04-04-2007: 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: Saturday •  At 2:08 a.m., an officer reported a possible drunk driver on South First Street. The officer attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the […]

Rattlers take 3rd at Santa Fe golf invite

By QCS Staff Tucumcari High School’s golf team came in third at Monday’s Santa Fe Capital City Invite. Competing were Santa Fe, Raton, Robertson, Saint Pius X of Albuquerque, West Las Vegas and Saint Michael’s of Santa Fe. Santa Fe, placed first with a team score of 332. The Rattlers placed third with 345. Rattler […]

Tornadoes can affect victims long after, counselors say

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Free counseling is being offered to the residents of Logan after the March 23 tornado. “The crisis might have passed but it is far from over for those who were affected by it.,” said Tucumcari Mental Health Resource Director Heidi Fenton. “After a crisis people are so busy putting […]

The Bell Ranch on market for $115 million

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By Chelle Delaney A large and significant piece of New Mexico history is for sale. The Bell Ranch, all 250,000 acres, with its Red Bell cattle, horses, a hacienda and an airstrip is being marketed for $115 million by Orvis Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado Springs, Colo. The Bell Ranch in San Miguel County takes […]

Commission takes no action on city manager, waste water plant woes

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By Chelle Delaney The Tucumcari City Commission decided not to decide who would be the city’s new manager, at a special meeting last night. An early agenda of the meeting indicated that the commission would meet in a closed door session regarding the selection of a city manager. After meeting in a closed executive session […]

Thelma Fern Hammons Mead

Services: Have been held Thelma Fern Hammons Mead died Feb. 28, 2007, in Coos Bay, Ore, after a brief, courageous battle with cancer. Mrs. Mead was born to Jacob Parker Hammons and Bessie Fern Buchanan Hammons on Feb. 13, 1926, in Berryville Ark. She moved with her family to San Jon, N.M. in 1930, attending […]

Douglas E. Bartlett

Services: 11 a.m., Thursday a memorial service will be conducted at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari. Douglas E. Bartlett, 48, age died Sunday, April 1, 2007, following an extended illnesses with heart disease, multiple sclerosis and lung cancer.   He was born Dec. 13, 1958 in Jonesboro, Ark. He was a published poet having […]

Rafaelita Garcia Tixier

Services: At 7 p.m., Wednesday, a rosary be recited on Wednesday at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari.  At 2 p.m. on Thursday a mass of the resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Church. Rafaelita Garcia Tixier, 81, passed died Tuesday, April 3, 2007, at her home in Tucumcari.   Mrs. Tixier was born […]

Rattlers split double header

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By Thomas Garcia The Rattlers junior varsity scored an impressive 13 runs in the bottom of the third inning – 12 of them while having two outs – to win the first game of a double header on Monday night against the Clovis Wildcats C-team. The Tucumcari Rattlers won the first game 19-8 and lost the […]

Joshua W. Hendren

Services: 7 p.m., today a rosary will be recited at the Dunn Memorial Chapel in Tucumcari.  At 2 p.m. on Wednesday, a mass of resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Joshua W. Hendren, 27, died Sunday, April 1, at his home in Los Lunas.   Mr. Hendren was born July […]