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Rattler Santiago Alires lead blocks for running back Daniel Lopez for a 40-yard rush during Friday night's 18-0 loss to Escalante.

Rattlers season opener ends at half due to lighting issues

Staff Report The Tucumcari Rattlers “played lights out” — literally — on Friday in their home opener against the Escalante Lobos at Tucumcari. An issue with the new stadium lights at Rattler Stadium ended the 0-1 Rattlers’ football season opener with Tucumcari trailing 18-0 at halftime. “Some things are simply out of our control,” said […]

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Thomas Garcia: Funding for education a necessity

By Thomas Garcia Staff Columnist In New Mexico, funding for vital programs always seems to be decreasing while the need for services associated with the programs affected by those cuts is on the rise. In New Mexico and across the nation, there is always a need for increased funding in education. Public schools, community college […]

Steve Hansen: Tucumcari wants to be a work-ready community

By Steve Hansen Former QCS Managing Editor Last week I discussed Quay County as a location for logistics business sites.  The county has rail and highway access and a location central to large markets in the Midwest, the West and the Southwest. One of the most important criteria in any company location or relocation decision, […]

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Faith and Lifestyles

Debra Whittington: Use the word of God as life’s foundation

By Debra Whittington Religion Columnist In what might be one of the greatest undertakings of his storied career, William H. McRaven — best known as the architect of the 2011 raid that killed Osama bin Laden — is tackling another white whale. He’s out to determine just how serious is the issue of sexual assault […]

Lauriault: Teach your children to look both ways for Jesus

By Leonard Lauriault Religion Columnist School started this week for most of our children. Please watch out for them as they’re going to and from school. As much as we teach our children to cross at street corners and to look both ways before walking across the street, they’re not always attuned to their surroundings […]