Family history repeats itself at home

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the [...]

Dump truck refurbished as money saver

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The crew of a local New Mexico Department of Transportation Maintenance yard refurbished a 10-yard dump truck in order to save the state some money and help maintain the safety of the state highways. “Our goal is to maintain safe roadways for the public and this truck will help [...]

Yard & Garden: Creating outdoor structures

By Tom Dominguez The total gardening experience usually includes a variety of plants ranging from ground covers to towering trees, winged creatures, water features and art to name a few. Garden structures and hardscaping also contribute in a big way to the garden experience making the outside environment more comfortable and relaxing. Gardens are for [...]

Lions beat Rattlers 42-7

By Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers lost their regular season finale 42-7 Friday against district rival Santa Rosa. The Lions literally ran away with the game, gaining more than 300 yards of offense and scoring five of their six touchdowns on the ground. Jesus Roybal led the way, with five touchdowns and 245 yards rushing. [...]

Yard & Garden: Fall’s great time to plant shrubs, trees

By Tom Dominguez There’s no better time to plant hardy woody plants than fall. Weather and soil conditions are perfect for root growth and establishment. Trees usually get the attention, but shrubs shouldn’t be overlooked. Here are a few to consider: Glossy abelia An underused, old fashioned, but good shrub is glossy abelia, It is [...]

Ram ground game leads to comeback win against Rattlers

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Portales Rams recovered from an upstart Rattler team on the road, scoring 20 unanswered for its first win of the season, 20-14. “We came out and just really controlled the ground game,” Portales coach Andy Correll said. “I really felt like we played the best that we’ve played [...]

Rattlers ready to tackle Estancia at home

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Tucumcari plans to concentrate on better football handling and play execution against Estancia on Friday, said Rattler Coach Dub Smith. “If we play our brand of football, we will win our first home game of the season Friday night,” Smith said. Estancia’s Bears, [...]

Rattlers overtake 4A Espanola for win

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interception sealed an 18-15 victory for 2A Tucumcari Rattlers against 4A Espanola Friday. Rattlers junior Justin Alvarez made the crucial interception with 1:43 left in Friday’s game against the Sundevils at Espanola running out the clock. Alvarez had already made another critical play in the fourth quarter on [...]

Rattlers ready for St. Mike’s

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With a new look, the Tucumcari Rattlers are traveling today to Santa Fe to play Saint Michael’s. This week the Rattlers were issued new home and away uniforms from the school. The uniforms have slight but distinctive differences. “The team is starting a new season with a new look [...]

Tornado hits Logan

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A tornado touched down in a 12-block area of the Village of Logan injuring one person, destroying about 30 mobile and motor homes and damaging others, Quay County emergency manager, Mike Cherry said. “It was a 12-block area that received damage,” Cherry said. “One person was taken to Trigg [...]