No. 8 Rattlers to face Eunice

Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers, seeded eighth in Class 2A, will travel to Eunice Friday to take on the top-seeded Eunice Cardinals. The Rattlers may be upset-minded, but they are trying to treat the 7 p.m. contest like any other game. “We are not going to treat the Cardinals any different,” Tucumcari coach Wayne Ferguson […]

‘Undocumented’ Americans face identity crisis

Call it hippie abuse. We’ve all heard about undocumented immigrants and their absurd connundrum: They cannot get documents, in part, because they lack documents that are needed to get documents. Duh. Our economy wants them, needs them and taxes them. Meanwhile, the law makes certain they live underground without the licenses and insurance they would […]

Tucumcari, San Jon hit road

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers and San Jon Coyotes are on the road this Friday as the Logan Longhorns prepare for homecoming. The 2-1 Rattlers travel to Estancia face the Bears following a tough loss to the Farwell, Texas, Steers Friday night. During that game the Rattlers had two turnovers which resulted in points for […]

Jones bound over to district court

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Thomas Garcia A 20-year-old Tucumcari man was bound over to district court Wednesday and will face a murder charge in connection with the homicide of Shirley Pacheco, 33. Quay County Magistrate Court Judge Joel Garnett’s order sending Randall Jones to trial followed a five-hour preliminary hearing. No date was set for trial. “We were able […]

Rattlers face rivals

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Thomas Garcia The Longhorns will host Menaul to decide the district 1 8-man champion while the Rattlers travel to Santa Rosa to force a tie in district 2-2A football.

Snake surprises resident

Thomas Garcia A non-lethal reptilian predator surprised and shocked a local resident with its natural behavior and origins. Jan Fort has seen her share of snakes living in eastern New Mexico but on July 12 she thought she had come face-to-face with one out of the story books. “I could have sworn it was a […]

Tucumcari ‘family’ must work together to face challenges

By Debra Whittington: Religion columnist But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19

God wants to see our true face, imperfections and all

“… Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.”— Psalm 7:8

Health officials urge caution, not panic in face of flu

Sharna Johnson CLOVIS – New Mexico health officials urged eastern New Mexico residents to stress sanitation and hygiene, and stay home if they get sick, but don’t panic in the face of the H1N1 virus also known as swine flu. Gov. Bill Richardson, flanked by top state health officials, addressed the region on Monday morning […]

Fire on Tucumcari Mountain confined

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By QCS Staff A downed electric line caused a fire on Tucumcari Mountain today, fire officials said. The fire was confined to the southeast face of the mountain and did not reach the biscuit top, where there are several communications towers for cell and other communication providers, said Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry.