Grant to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas

Freedom Newspapers Eastern New Mexico University has been awarded a $629,898 grant from the USDA to bring digital broadcasting to the rural areas of eastern New Mexico, according to a press release from Sen. Pete Domenici’s office. The grant will be used to construct digital and high definition television transmitters in Artesia, Fort Sumner, Ruidoso […]

08-26-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to reports Wednesday l At 12:56 a.m., a female reported a possible prowler walking around her house on South Monroe. Officers advised that they patrolled the area and all was secure. l At 10:22 a.m., a female […]

Spraying to eradicate salt cedars

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney A spraying program to kill salt cedars on land along 160 miles of the Canadian River in New Mexico and Texas is hoped to help the flow of water into Lake Meredith, said officials of the Canadian Municipal Water Authority. Last week, Lake Meredith hit an […]

Horsemen give Rattlers a rough ride

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers were caught off pace by the speed the Horsemen. The Rattlers lost to St. Michael’s of Santa Fe Friday night 41-14 in the season opener for both teams. Despite two interceptions and fumble recoveries, Tucumcari’s 2A Rattlers could not keep up with the pace of the 3A […]

Lady Rattlers wins season opener

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Lady Rattlers opened the season with a hit and miss Tuesday night against Floyd’s Lady Broncos. The Varsity team won their season opener, three to one over the Floyd team, while the JV team lost to the Broncos. The Varsity won the first set 25-17. Senior Cori Wilson […]

High water at Conchas

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Fueled by monsoon rains, the water level at Conchas Lake is the highest its been in at least several years, according to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Higher water levels means more water will be available to irrigate farm and ranch operations south of the dam […]

08-23-2006: Police Blotter

The Following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Friday • At 11:58 a.m., officers served a warrant on Eighth Street. A female was arrested on a warrant from Magistrate Court. • At 7:29 p.m., a female reported a dispute on East Center […]

Maintaining a good conscience

Leonard Lauriault The word describing baptism in 1 Peter 3: 21 is most often translated pledge, response, or answer, but actually the translation should be plea, request, or appeal. Still, when we appeal to God for a clear conscience through baptism, we also pledge to keep our conscience clear (Acts 24: 14-16; Romans 12: 1, […]

The fair’s many pictures

By Ryn Gargulinski: FNNM Columnist A county fair means one thing. Crouching down into an immobile ball for several hours beside the pig pens. No, I was not hiding from the cops. Nor was I attempting to steal a corncob from an unsuspecting sow. I was armed with camera to get the ultimate photo of […]

Officer Bond takes a bite out of crime

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department has a new officer. His name is Bond. There is an irrepressible urge to follow that with the appropriate British accent and say: “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” And his partner sometimes jokes that he wants to change the numbers on his cruiser to 007. […]