Postal revisions will eliminate two positions and delay delivery

Thomas Garcia Two full-time positions will be lost in a transfer of U.S. Postal Service mail processing operations from Tucumcari to Albuquerque, according to a USPS spokesman. The Postal Service announced its plan Thursday to move the processing center. Dates for the transition have not been set, according to Peter Haas of the USPS. The [...]

Rattlers finish first

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team captured a first-place finish, a high note on a stretch of three tournaments in seven days. “We still need to step it up and push ourselves even more,” said junior Dillon Wood. Following Saturday’s first-place win at the Pecos invitational tournament, the Rattlers were back in the gym [...]

Important to see opposite side of issue

Like many of you, I receive all kinds of news stories, jokes, blogs, etc. Last week three items came my way that stimulated a predictable knee-jerk response. ‘Why?’ I asked myself, ‘can’t I be more generous and examine the opposite side of view.’ So I will. The first item was, “In France, eating animals becomes [...]

Police ‘close’ to arrest on counterfeit money incidents

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Police are investigating three reports of counterfeit money being passed at local retailers. “We are very close to making an arrest,” said Deputy Chief Peter Rivera. Rivera said detectives are close to obtaining a warrant for one suspect believed to be responsible for two of the reports. “We feel the third incident [...]

Press release: Three arrested after pursuit on I-40 East of Tucumcari

Press Release (From New Mexico State Police)

Helps to know a little about a lot

It helps to know a little about a lot of things. It gives you a broad perspective. It also allows you to make a fool of yourself in many different areas! In my column readers may notice that I appear to have an opinion on almost everything in agriculture. It might impress some, but real [...]

Rattlers Rout Yellowjackets 49-7

QCS Staff The visting Tucumcari Rattlers scorched Clayton for 587 yards of offense Friday night and beat Yellowjackets 49-7 in the district opener for both teams. The Rattlers finished with 481 yards rushing and 106 yards passing. Zach Hurd led the Rattlers with 13 carries for 208 yards and three touchdowns. George Montano added 125 [...]

Lady Rattlers fall in three sets

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Thomas Garcia The 3-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers lost in three to the 5-7 Robertson Lady Cardinals Tuesday night at Tucumcari. The Lady Cardinals won in three sets, 25-4, 25-14 and 25-16. “This is a much needed win for the girls,” said Lady Cardinals head coach Mary Bustos. Bustos said the team needed the win to [...]

Rattlers rout Colts 55-7

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Thomas Garcia The Tucumcari Rattlers routed New Mexico Military Institute 55-7 Friday night to improve to 2-0. Senior Leon Vigil scored three times for the Rattlers. Vigil scored on a 28-yard pass from junior Luke Smith and runs of 9 and 12 yards. “Go big or don’t go at all that is how we play,” [...]

Moms Gear: Feeding time just got greener, cleaner

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Melissa Schweiger Kleinman I remember so clearly all the milk that dribbled down my son’s chin during feeding time, finding their way into hidden crevices that could only be uncovered after digging deep into his neck folds. With the arrival of my second son this spring, I’ve sworn I will be smarter and use a [...]