Commuity Notes:

Meeting set Tuesday for Schools The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education will have a special work Session at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The meeting will be at the Multipurpose Room of the School Administration Office, 2400 S. Eighth St. Absentee, early voting for city elections ongoing at City Hall Absentee and early voting for […]

Clovis OKs plan for its wind farm

Gabriel Monte: Freeedom New Mexico Clovis city commissioners voted unanimously this week to move toward creating a six megawatt wind farm on land near the city landfill. The commissioners’ decision would allow the city to request bids for the wind generators and find funding for the project estimated to cost $10 million. Commissioner Randal Crowder […]

When court beckons, it’s best to answer

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Last week’s case of a Tucumcari woman who was handcuffed at her business because of a failure to pay fines illustrates that many people do not understand how the payment of fines works, and how important it is to appear in court when summoned, said Tucumcari city manager John […]

Mesalands trustee asks for advocats

By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees member expressed disappointment in the lackluster support from fellow institutions in the fight to reinstate funding for Hispanic students. “It gets me upset, nobody’s backing us up. It’s like we’re the Lone Ranger. We go to the Hill to help, but we […]

February 1943

A big drop in driver’s licenses sold at City Hall was attributed to gas rationing and other automotive shortages. Only 1,532 were sold to Feb.1. … Bill Allen, N.M. National Guard captain, announced Tucumcari’s $130,000 Armory building was to be dedicated Feb. 20. … Kiwanis Club and Elks Club members sponsored a chuck wagon dinner […]

‘Old Howlers’ mix it up with sharpshooters

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several former Coyotes laced up and took to the hardwood Wednesday to see if they could keep up with the swift and very agile Harlem Ambassadors basketball team. Dubbed the “Coyotes Old Howlers,” San Jon School coaches and teachers, and former Coyote players, assisted in drills and demonstrations during […]

birthdays, senior opinions wanted

Abby Marie’s on first … Abby Marie Paris of Logan celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 7, 2008, at home with a Winnie the Pooh Party. Helping Abby celebrate were her parents, Rodney and Linnea Paris and her big brother Jantzen, all of Tucumcari. Her grandparents are Nathan and Becky Wallace of San Jon, Duel […]

Remembering the days of radio

In the olden days folks who lived in the boonies didn’t have many formal entertainment choices. We could see a movie in town on shopping day, usually Saturday. The local theater kept the same movie a couple of weeks, so except for the Saturday afternoon serials (that always ended with a cliffhanger to get us […]

How will you be remembered

By Debra Whittington Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. But whoso hath this world’s good, and seeth his brother have need, and shutteth up his bowels of compassion from him, how dwelleth the love of […]

Cullum to fight for bantamweight title

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari mixed-martial artist will have his shot at a King of the Cage title in April. Abel Cullum, 20, will fight for the KOC bantamweight championship at Albuquerque. Cullum won his 16th fight Feb. 9 at the Mixed Martial Arts King of the Cage ‘Warlords’ event at the […]