Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

State Police search for sixth suspect in homicide

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QCS Staff State police have arrested a fifth suspect and are asking the community for help in locating a sixth suspect in connection with the slaying of 33-year-old Shirley Pacheco, said Sgt. Tim Johnson. Henry Martinez, 19, of Tucumcari, was arrested at his place of employment in Tucumcari on Tuesday. Johnson said Martinez was booked […]

20-year-old charged in Pacheco homicide (Updated)

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QCS Staff A witness told police 20-year-old Randall Jones admitted to beating a 33-year-old Tucumcari woman with a claw hammer, according to court documents released Tuesday. The documents — sworn affidavits filed by New Mexico State Police investigators — say Shirley Pacheco was found dead July 9, lying in a pool of blood next to […]

Two Quay County schools miss AYP mark

QCS Staff Tucumcari Public Schools and Logan Middle school failed to make the adequate yearly progress mark for the 2011-2012 school year. The AYP standard guidelined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act has been the subject of scrutiny by educators as the system does not measure the progress that students or schools makes. […]

Letter to the editor: Fireworks show commendable

We want to congratulate the village of Logan for putting on another good fireworks show this year out at the lake. We know with all of the very dry conditions it must have been a difficult decision to host the show. The Logan Fire Department was very visible and put out several small fires at […]

Looking back — June 29

June 1966 City Manger Al Pierce revealed that he will recommend to the City Commission tonight one of the largest budgets in the history of Tucumcari. As prepared for commission’s consideration, the tentative budget through the 1966-67 fiscal year is set at $1,423,056. The present budget is only $1,292,234.

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

Community briefs — June 15

Confidence report available This year’s Consumer Confidence Report on Rural Area Development Cooperative water is now available. Call Donna Lafferty at 575-461-9852 for the report.

Mesalands announces President’s, Dean’s lists

Kimberly Hanna By Kimberly Hanna Special to the Quay County Sun At the end of each spring semester, the President’s Citation is announced as official recognition of exceptional academic achievement. To be eligible, students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or better, successfully complete 30 or more credits in the fall and […]

Birthdays blow by breathlessly

Russell Anglin Another year has come and gone for me. On Wednesday, I bid 22 adieu and say hello to my 23rd year of life. I’m not too thrilled about turning 23. For one thing, I prefer even numbers to odd ones in all cases. I’m not a numerologist and I don’t believe numbers carry […]