Anniversaries – Birthdays

Couple goes silver.. Charlie and Bertha Chavez will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary next week. The couple was married on Jan. 23, 1982 at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. The Chavez’ have three children Sonya, Felimon and Charlene. It’s been “25 beautiful years,” said Charlie Chavez. “Hope to have another 25.” Birthday for […]

Seven Rattlers named to 2A football squad

By Quay County Sun Staff Seven Tucumcari Rattlers football players have been selected for the New Mexico 2A All-State team. The selection for the All-State team is honorary and no actual football game is played by the athletes. “I am very proud of these young men,” said coach Dub Smith. “They are very deserving of […]

01-20-2007: 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: Tuesday • At 10:23 a.m., a female reported finding possible narcotics at a hotel on East Route 66. An officer advised that a green leafy […]

Two Quay seniors qualify for nationals

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two Tucumcari senior Olympians, Celso Blea and Gilbert Romero, qualified for the 2007 National Senior Olympics in June 24-July 5 at Louisville, Ky. Blea and Romero qualified to go the nationals as a result of their scores from the New Mexico State Senior Olympics held Aug. 1-5, 2006 at […]

1-20-2007: Tuck’s Turf

By Howie Tucker This week I will be off to Albuquerque for a high school workshop for the upcoming high school golf season. Feb. 5: Start of Season for Golf Team For all students who are planning to be part of the golf team, the season begins Feb 5. Please contact me at 461-1849 before […]

Trash is big business

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Let’s talk trash. Like what’s in your garbage can. Just because we want to throw these things away, doesn’t mean they’re “trash.” We’re denigrating, belittling, disparaging, maligning, and slandering a valuable commodity. Look, here in Tucumcari, we’re spending $1.2 million just for a place to put some of what […]

Teens appear in court

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari juveniles, charged with conspiracy to commit murder, made court appearances on Wednesday. All three pleaded not guilty to the charges against them, court records show. The juveniles, two 17-year-old boys and a 15-year-old boy, were brought before Judge Ricky D. Purcell in the 10th Judicial District Court […]

County opts out of fiscal duties for DWI program

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Quay County will not serve as the fiscal agent beyond June 30, 2007 for the DWI program based in Tucumcari the Quay County Commission said on Friday. Commissioners voted unanimously not to serve as DWI’s fiscal agent for the upcoming fiscal year beginning July 1. As its fiscal agent […]

01-20-2007: Letters to Editor

On the afternoon of Dec. 30, the two of us were sailing along on Highway 54, when we came to the intersection of 54 and I-40 at Tucumcari, and we came upon the blocked road, from snow. The motels were all full and we were directed to the Baptist Church fellowship hall. They were so […]

City to review applications for city manager

By Quay County Sun staff City Commissioners to review applicants Tucumcari City commissioners are to have met at 9 a.m. today in a closed executive session in the City Police Training Room, 214 E. Center Street. Commissioners were to review applications for the position of city manager. The current city manager, Richard Primrose, has resigned […]