Friend made deep impact on many lives

By Debra Whittington: QC Sun columnist I thank my God upon every remembrance of you. — Philippians 1:3

Tucumari mayor charged with animal cruelty

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca, accused of dragging a dog alongside his car, has been charged with one count of cruelty to animals, a misdemeanor charge, according to court records. Apodaca’s attorney, Donald Schutte, said the mayor is innocent of the charges. “There is a rational explanation to what occurred […]

Tucumcari chief too quick to act with stun gun

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher said there were “a lot of issues” that led to his shooting a teenage girl with two Taser darts last week: She was running away from police, through traffic without looking, he said. She had committed a delinquent act, maybe even bloodied her mother’s lip. The chief […]

Holiday visitors down; revenues up

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Attendance at Ute Lake State Park was down over the holiday week, but visitors generated record revenues, officials said. Ute Lake officials reported 34,104 visitors were on hand from June 29 through Sunday, about 5,000 fewer than a year ago. But this year’s visitors produced $31,735 in revenue — […]

Law enforcement expert: Use of force guidelines set by police departments

Freedom New Mexico Each law enforcement department in the state has the discretion to determine its own guidelines for when using a Taser is appropriate. The New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, along with most agencies in the state, follows the Reactive Control Model as a guide for use of force. Under the RCM, subjects are […]

Tucumcari police chief placed on administrative leave

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By Thomas Garcia and Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation into last week’s Taser shooting of a teenage girl. Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose issued a brief press release stating the leave is by “mutual agreement.” Rose said […]

First Street overpass gets first monitoring device

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Chelle Delaney An overpass in Tucumcari is the sole site of a pilot project that could change the future of how overpasses and bridges are monitored for safety, said a University of New Mexico civil engineer. For almost two years a UNM research team worked to refine the monitoring system installed June 24 on the […]

New babies

May baby…Malaki Devian Alderete, was born May 21 to Davida Salas and Marguis Alderete of Tucumcari. He has a big brother, Marquis Jr. and a big sister, Alissa. His grandparents are Cora Lucero, Geno Ulibarri and Mark and Gina Alderete, all of Tucumcari. His great-grandparents are Beatrice and the late Joe “Mere” Lucero and the […]

07-04-09: Calendar

Today: Starting at dark, fireworks show at Windy Point Ute Lake State Park. . Call 487-2402.Today: 9 p.m., Fireworks display, Conchas Lake north side at marina, fireworks will discharged off of a barge, $5. Entrance fee per vehicle. Call 868-2270 or 868-2251.Today: Dark-thirty, Elks Lodge Annual Fireworks display, Elks parking lot. Call 461-1510.Sundays ongoing: 2:30 […]

07-04-09: Library Books

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library.