08-19-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday At 10:52 a.m., a female reported a domestic disturbance on East McGee Street. One male subject was arrested for battery on a household member. Wednesday At 3:13 a.m., a female reported loud music [...]

08-19-2006: Calendar

Today: Quay County Fair, Quay County Fairgrounds. Monday: 5 p.m., special work session for facilities planning of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education in the Administrative Conference Room, 2400 S. Eighth Street. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meting of the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education in the Administrative Conference Room, 2400 S. Eighth Street. [...]

Rexel F. Sparks

Rexel F. Sparks Services: At 10 a.m. today at Pine River Valley Baptist Church, 11942 Hwy. 172, Ignacio, Colo., followed by a reception for family and friends. Burial services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at House School Gymnasium in House. Burial will follow at the Ima Community Cemetery. Rexel F. Sparks, 89, of [...]

Picture worth a thousand words

by Lynn Moncus Now that the slave has finally finished writing about the Rattler Reunion, she has decided I could write the column this week while she takes a long nap. Although she seems to enjoy that gathering, I rather dislike it because she pays no attention to my schedule and is apt to tell [...]

Rattlers get tested at Taos

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers found themselves pulling double duty at a scrimmage in Taos Friday night. The Rattlers JV and varsity teams were scheduled to play just Taos but Raton joined the scrimmage when its team didn’t have a preseason scrimmage scheduled, said head coach Dub Smith. In their second scrimmage [...]

Senator Bingaman tours Tucumcari

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Although U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman was in Tucumcari less than 24 hours on Wednesday and Thursday, he managed to visit Mesalands Community College, the Ute Lake Ranch, make other stops and visit the Quay County Fair. At the fairgrounds, Bingaman stayed for several hours to tour the exhibits and [...]

No one injured in house fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A fire destroyed a manufactured home on South Monroe Street early Tuesday afternoon. No one was injured in the blaze that was thought to have started in one side of the home, where a bath and bedroom are located. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said an investigation of the [...]

MainStreet initiative building support

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Business owners express interest in the state MainStreet program About 25 business owners and city officials met Tuesday morning to foster the beginning of what is hoped will become Tucumcari’s new MainStreet initiative. Peter Kampfer, executive director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., and David Buchen, director of [...]

Clovis soldier laid to rest

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Solemnly they stood, forming a tableau that stretched from a corner in Clovis to Melrose to Fort Sumner. “We are here to support the family of the fallen soldier,” said Byron Cross, near a Clovis church entrance, his motorcycle behind him. A legion of supporters — most of whom had [...]

Senator Bingaman in Tucumcari today

Bingaman to discuss renewable energy prospects U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) will be in Tucumcari today to meet with local officials. Bingaman visits Tucumcari at 2:30 p.m. today to participate in a wind energy roundtable discussion with community and business leaders at the Mesalands Community College. He will talk about ways Quay County can capitalize [...]