Upcoming Events

• Feb. 16 — La Casa de La Hope fund-raising dinner, 11:45 a.m., First Christian Church. • Feb. 16 — Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District meeting, 6 p.m. at the Forest fire station. • Feb. 21 — County Commissioners meeting, 9 a.m. at the Quay County Courthouse. • Feb. 21 — President’s Day. • Feb. […]

County commission discusses merging dispach with city’s

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun The City of Tucumcari met with the Quay County commissioners Monday morning to discuss the integration of the city and county EMS and 911 dispatcher services. City Manager Richard Primrose, Mayor Mary Mayfield, Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich, and other City officials expressed their thoughts on collaborating with […]

Students prepare for national conference

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The students’ eyes got wide and they did not know quite what to say when they considered the possibility of meeting President Bush. Five Tucumcari Middle School seventh-graders will be heading to Washington, D.C. in April for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. Corinne Lauriault, Lauren Chacon, Kristen Rich […]

Conchas girl goes to D.C.

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Conchas middle schools student whose favorite subject is American History, will be representing her town on at a leadership conference in March in Washington, D.C. Sara Miller, 12, will be attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in the nation’s capital from March 14-20. Miller’s mother Kelly […]

Parent want fair drug, alcohol policy

A story published in Saturday’s Quay County Sun might suggest I don’t believe in punishment for drug and alcohol use by teenagers. This is far from the truth. What I would like to see is fair and equal punishment for every student. Often, I believe the punishment is not fair for the violation committed and […]

Wrestlers head to state

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari High School wrestling team took second at the district tournament held Saturday at Rattler Gym. Rattler Coach Eddie Encinias said the second-place finish means Tucumcari should a high seeding at the class 3A state tournament this Friday and Saturday in Albuquerque. The Rattler wrestlers faced off against […]

Rattlers fall to Wolverines

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines led from beginning to the end as they cruised to a 58-44 victory at home against Tucumcari. The Wolverines signaled their intentions early by taking a 6-0 lead off two three-pointers in a row. Texico went on several big runs during the game. The Rattlers had […]

Texico trips Lady Rattlers

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Lady Wolverines were too much for Tucumcari Tuesday evening as the Lady Rattlers fell 58-29 in an away game. Turnovers spelled defeat for Tucumcari as Texico players were quick to steal inbound passes. The Lady Wolverines either made quick layups or drew fouls on layup attempts off […]

U.S., Mexico need to rethink drug war strategy

The killing continues in Matamoros, Mexico, within bullet range of the Rio Grande. Two people, at least one of them an American missionary, were found dead Friday in Matamoros. Details are sketchy. Two other Americans, Carlos Santiago Ramirez and Yolanda Zamora Rivera, were found shot dead Wednesday morning at their Matamoros home. Police suggest the […]

Rattler wrestlers ready to rumble

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By William Thompson Rattler wrestlers are confident about their ability to do well in the district tournament today at Rattler gym. Regardless of his achy shoulder, senior Michael Baca said he will win his weight class in the tournament. “My shoulder is a little sore,” Baca said, “but I will win first and our team […]