Blotter 10-28

Following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.Thursday• At 8:13 a.m., a man reported a burglary at a residence on the 200 block of West Aber Street.• At 11:26 a.m., a man reported an assault at the high school on the […]

City, county receive stimulus dollars for energy efficiency renovations

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By Thoma Garcia: Quay County Sun The U.S. Department of Energy has approved more than $250,000 in federal stimulus money for two area agencies to use in energy efficiency renovations. The city of Tucumcari and Quay County will receive a portion of the $8.1 million stimulus funds approved on Monday by USDOE. In all, 21 […]

Diving deeper into debt won’t help overcome it

The Senate is facing the politically uncomfortable prospect of raising the limit on the national debt — again — to somewhere north of $13 trillion. Senate Democrats are seeking a way to fold the admission of fiscal malpractice into some larger spending bill, hoping it won’t be noticed — and exploited politically. President Barack Obama […]

God wants to see our true face, imperfections and all

“… Judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me.”— Psalm 7:8

Here’s to living life in the dental fast lane

I lost a tooth the other day. It was the molar on the northwest side next to my only wisdom tooth that ever came in. Which explains why sometimes I go over the edge of common sense. I mean, how many wise men would pass a policeman on a double yellow line, pass up an […]

What happened to news that matters?

Andy Warhol was the first to claim, in 1968, that we’ll all have our 15 minutes of fame. Some are just more impatient than others on getting their time. I’m all for new media and burgeoning technology that can instantly put any of us in front of an audience of millions instantly but trying to […]

Rattlers lose first district home game

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari Rattlers fall to 0-2 in district play after a 26-7 loss to the Texico Wolverines Friday night at Rattler Stadium. “We are better then this,” said Rattlers head coach Daniel Hutchins. “We beat ourselves tonight. Texico is a good team. We just gave up an easy score and did not capitalize on […]

Prep football scoreboard — Oct. 23

Class 3A Portales 54, Ruidoso 39 Class 2A Texico 26, Tucumcari 7 Class 1A Hagerman 56, Fort Sumner 0 8-man Melrose 62, Logan 6 Clovis Christian 54, Floyd 8 6-man Hondo 68, Elida 20 Texas Farwell 35, Smyer 6 Bovina 63, Claude 0 Muleshoe 34, Childress 26

Arrests may be tied to drug cartels

Freedom New Mexico Two men arrested Wednesday in Tucumcari on federal drug trafficking charges are believed to be connected to Mexican drug cartels, according to New Mexico State Police. Based on a tip from federal authorities, state police located Camilo Sport and Asunsio Martinez at an undisclosed location in Tucumcari just before 9 a.m. Wednesday, […]

Press release: Fugitive arrested in Tucumcari area

Tucumcari – Agents with the US Marshall task force received a tip that a wanted armed and dangerous federal fugitive was in the New Mexico area and had links to the Mexican Drug Cartel.