Younger Rattlers step up in 65-33 victory

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Thomas Garcia With a tuneup game against Class 1A Melrose before a district showdown against Clayton, a banged-up Tucumcari Rattlers squad had its younger players take center stage in a 65-33 victory Tuesday night over Melrose. Mark Preciado, D’Ontee Sandoval and Marcus Chavez each had 11 for the Rattlers (10-8), who went without starters Travis […]

Groundbreaking marks step beyond discussion for Ute pipeline

Kevin Wilson Thursday’s groundbreaking marks another step for an effort to building a pipeline from Ute Reservoir — a step outside. Discussed, and shelved, and discussed again for decades in public meetings and congressional offices, the pipeline project makes a partial move from a discussed project to one putting in groundwork. “I remember that forever, […]

New Tucumcari Rattlers football coach puts players through paces

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Thomas Garcia A continued and full effort each and every day they step on the field is the message Rattlers football coaches are instilling in their players. “If you walk out onto this field expecting to just go through the motions, you will not make it far,” said Rattlers head coach Wayne Ferguson. Ferguson has […]

Male mentors step up to fill the hole in children’s’ lives

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Cathy Keen GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher. Today’s high rates of divorce, single parenting and working mothers place a greater premium on men […]

Car trouble complicates schedule

Russell Anglin In this constantly fluctuating world, we are all required to step out of our comfort zones from time to time and meet unforeseen challenges. I was made aware of this life fact all over again late Sunday night when I discovered my car would not start. My reliance upon my car is pretty […]

Changes proposed to city animal control ordinance

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday moved within one step of approving changes to the city’s animal control ordinance. Changes range from definitions to fees and license requirements. A final reading and approval of the changes is expected when commissioners meet on Sept. 14. If approved, they won’t be […]

Relay for Life is on track

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By QCS Staff Twenty local cancer survivors took the first step in the fight against cancer at an all-night Relay for Life walk or run on Friday evening at Rattler Stadium. Backing up the cancer surviors were seven relay teams, which combined had raised more than $1,800 to enter the event, said Christy Benavidez, Quay […]

Wanda Lee Bradford 

Services: At noon Sunday memorial services will be at the Elks Lodge in Tucumcari. Wanda Lee Bradford, 73, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2007 in Dalhart, Texas. Wanda Lee Ratliff was born in Flagstaff, Ariz., to Skeets and Dora. A longtime resident of Tucumcari, she was a talented crafts-person, her family said. On Aug. 19, 1992 she […]

Mesalands continues steps toward wind center

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An interconnection application between Xcel Energy and Mesalands Community College for its wind center was reviewed at the Mesalands board of trustees meeting Tuesday night. “This application is another step forward in the development of the North American Wind Research & Training Center here at Mesalands,” said Mesalands president […]

Lowell Michael “Mickey” Potter

Services: At 2 p.m. Monday at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Albuquerque. Lowell Michael “Mickey” Potter died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007, in Albuquerque. Mr. Potter was born May 5, 1946 in Canyon, Texas. He attended public schools in Tucumcari and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1964. He was an all-star athlete at Tucumcari […]