Historical group offers educational experience

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons On the evening of April 19, Tucumcari Historical Research Institute held its annual meeting at the Elks Lodge. The program about the history of education in Quay County was presented by Joy Moon and her daughters, Carolyn Franklin and Janet Griffiths. The daughters prepared their script by doing […]

Constitution requires interpretation

The April 14 editorial followed the conservative line of “liberal activist judges.” The tale goes that conservative judges interpret the law and liberals try to make it. Nothing could be further from the truth. The Constitution was written to be interpreted by future generations and guide them in situations the writers could not have imagined. […]

Community calendar — April 8

Today • Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall. Saturday • 39th Annual Spring C.R.A.F.T. Fair at 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Quay County Fair Barn. • Great American Cleanup at 8 a.m., Flying J Truck Stop. Sunday • 39th Annual Spring C.R.A.F.T. Fair 10 a.m., – 4 p.m., Quay County Fair […]

Senior menus — April 28

Here are lunch menus for April 29-March 5 for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Spaghetti, broccoli and cheese, garlic bread, peaches, milk Friday Carne adovada, Spanish rice, vegetables, flour tortilla, Jello with fruit, milk Monday Green chili hamburger, pork and beans, watermelon, milk Tuesday Chicken taquito, Spanish rice, salad, chocolate pudding, milk Wednesday Lasagna, honey […]

Police blotter —

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department.

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash

New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an unknown location when he landed […]

State police seize 400 pounds of marijuana from plane crash:

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Thomas Garcia Quay: County Sun New Mexico State Police are investigating a Monday night “controlled crash” of a plane filled with more than 400 pounds of marijuana. NMSP Lt. Cleo Baker said the plane landed in a field south of Tucumcari. The pilot, identified as a 34-year-old man from Louisville, Ky., was traveling to an […]

Press Release: Crash landing report turns into drug bust

Over 400 pounds of Marijuana was seized when a fixed wing Piper airplane landed on a farm near Tucumcari last night (Monday). Officers from the Tucumcari State Police office were investigating an alleged plane crash just after 9:00 PM last night when they learned that the pilot was transporting narcotics.

4/28 Obits

Leona Mae Fisher Leona Mae Fisher, 83, died on Thursday, April 22, 2010, in Clovis. She was born April 30, 1926, in Putney, W.Va.. Survivors include two daughters, Marie Chartrau and Peggy Sulinckas, and one son, Donald Fisher. Services are at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Logan. Information:461-3815

Tucumcari High School reverses in-school suspension policy

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari High School has reversed its in-school suspension meal plan after a student’s mother complained. “A child is already being punished by being placed in ISS,” said Peggy Brown, the parent of a student placed in ISS. Brown said food should not be used as a punishment, noting tax […]