School Board considers raises for advisory staff

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A salary increase for advisors and others who supervise or provide extracurricular services with students was weighed Monday night by the Tucumcari School Board. Overall, the increase will total $4,500, assistant school superintendent Dennis Roch said. The increases affect salaries for duties such as the student council and yearbook […]

Lady Rattlers start season against Raton

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Lady Rattlers basketball team have been conditioning and preparing for their season opener Saturday against the 2A Raton Lady Tigers. It will be the first game for the junior varsity and varsity teams. And each of the teams will be entering the season with a new […]

Golf team thrid in district

By QCS Staff By QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s golf team took third place at the District Golf Tournament in Raton. School placings: 1st Team Saint Mike’s, Santa Fe 338 2nd Robertson High School 358 3rd Tucumcari High School 368 4th West Las Vegas High School 369 5th Raton High School 373 Individuals Stephen Smith […]

Rattlers get tested at Taos

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers found themselves pulling double duty at a scrimmage in Taos Friday night. The Rattlers JV and varsity teams were scheduled to play just Taos but Raton joined the scrimmage when its team didn’t have a preseason scrimmage scheduled, said head coach Dub Smith. In their second scrimmage […]

Rattlers rollick in Raton

By Albert Trujillo To begin the evening of basketball on Tuesday the Lady Rattlers junior varsity took the hard court. Sophomore Teresa Chacon led all scorers with 17 points but the Lady Tigers held off the Lady Rattlers to win 42-41 at the final buzzer. Senior Jamie Jones hit for 21 points to help the […]

Rattlers beat Tigers, remain undefeated

By Paul Lyon: QCS staff The Tucumcari Rattlers prevailed in a battle of unbeatens on Friday, trouncing Raton, 33-0. Tucumcari is 4-0. Raton is 3-1. The shutout was the Rattlers’ second of the season. They’ve not allowed more than one touchdown in a game this season. Eric Holt and D.J. Martinez paced an impressive ground […]

8/10 Obituaries

Edna Collins Services: 10 a.m. Thursday at Logan United Methodist Church. Edna Collins, 89, of Logan, died Sunday, Aug. 7, 2005, at Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. She was born on Oct. 2, 1915, on the family homestead east of Nara Visa. She was active in the community. She was a member of the Logan […]

Rattlers win one over weekend

By William Thompson The Tucumcari boys basketball team dropped Raton in overtime on Saturday, but suffered losses Friday and Tuesday. Santa Rosa 49, Tucumcari 45 It was a close, hard-fought game throughout as both teams exchanged short leads. Santa Rosa held on, hitting free throws late to win. The Rattlers had the early lead but […]

Lady Rattlers win Route 66 Tourney

William Thompson The Tucucmari High School girls basketball team won twice Saturday as they look more and more like a team capable of success this season. Whitney Spinks and Jamie Jones made the all-tournament team Tucumcari vs. Lake Arthur The Lady Rattlers dominated the Lake Arthur girls Saturday morning, 70-28. They had a 30-point lead […]

Johnny S. Martinez, Isidoro SanRoman

Johnny S. Marinez Johnny S. “Jonne” Martinez, 63, died in Amarillo Friday, Oct. 22 following a brief illness. Jonne Martinez was born March 8, 1941 in Las Vegas, New Mexico. He was a body man at Southwest Motors in Tucumcari for Many years. He was also a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He was […]