Glenda “Mo” Gollehon

Services: A memorial service will be held at a later date. Glenda “Mo” Gollehon, 59, died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at her home in Portales. Mrs. Gollehon was born Dec. 12, 1947 to Glen Albert and Mary Osborne Holbrook in Tucumcari. She came to Clovis in the 1970s where she married Michael Lee Gollehon on […]

Where are the books going, gone?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Book Review sections and book reviews themselves are fading at such newspapers as the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and San Diego Union-Tribune. The Wall Street Journal published a story about the trend, attributing it to the lack of book advertising. There have […]

05-12-2007: 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: Tuesday l At 9:11 a.m., an officer served a warrant at a residence on South Rock Island Street. One female juvenile was arrested for probation […]

Judge Purcell to retire, court seeking applicants

By QCS Staff U.S. District Judge Ricky D. Purcell is slated to retire on July 1, and the process to find his replacement is under way, said Sandra Bauman, judicial selection coordinator for the nominating commission. In the meantime, the Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court has been requested to seek a interim […]

Baseball: Rattlers are regional champs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers are the Region A/AA Champions and are state bound. Friday the Rattlers defeated Mesa Vista and Pecos at Pecos to take the regional title. “This is a sweet victory for the team,” said coach Tony Alarcon. “We had to overcome a lot this season with injuries […]

New director for GTEDC selected

By Quay County Sun Staff The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. (GTEDC) has selected Patrick Vanderpool of Pampa, Texas, to head up its development efforts, said Franklin McCasland at the Tucumcari City Commission meeting Thursday. McCasland said it was hoped that Vanderpool would start on June 1. Vanderpool assumes the post that was left vacant […]

Gas prices hitting record highs

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The price of gas in Tucumcari was possibly the highest seen all year at the pumps on Friday. The high was $3.25 a gallon for unleaded at a majority of the stations and the low was $3.12 a gallon for regular unleaded at Circle K on South First Street, […]

Research balloon falls near San Jon

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What was it that fell out of space? “It looked like a giant inverted jellyfish,” said John Winter, who saw it drop from his backyard. “I’ve been in the military and seen weather balloons – three- and six-footers – but I never saw a 60-footer.” The huge white object […]

05-12-2007: Notable Notes

Time to sign up for adult softball leagues The Tucumcari Recreation Department is now forming adult softball leagues. If you have a men’s, women’s or co-ed team you would like to place in the league, contact the Tucumcari Recreation Department from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 461-1647. Cost is $300 per team and is […]

Mesalands celebrates graduation Friday

The following students graduated or received certificates on Friday from Mesalands Community College. They are: Associate of Arts Degree Armando J. Acosta Sandy R. Cordova Pagie A. Evans*+ Alicia J. Garcia***+ Michael Jaramillo** Michelle D. Jaynes**+ Curtis Mericle**+ Kiera Mortensen***+ Ona Le Padilla**+ Kimberly A. Rich***+ Joel Seymour Sundra Delores Span*+ Shirley Joanna Crane Terry** […]