Burleson defense seeking ways to disqualify DA

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The defense attorney for James Burleson, a mixed-martial arts promoter who faces charges in connection with the 2007 death of a Tucumcari man, said he will file motions to disqualify the Quay County District Attorney’s office and to seek depositions in the case. Burleson’s defense attorney, Lee Deschamps of […]

Taylor Lautner energizes area youngsters


By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun Matthew Lautner, who starred in the movie “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D,” led area youngsters in a series of drills to improve their martial arts skills. Lautner visited Tucumcari on Saturday for the Karate Championship, sponsored, in part, by Master Mark Anthony Baca and the American […]

Cosner enters race for District 67 House seat


By Chelle Delaney, Quay County Sun A longtime Tucumcari resident Craig Cosner announced Tuesday night he will run for the New Mexico House of Representatives District 67 seat. Democrat Cosner is seeking the seat held by state Rep. Brian Moore, R-Clayton. Moore announced in November he would not seek reelection. �I recognize the importance of […]

Madcap Variety shows off to area students


Morgan Borden, a third grader from Grady School, helps Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein with a rope trick at the Madcap Variety Show in Tucucmari. Area schools were invited to attend the show which was presented at the Tucumcari High School. A Tuesday evening presentation of the Madcap Variety Show was also held. The variety show is […]

02-20-2008: 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 • At 1:43 a.m., an officer conducted a routine traffic stop on West Route 66. One male subject was arrested and taken to the Quay […]

February 1955

An empty, truck-mounted gasoline tank exploded in a lot on the west side of Sanitary Laundry and Dry Cleaners, and injured a workman and shattered windows in the laundry and the city power plant across the street. The blast ripped out one end of the tank as Bebe Carson, a welder for Franck Hicks, welded […]

02-20-2008: Calendar

Today: 10:30 a.m. Brain Blitz, program to improve memory skills. Tucumcari Senior Citizens Center. Call 461-0562. Today: 7 p.m., regular meeting, Southwest Quay Soil Conservation District, Forrest Fire Station. Today: 7 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Bingo, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Call 461-3061. Thursday: 5:30 p.m., regular meeting, Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees, […]

Tucumcari Rattler wrestlers qualify for state


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Twelve members of the Rattlers wrestling team have qualified for the state tournament Friday at Rio Rancho. “I am very happy that 12 of our guys made it to state,” said wrestling coach Eddie Encinias. “Anything can happen and I look for many of our wrestlers to pull upsets […]

I-40 accident claims two lives

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two people were killed and one person was injured Sunday in a single-vehicle accident 10 miles east of Tucumcari on Interstate 40, said New Mexico State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Elmer Capps, 78, of Fresno, Calif., was driving westbound on I-40 when his 2002 Crown Victoria drifted off the […]

La Quinta Hotel to be completed in October


By QCS Staff Stick by stick the La Quinta Hotel and Suites is taking shape on Adams Street. “It’ll be 66 rooms on Route 66,” said hotelier and owner Neil Patel of Tucumcari. Completion is expected in October when the hotel will employ 20 to 25 people. Estimated cost of the project when completed will […]