Former law enforcement officials square off

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about the upcoming Quay County primary elections. Today’s story focuses on the Democratic primary for the county’s magistrate judge position between Joel Garnett, Wayne Thibodeaux and Dennis Townsend. A history in law enforcement and a determination to be […]

Rain doesn’t end fun at Cinco de Mayo event

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Friday afternoon’s rainfall likely put a dent in the attendance, but did nothing to dampen the moods of those who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the community at Mesalands Community College. The rainfall stopped before the 5:30 p.m. opening of the event, in its seventh year at the two-year […]

Meth lab discovered in city

QCS Staff No arrests have been made in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered Wednesday in Tucumcari, police said. The lab, found at 110 N. Park Street, was discovered when a prospective buyer was looking at the property, which currently has no residents. Officers from the Tucumcari Police Department were called shortly after 10 a.m. […]

Deciphering the yearbook code

By Kevin Wilson In the last few days, I’ve thought a lot about dishonesty. I’ve thought about unrealistic expectations. I’ve thought about having the wrong priorities. Elected officials, you can relax. I’m talking about my high school yearbook. I was a recent visitor to a high school that had scheduled an afternoon for its yearbook […]

New times don’t call for new greetings

By Lynn Moncus: QCS Columnist Recently, a group of us began to reminisce about other times in our area and where pleased to have so many positive memories about those gracious days. Maybe we were just less hurried and harried then and had the time to use even the simplest social amenities. One of us […]

Dog toys: You’re on notice

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Columnist The other morning’s meditation was blanketed with its usual soothing lulls, but it was also punctuated by a new sound — a sickly, squeaky noise. My dog was eating my pet rat! As I bolted out of the semi-lotus position, nearly knocking over the Chinese red spice incense, I hurled […]

May 6, 2006 Obituaries

Murph Eager Services: 10:30 a.m. Monday at Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery. Murph H. Eager, 80, died Wednesday, May 3, 2006, in Santa Fe. Mr. Eager served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He had worked for the Southern Pacific Railroad, had been a farmer and rancher and was retired from the New […]

Crafts fair set for weekend

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Twice a year, Tucumcari residents get together with visitors from out of town and out of state to celebrate crafts and companions. Today and Sunday will see the Quay County Fairgrounds host the 34th annual Spring Craft Fair, a production of the CRAFT (Craftsmen, Rockhounds and Artists Fair at […]

May 6, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 12:30 a.m., a male reported a suspicious subject and vehicle at Jackson. The subject left prior to an officer’s arrival. • At 4:10 a.m., a female reported a prowler at Jackson. The […]

May 6, 2006 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Tucumcari Public Library: Fiction Two Little Girls in Blue by Mary Higgins Clark. A small girl communicates telepathically with her kidnapped twin. Oakdale Confidential by Anonymous. When a wealthy hospital donor is found dead on arrival at a gala in his honor, three women suspect murder; […]