Mitchell resigns from school board

By QCS Staff Albert J. Mitchell, Jr., a past president and member of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board resigned Monday night. Mitchell resigned to become judge to the 10th Judicial Circuit, a post he was elected to Nov. 4.

Investigators still seeking details of crash

By Freedom New Mexico Crash investigators are still trying to determine which of two vehicles involved in a fatal head-on collision Wednesday night was driving in the wrong lane, according to State Police Lt. Gary Ross. Three Clovis men were killed about 5 p.m. when two vehicles crashed in the southbound lane of N.M. 209 […]

Commission sets hearing date for owner of Sands Dorsey

Chelle Delaney A hearing for the owner of the Sands Dorsey Building will be held at 6 p.m. on Nov. 24, the Tucumcari City Commission said Thursday night. The building’s owner Bob Hengstenberg had requested the hearing to oppose a recommended demolition of the building. An engineering firm recommended demolition after conducting an environmental survey […]

Aug. 20, 2008 Fishing Report

Conchas LakeFishing was fair using jerk baits, top water lures, tubes, baby brush hogs and chigger craws for small-mouth bass and largemouth bass. Fishing was fair using crank baits, grubs, spinners and top water lures for white bass. Fishing was good using liver, shrimp, hot dogs and night crawlers for catfish. Fishing for bluegill was […]

06-25-08: Fishing Report

Fishing report 6-24-08 This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. CONCHAS LAKE Fishing for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass was fair-to-good this past week. Anglers did […]

Some say emergency plan fell short during storm

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun After experiencing Wednesday night’s threatening storm and tornado warning, several local families say the city should activate its warning sirens and have an emergency plan to provide shelter. “There was bad weather and people didn’t know where to go or what to do,” said Martha Sandoval. “Nowadays with more […]

Class of 2008 looks forward to future

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By QCS Staff Thirty-eight seniors walked Friday night to recieve their Tucumcari High School diplomas.“Each is capable of great things,” said salutatorian Michael Martinez. It was one of the smallest classes to graduate in Rattler history. In 2007, 63 seniors participated in graduation exercises. Although the class was small, the students’ enthusiasm and smiles were […]

Resident pleads to save Sands Dorsey

By Chelle Delaney A Tucumcari resident appealed to the city commission Thursday night to make one more effort to save the remains of the Sands Dorsey building. “Have we exhausted all avenues?” asked Don Falls. “Have we done everything to preserve an important part of downtown?” To demolish the Sands Dorsey building, which was severely […]

Tucumcari Prom: A night on the red carpet

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The red carpet was rolled out Friday night for the “Grand March” which opened the 2008 Tucumcari High School prom. The theme was “Hollywood, a night for stars.” Enjoying the walk of stars are Lauren Chacon and Joseph Quintana.

Anticipation of history talk evokes rodeo programs

By Lynn Moncus Because we are going to be privileged to hear much about the history of Tucumcarl Monday night when Dr. David Stratton presents the program for Tucumcari Historical Research Institute, I decided to do a little extra reading in order to be slightly prepared for some of the research he plans to present. […]