City seeks to finance revamping pool

By Chelle Delaney:Quay County Sun City officials and planners have been working to get the city pool repaired and back in swimming order for almost three years. Now, it looks as if progress is being made. Last week, city officials spoke with an official from the New Mexico Finance Authority to lay the ground work […]

Back hoe cuts off phone service in town

By Chelle Delaney For some, it was an eerie calm. For others, it was a frustration and a natural cause of concern. It was Wednesday, the day when nearly all of the town’s phone lines went dead, including the area’s 911 emergency service. “We have a back-up phone for 911,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry […]

Man thought to be electrocuted

By Quay County Sun By QCS The body of a Tucumcari man was found about 1 p.m. Friday near an old packing plant on East 10th Street. Police said Mitch Coomes, 38, was probably electrocuted. His body was found near a power post. “The case is still under investigation by the medical examiner, but it […]

Isabel H. Valverde

Isabel H. Valverde Services: Visitation from 12:30 p.m.-1 p.m. today, immediately followed by a memorial mass at Santuario de San Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 8301 Camino San Martin, S.W., Albuquerque. Isabel H. Valverde, 76, died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006 in Albuquerque. Mrs. Valverde was born in Anton Chico and was most recently a resident […]

8-05-2006 Calendaar

Monday: Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education, Summer Retreat Meeting, 8 a.m., Holiday Inn, East Tucumcari Boulevard. Monday: Rural Area Development, Water User COOP, monthly meeting, 6 p.m., Norton Fire Station. Tuesday: Quay County ASAP Coalition Steering Committee will be offering training from 11 a.m.-noon in the Nara Visa Room, Tucumcari Convention Center. Following lunch, […]

Notable Notes

Police set to employ saturation patrols The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting saturation patrols from now through Aug. 31 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. During this time, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. Riddle set to compete in AQHYA championship Vatlie Riddle is among 2,000 youths participating in the Ford American Quarter […]

8-05-2006 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 9:03 p.m., a male reported a male subject with a knife on Rankin Street. Officers advised that the subject lowered the knife and was taken into custody without incident. He was charged […]

These rainbows double your pleasure

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It was in Ireland, quite a few years ago, when, on my grandfather’s farm in County Tipperary, I saw a rainbow. It was an emotional moment. A good omen. Why, after all, as Irish legend has it, seeing a rainbow is good fortune, because you might find the pot […]

Rattlers relive memories

By Lynn Moncus: Quay County Sun Columnist When this column appears today, let’s hope some of the returning Rattlers will join in the sharing of memories of our school days as they are getting ready to attend the banquet. This is one of the greatest weekends of the year for those of us who have […]

Camaraderie drives Rattlers to scramble

By Thomas Garcia Rattlers from classes past came together to play golf for the annual Rattler Reunion Scramble at Tucumcari’s Municipal Golf Course beginning on Friday and continuing today. “I really enjoy the annual Scramble,” said Fred Porter of Tucumcari. Teeing off on hole one were long-time friends and classmates Rene Maciel of Waco, Jamie […]