Tucumcari among towns targeted for grant

Special to the Sun U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., announced that 10 small New Mexico communities are the target for a $150,000 federal rural economic development grant awarded to make community development goals a reality. Domenici reported that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development has issued the grant to the New Mexico Rural Development […]

County commission seeks DWI funds

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Quay County commissioners have authorized the district attorney’s office to seek the return of more than $35,000 from the Quay County DWI Task Force. Commissioners allege Task Force officials improperly transferred $35,756, acquired mostly from donations, to a private non-profit company, court records show. Noreen Hendrickson, the director of […]

March 18, 2006 Obituaries

Carmen C. Garcia Services: 10 a.m. Monday at San Antonio Catholic Church in Logan. Carmen C. (Concha) Garcia, 58, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006, in Dallas. Mrs. Garcia was born July 7, 1947, in Logan to Juan L. and Tomasita D. Cordova. She was a member of the San Antonio Catholic Church in Logan. She […]

Iron-clad friends work together

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Nat Hesse stood, camera in hand, waiting for the iron that would fill his mold a few feet away. Hesse, a Santa Fe sculptor, had created a mold of a computer keyboard and monitor. “It’s real hard-ware,” Hesse said with a laugh. Hesse was one of many artists who […]

Missouri man killed in crash on U.S. 54

QCS Staff One person died in an accident Thursday morning outside of Logan. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police, Dennis Bottorff, 58, of St. Joseph, Mo. was killed from a collision of two trucks on U.S. 54. Bottorff’s truck struck the trailer of an eastbound commercial truck, according to the release, […]

Program teaches students about jobs

By Gloria Guzman: QCS Job Shadow By Gloria Guzman QCS Job Shadower Thursday saw 23 Tucumcari places of employment add one more employee — a job shadow from Tucumcari High School. The program, in its 12th year at the school, allows students in Antonio Pacheco’s marketing careers class to spend a day out of school […]

March 18, 2006 Letter to the Editor

Dogs deserve our best Next month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) turns 140. In that time, numerous states and cities have made great strides in making this nation a better place for our animal companions to live. Yet, I wonder where Tucumcari has been. Nowhere else have I seen […]

March 18, 2006 Notable Notes

Scholarship opportunity available The Tucumcari Lodge has a scholarship opportunity for the 2006-07 school year. Scholarships for any post-secondary, accredited, not-for profit educational institutions will be awarded to students, with a minimum of $500 awarded. To qualify, recipients must be either • a member in good standing of the Tucumcari Lodge or the biological child, […]

Parties hosting pre-primary nominations

QCS Staff Nominating conventions are taking place today in Albuquerque for both the state’s Democratic and Republican parties. In each case, candidates must receive 20 percent of the delegate votes cast for their respective offices in order to appear on the June 6 primary ballot. The Republican Party of New Mexico will be holding its […]

March 18, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 12:35 p.m., a female reported a problem with neighbors on South Eighth Street. People hired to do yardwork for the neighbors were teasing the caller’s dog, and were told to stop. • […]