Design firm OKed for THS renovation

By QCS Staff The Tucumcari School Board agreed to hire the architectural firm of Greer Stafford/SJCF, Inc. for the high school’s planned renovation. The project is estimated to take about three years and to cost about $20 million, said officials from the state and Greer Stafford at Monday’s board meeting. The school system has received […]

The heat’s on: More above average temperatures expected

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Triple digit heat has Tucumcari residents feeling the burn. “In Tucumcari there has been eight days of triple digit heat in the past month,” said National Weather Service forecaster Jennifer Palucki. “The hottest of these days was on Monday with a recorded temperature of 106 degrees.” In July 1980, […]

Junior livestock sale nets $72,550

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Forty-six animals brought in hefty sums for their owners at the Quay County Junior Livestock Sale on Saturday. Lisa Mitchell’s reserve grand champion steer, all 1,132 pounds, netted $3,600, more than three times its estimated packer bid. Buyers groups and individuals generously gave their support to tomorrow’s producers. In […]

Sefie R. Chacon

Services: At 7 p.m. Wednesday a rosary will be recited in the St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Thursday, a funeral mass will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Sefie R. Chacon, 98, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2007, in the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari. Mrs. Chacon was born Feb. 24, […]

Jeffrey Phelps Lane

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Services: At 2 p.m. today, a memorial service will be held at the Bell Ranch Hacienda. Jeffrey Phelps Lane, 57, died in a single-engine airplane crash on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2007. Mr. Lane is survived by his wife, Janet and their children, Travis (Kari), Sarah and Brandon. He was also a grandfather to Torin, 3, […]

Once upon a time, teachers had freedom to teach

By Lnn Moncus Those of us who loved school, no matter which side of the desk we were on, never get over wanting to join the crowds on their way to that first day of school. Just thinking about the joys of education causes us to pause and to be thankful for having had the […]

08-18-2007: 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: Monday • At 7:20 p.m., a male reported a disturbance on South Jackson Street. An officer was told that a male subject was acting irate […]

Shepherds lead 100th Quay County Fair

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Kelli Lamm, 4, shows off her technique at the Shepherd’s Lead on Tuesday.

Rattlers show off gridiron skills at Purple and Gold scrimmage

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 50 fans turned out Friday afternoon for the Rattlers annual Purple and Gold scrimmage. For many of the Rattlers this scrimmage is a long running tradition but for some it was new and exciting first. “This is a great new experience for me,” said sophomore Cedar Bomar of […]

Koas claims softball championship

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area athletes swept the New Mexico 2007 state softball championship tournament 6-0. The Kaos Undertakers softball team won the New Mexico tournament in class D slow pitch softball held on Aug. 11-12 in Albuquerque. Made up of athletes from Quay and Curry counties the Kaos Undertakers were seeded 19th […]