Little league advances, Lady Longhorns silver champs, Basketball camp,

Robert Ciolli Little league teams advanceThe Tucumcari Rockies junior little league team split a doubleheader with the Portales Astros Saturday at Jennings Field.The Rockies lost the first game 15-9, but came back to win the second with a score of 13-3.The win puts them in second place among the four-team league that includes two teams […]

Youth recognized for Character Counts, FCCLA

Character Counts… The Tucumcari Middle School held a Character Counts assembly recently honoring students participating in the program. The purpose of the Character Counts program is to fortify the lives of America’s young people with ethical values called the “Six Pillars of Character.” These values, which transcend divisions of race, creed, politics, gender and wealth, […]

New school super for San Jon

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Gary Salazar, a former principal of Tucumcari High School, will become on Jan. 3, the new superintendent of San Jon Schools, said Bill Coker, interim superintendent of San Jon. There are about 150 students in grades pre-K through 12. Salazar is currently the principal at Capitan High School. Salazar is […]

All-star football team announced

By Albert Trujillo: QCS The New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) recently selected the All-Star team and six members of the Tucumcari Rattler State Runner-up team. On the offensive side of the ball, Josh Benavidez was chosen at quarterback and Eric Holt at running back. Defensively, Marc Salas will line up as a down man, Nathan […]

City gets new police chief

By William Thompson Tucumcari has a new police chief. Lawrence Ham, a 13-year veteran of the Silver City Police Department, was hired Tuesday. He last worked as lieutenant and operations commander for Silver City police. Ham, who said he wants people in the community to call him “Larry,” said he is tough on crime and […]

Four selected as All Stars

William Thompson Four Tucumcari High school athletes will have football on their minds next month. The four football players have been selected to play in the Class A-AA North-South All-Star game to be played June 12 at 5:30 p.m. in Silver City. A.J. Molinas, Andy Lau, Rob McClelland and Abel Vargas each made the North […]

TMS excels at FCCLA state

Tucumcari Middle School’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America chapter participated in state competition April 29-May 1 in Albuquerque. A number of local students took honors at the competition. In addition to the competition prizes, one student, eighth grader Maria Garcia, was installed as a state officer and will represent New Mexico on the […]

School board recognizes achievements

At its meeting Monday, the Tucumcari School Board awarded plaques to Tucumcari students who earned awards in their respective academic and athletic competitions. The following students placed in THS FCCLA State Competition: Teresa Araiza — Silver medal for decorated cake, silver medal for chapter banner Joey Blas — Gold medal for Chapter Creed, silver medal […]