Lady Rattlers win one

By William Thompson The Tucumcari girls basketball team finished 1-2 for the weekend. Saturday’s win over Raton was sandwiched between losses. Santa Rosa 65, Tucumcari 31 The Lady Lions of Santa Rosa took a big early lead as the Lady Rattlers suffered from turnovers. Tucumcari was close in the first few minutes, but the Lady […]

Lights parade set to go

TV Hagenah Chamber of Commerce representatives said today (Saturday) will be a big day on a number of fronts. According to Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Virginia Wright, the day will see Santa Claus arriving in Kvols’ Park at 4 p.m. to meet with the children of the area. Wright said a bit […]

Rattlers fall to Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Santa Rosa Lions scored 29 unanswered points in the second half to defeat the Tucumcari Rattlers 36-21 Friday night. The Santa Rosa victory ended Tucumcari’s playoff hopes. The Rattlers went into the locker room at halftime up 21-7. Momentum was clearly in Tucumcari’s favor as running back Eric Holt ran for 119 […]

Rattlers in must-win game in Santa Rosa

William Thompson The Tucumcari Rattlers must beat the Santa Rosa Lions Friday night in order to have a shot at the playoffs. Santa Rosa is 6-1. Tucumcari is 5-3. The two teams have played one common opponent, Texico. Texico beat Santa Rosa by one touchdown. The Rattlers had a little more trouble with Texico. Rattler […]

Rattlers get district volleyball win

TV Hagenah SANTA ROSA – For the first time in what one observer said was “longer than most people can remember,” the Tucumcari volleyball team has won a district volleyball match. What makes the Thursday win especially pleasant for Tucumcari head coach Alicia Trujillo was that the win came at the expense of Tucumcari’s arch […]

House places fourth in Melrose

TV Hagenah House traveled to Melrose last weekend to take part in the Melrose Invitational Volleyball Tournament where they faced off against three different teams: Tucumcari, Melrose and Santa Rosa. In their first game they defeated Tucumcari Rattlers in three 15-25, 28-26, 25-20. According to House Coach Marc Foust, it was a great win for […]

House Cowgirls lose to Santa Rosa

TV Hagenah In an away game at Santa Rosa, the House Cowgirls dropped three of four to Santa Rosa Tuesday evening. 18-25, 11-25, 25-19, 7-25. “We’re a young team,” said House head volleyball coach Mark Foust. “We’ve still got room from improvement but we are getting better with every match.” Foust said the young House […]

Rattler football schedule released

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team’s season begins Aug. 20 at 6:30 p.m. with a scrimmage against St. Michael High School of Santa Fe at Rattler Stadium. St. Michael is the defending Class AAA champion. The first regular season game will be at home against the Mora Rangers Aug. 27. The Rattler Homecoming […]

Female officer returns from academy

William Thompson Patrolman Patricia Earle of the Tucumcari Police Department returned to active duty recently after a five-month stint at the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Santa Fe. Earle underwent mental and physical training in order to be certified as a police officer. She said it was a little difficult coming back to routine […]

Quintana

Ralph Quintana Ralph Quintana, 80, died in Laurel Hills Health Care Facility Thursday, May 6, 2004 following an extended illness. Ralph Quintana was born June 8, 1923 in Montoya. He had been a long time resident of the Tucumcari area. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He served in the U.S. […]