Car trouble leaves cowboy trapped

By Baxter Black: On the edge of reason It happened to Brett, a country boy in college on a rodeo scholarship. His folks sent him off to college in a well-used 3/4 ton pickup with mud and snow and a grill that looked like the gate on a Russian prison, a 16-foot stock trailer the […]

Factory farming keeps costs low

By Karl Terry: Freedom columnist I’ve been considering moving to a “working cattle ranch” in Ribera, New Mexico, after broadcast icon Don Imus invited me (and anyone listening to his show) to come farm sustainably on his 4,000 acre Imus Ranch for Kids with Cancer. The I-Man, as he’s been known on radio, interviewed David […]

School menus — April 21

Tucumcari schools Thursday Breakfast: Peanut butter and jelly Uncrustable, fruit, milk Lunch: Cheese pizza, salad, fruited Jell-O, milk. Monday Breakfast: Cereal, graham crackers, fruit, milk Lunch: Baked potato with chili, salad, breadsticks, grapes, milk. Tuesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza, fruit, milk Lunch: Red enchiladas, pinto beans, posole, salsa, apricots, milk. Wednesday Breakfast: String cheese and muffin, […]

Disaster assistance funds available for Quay County

QCS staff Six New Mexico counties have been declared eligible for disaster assistance due to continuing drought. U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. announced the counties are eligible due to their proximity to Texas counties, which were declared disaster areas. As a result of the declaration, farmers and ranchers in Dona Ana, Eddy, Lea, Otero, Quay, […]

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and […]

Senior menu — April 21

The following are lunch menus for April 22-28 for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Thursday Hamburger steak, brown gravy with mushrooms, mashed potatoes, green beans with onion, wheat roll and margarine, pineapple chucks, milk Friday Beef tips, egg noodles, salad, peas and carrots, pears, oatmeal cookie, milk Monday Frito pie, pinto beans, crackers, pineapple and cantaloupe […]

Police blotter — April 21

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Thursday • At 9:29 a.m., a woman reported a fight at the high school on the 1100 block of South Seventh Street. • At 9:42 a.m., a woman reported an unwanted man […]

Tucumcari woman ruled innocent of theft

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman is innocent of allegations she tampered with evidence in connection with a 2008 theft of children’s gift cards from the Children, Youth and Families Department. Magistrate Judge Buddy Hall ruled in favor of Bernadine Gutierrez during an April 7 hearing at the Quay County Magistrate Court. […]

Police chiefs talks about changes, goals


QC Sun staff Editor’s note: Jason Braziel was named Tucumcari’s police chief on April 7. He answered questions from Quay County Sun Staff Writer Thomas Garcia on Friday: Q. What immediate changes have you made to the department? A. On my first day as chief I changed the duty shifts of our officers from 12 […]

Parts of city without water Wednesday

QCS Staff