Rollover claims life of 72 year old resident of House

A single-vehicle rollover on State Road 252 Tuesday evening killed a 72-year-old House man, police said.

9-30 On the shelves

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon. A pothead private eye in Los Angeles, circa 1970. Non-fiction A Colossal Failure of Common Sense by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson. The inside story of the collapse of Lehman Brothers from a former […]

Inner dialogue is always funnier

By Kevin Wilson Have you ever wanted to speak out, but stopped yourself because you knew reality couldn’t quite stand up to what you imagine saying? Yeah, I do that a lot. I was eating at a restaurant, on recommendation from a friend, and felt rather slighted. Since this column goes into newspapers distributed throughout […]

All-star football team announced

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) recently selected the All-Star team and six members of the Tucumcari Rattler State Runner-up team. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Benavidez was chosen at quarterback and Eric Holt at running back. Defensively, Marc Salas will line up as a down man, Nathan […]

Rattlers out-Foxed by Fort Sumner

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari jumped to an early lead, but Fort Sumner dominated the middle quarters and beat the Rattlers, 65-59, in a non-district high school basketball game on Tuesday night. Jeremy Guana scored 23 points to pace the Foxes’ attack. Josh Villegas had 15 to lead Tucumcari. The Rattlers led 13-7 after the […]

Tucumcari Rattlers football year in review

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Final game score aside, this year’s overall Tucumcari Rattler football season (11-2) was a huge success, said Head Coach Dub Smith. “Our goal was to get to state and we did it,” he said of competing against Hatch in the bid for the state championship title last Saturday. “Our goal was […]

Riders of the radio waves

By Martha Frost: QCS staff Duel Paris and Virgil McDonald enjoy being the eyes and voice for the Tucumcari Rattlers football team. “We get the best seat in the house,” said Paris, who has spent 15 years as an announcer for 92.7 KQAY-FM radio, “and we’re glad to do it for the people who can’t […]

Rattlers Outlast Monte Del Sol

William Thompson In a tightly contested game, the Tucumcari Rattlers got their biggest lead of the game late in the fourth quarter to win 57-48 against Monte Del Sol in Santa Rosa.. The Dragons led at the beginning of the final period 38-37. The Rattlers relied on three-point shooting, hitting ten three pointers in the […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]

Tucumcari defeats Dexter Demons 40-27

William Thompson DEXTER – The Tucumcari High School football team played the role of spoiler at Dexter’s homecoming Friday night by escaping with a 40-27 victory. The game was back and forth and too close to call until midway through the fourth quarter when Rattler Eric Holt intercepted at the Demon 16 yard line. Holt […]