02-06-2008: 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: Friday l At 11:33 a.m., a female subject reported two suspicious subjects at the library on South Second Street. An officer advised two male subjects to [...]

Pearce talks Cannon, immigration

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: Rep. Steve Pearce, R-N.M., stopped in Clovis on Tuesday on his campaign trail through eastern New Mexico. In his sixth year as a representative, Pearce is running for the Senate seat held by Pete Domenici, R-N.M. Domenici will retire at the end of his term this year. [...]

Wilson talks water, economic development in Clovis

By Sarah Meyer: Freedom News Mexico U.S. Rep. Heather Wilson, R-N.M., visited Clovis on Tuesday on her campaign trail for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Pete Domenici. Domenici will retire when his term ends this year. Wilson has served for nearly 10 years as District 1 representative. The district includes Albuquerque, Torrance County [...]

Police Chief Lopez resigns

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By Chelle Delaney Tucumcari Police Chief Daniel Lopez has resigned effective Feb. 14, City Manager John Sutherland said Tuesday. Lopez is resigning to take the law enforcement job of a lifetime and at a higher rate of pay, Sutherland said. Sutherland would not disclose which agency would be employing Lopez. “I haven’t been able to [...]

Single-vehicle accident claims life of Tucumcari teen

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By Thomas Garcia A Tucumcari teen died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle accident in eastern De Baca County, said State Police Lt. Cleo Baker. Robert Marquez, 15, was driving a 1986 Jeep Cherokee south on State Highway 252 about 10 miles south of House about 8 a.m. when the vehicle left the road and rolled [...]

School menus for Feb. 4-7

The following are the menus for schools in Quay County. There is no school on Friday. House Monday Breakfast: Cinnamon toast, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Hamburger, tater tots, green beans, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: French toast sticks/syrup, cereal, juice, milk Lunch: Frito pie, corn, cinnamon roll, salad bar, soup, fruit, milk. Wednesday [...]

Dunlap honored, All State and North teams, New golf coach

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach Dunlap honored Tucumcari Rattlers coach Bryan Dunlap was honored at the New Mexico Track and Cross Country Coaches Association’s clinic on Jan. 11 in Albuquerque. Dunlap, who is Tucucmari’s assistant track team coach, was awarded the 2007 2A Assistant Coach of the Year award. Dunlap coaches Rattlers discus, [...]

02-02-2008: 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: Tuesday l At 3:25 a.m., an alarm was reported at a retail store on West Route 66. An officer advised that the building was secure [...]

Fire destroys home on Highway 104

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By QCS Staff Priscilla Mirabal had been to Lowe’s for groceries. As she drove down the hill on Highway 104 toward Pajarito Creek she saw the smoke. “I knew it was my house,” she said. Parked on the side of the road, Mirabal watched from her pickup as gray smoke tumbled out the house that [...]

February 1971

Grady Maples of Glenwood, Colo., formerly of KTNM in Tucumcari, was the guest speaker at the Senior Citizen’s Center. His talk on “Are you a square?” was received with much enthusiastic applause. … More than 1,000 junior and senior high school students and their sponsors attended the State Student Council Convention hosted by Tucumcari High [...]