Seniors take final step

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On a night honoring 63 graduates, the loudest applause and cheers were for a father. Robert Marquez walked up on stage Friday night to accept a honorary diploma for his son Robert W. Marquez.“To us he was ‘Pillz’,” said Krystal Montano, Tucumcari High School graduate. “We miss Robert and [...]

Rep. Lujan speaks to graduates on future

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, D-N.M., spoke of the potential each graduate has to improve the future of this nation during Friday night’s graduation at Meslands Community College. “This is a huge step in your life,” Lujan told graduates. “The hard work and sacrifices you and your families have [...]

Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

From crazy nights to quality downtime

As I age, I begin to see how short weekends actually are. I can recall when I was younger how Friday hit and I had all three days to sit back, party and have a great time. Friday night was the starter pistol if you will. We were off. Fun made the turn with foolishness [...]

Rattlers dominate Loving

By Chris Schmaedeke: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari dominated on both sides of the ball in its 39-7 win against Loving at Falcon Stadium on Friday night. The Rattlers’ offense, defense and special teams all made big plays in the victory. Two of the biggest contributors were sophomore George Montano and junior Jakus Martinez. Montano had [...]

Rattlers dealt first loss of season

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QCSun managing editor Tucumcari grabbed an early lead, but dropped its first game of the season Friday night, 42-34, to the Capitan Tigers. The Rattlers (3-1) scored the first 14 points of the game and it looked like another rout was on. Tucumcari had won its first three games by an average [...]

Tucumcari High holds its 39th annual Rattler Reunion

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By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Before Saturday night’s finale at the 39th annual Rattler Reunion banquet, the hatchet had been passed on to the class of 1980.The passing on of the traditional hatchet signaled that preparations were under way by the Tucumcari High School class of 1980 to host the 40th Rattler Reunion in 2010.The [...]

City commission approves $13 million budget

QCS staff The Tucumcari City Commission approved a $13 million budget for the 2009-2010 fiscal year at a special meeting Thursday night at City Hall. “This does not include all of the funds from capital improvement projects,” said Marty Garcia, the city’s finance officer. “Those amounts will be added in later.” Garcia said once the [...]

Large prop plane circling over Tucumcari worries residents

By QCS Staff A large prop plane that circled Tucumcari for about a half hour Tuesday night left residents wondering what was happening in the airways above. “It was out of the ordinary,” said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry. There were at least seven callers to city dispatch office, Cherry said. “I thought it was [...]

Residents walk for cancer treatment

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Thomas Garcia Dozens of Quay County residents began to gather at Rattlers Stadium Friday night to take part in the American Cancer Society’s 2009 Relay For Life. “Our main goal is to raise money for the treatment of Quay County residents fighting cancer,” said Amy Sandoval, Chair Quay County’s Relay for Life. “All of the [...]