02-10-2007: 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: Wednesday • At 9:27 a.m., a female reported vandalism at her residence on South Jackson Street. An officer advised that the back window of a […]

Van O. Ard

Services: 10 a.m., today a memorial service will be held at Dunn Memorial Chapel. Van O. Ard, 72, of Tucumcari died Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, in Amarillo, Texas. Van O. Ard was born March 5, 1935 in Salem, Mo. He had been a master mechanic and a master carpenter, working for a number of years […]

Evelyn Katherine McKay Bollinger

Services: 1 p.m., Monday at Dunn Memorial Chapel. Evelyn Katherine McKay Bollinger, 78, died Jan. 31, 2007 in St. Cloud, Fla. She was born March 22, 1928 in Clayton. She graduated from the Clayton High School in 1945. She attended Eastern New Mexico College for one year and began her teaching career in the fall […]

Michael Robert Hudson

Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Michael Robert Hudson, 24, died Feb. 5 in Overland Park, Kan. Mr. Hudson was born at Cannon Air Force Base on June 1, 1982. After graduating from Tucumcari High School in 2000, he moved to Albuquerque to attend college and continue working for Carquest. […]

Amazing Gracie

Amazing Gracie… Gracie Otero will be celebrating her fourth birthday today. Her family and friends will celebrate with a Disney Princess theme. Her parents are Gino and Miquela Otero and she has one younger sister Emily Otero. Her grandparents are Gene and Evelyn Otero, Charlie Valverde, Judy Martinez and the late Joe I. Martinez. Her […]

City denies DWI Task Force request

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The fate of the Quay County DWI program got tossed back to Quay County by the Tucumcari City Commission on Thursday night. “We’ve done more than enough, they should go back to the county,” said Commissioner Chris Maestas. The DWI program is a much needed entity, said Commissioner Jim […]

Promoter admits he fired shot

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Los Lunas fight promoter says he fired the shot that killed Tucumcari’s Jason Pacheco on Feb. 1. Jim Burleson, in Tucumcari for the Desert Xtreme martial-arts fight scheduled last week, said he fired his .45-caliber gun after Pacheco and others jumped him on Main Street. Pacheco, 31, was […]

City nixes event ban

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun City Commissioners said they wouldn’t necessarily buy tickets for or attend certain fighting or boxing events, but they did not think it was appropriate to stop others from attending or to ban some events from the Tucumcari Convention Center. Commissioner Chris Maestas said he did not think the city […]

Tucumcarian finds his place on big screen

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun With everyone said to have 15 minutes of fame, Michael Pack figures he’s got 14 minutes and 50 seconds left. But Pack, 44, is an aspiring actor hoping for more. Pack got his first flicker of the limelight as an extra in the remake of the classic horror flick, […]

Investigators to probe fire

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Fire Department extinguished a blaze at the Granger School building on Thursday night. No one was injured and the blaze was put out in about an hour and 45 minutes, said Fire Chief Mike Cherry. The school building, which is on Hines Street, is no longer used […]