2/19 Calendar

Monday President’s Day. Canadian river soil and water conservation district meeting — 7 p.m. in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service, 706 S. First St. Tucumcari school board meeting — 6 p.m. in the administration office conference room. Tuesday City Planning Commission meeting — 5:15 p.m. at Tucumcari City Hall. Tax Help […]

2/19 Obits

Margarito Aragon Sr Margarito Aragon Sr., 92, a 55 year resident Chochas Dam until he moved to Sante Fe in 2001, died Feb. 16, 2005 at the Sombrillo Nursing Home in Los Alamos. Aragon was born in Sabinosos on Dec. 3, 1912 to the late Simon Aragon and Genoveva Maes. He married Maria Marina Martinez […]

San Jon students are hooked on books

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By William Thompsaon: Quay County Sun San Jon Elementary School students might want to change their mascot from coyotes to bookworms as they have gone on a reading tear since the beginning of the school year. They get points for each book they read, and earn prizes as a school. So far, they have earned […]

Musical comes to Tucumcari

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun A classic Mark Twain novel hits the stage in Tucumcari on Tuesday. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the musical, will be presented community and local schools. Danny Tippett, 24, plays Tom Sawyer in the musical. He said the show is fun for people of all ages. “It’s so playful, […]

Area rural water authority seeks to address ‘no project issue’

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]

Federal grant helps area fire department get new equipment

Members of the House Fire Department will finally have the funds to get some much needed equipment. The fire department found out Wednesday night they will be receiving a federal grant worth $90,828. House Fire Chief Mike Morrow said the money will be used to purchase new equipment. “The first thing we are going to […]

School phones disrupted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools suffered loss of phone service on Monday afternoon and as of press time Friday, callers were still unable to call into the elementary school, middle school and administration building. However, phones at those buildings were finally enabled to dial out as of Friday afternoon. Tucumcari High School’s […]

District hoops start Monday

The Tucumcari High School boys and girls basketball teams enter their district tournament Monday. Tucumcari’s athletic director, Wayne Ferguson, said the Lady Rattlers will play at Clayton Monday at 6 p.m. He said the girls must win on Monday and on Wednesday in order to advance to the regionals. The boys lost at home to […]

Clayton clips Rattlers, 63-52

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers held slim leads at times during the second quarter, but Clayton surged ahead in the third quarter Friday at Rattler Gym to beat Tucumcari for the second time this season. The Yellow Jackets went up by as much as 15 points in the fourth quarter, but […]

Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous […]