Lady Rattlers wins season opener

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Lady Rattlers opened the season with a hit and miss Tuesday night against Floyd’s Lady Broncos. The Varsity team won their season opener, three to one over the Floyd team, while the JV team lost to the Broncos. The Varsity won the first set 25-17. Senior Cori Wilson […]

Jaramillo’s request to lower bond denied

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A man accused of supplying alcohol to a minor who drowned last month will not receive a lower bond, a judge ruled on Tuesday. Judge Edwin Bruhn said bond for Fred Jaramillo III, 23, would remain at $100,000. Jaramillo has been in jail since June 13, when he was […]

Tragedy can teach lessons

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Associate Publishe On May 19, alcohol claimed another victim. But this DWI was different than most we read about. Augustine “Augie” Montiel drowned while intoxicated. And he was only 12 years old. The Tucumcari fifth grader’s body was found in an irrigation canal along Charles Avenue. His blood-alcohol level, Police Chief […]

Rolling Thunder arrives tonight

QCS Staff Tucumcari is set to hear Rolling Thunder tonight, with a 7 p.m. performance set for the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The group is on the way to Washington, D.C., with the aim of highlighting the plights of prisoners of war (POWs) and those missing in action from current and previous military services. “Our […]

Well-coiffed retirement for community icon

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Beverly Currell said she’s never had a bad hair day. Working as a hairdresser for nearly half a century may have had something to do with it. Now the owner of Vanity Villa, a regular icon on South Second Street, is set to retire – after a long braid of […]

I’ll get to it when I get to it

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Managing Editor When I was in some class that no one was paying attention to some 200 years ago, I recall the instructor, in an attempt to tame his unruly bunch, stand in the middle of the room and scream “Slow Down!” That’s sort of like New Mexico. Even […]

Mesalands Rodeo Team makes TV debut

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Fans of the Mesalands Rodeo Team won’t have to wait until next season to see them preform again. In June, they can watch them in the comfort of their own home. About 20 students and coach Danny Garcia had roles in the Turner Network Television’ 12-hour six-part series “Into […]

Walking reminds of walk with God

By Debra Whittington: Notes from the church lady Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 12: 1 With warmer […]

$50K bond set in marijuana bust

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gary James Emily was arraigned in Quay County Magistrate Court Tuesday. He entered a plea of not guilty to a felony charge of distribution of marijuana. His bond was set at $50,000. Early Sunday, a state police officer found nearly 38 pounds of marijuana inside the spare tires of […]

Rattler volleyball team set to start

TV Hagenah It could be a very good year for the Tucumcari High School Volleyball Team. Head volleyball coach Alicia Trujillo said she thinks that the 2004 volleyball season could develop into a strong year for the team she coaches. “We’re still young and we are still rebuilding,” said Trujillo, “but we could surprise some […]