Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Three arrested on burglary charges

Amid the graffiti burglars left on the walls at Tucumcari's Center Methodist Church on the night of Oct. 8 was a taunt: "You'll never catch us." The...

Man arrested after high-speed chase; stolen goods recovered

A Monday morning pursuit ended with the arrest of a Tucumcari man, along with recovery of a stolen vehicle, handguns and belongings from burglaries...

Censorship agenda just wrong

From 1949 to 1987, the federal government required broadcast stations to cover — and balance their coverage of — current issues. This rule was called “the Fairness Doctrine.” There are...

Jail log - Oct. 18

The following individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Oct. 7-13: • Shelly Bell, 48, warrant • Jesus Favela, 25, warrant • Angelo Galvan, 21, aggravated assault upon...

Disc golf course hosts first event

Tucumcari's rustic new 18-hole disc golf course shone in its debut event, officially titled "Shootout at Six-Shooter Siding," Saturday and Sunday at...

On the shelves - Oct. 18

The following books are available from The Tucumcari Public Library. For information call 575-461-0295. Fiction • “The Lying Game,” by Ruth Ware. Four school friends reunite as their old...

Meetings watch - Tucumcari City Council

At its Oct.12 regular meeting, the Tucumcari City Commission: • Gave final approval to an ordinance amending the city’s traffic code to comply with changes in state traffic codes. According to...

EMT leave discussion on table

A request Thursday to increase leave time that Tucumcari city emergency medical employees may accumulate became a discussion of how hard it has become to hire and retain public safety employees....

Pages past - Oct. 18

Oct. 1947 • More than 600 men, drawn from Quay, Guadalupe, San Miguel, Harding, Mora and Union counties, were at work on Conchas Dam. • W.M. Phipps opened a new filling station selling Phillips...

Fair results - Oct. 18

Here is how Quay County 4H club and Future Farmers of America members placed at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair held Oct. 2-7: Rabbits Adin Kotara, 2nd place, baker rabbit Adin Kotara, 4th place,...

Fall rodeo scores record attendance

One Mesaland Community College rodeo athlete managed ornery animals well enough to qualify for championship rounds Saturday, but even he did not...

Rattlers hit the road after bye week

The Tucumcari Rattlers have had a week to prepare for a road trip to Clayton Friday to take on the Yellowjackets in their second District 3-3A contest. The Rattlers (1-6, 0-1) can not overlook the...

Lady Rattlers face Clayton in home game

The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers are coming off a 0-3 loss to the Santa Rosa Lady Lions Thursday at the Snake Pit as they progress through District 5-3A play. The Lady Rattlers (4-12, 0-2) will be...

Cross country teams to host district meet

The Tucumcari boys and girls cross country teams will have the week off to prepare to host the 3A district meet on Oct. 27 at the Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course. “I am excited to have district at...

Texico example worth following for state schools

Activists, local education bureaucrats and teacher unions have been fully on board with the mantra that we just don’t spend enough taxpayer dollars on K-12 education in New Mexico. This is in...

Democrat smugness lost election

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the first of a two-part series that...

Jewish holidays and the church

There are eight significant holidays or festivals on the original Jewish calendar (Leviticus 23:1-44). The first three festivals (Passover, Unleavened Bread, and Firstfruits) fell within eight days...

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