Cosner leads Democratic primary in Quay County

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By QCS Staff Native son Craig Cosner, took Quay County’s Democratic primary votes to run for State Representative District 67. Cosner had 825 votes compared to Van Robertson who had 334 votes. In his first political race, Cosner said it was humbling to be a candidate. Waiting to hear the voter results in Quay County, […]

Sometimes goals rely on Lord’s timing, not ours

By Debra Whittington Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching […]

Padres take first place

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The Padres of the Tucumcari Little League took first place on Tuesday night, the last game of season. The Padres beat the Mets of San Jon 17-1. The Mets took second place in the league. Above, Nathanial Lopez scoots in the air to home plate. Children playing in the league range from 9 to 12 […]

THS second in only home date

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers took second place on Monday at its Tucumcari Invitational Golf Tournament that drew competition from three other New Mexico high school varsity teams. The Tucumcari High School golf team lost first place by four strokes to Bernalillo. In individual scoring, Rattlers Stephen Smith tied for third, 85, […]

Tucumcarian finds his place on big screen

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With everyone said to have 15 minutes of fame, Michael Pack figures he’s got 14 minutes and 50 seconds left. But Pack, 44, is an aspiring actor hoping for more. Pack got his first flicker of the limelight as an extra in the remake of the classic horror flick, […]

Community rallies to help robbery victim

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun December didn’t look like a good month for Stephanie Beltran of Tucumcari. It was on Friday, Dec. 1, that Beltran, a manager at Pizza Hut, said she was admitted to Plains Regional Medical Center at Clovis for exploratory surgery. Five minutes into her surgery, Beltran’s heart suddenly stopped. The […]

Rattlers pound Mora

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers won their first district game on Friday against Mora 68-0. The Rattlers offense scored 38 unanswered points in the first quarter. Mora’s offense gained only one first down throughout the game. The Rattlers’ junior varsity players took over after the varsity squad took a 38-0 lead. […]

Cow inspires idea of space career

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist Pudge and Maughn were a couple of top hands gatherin’ cows on the Diamond Mountain allotment in northeast Utah back in the 1960s. Although they were true cowboys, they weren’t above accessing modern technology. One late October as they were pushin’ a bunch toward the corral, one of the cows […]

Rattler track teams place well at Estancia

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Boys The Rattler boys are becoming the first-class team of Class AA track and field with another first-place finish Thursday at Estancia. Tucumcari scored 155 points, defeating teams from Santa Rosa, Estancia, Laguna, Hope, Pecos, Escalante and Coronado. Chris McCasland won the 200-meter dash with a time of 22.98 and will […]

City practices for terrorists

In recent years, terrorism and terrorist have become the worry of the United States and because of that, more and more communities have had training programs to learn how to deal with the possibility of terrorist related actions. Wednesday, Tucumcari took part in a special exercise to test the city’s, state’s and nation’s capability of […]