Film turned play comes to Tucumcari

Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Alicia Albright remembers watching the movie “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” when she was a child. Though she always dreamed of playing Millie, she never thought that she would get the chance. Millie is a young bride living in the 1850s Oregon wilderness whose plan to marry off her six […]

Ex-jailer’s trial begins

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun A former Quay County Juvenile Detention Center guard admitted in videotaped testimony that he had consensual sexual activity with three juvenile female inmates. Robert Gonzales faced his first day of court Tuesday. He is charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor and two counts of criminal […]

Neighborhood watch sought for public housing

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director Robert Pacheco is soliciting resident and police help to try to keep public housing units safe. He hopes to set up neighborhood watches in local units by May 1, he said. Working with the police would be key to Pacheco’s plan, he said. “I have spoken […]

Local wildlife expert serves county

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Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Ron Jones is the area wildlife expert. If there is a bird’s nest in the gutter, a rabid skunk like the one recently found in San Jon, or coyotes eating calves in pastures he’s the one to call. Jones, who works for the New Mexico Department of Agriculture and New […]

City airport receives $1 million

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William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Airport received a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grant for $1 million. The grant will pay for reconstruction and expansion of a more than 20-year-old runway. City Manager Richard Primrose said he received a fax from Senator Jeff Bingaman1s office Friday telling him the city was awarded the […]

Children set example for adults

Debra Whittington: Local columnist At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, […]

Logan falls to Temple Baptist

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Temple Baptist Roadrunners raced to a 73-55 victory Saturday over the Logan Longhorns in the Class A Region B finals. Logan stays alive, however, to play Region C champion Animas at 8:15 p.m. tonight at Bernalillo High School in the state quarterfinals. Logan Head Coach Billy Burns said he […]

Three Lady Rattlers win all-district honors

by William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School girls basketball coach Alicia Trujillo announced Thursday that Jamie Jones was named to the all-district first team. Coaches from Texico, Clayton and Santa Rosa selected Jones to the team. Lady Rattlers Whitney Spinks and Sam Montano were give honorable mention status in the district. Trujillo said […]

Rattler golfers fall short in tournament

QCS staff Five members of the Tucumcari High School golf team played in a tournament Monday at New Mexico Military Institute. The Rattlers failed to hit the tournament¹s target of 322. They shot 338 for the day. Matt Smith shot the team¹s lowest score of 79. Clay Beevers was next with an 83. Nick Wiegel […]

Logan student takes second place in regional spelling bee

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Evangelina Castro of Logan Municipal Schools placed second at Saturday’s regional spelling be competition. She estimated spending less than five hours in total preparing. “I’m surprised I got this far,” the 13-year-old said. Zach Gillooly and Castro squared off against each other in the final head-to-head round. Castro […]