Politics in the classroom get a low grade

By Lnn Moncus Some of us have been following the grade-changing incident in the large city in our state and have hoped that many people will be made aware of what can happen when politics get in the way of education. Having endured a similar experience while teaching down south, I have been particularly interested […]

05-26-2007: Calendar

Tonight: 7 p.m., regular monthly gatering of the Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, Fair Grounds. Free admission. Come and enjoy some good Bluegrass music. For more information call 461-0457 or 461-0161. Monday: City Offices will be closed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in observance of Memorial […]

Basketball camp to start in June

Championship Basketball Academy of Albuquerque will host a summer basketball camp June 4-7 in Tucumcari at the Tucumcari High School gym. “The purpose of this camp is to provide an encouraging, upbeat camp for kids,” said Scott Peterson head coach of the Championship Basketball Academy. “I wanted to have a camp in Tucumcari so that […]

Choices: How do you decide what’s next?

By  Leonard Lauriault In the movie, “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” there’s a scene, or rather a line I’ll not soon forget. An old knight who’d been guarding the holy grail for several centuries is in a room full of cups when Indiana Jones arrives followed by the bad guys. As they’re wondering which […]

05-23-2007: Calendar

Today: 9:30 a.m., Tucumcari Middle School Honors Assembly, Tucumcari Middle School, 914 S. Fifth St. Today: 10 a.m., Tucumcari/Quay County Regional Emergency Communications Board meeting, City Hall, 215 E. Center St. Thursday: 11 a.m., special meeting, Quay County Gaming Authority, Territorial Room, Greater Tucumcari Economic Development office. Thursday: 5 p.m., Housing Authority meeting, City Hall […]

05-23-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Saturday • At 7:05 a.m., a female called in a report that a hardware store on Martinez in Logan had its windows broken. A Logan […]

Heath Wesley Parker

Services: Have been held. Heath Wesley Parker, 27, of Lovington, N.M., died on Sunday, March 29, 2007, in a drowning accident in Eugene, Ore. Mr. Parker, who was born in Clovis on March 25, 1980, had most recently lived in Juneau, Alaska. Mr. Parker is survived by his parents, John and Connie Parker of Lovington, […]

Coyote Champs


San Jon athletes and their coaches recalled the 2006-2007 competitions at the annual athletic banquet. San Jon athletic director, Waymond Ragland, presented Richard Vasquez left, and Danny Shetter, and other players with numerous awards for their play on the Coyotes football, basketball, baseball, volleyball and track teams.

Rattlers athletes of the year selected


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers athletes were recognized Monday night at the traditional sports banquet at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The awards included most heart, most improved and player of the year. Several special awards were given to some parents. Ellen White and Tina Garcia were recognized and given an award […]

THS valedictorian shares her story


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Olivia Mitchell, 17, is Tucumcari High School’s valedictorian. An active senior, she was in many clubs and will graduate with a 4.36 grade point average. We talked with Mitchell her about her last year in high school and her college plans. Question: As the valedictorian you’ll be giving a […]