Birthday blitz

Padillas party… The youngest Padillas, Isabelle and Patrick, gathered on March 3 with family and friends to celebrate their birthdays. Isabelle was two on Feb. 28 and Patrick was three on Jan. 4. Celebrating with them was big brother, Mark “Junior” Padilla, 5. Their parents are Amanda Padilla of Tucumcari and Mark Padilla of Elrito. […]

City manager finalists named

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari city commissioners announced the names of three finalists for the city manager’s position on Thursday. The finalists are • John D. Berchtold of Charlotte, Mich. • Boyd A. Kraemer of Benson, Ariz. • John R. Sutherland of Flagstaff, Ariz. All the candidates met the minium requirements and a […]

Feral hogs pose potential problems

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Invading feral hogs are wreaking havoc on some farm and ranch lands in Quay County. And if left unchecked, the problems spread, state wildlife experts said. “We had them uproot and damage one of our fields so bad that it looked like the Army had been out there shelling,” […]

March 1965

The new building added to Tucumcari Junior High School opened after being built by the Ballard and Bates of Carlsbad. … Tucumcari Junior High student Rena Mae Bonem took the top prize at the annual science fair with her booth “New Mexico During the Cretaceous Period.” She was then eligible to enter the regional science […]

03-10-2007: 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: Monday • At 4:21 p.m., a female reported an intoxicated male subject at a motel on West Route 66. One male subject was arrested for […]

High speed chase ends in Clovis

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Another cache of marijuana was seized Thursday in Quay County in the midst of a police chase where the suspect, at times, drove at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour, law enforcement officials said. This was the second seizure of pot in Quay County by authorities in last five […]

03-10-2007: Calendar

Monday: 9 a.m., regular meeting, Quay County Commission, Commission Chambers, Quay County Courthouse. Monday: 11:30 a.m., regular meeting of the National Associaton of Retired Federal Employees, K-Bob’s. Monday: 5:15 p.m., regular meeting, Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., Convention Center. Monday: 7 p.m., the musical, Urban Cowboys, Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Mondays ongoing: Alcoholics Anonymous Unity […]

Spellers get set for bee

By Mickey Winfield Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage Saturday morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to the National Spelling […]

Preserving openess in government for the people

By Robert B. Trapp, guest columnist Community advocates, activists, volunteers and journalists with true grit will celebrate National Sunshine Week Sunday through next Saturday. The week is set aside annually to celebrate our freedom to access information under the U.S. Constitution and enlighten the public of its rights to access the records it owns and […]

Looking forward to the cowboy’s play on words

By Lynn Moncus Many of us who read the Quay County Sun look forward to seeing what Baxter Black has to say each week, not only because we speak the same language but because we know him. He has caused many smiles through the years and just keeps writing. When I was teaching “Cowboy Lit” […]