7/23 Calendar

Wednesday through July 31 — Montosa Camp meeting begins Wednesday at 6 :30 p.m. at the campsite 3 miles east of Datil, N.M. The event will include family camping, church services, and activities for children and youth. For more informaation, call 535-2409 or 866-1217. Today — Bluegrass Music Program, Quay County Exhibit Hall, 7 p.m., […]

7/23 Obituaries

Jose Martinez Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Saint Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Jose Fernandez “Fernie” Martinez, 76, of Tucumcari, died Monday, July 18, 2005, in Lubbock. He was born on March 18, 1929, in Sabinoso. He was a ranch hand for the T-4 Cattle Company for many years. He was a member of Saint […]

Conchas Dam celebrates 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam […]

Bomb threats prove false


By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and […]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the […]

7/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by the Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Thursday At 2:10 p.m., a missing person was reported who was later located in Gallup. The subject was taken into custody in Gallup on unrelated charges. At 9:13 p.m., a female called to report an irate customer at […]

Board discusses senior week dilemma

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Next year’s Tucumcari High School seniors and their parents showed up in such large numbers at the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday that the subject of Senior Week was moved to first on the agenda, according to Trudy Bauler, the school’s business manager. Bauler said senior […]

Quay County All-Stars capture title

QCS staff reports Staff reports The Quay County 9-10-year-old All-Stars felt some pressure going into Friday’s District 3 Little League championship game at Portales’ Rotary Park. “The boys were kind of nervous,” said Donnie Garcia, a coach for the team. “They got down early, but they kept their composure.” Quay erased an early 2-0 deficit […]

God commanded us to love one another

By Debra Whittington: QCS columnist A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. John 13:34 A dear friend of mine was having a particularly difficult day because they felt forgotten by their family who rarely comes by to visit or […]

Four-day school week discussed at board meeting

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Although the four-day school week may be new to Tucumcari, Logan Public Schools Superintendent Carolyn Franklin was at the Monday’s school board meeting to tell the Tucumcari all about it. Franklin has experienced the shortened week at Dora, San Jon, and Logan as a parent, teacher, coach, and administrator. […]