Marriage has been good to me

By Karl Terry: FNM columnsit The year was 1982. June was starting out hot like most Junes in eastern New Mexico. The spring I turned 23 is the one I’ll never forget. My wife and I celebrated 28 years of marriage this weekend. We’ve both remarked over the last few years that it sometimes seems […]

Sandoval seeking diversity committee spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees Vice Chair seeks election in the Association of Community College Trustees. Jimmy Sandoval of Tucumcari has entered his bid for a position on the ACCT”S diversity committee. Sandoval said he has been actively involved in the community as an elected City Commissioner and […]

Mesalands students to compete in national rodeo finals

QCS staff Seven rodeo students from Mesalands Comm-unity College are competing in the College National Finals Rodeo in Wyoming. The students started CNFR competition on Sunday at Casper, Wyo. Sydni Blanchard, who qualified for the women’s CNFR, in barrel racing was bucked from her horse on Sunday, according to associated press reports. She overcame the […]

Rep. Lujan to hold town hall

Freedom New Mexico U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luj

Five year old killed in crash

Freedom New Mexico A 5-year-old girl was killed and six others injured in a one-vehicle rollover Monday on Interstate 40 near Tucumcari. According to a release from the New Mexico State Police: •

Blooming wild flowers spark road trip

Although the countryside between here and Oklahoma City is beautiful and was really showing off with a profusion of wild flowers, this woman from lma could hardly wait to grab Aggie and take our Sunday trip into Quay Valley To see our grand mesas in all their glory let us know we were home and […]

Senior menu —

The following are the lunch menus forthe upcoming week for the Tucumcari Senior Center. Thursday Beef brisket, pinto beans, coleslaw, garlic toast and margarine, apple crisp. Friday Chicken strips, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese, garden salad, roll and margarine, peaches and strawberries. Monday Green chili chicken enchiladas, pinto beans, sweet potato, crackers, cottage cheese, pears. […]

Community calendar —

Friday • Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library. Tuesday • Planning and Zoning Advisory Board at 5:15 p.m., City Hall. June 24 • Housing Authority Board at 5 p.m., City Hall. • City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall. June 25 • City Finance Board at 10 a.m. at City Hall June 28 […]

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. Friday • At 1:04 a.m., a woman reported a burglary at a residence on the 1200 block of East Heman Avenue. • At 4:35 a.m., an officer advised an open door on […]

Albuquerque police fatally shoots Tucumcari native

Freedom New Mexico A man convicted in the 1998 shooting death of a Tucumcari man was shot to death Tuesday by Albuquerque police. Albuquerque police have identified a man fatally shot by an officer at a truck stop as 42-year-old Julian Calbert formerly of Tucumcari. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller, a retired state police investigator, […]