Stumbling in the dark

By Leonard Lauriault Well, it’s been a couple of days since we confused our internal clocks again by going to Daylight Savings Time. While I’ll eventually get used to the time change, the past few days haven’t been so pleasant because I’ve revisited some previous experiences related to waking up an hour earlier in a [...]

03-14-2007: 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: Friday • At 3:30 p.m., a female reported an unwanted subject at her residence on East Harmon. An officer made contact with a male subject [...]

March 1976

The New Mexico State Police arrested two men for transportation of marijuana after a routine safety check along I-40. The two men had 64 pounds of marijuana estimated at $32,000. … Many Tucumcari residents showed up at the Allsup’s store for a chance at a free bag of groceries. During a two-day period the store [...]

Cherokee Drive residents seek county help to fix road

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some homeowners on Cherokee Drive in the Best Western Estates subdivision sought the help of the Quay County Commission on Monday to have their road turned over to the county. Residents said they could not get the road fixed and were seeking the help of the county to get [...]

Tucumcari students make phyto-find

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Teenage volunteers at the MesaLands Dinosaur Museum have made a rare find. Tucumcari High School Students Stephen Smith, Carmen Runyan and Donny Price found teeth from a Phytosaur. That’s a semi-aquatic species that flourished in the late Triassic period 205 million years ago. They found the teeth while screening [...]

District looks to change up water’s flow

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Management and documentation of water flow through the canals and lateral waterways of the Arch Hurley Conservancy District are key to achieving more efficiencies in the delivery of water for crop irrigation, said district board members at their meeting on Tuesday morning. In fact, the board scheduled a workshop [...]

Baskin’ in Fort Bascom

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari businessman has re-constructed a piece of New Mexico’s past. Stanley Jennings, owner of the Fort Bascom Trading Post, has built a model of Fort Bascom. He started work on the model in July of 2005 and finished it in February of this year. The completed model is [...]

03-14-2007: Community Notes

THS drama class stages 1930s Hollywood parody What happens when the world’s worst movie producer travels to Vansyltrania to produce his next horrible horror movie? To find out, be at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. That’s where the drama class of Tucumcari High School will present a parody on 1930s [...]

Rattlers get set for tournament

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari Rattlers started their 2007 baseball season with a loss to the Santa Rosa Lions, 15-5. They are now getting ready for the Tucumcari Invite on Friday and Saturday. A total of eight teams will participate in this two-day event. 2007 Tucumcari Invite schedule Friday Game 1: 9 a.m., Tucumcari Jv [...]

03-14-2007: Calendar

Today–Wednesday: 6 p.m., Class of 1997, planning meeting for the Rattler Reunion, Pow Wow restaurant. Fridays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous, Unity Group meeting 7 p.m., at 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturday: 6 p.m., Chamber Banquet at the Tucumari Convention Center. Monday: 11 a.m., regular meeting Senior Citizen’s Board, Senior Center. Monday: 6 p.m., regular meeting Tucumcari [...]