Rattlers trounce Falcons 48-0

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The 2A Tucumcari Rattlers made easy work the 2A Loving Falcons Friday at Loving. The 1-4 Falcons’ homecoming was spoiled with a 48-0 loss to the 4-1 Rattlers. “I was worried that a second long road trip might affect the team, but our boys came to play,” said Rattlers [...]

Threats cause school evacuations

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Middle School was evacuated twice on Tuesday because of bomb threats. At 11: 24 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller said faculty and students would be hurt, Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch said. A second call at 11:40 a.m. said the harm would come from a bomb, Roch said. [...]

Fire destroys Portales business

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze early Friday morning. Portales Fire Department units were dispatched to Pioneer Woodworkers on State Highway 88 — the Arch Highway [...]

Aug. 15, 2007 Tuck’s Turf

A couple of hot weeks on the course lately. Breen Championship-Rattler Reunion and the Elks C/P Scramble. All of these tournaments couldn’t be successful without the help of the volunteers, sponsors, business’s, players and players families. The number of visitors these events bring into this city is a must for all and greatly appreciated. The [...]

County Oks hospital taxes

By QCS Staff The Quay County Commission approved two special county hospital gross receipts taxes to raise money for the Dan Trigg Hospital on Monday. Quay County residents can vote on the proposed taxes at the polling booths in the fall. The first tax is an extension of an existing tax at 1/8 of 1 [...]

Quay 13- and 14-year-olds lose championship to Clovis

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Cameron Mantaro (#9) of Quay County steals second base in the 1st inning of Tuesday evening’s 13- and 14-year-old championship game at Bell Park. Quay County won the first game of the double-elimination final 9-5, but lost the second championship game 31-16.

07-07-2007: Around town

Arya arrives … Arya Elizabeth Bogart arrived on June 6, 2007. Arya weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and is a “star spangled baby,” according to her outfit. She’s the daughter of Tiffany Evans and Roy Bogart of Tucumcari. Her grandparents are Lynda Sills of Tucumcari, Robert Evans of Nara Visa and Leroy and Christi Bogart [...]

Car show results from Route 66 festival

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Below are the results from the Rotary Route 66 Car Show: Late sport trucks First: Matt Guillian, GMC Sierra Second: David Romero, 2007 Ford Third: Robert Munoz, 2000 Ford Military truck 4×4 First: Art Barnard, 1934 Chevy Second: Charles Dunn, 1981 CJB Scrambler Tie-Third: Diena and Charley Crossly, 1976 CJ7 Jeff Ellison, 1984 Chevy Street [...]

Firefighters continue vigil

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By Chelle Delaney Firefighters continued to monitor at noon on Saturday the still smoldering Sands Dorsey Building in Tucumcari. The building caught fire on Friday at about 5 p.m. Firefighters kept a vigil over the fire throughout the night watering down intermittent bursts of flames. Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the firefighters would stay at [...]

Rattlers baseball advances to regionals

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By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers advanced to the regionals after sweeping the Clayton Yellowjackets in doubleheader action Tuesday afternoon at Clayton. “We needed to win the first game of the doubleheader,” said Rattlers Coach Tony Alarcon. “We used up our good pitchers for the first game and if we lost, I’m not sure we would [...]