Rattlers football team win season opener against Raton Tigers

The Tucumcari Rattlers started the season Friday night with a 35-13 victory over the Raton Tigers at Rattler Stadium. The Rattlers did most of their damage on the ground, rushing 34 times for 275 yards and three touchdowns. Leading the way was Jeffery Cordova with 109 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries. Zach Hurd […]


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Our page 50th wedding anniversary

Jim and Karen Foster celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept.2 from 2-4 p.m., at the Holiday Inn Express.

Pigskin Preview 2012

Click on part 1 and 2 to download a PDF version of the Pigskin Preview or view it below as an image. Part 1 Part 2

Swallows won’t be gone for very long

Just when I was beginning to think it was safe to go out on the front porch again — they're back. Several years ago I wrote about the barn swallows nesting on my front porch and how I put up with the mess for the sake of the birds. After the birds migrated off that […]

Editorial: DWI laws need to be enforced, not increased

What happened to Aileen Smith as she drove through New Mexico on one of the happiest journeys in a woman's life is a mind-numbing tragedy. But adding to the state's DWI laws in the name of getting tough on repeat offenders won't prevent the same tragedy from happening to someone else — unless and until […]

Parent committee meeting set

The Class of 2017 Parent Committee will meet 5:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Tucumcari Public Schools Central Office. It is important that all parents attend this meeting. Information: Jerry Lopez, 403-9308; Susan Lease, 403-8803; Valerie Apodaca, 403-6525; or Lorinda Martinez, 403-7344.

Senior menus – Aug. 29

The following are the lunch menus for August 30- September 5 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Tuna salad sandwich, wild rice, buttered squash, strawberry, banana, peach and cantaloupe. Friday Stuffed bell pepper, baked beans, carrots, biscuit, fruit cocktail. Monday Closed in observance of Labor Day. Tuesday Chicken salad, cheese and carrots sticks, sliced tomatoes, […]

Mesalands holds welcome back barbecue

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Mesalands Community College welcome back barbecue had a very good turnout by returning and first year students. Mesalands held their welcome back barbecue Wednesday with a good turnout of returning students and first-year students attending. Jordan Minor, second-year student, is part of the rodeo team in calf roping and team roping. […]

On the shelves – Aug. 29

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 461-0295. Fiction "Black List," by Brad Thor. If the counterterrorism operative Scot Harvath can discover who targeted him for death, he can prevent a terrorist attack. "I, Michael Bennett," by James Patterson. A New York detective takes refuge with his 10 children […]