Tucumcari fighter retains title


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Abel Cullum, 21, successfully defended his King of the Cage flyweight world championship on Aug. 1 against Richard Montano at Mescalero. “It felt great to get the win,” Cullum said. “I never want to lose, but this was a very pivotal fight in my career.”Cullum (16-3-0) said he […]

Fugitive released twice from jail


By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Moses Earl Ingram’s release from Quay County Detention Center was first revoked in May. That’s when the woman he’s accused of beating complained he’d threatened her soon after he left the jail. Two months later, Ingram was released from jail a second time, on what court records refer to […]

Mother of victim happy with 133-year sentence


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The mother of a Tucumcari rape victim said she is pleased with the 133-year prison sentence her daughter’s attacker received on Wednesday. “It has helped my family a great deal and will help other families of the future,” she said. Torrance County District Judge Kevin Sweazea sentenced Kenneth Leon […]

Passing through


Name: Larry and Judie Dibbern Where we found them: Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum. “We wanted to stop along the way and see the site,” Judie said. “We were very surprised and pleased with all the museum had to offer.” Where were they going? They were traveling from Hillsboro, Texas, to California to take their […]

Three questions with …


Ellen White She’s a member of the 1979 host class for the 39th annual Rattler Reunion held last weekend. What was your most enjoyable conversation this year? They were all enjoyable. I saw so many friends that I had not seen in many years. Some of my friends I had not seen since middle school. […]

Tucumcari High holds its 39th annual Rattler Reunion


By Chelle Delaney: QCS Correspondent Before Saturday night’s finale at the 39th annual Rattler Reunion banquet, the hatchet had been passed on to the class of 1980.The passing on of the traditional hatchet signaled that preparations were under way by the Tucumcari High School class of 1980 to host the 40th Rattler Reunion in 2010.The […]

August 1934: City businessmen, officials play donkey baseball

August 1934 The Tucumcari Daily News offered the choice of a steam cooker, an eight-cup Drip-O-lator or a beautiful Stew Pan with each paid one-year subscription. … Tucumcari received $2,000 from the State Corporation Commission’s insurance department for fire protection of the town. …The business men of Tucumcari and city officials went head-to-head in a […]

Officials: County fair day shorter

QCS Staff The Quay County Fair, set for next Wednesday through Aug. 15, will be a day shorter than usual and feature a new schedule this year, fair officials said. “This shortened schedule is sort of a trial run,” said Brenda Bishop, the Quay County home extension agent. “I think the (fair) board will see […]

Ag day topics include renewable energy

QCS Staff Potential for renewable energy in agriculture and eastern New Mexico’s contributions to biofuel efforts will be among topics at the annual field day at New Mexico State University’s Agricultural Science Center near Clovis. The featured keynote speaker will be U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. The field day is scheduled Aug. 18, according to […]

Jury selection continues in child sex case

QCS Staff Jury selection continued Tuesday for a convicted Curry County sex offender charged with the criminal sexual penetration of a Tucumcari child. Kenneth Leon Mills, 30, is charged with two felony counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, kidnapping and aggravated burglary. According to court documents, officers responded on Aug. 26, 2008, to […]