12-20-2006: Calendar

Holiday closings Tucumcari City Offices will be closed Dec. 25-26. Quay County Offices will be closed at noon, Dec. 22-Dec.26. Wednesdays ongoing: Al-Anon Unity Group meeting 5:30 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Wednesdays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity Group meeting 7 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Fridays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity Group meeting 7 […]

Donors help students recover from theft

By Marlena Hartz Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have learned. Clovis residents donated nearly $2,500 Tuesday to James Bickley Elementary School in an outpouring that raised 12 times the amount of money students lost when thousands of coins they had collected for new playground equipment were stolen in early […]

12-20-2006: 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 11:36 p.m., a male reported possible juveniles drinking on Dehoney Street. An officer made contact with the juveniles and advised that there was […]

Commissioners set salary scale

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun By Chelle Delaney Quay County Sun Salaries for Quay County elected officials were set for the next four years by the Quay County Commission. The commissioners agreed that elected officials would receive 85 percent of the maximum allowed by the state at their Monday meeting. At that rate, salaries […]

Angel tree makes Christmas wishes come true

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On Saturday afternoon, 98 children were greeted by Santa Claus at the Wautonomah Hall. Each of the children was given a bag of goodies and a gift chosen especiallly for them. This holiday cheer was made possible by the Angel Tree, supported by the Tucumcari Housing Authority, City Hall, […]

Safe driving tips

The New Mexico State Police caution that winter hazards greatly increase the chances of becoming involved in an automobile crash. Here are winter driving tips. l Plan ahead and leave earlier. Don’t try to make up time on the road. l When driving on icy or snow packed roads, slow to a SAFE speed. Much […]

Weather causes few problems in Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tuesday’s slush and icy roads kept many drivers cautious during the storm which arrived late Monday night “We’ve been pretty fortunate,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham. “It’s been quiet so far.” However, as the water freezes, the streets will become icy, Ham said, warning drivers to be cautious. […]

Community rallies to help robbery victim

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun December didn’t look like a good month for Stephanie Beltran of Tucumcari. It was on Friday, Dec. 1, that Beltran, a manager at Pizza Hut, said she was admitted to Plains Regional Medical Center at Clovis for exploratory surgery. Five minutes into her surgery, Beltran’s heart suddenly stopped. The […]

Plant may face slow journey

By Freedom Newspapers Whether the proposed Clovis Ethanol plant gets the go-ahead for its air quality permit from the New Mexico Environment Department could be decided by mid-May, according to NMED officials. A public hearing concerning the air quality permit for the proposed facility is scheduled for Jan. 11 at the Clovis Civic Center, according […]

Couple finds love, degrees at ENMU

By Helena Rodriquez John and Betty Ellis ironically met in a marriage and family class at Eastern New Mexico University in 1986. They had differing views on marriage, yet they tied the knot and put their education on hold. Twenty years later, following careers in restaurant management and the birth of their two now-teenage daughters, […]