First Presbyterian celebrating 100 years

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun On Saturday and Sunday, the First Presbyterian Church of Tucumcari will be celebrating its 100th anniversary. Joining the current pastor, Iola Allender, who became pastor in 2001, in the celebrations will be past pastors Don Shepherd (1990-1991) and John Mikow (1991-1998). Barbara Cherry, who serves as an elder in […]

Former Rattler plays Pistol Pete

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A couple of years ago, the cowboy with twirling six-shooters, who’d been the Aggies’ mascot for 40 years, suddenly disappeared. A foam-head replacement called Lasso Larry just didn’t seem able to fill Pistol Pete’s capacious boots. Fans at NMSU’s games felt a sense of loss, there was mourning among […]

Logan Longhorns win one

The Longhorn varsity 8-man team won Friday night 22-8 against the visiting Coyotes. The Longhorns are now 1-1 on the season. Coach Billy Burns said, “The season is going good for us. We are still adapting to the changes of 8-man football. The team played well tonight. Our seniors did very well.” The junior high […]

$20 million in construction contracts will be underway

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun It’s estimated that almost $20 million in building projects have been started or will be started within a year in Tucumcari, said a city planning official. Two truck stop-plazas are already planned at exit 333 and I-40, and three motels are either under construction or being planned at the […]

Watch for the full moon monikers

By Ryn Gargulinski If anyone heard some howling on Thursday, I swear it wasn’t me. But it could have been any number of coyotes, demons or anything else that delights in a full moon. The full moon is especially magical for New Mexico as evidenced by the great number of Land of Enchantment souvenirs that […]

Gather strength from Lord during 9/11 anniversary

By Debra Whittington Remembering mine affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the gall. My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new […]

JD Lopez

Joe D. “JD” Lopez Services: A rosary will be recited 7 p.m. Sunday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church. A memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, also at St. Anne’s. Joe D. “JD” Lopez, 70, died Sept. 6 in Albuquerque, following an extended illness. Mr. Lopez moved to Albuquerque five years ago […]

Rattlers film-meister

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By Thomas Garcia Charlie Wilson has long been known as the man behind the camera at the Rattler football games. Wilson has been recording the games for the Tucumcari Rattlers football program for the past 19 years. The films are used by the team to study and find their and their opponents strengths and weaknesses. […]

Colleges look closely at their budgets

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Colleges and universities in New Mexico that experienced drops in enrollment may not be penalized, according to New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Beverlee McClure. The Department is considering a provision that would shelter college and university budgets for one year, according to higher education officials who met […]

Memories make history

By Lynn Moncus Not long ago, J.T. Warren of Arvada, Colo., sent a real treasure trove to this woman from Ima and also to the museum. He included a brief history of the Fisher family who homesteaded in the Plain, Puerto, Norton area in 1906, a family tree, and 227 photographs, most of which were […]