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  • MCC delays vote on foundation leases

    Ron Warnick QCS senior writer|Oct 4, 2023

    Trustees for Mesalands Community College delayed until at least November the approval of $54,800 in leases with the college’s foundation until the college’s financial condition could be clarified. The board of trustees had placed approval of the leases with the foundation on the board’s agenda for its Sept. 26 meeting. The annual leases included the Alco building for $10,000, an Interstate 40 property for the radio tower for $4,000, EDC property and equine center for $31,500, property at 924 W. Route 66 for $4,000, a utility trailer for $500...

  • Tucumcari spikers conquer Logan

    Ron Warnick QCS senior writer|Oct 4, 2023

    Tucumcari’s Kyla Lopez made only one kill during her team’s match against Logan, but it was big. The sophomore’s spike into the back corner of Logan’s defense secured the Lady Rattlers’ 25-18, 25-19, 14-25, 25-21 non-district victory Saturday, their first over the Lady Longhorns since 2016. Tucumcari coach Dana Benavidez said she remembered that last win against Logan well, as it was during her first season of guiding the Lady Rattlers. “We beat them during our tournament here, and we beat the...

  • Rattlers win with 0:02 left

    Ron Warnick QCS senior writer|Oct 4, 2023

    The Rattlers snagged their first district victory since 2017, but not without first making hearts flutter on the sideline and bleachers. Kamren Apodaca caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Nick Romero with two seconds left to give Tucumcari a 12-7 comeback victory Friday night over Ruidoso at Rattler Stadium. The triumph in Tucumcari’s district opener was its first district win since a 27-0 decision over Clayton on Oct. 20, 2017. Since then, Clayton has been moved to another district...