Letters to the Editor: The military will be honored

We hear that soldiers who have fought and been killed in Iraq or Afghanistan gave their lives for nothing if we pull out now. Nothing could be farther from the truth None of us get out of this life alive. Why do anything at all when it comes right down to it? It is because […]

The joys of jumping generational boundaries

By Lynn Moncus Seeing ourselves as others see us can be quite an experience and can cause us to pause and reflect just a bit. Recently, for instance, one of my young friends compared me to her grandparents and then tried to talk her way out of that when I blew a gasket. Fortunately, she […]

09-22-07: Calendar

Today: 7 a.m., Nara Visa Cowboy Poetry Gathering begins. All events will be at the Nara Visa Community Center. Today: 8 a.m., San Jon School’s Centennial Celebration. 8 – 11 a.m., registration, tour the school, individual class meetings and social time. Noon, meal catered by Del’s and program in the Ed Lee gym. 1 – […]

Fire destroys Portales business

By Karl Terry: Freedom New Mexico Joe Chandler says he was just 50 feet from his shop when lightning struck Thursday evening sparking a fire. The Portales custom furniture business was destroyed by the blaze early Friday morning. Portales Fire Department units were dispatched to Pioneer Woodworkers on State Highway 88 — the Arch Highway […]

09-22-07: 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 12:03 a.m., a female reported a fight at an apartment on South Seventh Street. One male subject was arrested for an outstanding […]

Trip to Zebra Ranch, New SBDC director

Trip set for Zebra Ranch The Tucumcari Historical Research Institute will have a field trip for its members to the Zebra Ranch between Roy and Wagon Mound on Oct. 5. The group will leave the museum at 416 S. Adams at 8 a.m. Bring a picnic lunch. Cars can make the trip. If you are […]

City Commission OKs agreement to hire Lopez as consultant

An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to become a volunteer consultant, with no pay, was approved by the City Commission at a special meeting on Thursday. Lopez was selected as the city’s new police chief, but has not officially accepted the position. Lopez, who is set to retire from the state […]

Stunt pilots acrobatics thrill air show crowd

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun About 1,000 people attended the 15th Annual Tucumcari Rotary Club Air Show Wednesday at the Tucumcari airport. The performance also received sky-high marks from students. “They had a lot of new stuff this year at the air show,” said Brent Rusk, 14, of San Jon. “It is a great […]

Commission says cattle guards will stay

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Like it or not, the cattle guards are going to stay on Quay Road 70, the Quay County commissioners told rancher Dusty Stone at their Friday meeting. Stone and his dad, Lee Stone, drive a team of horses on the road to check their land and animals. The installation […]

births, marriage

Olivia’s arrived … Antonio and Annie Pacheco of Oklahoma City are happy to announce the arrival of their daughter, Olivia Kathryn. Olivia was born July 16, 2007 at Mercy Hospital in Oklahoma City. She weighed 9 pounds and was 21 inches long. Her grandparents are Paul and Kathy Pacheco of Albuquerque, Kathleen Kraft of Tucumcari, […]