3/30 Community Notes

• Officers of the New Mexico State Police will be conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols in Quay County during April, according to a press release from the department. Emphasis will be on Driving While Intoxicated and seat belt/ child restraint violations, according to the release. In New Mexico, more than 19,000 people were arrested for […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

Meeting Mickey: Tucumcari DECA students head to Disneyland

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A group of Tucumcari High School students and their chaperones will be hanging out with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the gang at Anaheim’s Disneyland this weekend. Tucumcari High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students earned the money to go to the Magic Kingdom by working part-time jobs […]

Wolverines pounce on Coyotes in back-to-back games

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Texico Wolverines (4-1) handed the San Jon Coyotes (1-3) two early-season losses in a doubleheader at San Jon Monday. Texico combined for a total of 33 runs in two games. Game 1 The Texico hitters were swinging into spring in the first game of a doubleheader against San […]

Rattlers strike first, win 8-5

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers (2-1) survived third and fifth-inning rallies by the San Jon Coyotes (1-1) to win 8-5 Friday at the San Jon Invite. Coach Anthony Alarcon liked the improvement in his team’s hitting. “We’re hitting better throughout the lineup,” Alarcon said. “The bottom of our lineup is hitting […]

Special events for Easter

The following area churches will be offering special events to celebrate Easter: • Caprock Creek in San Jon will be showing a play telling the story of Jesus’s life on today and Sunday. Tonight, dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the play is a […]

Free legal services available in area

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun The director of a state agency that gives free legal aid to low-income New Mexico residents came to Tucumcari Wednesday as part of an outreach 16 counties in the state. Kathleen Brockel said last year Legal Access New Mexico had 5,500 cases but only 33 were from Tucumcari. The program […]

Tucumcari residents hope to clean up city

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari citizens met Wednesday night to begin working on a plan to help clean up Tucumcari. About eight people showed up for a Keep Tucumcari Beautiful meeting. Through their programs they hope to preserve Tucumcari’s natural beauty, to enhance the quality of life, and to make the city more appealing to […]

TV news should broaden its horizons

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun What is news worthy? It’s a question we discussed often in my journalism classes at the University of Georgia. There is not a clear answer, but a spectrum influenced by public opinion and editorial discretion. Recently, we got cable turned on in our office so that we could stay up to […]