City elections on Tuesday

By QCS Staff The election for Tucumcari Commissioners will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The following candidates are running in the following districts: l District 1, Ralph L. Moya and Robert W. Ciolli are running for the District 1 position now held by Mayor Antonio J. Apodaca. l District 2, Jimmy R. […]

Moya tops House Cowboys

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Cowboys sophomore wide receiver Chris Wooldridge blocks ahead of sophomore running back Jonas Moya during Thursday’s 33-14 loss.

Rattlers show off gridiron skills at Purple and Gold scrimmage

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 50 fans turned out Friday afternoon for the Rattlers annual Purple and Gold scrimmage. For many of the Rattlers this scrimmage is a long running tradition but for some it was new and exciting first. “This is a great new experience for me,” said sophomore Cedar Bomar of […]

Rattlers to begin two-a-days

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers football team is getting ready for the upcoming season. Two-a-day practices will begin Monday and full-contact practice will start on Thursday. The annual Purple and Gold Scrimmage will be at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, said coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers could be ranked in the top […]

Are you running in circles?

By Leonard Lauriault We’re always busy where I work. Recently, we were having some really busy days because we had many different tasks needing completed in a short time, but there were lots of interruptions. At one point, I interrupted one of my coworkers to see how things were going. He said he felt like […]

Candidate close-up: Mayfield

By Mary Mayfield: Guest columnist Caring for Tucumcari, my friends and neighbors who live here is second nature to me. Tucumcari is my hometown. We live here because we want to live in a wonderful, warm community. For 20 years prior to running for city commission, I attended as many city commission meetings as possible. […]

Cattle formidable foes under stress

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist “Isn’t that Larry’s heifer?” asked Dick. The two-year old black whiteface was running down the fence line along Highway 90. Traffic was moderate on the 4-lane highway. The shoulder was not smooth. Arroyos and ridges thick with rocks and brush made any chase risky. “Pull over,” said Dick. The south […]

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 […]

School board races set to go

TV Hagenah Every school district in the county will have at least one contested race for their school board seats. Tucumcari Public Schools, Mesalands Community College and House Public Schools each have one contested seat while Logan and San Jon schools each have two contested seats. According to Quay County Assistant County Clerk Ellen White, […]

Rattlers face tough test at Texico

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team comes off a loss to NMMI and now must face defending Class A state champion Texico Friday night. The Wolverines are 4-0, and they have already beaten Clayton 47-7 this season. Rattler assistant coach John Span said the Rattlers will have their work cut out for them. […]