Police: Burglaries on rise

QCS staff Over the past three months there has been a increase of burglaries unusual to Tucumcari, said Deputy Police Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said the department is aware of the issue and is taking steps to address the problem. “Our evening and night shift officers are stopping the people they see out and identifying […]

A marriage made in Tucumcari

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS When Tucumcari Middle School eighth-grader Cece Garcia went to the Odeon Theater she got more than a bag of buttered popcorn. She found a husband. She cannot recall what movie was playing that day some 30 years ago, but she remembers she sat in the balcony, started talking to the projectionist […]

Senior olympics

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS staff Betty Bason’s got a gun — and she sure knows how to use it. So said the folks at the 2005 New Mexico Senior Olympic State Games when they handed her the gold medal in the rifle standing category earlier this month in Albuquerque. Bason, 72, beat out seniors from […]

Longhorns defeat San Jon 54-0

William Thompson The Logan Longhorns dominated on both sides of the ball as they beat the San Jon Coyotes football team 54-0 Saturday at San Jon. In a game called at the half and marred by turnovers by both teams, the Longhorn defense allowed only two San Jon first downs and scored two safeties. San […]

Melrose stops San Jon, 64-0

William Thompson Nothing seemed to go right for the San Jon Coyotes football team Friday afternoon. The top-ranked Melrose Buffaloes scored 40 points in the first quarter on their way to a 64-0 victory in a game that was called at the end of the first half. Even worse for San Jon was when both […]

San Jon defeats Clovis Christian

William Thompson The San Jon Coyotes defeated Clovis Christian High School 44-30 at San Jon’s football homecoming Saturday. The Coyotes used a balanced attack in it’s second win in four games. San Jon Coach Eric Rivera said his team is on an upswing. “Our team is improving,” said Rivera. “We try to mix it up […]

Vic Breen Golf Tourney deemed success

TV Hagenah Despite weather more suited for duck hunting than golf, the annual Vic Breen Memorial Golf Classic took place over the weekend with 43 golfers competing in the tournament. According to Tucumcari Club Professional Charlie Maciel, this is one of the most highly regarded tournaments in Eastern New Mexico. Maciel said that in spite […]

Local officer pursues his lifelong ambition to play professional football

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By Ryan Lengerich He takes college classes in the morning and lifts weights around noon. He protects Tucumcari streets and coaches football before dinner. As the sun subsides he resumes his never ending role as a father. But Nov. 1, Milton Brown will continue to chase his dream to become a professional football player. The […]