House sisters place well at Dexter

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Lyndsy Lee and Sara Lee, House High School’s athletic sister duo, did well at the Demon relays at Dexter Friday. Sara was the high-point individual with 24 points. She took first and qualified for state in the 100-meter hurdles with a time of 17.76 seconds, and also qualified for state in […]

Rattler hoopsters named all-district

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Four Rattler players were chosen by coaches from other district teams for honors related to the Class AA District 6 All-District Team. Tucumcari High School basketball players Matt Braziel and Nemi Salvador were recently named to the Class AA District 6 All-District team. Robert Munoz and Nathan McDonald were given honorable-mention […]

Rattler golfers on target

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course was kind to its hometown team. The Tucumcari High School golf team hosted a tournament Tuesday and hit a combined score of 333, exactly the score needed to win one of three legs necessary to make it to the state tournament. Rattler Matt Smith earned an individual […]

Conchas lake on the rise

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Officials at Conchas Dam and Conchas Lake State Park are expecting more visitors this year as the lake’s water level is up. Gary Cordova, operations manager for the Corps of Engineers at Conchas Dam, said it’s not beyond the realm of possibility the lake could reach its high watermark this summer. […]

Easter reminds of God’s gift

Debra Whittington “The Lord is risen indeed…” Luke 24:34 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long suffering to us-ward, […]

Man arrested after standoff

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A man engaged state police in a three-hour standoff Friday afternoon at a residence on Route 66, 14 miles east of Tucumcari. After the standoff, Edgar H. Shipley, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. […]

San Jon students to study at Notre Dame

William Thompson:Quay County Sun San Jon High School science teacher Steve Goodgame will be taking five or six San Jon students to Notre Dame University this fall to study core samples collected from beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Goodgame said several Notre Dame geology professors will visit San Jon in August to work with the […]

Tucumcari Middle School students face penalties for weapons violations

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari Middle School students this week were expelled or suspended for bringing weapons to school in separate incidents. Lt. Chuck Newman of the Tucumcari Police Department said all incidents are still under investigation and details were incomplete. One student was arrested Monday morning and charged with unlawful carrying of a […]

Rattlers split with Estancia

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattler baseball team opened its season with a 13-3 win over Estancia at home Tuesday but came up short in the second game of a doubleheader, losing 5-3. Game 1 Rattle Coach Anthony Alarcon was all smiles after his team exploded for six runs in the fifth inning to […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]