunlap.