Notable Notes: Attorneys moving to Clovis, VFW Auxiliary supports Junior Girls, Through With Chew starts Feb. 17

Two prosecutors moving to Clovis office Two Tucumcari attorneys, Camille Pedrick Chavez and husband, Kirk Chavez, are leaving this month for jobs in Clovis. They are going to work for the District Attorney’s office there, Camille Chavez said. Camille Chavez was, for a time in private practice, and joined the DA’s office late last year. […]

Rodeo Coach enjoys dual role in arena

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Mesalands Community College Intercollegiate Rodeo Team has high hopes as it enters its second season in the Grand Canyon region competition under the direction of rodeo coach C.J. Aragon. Now, the team is competing in more home state events, six rodeos in new Mexico and four in Arizona […]

State to reverse gray wolf decline

A recent survey by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service shows a decline in the population of Mexican wolves found in New Mexico, according to a press release. A January 2008 survey shows 52 Mexican gray wolves in Arizona and New Mexico, although the existing wolf packs offer promise for rebound with the next breeding […]

02-09-2008: Book Reviews

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For more information, call 461-0295. Fiction Blood Dreams by Kay Hooper. The F.B.I. agent Noah Bishop and his special crimes unit join with an unconventional civilian agency to track a killer. Bleeding Kansas by Sara Paretsky. Tensions between two Kansas farm families explode with terrible […]

Community Notes: Interns sought for Congress, booths available for Wellness Fair

Bingaman’s office seeks summer interns U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman today encouraged students to apply for a summer internship in his Washington office. The application deadline is March 31. The internships are open to college and university undergraduate students who attend school in New Mexico or attend school in the state. Students learn about the political […]

Card talk is faux talk

By Lynn Moncus Trying to keep up with the times is a most difficult task for some of us and often seems more than a little unnecessary. For instance, I recently received a collection of “Conversation Cards” and wondered just what to do with them. Their purpose seems to be to give families and friends […]

Get tough on turf

By Tom Dominguez, Extension Service For most areas early September is the time to be applying fall preemergents for the control of annual winter weeds in home lawns, sports fields and on golf courses. One of the big reasons for poor weed control with the fall preemergent applications, is that individuals wait too late to […]

February 1938

The Conchas Cavaliers, a local orchestra, played on Saturday nights at The Cactus Club on Hwy 66 east of town. … Charles L. Baker, of Tucumcari, was arrested in Trinidad, Colo., and taken to Denver, Colo., by Secret Service Chief Roland K. Goddard. Baker was held for passing counterfeit $20 bills. Fred White, Quay County […]

02-09-2008: 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: Monday l At 6:58 p.m., a female subject went into the police department on East Center Street to report a theft. An officer was told […]

02-09-2008: Calendar

Today: 1 p.m., VFW District Meeting, Post #9515, Portales. Lunch at 1 p.m., meeting from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Today: 6 p.m., VFW Post # 2528 Ladies Auxiliary 2008 Valentine Queen Coronation and Dance for Laura Tenorio, 105 E. Main St., Tucumcari. Refreshments follow coronation. 461-3061. Today: 8 p.m. – Midnight, VFW Post #2528 […]