First Street project groundbreaking, work approaches

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun On June 1 a two year project on Tucumcari’s First Street will begin. The main goal of the project: to repair the storm drainage system on the road and prevent flooding, according to Jerry Cannon, the project supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The DOT hired A.S. […]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 […]

5/4 Community notes

• The Tucumcari Golf Course is beginning a few different summer programs soon. Junior Clinics will begin on Saturday. The clinic will be for children ages 7 to 17 and will run from 9:45 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. They will be offered each Saturday during the summer and equipment will be available for those who […]

5/4 Fishing report

Conchas Lake Walleye and white bass fishing picked up this past week. The most successful anglers were trolling crank baits at depths of 10 to 20 feet. Crappie fishing was rated as fair to good along the marina. Most were taken on jigs and minnows. Fishing for catfish was good on rod and reel in […]

5/4 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: May 3 • About 9:30 a.m. a woman called from the vicinity of Lake and Harmon Streets to report a suspicious vehicle. A man inside the vehicle was subsequently arrested on a municipal warrant. May […]

Area athlete signs with Colorado college


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Once a Rattler, always a Rattler. But soon Tucumcari High School senior athlete Chris McCasland will start calling himself a “Mountaineer.” McCasland signed a national letter of intent Tuesday morning in the high school lobby. He accepted a four-year track and field scholarship from Western State College of Colorado […]

5/4 Calendar

Today The House Community Pantry — will distribute the remaining commodities for April during the day. The pantry will be open every week beginning today. City Commission Budget Work session — 3:30 p.m. at City Hall Thursday Cinco De Mayo Celebration — 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Mesalands Community College, 911 S. 10th St. […]

Cartoonist has Tucumcari roots

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Dustin Runyan, Tucumcari High School Class of ‘87, has recently had a book of his cartoons published nationally. The subject matter is not typical cartoon fare — the characters are Christians who often find themselves in humorous situations. “I always make a distinction between taking truth seriously and taking […]

‘James’ about receiving God’s good and perfect gifts

Leonard Lauriault: Church of Christ God gives the crown of eternal life to those that love him only after we’ve stood firm in our earthly life (1: 12, unless otherwise noted, scripture references are from the book of James; Revelation 2: 10). We show our love for God as doers of the word (1: 21-25; […]

Juanita F. Riley

Juanita F. Riley, 83, died unexpectedly in the Trigg Memorial Hospital on Saturday April 30, 2005. Riley was born Sept. 11, 1921 in Chauncy, Ohio. She had been an accountant for the Merriott Corporation. For a number of years she had been an auditor for the Royal Palacio Motel in Tucumcari. She have moved away, […]