Tucumcari police chief put on paid administrative leave

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By Chris Schmaedeke: QC Sun managing editor Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher was placed on paid administrative leave Friday morning, according to City Manager Bobbye Rose. Hatcher said he was approached by Rose and City Clerk Christine Dougherty about the option of resigning or being fired. He said after arguing about his employment status, Rose […]

1-13 Our Page

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Mason Glen Wallin celebrated his 2nd birthday on Dec. 9, 2009 with a Thomas and Friends theme. His parents are Cole and Raynee Wallin of Clovis. He is the grandson of Larry and Shelley Wallin of Logan and Clair and Rosalie Rachor also of Logan. Mason is the great grandson of Leonard and Evelyn Wallin […]

God provides needed energy

By Leonard Lauriault The term, “juice” has several meanings to me. The most common use refers to the fruit drinks like the orange juice we have for breakfast that energize us for the day. When I was growing up, “juice” also referred to electricity. If someone changed a fuse they might call out to another,“Okay, […]

McCartney’s visit to Tucumcari was story to remember

By Lynn Moncus Although Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell stopped along Route 66 in Tucumcari on August 7, 2008, the occasion is still very fresh in the memory of Ruth Daniels, owner of Things on 66 Blvd. Recently, she shared her story with me and allowed me to read the story by Luke Dennehy in […]

1-13 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday • At 7:20 a.m., an alarm was reported at a building on the 1100 block of Seventh Street. • At 2:15 p.m., a man called requesting an officer in reference to a […]

1-13 School menus

Tucumcari Thursday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheeseburgers, French fries, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, fruited jell-o, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly uncrustables, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheese quesadillas with salsa, Spanish rice, pinto beans, bananas, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: Egg and cheese English muffin, fruit, milk Lunch: Chicken patty, mashed potatoes and gravy, mixed vegetables, […]

New acting principal at Tucumcari High School

QCS staff Tucumcari High School has a new acting principal, while former principal David Castillo is still on paid administrative leave for allegations of administrative misconduct. Jack Burch, a former superintendent of Elida Schools, started Monday as the acting principal, at Tucumcari High School, said Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch on Tuesday. “Burch brings several years […]

Local athlete looks to raise money

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An area track athlete is raising money for a chance to compete in Australia this summer.

Area farmers struggling with water restraints

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area farmers are having to deal with water restraints limiting them to seasonal crops or even preventing them from planting crops.

1-13 Obituaries

Wanda C. Tarpley Wanda C. Tarpley, 82, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010, in Albuquerque. She was born on Jan. 26, 1927 in Melrose. She is survived by her sister Ouida Lowrey. Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, at the Center Street Methodist Church in Tucumcari. Information: 505-823-9400.