Family history repeats itself at home

By Karl Terry: FNM Columnist She said she heard it crack when she went down. All I heard was a shriek of pain as she grabbed for my arm on her way down. With a day off recently, I had been catching up on yard work and my better half followed me out to the […]

Lawsuit filed against Tucumcari Police

By Tom Sharpe: Courtesy of the Santa Fe New Mexican Two Kansas residents claim in a lawsuit filed in Santa Fe that police in Tucumcari stole $47,000 in cash from them because they were assumed to be Mexican nationals. “We have not received any documents concerning this suit from the State District Court,” said Tucumcari […]

Lieutenant governor candidates respond with essays

Primary elections are June 1 in New Mexico. The state has three Republican candidates running for lieutenant governor. Five Democrats are seeking the post. We recently invited all to write a 300-word response to the question: How will you make New Mexicans’ lives better as lieutenant governor? Democrats Brian Colon, Lawrence Rael and Gerald Ortiz […]

Area sees powerful storm Sunday

Freedom New Mexico Severe thunderstorms over northern Quay County developed multiple tornadoes Sunday evening that damaged areas of Union County and Western Texas. “This type of weather is typical for this time of year,” said Albuquerque National Weather Service Meteorologist Brian Guyer. Guyer said storms developed quickly at 5:45 p.m., north of Nara Visa and […]

No vote to dismiss EPCOG director; Tucumcari mayor resigned over decision

By Robin Fornoff: Freedom New Mexico The chairman of the Eastern Plains Council of Governments board says he exercised “executive privilege” when he fired EPCOG’s former director last fall. Richard Arguello also acknowledges there was never a vote to name Arguello as EPCOG’s interim director but said board members did not object. Details of how […]

Seniors take final step

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun On a night honoring 63 graduates, the loudest applause and cheers were for a father. Robert Marquez walked up on stage Friday night to accept a honorary diploma for his son Robert W. Marquez.“To us he was ‘Pillz’,” said Krystal Montano, Tucumcari High School graduate. “We miss Robert and […]

Seniors of THS continue tradition

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Writing their names is one of the first and last things seniors do as students of Tucumcari High School.

Our page — May 19

Honors Bridget Breen was inducted into the Chi Omega Sorority at Eastern New Mexico University at Portales. Breen is a freshman at ENMU majoring in Elementary Special Education. She is an active member of the Associated Students Activity Board. Her GPA for her first semester at ENMU was 3.42. She is a 2009 graduate of […]

Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]

Road marker features pioneer woman

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun A new roadside marker on west Route 66 honors a local pioneering woman’s legacy. More than 20 residents and family members attended a dedication Thursday of a historical marker honoring Yetta Goldsmith Kohn. “I am touched they have chosen to recognize my great-great-grandmother,” said Yetta Julee Coffman. Coffman is […]