Fire destroys area home

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By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun At 1:57 a.m. Saturday members of the Tucumcari volunteer fire department received pages — a mobile home on Harmon Street was on fire. Minutes later, two fire trucks, two fire department vehicles, an ambulance and two police cars arrived in front of the home. Neighbors had noticed the blaze […]

High School gets bomb threat

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A bomb threat forced students to evacuate Tucumcari High School for about 90 minutes on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and students were back in class by 11:45 a.m. Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar made the decision to evacuate students and staff about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after […]

CIty gets $1.3 million from state for railroad spur project

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2006 capital outlay has committed $1.3 million to Quay County for the purpose of paying for a future railroad spur in Tucumcari. The spur would be a section of Union-Pacific railroad track that would run from existing tracks to a future industrial park, said Pete Kampfert, […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

2123 Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Feb. 22 • About 9 a.m. police conducted a search in the 400 block of North College Street. A woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21 • About […]

Wrestlers place in state

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team went to Albuquerque last weekend for the Class 3A state tournament. Brian Lopez, Justin Garcia and Michael Baca each placed in the top six of their respective weight classes. Lopez lost his final match 3-1 on Saturday to finish second in the state. […]

2/23 Calendar

Today La Casa de La Hope fund-raising dinner —11:45 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church. Bible study — 2 p.m. at La Casa de La Hope. Thursday Presentation on drugs and alcohol — for parents by Tucumcari police from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the administration office conference room. County Commissioners meeting — 8 a.m. […]

Newspapers for truth, community

By Tova Fruchtman: QCS managing editor I am Tova Fruchtman, a Georgia girl who moved to eastern New Mexico about six months ago. I am the new managing editor of the Quay County Sun. I took over Wednesday for Leslie Radford, who had been the interim managing editor. Radford still works for Freedom newspapers, our […]

Taxpayers should lobby for less spending

Freedom Newspapers We would like to say it’s shocking, but it really isn’t. As Brian Riedl, a budget analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation, said, “Congress’ natural inclination, regardless of party, is to spend money.” Still, it is disheartening that some of the first reactions to President Bush’s budget proposal were Republicans complaining that modest, […]

Cell phones have their place

By Lynn Moncus: Local columnist Cellular phones are a great invention albeit they have become quite a public nuisance and a major distraction for drivers. Just watching people using them is an entertaining pastime, and listening to the users talk a top voice gives all within earshot an idea of the subject under discussion. Many […]