Building to be named in honor of Terry Turner

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission agreed Monday to name the building at 216 E. Center St. in honor of the late Terry Turner. Turner, 60, who served as Quay County manager, died Aug. 30, 2006, while at work at the courthouse. “This is a nice tribute to Terry because he was so dedicated […]

Rattlers name new football coach

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Chelle Delaney Daniel Hutchins, 38, of Chaparral has been named the new football coach at Tucumcari High School. For the past three years, Hutchins has been the Lobos’ varsity basketball coach, and assistant varsity football coach at Chaparral High School.Hutchins will meet with other Rattler coaches and the team Monday evening, he said. “Football is […]

New principal named for Tucumcari High School

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Chelle Delaney On July 28, David Castillo will join Tucumcari Public Schools as the principal of the Tucumcari High School. Castillo, 46, is coming from Raton where he was principal of that school district’s middle school for the past four years, he said. Castillo replaces Michelle Potter who resigned from the post at the end […]

Dunlap honored, All State and North teams, New golf coach

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach Dunlap honored Tucumcari Rattlers coach Bryan Dunlap was honored at the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s clinic on Jan. 11 in Albuquerque. Dunlap, who is Tucucmari’s assistant track team coach, was awarded the 2007 2A Assistant Coach of the Year award. Dunlap coaches Rattlers discus, […]

December 1954

Connie Srote, daughter of Opal Srote, was named a princess for the 1954-55 Sun Carnival in El Paso, Texas. … W. P. “Ham” Hamilton announced his run for City Police Judge. …The Tucumcari High School Band left to march in the Sun Bowl Parade in El Paso. … Some 2,406 bales of cotton were ginned […]

06-30-2007: Around Town

Two for ENMU dean’s list… Perfecto A. Madrid and Taris R. Smith were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2007 Spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours. Good fortune at […]

Two apply for judge’s seat

By QCS Staff Two applications from Tucumcari for the judicial vacancy in the 10th Judicial District Court have been submitted. They are local attorney, Albert J. Mitchell, Jr. and Donald C. Schutte, of the Quay County District Attorney’s office, according to a press release from the 10th Judicial District Nominating Commission. Current Judge Ricky Purcell […]

Phil H. Bidegain named ‘Cattleman of the Year’

Phil Bidegain named ‘Cattleman of the year’ Phil H. Bidegain of the T4 Ranch was awarded the 2006 “Cattleman of the Year” award by the New Mexico Cattle Growers’ Association at the recent Joint Stockman’s Convention, according to a release from NMCGA. The award recognizes an NMCGA member who has demonstrated outstanding leadership over time. […]

Gargulinski named new managing editor

QCS Staff A New York native who professes a love for writing and adventure has been named managing editor for the Quay County Sun. Ryn Gargulinski will begin her new duties next week. Educated at Brooklyn College in New York, Gargulinski brings a bachelor’s degree in creative writing and a master’s degree in English literature […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]