Loyalty important trait for employees

I think modern society has almost lost touch with the concept of loyalty. The most recent example of this was when basketball superstar LeBron James used free agency to leave the team and fans who had invested seven years in him at Cleveland, taking his talent to a loaded team in Miami that may be […]

Rattler golfer aims for state qualifier

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari Rattlers golf team member will try Thursday for state qualifying at Roswell. “The tournament (at New Mexico Military Institute) is called the last chance tournament,” said Golf Coach Daniel Hutchins. “Gabriel will do fine.” Junior Gabriel Montoya has two of three qualifying legs needed to participate in […]

Mesalands rodeo team picks up eight titles

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By Kimberly Hanna: Special to QCS The Mesalands Community College rodeo team had the best college rodeo in the program’s history at the Tri-College Challenge in Taylor, Ariz., last weekend. The team won eight titles, including the men’s team title and both the men’s and women’s all-around titles. The men’s team claimed the team championship […]

Sports roundup

Football Here is the list of Tucumcari High School players selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association 2009 Class 2A all-state football team: • George Montano, first-team defense kick returner • Jakus Martinez, second-team offense wide receiver and second-team defense defensive back • Alex Hutchins, honorable mention offense quarterback.

Tucumcari wrestling team looks for strong season

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer There was hardly room to stand as 35 Rattlers grappled, tossed and pinned each other during Tuesday’s night wrestling practice. “Man, is it not great seeing this many kids out,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. “I would like to keep them all but the work out might be […]

Football season comes to a close for Rattlers

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor The season did not end the way the Tucumcari Rattlers football team hoped, but the season was still an overall success in coach Daniel Hutchins’ mind. The Rattlers finished the season 5-6, 0-3 in district, and lost 48-17 in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs to Dexter […]

Health care plan should cut costs first

Freedom New Mexico Team Obama didn’t need this, but it’s important for the rest of us to know, especially as we listen to his address to Congress on health care, scheduled today. President Obama’s plans to increase the national government’s responsibility and power over health care have had a rough time of it this summer. […]

Tucumcari spikers edge Elida, 3-2

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Lady Rattlers’ volleyball team edged Elida 3-2 on Thursday night at the Snake Pit. “We transitioned well in offense and defense,” said Lady Rattlers head coach Tony Alarcon. “They came back despite that first-(game) loss.” Sophomore Michelle Fazekas sealed the deal for the Lady Rattlers with a kill, […]

Two freshmen compete for Mesalands

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Special to the QCS The Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team was well represented at the 2009 College National Finals Rodeo held in Casper, Wyo., June 14-20.

First Street overpass gets first monitoring device

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Chelle Delaney An overpass in Tucumcari is the sole site of a pilot project that could change the future of how overpasses and bridges are monitored for safety, said a University of New Mexico civil engineer. For almost two years a UNM research team worked to refine the monitoring system installed June 24 on the […]