Leo Marshall Scruggs

Leo Marshall Scruggs died March 30, 2005 at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Scruggs was born in 1916 in Denver, Colo. As a youth he began working for Southern Pacific Railroad, where he worked for 42 years, retiring as a conductor. His family said that he was greatly loved and will be missed. Scruggs was […]

Wrestlers head to state

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team took second at the district tournament held Saturday at Rattler Gym. Rattler Coach Eddie Encinias said the second-place finish means Tucumcari should a high seeding at the class 3A state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. The Rattler wrestlers faced off against […]

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 […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Travelers concerned about NM

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By Angela Peacock For seven years Michael and Debra Pardue have celebrated their anniversary in a state they are disturbed to see dwindling away. The couple stopped at Stuckey’s Truck Stop in Polomas on Friday to check out some souvenirs before making the final duration of their trip home to Wichita Fall, Texas. Michael said […]

Rattlers survive final scrimmage, avoid injury

By Ryan Lengerich Senior running back Rob McCllelan rushed for a touchdown and Nick Weigal recovered a fumble for a touchdown but that wasn’t enough as the varsity Rattlers lost 3 touchdowns to 2 against defending district AAA champions Santa Fe St. Michael. Defensive coordinator Wayne Ferguson said he was pleased with the scrimmage, and […]

Spelling Bee a chance of a lifetime for Tucumcari teen

Learning a lesson in responsibility won Tucumcari Middle School seventh-grader Michael Martinez the trip of a lifetime. Martinez recently represented eastern New Mexico at the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington D.C. after winning the regional competition in Clovis after correctly spelling “diadem,” which means “a crown of jewels, specifically worn as a […]