Police blotter — April 14

QC Sun staff 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 6:19 a.m., a woman reported a man sleeping on top of a garage at a residence in the 900 block of South Adams Street. An officer […]

Obituaries: Minnie La Veta Slusher Shay

Minnie La Veta Slusher Shay, 98, died Tuesday, April 6, 2010, in Albuquerque. She was born Oct. 20, 1911, in Bison, Okla. Survivors include two sons, William Shay IV and Marc Shay, and two daughters, Jacqueline Chappell-Reid and Veronica Wright. Services: have been held. Information: 461-3815.

On the shelves — April 14

The following books are available from the Tucumcari Public Library. For information, call 461-0295. Fiction • Caught by Harlan Coben. Haley McWaid, 17, is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came […]

Press release: Eastern Plains Council of Governments meeting

The Executive Committee of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments (EPCOG) will meet at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Tucumcari Convention Center located at 1500 West Tucumcari Boulevard. The EPCOG Board of Directors meeting will also be held on Wednesday, at 1:30 p.m., at the Tucumcari Convention Center. A copy of the agenda will […]

Melrose bank robbed, four arrested in Quay County

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Freedom New Mexico Three men and a woman accused of robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose are at the Curry County Detention Center following a Monday morning pursuit with the Curry County Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico State Police. Marcos Maestas, 20, Patrick Quintana, 25, Juana Griego, 19 and Santos Preciado, 18, all […]

Campground owners’ turnaround recognized by Mesalands

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two local business owners attribute their turnaround status to staff at Mesalands Community College’s Small Business Development Center. Lane and Cindy Lewis’ KOA Campground was recently honored at the state Capitol as the year’s outstanding SBDC client at Mesalands. “I was blown away by how many avenues of help […]

Tucumcari High principal resigns

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Tucumcari High School Principal David Castillo resigned on Tuesday, according to Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch. Roch said Castillo’s resignation is effective June 16. He declined to provide additional information, citing personnel matters. School officials placed Castillo on paid administrative leave on Nov. 11, following allegations of administrative misconduct. Officials have declined to provide details about […]

High winds plague area

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Red flag warnings continue in Quay County with a forecast of lighter winds but no chance of moisture in the area until Monday.

Focused minds not easily filled with temptation

By Leonard Laurialt: Religion columnist Sometimes I get a lot more out of a sermon than the preacher may have intended. That probably happens on both sides of conversations when one person says something meaning it one way and the other person’s frame of mind at the moment is such that what is said strikes […]

Quay history — April 7

April 1962 Gilbert Bonem of Tucumcari was honored at a retirement party held at the office of railroad agent B.D. Kersey. Kersey presented Bonem with a watch and $100 U.S. Savings bond for his service as a train clerk. … The Tucumcari American Legion selected eight delegates from Tucumcari High School to attend the Boys […]