Bank robbery suspects posted note on Spider-Man comic book page

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico The suspects accused of robbing American Heritage Bank in Melrose on Monday morning posted a handwritten, misspelled note on the back of a Spider-Man comic book page on the front door of the bank after entering the building, according to court records. The note said, “closed intill further notice, […]

Curry County commissioner calls for more openness from EPCOG

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer The Eastern Plains Council of Governments met Wednesday at the Tucumcari Convention Center with Curry County Commissioner Caleb Chandler calling for more openness and accountability from the organization. Chandler took over representing Curry County in place of Isidro Garcia. “I am still trying to get up to speed,” Chandler […]

Melrose mayor: Robbery handled well

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico For a village without a police department, Melrose’s mayor said things went considerably well after Monday’s bank robbery. When a robbery at American Heritage Bank was reported just after 9 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy in the area responded immediately, Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said Tuesday. The deputy pursued […]

Sports roundup

Football Here is the list of Tucumcari High School players selected to the New Mexico High School Coaches Association 2009 Class 2A all-state football team: • George Montano, first-team defense kick returner • Jakus Martinez, second-team offense wide receiver and second-team defense defensive back • Alex Hutchins, honorable mention offense quarterback.

Quay history — April 14

April 1969 The Tucumcari High School Safety Club set up a display on the west side of town on Gaynell Street. The display featured a wrecked car and a sign that read “Drive Carefully.” … The Big O Tire store had its grand opening on West Gaynell Street. The manager of the store, Dale Titus, […]

Tucumcari part of development program

QCS Staff Portales and Tucumcari MainStreet programs have been chosen to serve as models in creating a New Mexico MainStreet entrepreneur development initiative. “I am excited,” said Mark Lake, director of Tucumcari’s MainStreet program. Lake said this is a great opportunity for the city of Tucumcari. The state Economic Development Department says the initiative includes […]

Schools start early registration

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area schools are holding early registration and screening for Kindergarten students for the 2010-2011 school year. Tucumcari and Logan Elementaries will be holding “Child Find” early registration and developmental screenings for children who will turn five years old before Sept. 1. Logan Elementary will hold their “Child Find” registration […]

County clerk hosting voter registration drive

QCS staff A voter registration drive is being conducted by the Quay County clerk’s office through May 4. Anyone who will be 18 before the primary election on June 1 can register to vote. New Mexico requires voters be registered with a major political party to be eligible to vote in the primary election. A […]

Annual shrimp boil fundraiser raises $16,000

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Special to QCS Nearly 235 Tucumcari-area citizens celebrated the 11th annual Mesalands Community College Foundation’s Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil in a big way. This year’s scholarship fundraiser netted over $16,000 for the Foundation. After more than a decade of hosting the event, the accumulative numbers are impressive with a total of $130,000 earned. Of […]

Watching nature come to life exciting

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyon All that snow melting into the ground surely is giving us a colorful spring. As we drive around town, we can admire various fruit trees in bloom and can really enjoy the lilac bushes. The latter have more clusters of blooms than usual and need to be seen […]