08-30-2006: Calendar

Today: 9 a.m., special meeting of the Arch Hurley Conservancy to discuss hiring of an interim district manger and appointment of a board member in Precinct #2, 101 E. High Street. For more information, call 461-2351. Today-Thursday: A quorum of members of the Tucumcari City Commission may be in attendance at the New Mexico Municipal […]

Lady Rattlers defeat Logan

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fought back from a 2-0 deficit to win against the Logan Longhorns Saturday night in the Snake Pit. “We did good to come back from 2-0,” Tucumcari coach Kaylene Davis said. “Towards the end of the third set, the girls were in the huddle during […]

Spotlight: A look at the San Jon varsity

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach: Tonya Davis Education: Eastern New Mexico University, 1993. Bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and aminor in health/physical education. Years Coaching: 13 years of coaching: Tucumcari 1993-1997, Logan 1997-1998, Hart, Texas 1999-2006 and San Jon 2006-2007. Expectations this season: “To win district,” said Davis. Team focus: Working […]

New general manager for Arch Hurley?

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A decision about the new intermin general manager of the The Arch Hurley Conservancy District could be made today at 9 a.m. at a special meeting of the district’s board of directors. Included on the board’s agenda was the topic of a interim general manager. The district’s current general […]

Country’s sprawl is BANANAs

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It looks like the prices of homes are finally collapsing. Could that  be a blessing for the nation? An end to the continuing suburban sprawl? A return to the American Dream? Here in Tucumcari we’ve been lucky. Anecdotal evidence shows that people are looking to buy, that many Realtors […]

Animal wordplay

Since my (pig’s) ear was chewed off when I mistakenly referred to a sow as “he” last week, I will clear up some animal terminology. Not only does it show I admit mistakes, but it also means I can share the great wisdom of animal references, those most people know as well as little-known terms […]

Humor from both sides of the desk

by Lynn Moncus Although I have been away from the classroom for many years, I still tend to become a little excited when school begins because some of the best years of my life were spent on one side of the desk or the other. During the years I taught on campus, I dreaded the […]


Calendar Saturday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., exhibit of entries in the Fourth Annual Tucumcari Arts Festival, Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is free. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., exhibit of entries in the Fourth Annual Tucumcari Arts Festival, Tucumcari Convention Center. Admission is free. Saturdays ongoing: Alcoholic Anonymous Unity Group meeting from 7 p.m. […]

Pep rally revs up Rattler spirit

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Students and athletes rallied under the Rattler banner on Thursday afternoon in anticipation of kicking off the 2006 sports season on Friday night. The Rattler teams were introduced and welcomed by other students and faculty at the high school auditorium to rev up the fans. Each team and player […]

Dance camp starts Aug. 28

Dance camp coming to city next week There will be an All Star Dance Camp Extreme from Monday through Thursday in Tucumcari. Boys and girls are welcome from age 4 through the 5th grader. Program includes a T-shirt, an extreme dance routine, instruction and a parent performance. Proceeds will benefit local UCA All Star Cheerleaders […]