Padres take first place


The Padres of the Tucumcari Little League took first place on Tuesday night, the last game of season. The Padres beat the Mets of San Jon 17-1. The Mets took second place in the league. Above, Nathanial Lopez scoots in the air to home plate. Children playing in the league range from 9 to 12 […]

06-202007: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas Lake Fishing for walleye was fair for anglers using deep diving crank baits, grubs and bottom bouncer/night crawler […]

06-20-2007: Calendar

Fridays ongoing: 7 p.m., Alcoholics anonymous Unity Group Meeting, 1424 S. Sixth St. Saturday: 5:30 p.m., Pot Luck dinner, Eastern New Mexico Bluegrass & Old Tyme Music Association, Quay County Exhibit Hall, fairgrounds. Admission: Free. For more information call 461-0456. Monday: 9 a.m., Quay County Commission meeting, Commission Chambers, Quay County Courthouse, 300 S. Third […]

06-20-2007: 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: Friday l At 11:01 a.m., an officer arrested a subject on West 540 Loop. A male subject was taken to the Quay County Detention Center […]

NIE Teacher of the year


By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]

School board eyes increase in salaries

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education wrestled with how to give raises to school staff for the 2008-2009 school year during their regular meeting Monday night. One school board member said that any raise should be a lump sum that was equal throughout the staff instead of a […]

City pool opens


Exuberant squeals and the sounds of splashing water were heard from West Hines Street as the city pool opened Tuesday – after a two-year wait. More than 100 children welcomed its opening as the temperature on the bank clock read 109 degrees. Director of Recreation Scott Simpson had been sweating it out. A series of […]

George Leslie “Les” Hight

Services: 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church building in Tucumcari.  George Leslie “Les” Hight, long time Quay County rancher, died Monday, June 18, 2007, in Tucumcari following a brief illness. Mr. Hight was born in Menard, Texas, on Oct. 23, 1911. He spent his childhood in the Texas hill country. He was one […]

Rudolpho F. “Rudy” Ortiz

Services:  7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited 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. Rudolpho F. “Rudy” Ortiz, 51, died Saturday, June 16, in Albuquerque. Mr. Ortiz was born July 26, 1955 in Las Vegas, N.M.  He […]

Merritt Laverne Karr

Services: 11 a.m. Monday, graveside services at Logan Cemetery.   Merritt Laverne Karr, 65, died Thursday, June 14, 2007, at his residence in Logan.   Mr. Karr was born Nov. 30, 1941 in Knoxville, Iowa.  He had been a Logan resident for about 12 years.  He was a retired truck driver. He served in the […]