06-07-08: 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.

Excel Energy may implement brownouts

By Keely McDowell: Freedom Newspapers There is a “distinct possibility” eastern New Mexico and West Texas will have controlled power outages this summer if above-average temperatures continue, Xcel Energy spokesman Wes Reeves said. Reeves said if Xcel is unable to meet demands this summer, the company could shut down power to randomly selected 50 megawatt […]

June 1969

The local board of the Selective Service inducted five area men for the armed services: two for the Marines,

Relay for Life is on track

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By QCS Staff Twenty local cancer survivors took the first step in the fight against cancer at an all-night Relay for Life walk or run on Friday evening at Rattler Stadium. Backing up the cancer surviors were seven relay teams, which combined had raised more than $1,800 to enter the event, said Christy Benavidez, Quay […]

Births, birthdays and engagement

Engaged…Brian and Mary Fortner of Fort Sumner announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Danna Dene Fortner of San Angelo, Texas to Christopher Glenn Hoppe, of Winters, Texas, the son of Glen and Melinda Hoppe of Winters. The couple will exchange vows June 21 at Bellmore Baptist Church in San Angelo. The reception […]

She hopes to grow a scholarship

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Chelle Delaney Leaf to leaf Jordyn Diaz’s cabbage is nearly 40 inches wide. And Diaz, 9, is hoping that her cabbage will turn more green. Green enough to win her a $1,000 scholarship. Her single robust cabbage, growing in her great-grandfather’s garden, started from a three-inch seedling. “We all got them at school,” Diaz said. […]

Executive director exits Main Street

Robert Ciolli Tucumcari Main Street Executive Director David Buchen turned in his resignation to the board at their regular meeting last month. “I was excited about bringing back some of the past glory to Tucumcari. That’s why I took the job,” Buchen said. A disagreement over the direction the board was taking in certain matters […]

High Plains Rodeo attracts top riders

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By Robert Ciolli The High Plains Junior Rodeo Association (HPJRA) held two rodeos at the Quay County Fairgrounds last weekend. Championship belt buckles and saddles were the attire of the day as contestants competed to win points for the finals in Clovis, July 14-19. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Tucumcari, the two-day event had […]

Community support sought for Tucumcari race track and casino

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The New Mexico Racing Commission will hold a public hearing in Tucumcari on July 24 to determine the community’s support for a race track and casino in Tucumcari, said Warren Frost, executive director of the Quay County Gaming Authority. “It’s important that everyone attend the meeting,” Frost said. The […]

06-04-08: 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.