Lady Rattlers’ last non-district game Saturday


By Thomas Garcia Senior writer Saturday’s game against Penasco will be the last non-district encounter for the 8-3 Tucumcari volleyball team. The game is set for 1 p.m., at the Snake Pit. Tucumcari also played at San Jon on Tuesday. “We need to work on our setting defense,” said Kayce Lease, Lady Rattlers defensive […]

Rattlers host Eunice in homecoming tilt


By Thomas Garcia Senior writer Tucumcari’s football team should not focus on its 0-5 start, but on contending and containing the speed of Eunice’s offense on Friday, said Rattlers Coach Wayne Ferguson. Homecoming is Friday night against the non-district Cardinals at the Rattler Stadium. The game starts at 7. Ferguson said district teams Texico […]

Poets, musicians meet for Cowboy Gathering


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Nara Visa was the venue for more than 20 poets and musicians taking part in the annual Cowboy Gathering last weekend. “Do you always do right from wrong, do you always help you neighbor,” were a few of the verses from the poem “Cowboy like you” performed at […]

Local works on invention


By Steve Hansen QCSun correspondent While living in the snow-belt city of Buffalo, New York, Glenn Lubera got an idea while using the snowplow attachment on his pickup truck. “Why do we scoop and toss snow away from pathways when all we really need to do is get it out of the way?”  he thought. […]

All Fired Up!


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer The crowning of local legend royalty, molten artwork and fire dancers drew more than 2,000 to downtown Tucumcari over the weekend. Porfy Martinez and Abigail Lucero were crowned as Prince Tocom and Princess Cari on Saturday at the sixth annual Fired Up! The crowning of young royalty was […]

Officials meet with senator’s staff


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Transportation to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ facilities was among topics that most interested area residents on Tuesday at Mesalands Community College. Iris Chavez, a representative of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, fielded the questions that mostly focused on access to federal government services. “People think that we are […]

Pet owners opt to microchip pets


By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Tucumcari’s Tractor Supply Company was the site of a K-9 invasion Saturday when more than a dozen dogs were microchipped by the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Group. “Microchipping can aid in a pet’s safe return if lost or stolen,” said Kathi McClelland, rescue group president. McClelland said the […]

Q&A: Candidates sound off

Patsy Gresham—Andrew Angel

      Two candidates are seeking election to a four-year term as the Quay County treasurer. Republican Incumbent Patsy R. Gresham and challenger Andrew M. Angel, a Democrat, ran with no opposition in the primary election. This is the only local contested race on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot. Early and absentee voting […]

No arrests made on two bomb threats

Police are on scene at the post office following a bomb threat.

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Operations at the U.S. Post Office and offices in downtown Tucumcari were brought to a halt following two bomb threats within a week. No injuries were reported and no arrests had been made through Monday, officials said. Monday’s threat was resolved quickly as city police, Quay County Sheriff […]

Officials: Indiana man attempts suicide in jail


  The man arrested in Tucumcari with a missing Kentucky teen was airlifted on Sept. 13 to an Amarillo hospital after attempting to commit suicide in the Quay County Detention Center, police said. Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana, 20, was transported to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for serious self-inflicted injuries said Deputy Chief […]