Rattlers celebrate Basketball Homecoming

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Sandwiched in between a victory for the boys and somber loss for the girls were the Rattlers Basketball Homecoming festivities. With the homecoming court taking half court, Rattlers guard Andrez Apodaca crowned homecoming queen Misty McKinney. The theme in the Snake Pit was centered around John Deere green and […]

Taggers are leavin their marks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Five property owners homes, including the home of City Commissioner James Lafferty were “tagged” last week, said Police Chief Daniel Lopez at Thursday night’s commission meeting. Tagging, or graffiti, is usually marking property with spray paint. It is often the symbol used by a group of teens, or a […]

Honor roll student: Tucumcari High School, House

Tucumcari High School announces the honor roll for the second nine-weeks of the 2007-2008 school year. To be listed on the high school honor roll, a student must achieve a 3.5 or better on a 4.0 point scale. Tucumcari High School honor roll students are: Students receiving straight As Seniors Michael Martinez Caitlyn Romero Sophomores […]

Rattler wresters comeback with a first, second

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The Tucumcari Rattler wresting team finished second on Tuesday at the River Road Tournament at Amarillo, Texas. The Rattlers beat both River Road and Bushland with a score of 72-6 but lost to Boys Ranch by a score of 44-31. The Rattlers went into the tournament with a first place finish on Saturday at the […]

01-23-2008: 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: Sunday l At 1:38 a.m., an officer reported a fight at a lounge on West Route 66. An officer was conducting a walk through of […]

Unregistered S.C. sex offender faces added charges in Quay County

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Kidnapping and sexual assault charges have been filed in Quay County against a man wanted by South Carolina authorities for not registering as a sex offender, Quay County Magistrate Court documents show. Jonathan James Moreno, 37, is being held at the Quay County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond, […]

Mesalands to fund faculty endowment

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College took its first steps to establish a higher education faculty endowment. The endowment would provide funding for chairs, lectureships, professorships, scholarships, graduate assistantships and faculty development, said Phillip O. Barry, president of Mesalands, at the college’s Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday. The New Mexico Higher Education […]

Animal adovcate makes pitch for new city shelter

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An animal rights advocate, Robert Ciolli, hopes that a capital outlay request of $325,000 will be approved and lead to a new animal shelter in Tucumcari. “About 1,500 animals are being euthanized a year,” Ciolli said. A new shelter would provide an opportunity to have about 20 cages for […]

Drive to help others motivates blood donors

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Veterans and novices lined up to give blood on Tuesday morning. �I�ve been donating since I was 18,� said Toni Blea, 77. �That�s almost 60 years,� she said. Phlebotomist Tech 1, Samuel Stauffer figured that was at least 10 gallons of blood donated to help others. Blea laughed, adding, […]

Write-in candidate joins District 3 race

By QCS Staff Jerry Dale Williamson, a write-in candidate, declared his candidacy Tuesday for election in Tucumcari’s District 3 race for city commissioner. It was the only uncontested race in the upcoming elections. The District 3 post is held by city Commissioner James L. Witcher. Now, nine candidates are running in the municipal election. They […]