Democrats claim big wins

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Quay County Democrats made a strong statement Tuesday, unseating an incumbent magistrate judge and electing a Democratic candidate for sheriff. David Joel Garnett defeated incumbent Republican Magistrate Judge Edwin Bruhn by 898 votes — 64 percent to 36 percent. “I ran a good race,” Bruhn said. “But the governor (Democrat […]

Play hurt, pain later

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mend now and you’ll probably play later. High school students who participate in athletics may experience a sports-related injury in one of their four years before they graduate. However, playing through the pain, and not recognizing how imporant it is to fully heal, may not equal any gains later, […]

Bengals take league championships

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Bengals vs the Cowboys. No, it’s not Monday Night Football but rather the Tucumcari Junior football league championship, played on Thursday night. The Bengals took the championship with a 16-0 win over the Cowboys. The Bengals, coached by James Lott, faced off against the Cowboys, coached by Max Jimenez, […]

San Jon Coyotes playing for Title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The San Jon Coyotes, Quay County’s only six-man football team, will play in their first state championship game today. The Coyotes (5-2) will play at 1 p.m. today against the New Mexico School for the Deaf at Albuquerque’s Menaul High School. The Coyotes will play state championship match up […]

11-04-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 12:28 p.m., a female reported a shoplifting incident at a fuel station on South Mountain Road. Officers were given the description of […]

Rattlers next Stop: Capitan

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers will advance next week to the quarterfinals of the 2A playoffs after Friday’s victory over Dulce. The Tucumcari Rattlers grounded the Dulce Hawks, scoring all of their points in the first half of a 49-0 blowout over the Hawks. Coach Dub Smith said, “You don’t ever […]

New Deputy Police Chief retuns home

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff On Oct. 6, Ron Haley joined the Tucumcari Police Department as Deputy Chief of Police. A Tucumcari native, Haley is the department’s second in command under Police Chief Larry Ham. Ham was named chief in June 2005 and had previously served with the Silver City Police Department. Where did you […]

Former GM of motel arrested

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Douglas Ewing, the former general manager of the Tucumcari Holiday Inn, was arrested Wednesday on 20 felony counts for embezzlement, Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham said. Ewing, 49, was arrested in Tijeras by officers from the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department. Officials allege he embezzled $42,500 from Tucumcari’s Holiday Inn. If […]

Ute Lake Ranch Golf Course gets green light from ISC

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff The New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission (ISC) approved an agreement on Thursday that allows Ute Lake Ranch to construct and operate a golf course on the shores of Ute Lake, according to a news release from ISC. The project has had strong backing from Quay County area governments as a […]

11-04-2006: School Menus

San Jon Monday Breakfast: Toast and eggs, cereal, fruit and milk Lunch: Fish, mac and cheese, broccoli, fruit, salad bar and milk Tuesday Breakfast: Bagels and yogurt, cereal, fruit, milk Lunch: Enchiladas, chips and salsa, pinto beans, fruit, salad bar and milk Wednesday Breakfast: Biscuits and gravy, cereal, fruit and milk Lunch: Beef stroganoff, rolls, […]