Tucumcari school board holds closed meeting

QCSun staff The Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education held a special meeting Friday to discuss threatened litigation. A closed executive session lasted approximately 45 minutes. The board then resumed in open session and delegated authority to the superintendent and the school’s lawyers to negotiate a settlement in a pending litigation. Superintendent Aaron Mckinney and […]

Cemetery conditions concern residents

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Russell Anglin The prayer garden at the west side of Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery was busy Wednesday morning with five visitors seeking out the gravestones of loved ones between 11 a.m. and noon. Betty Cooper-Coslett, a lifelong Quay County resident whose first husband is buried in the garden, said she was unhappy with what she […]

Life proves different for lefties

Russell Anglin I remember one afternoon in kindergarten when my teacher tested each student to determine whether we were right- or left-handed. I wanted badly to test right-handed because I thought it sounded cooler, but the results told me what I probably should have already figured out in penmanship class: I was a terminal lefty.

Rattlers face rivals

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Thomas Garcia The Longhorns will host Menaul to decide the district 1 8-man champion while the Rattlers travel to Santa Rosa to force a tie in district 2-2A football.

Candidate profiles: Governor

QCSun Staff The Quay County Sun spoke with state Lt. Gov. Diane Denish, a Democrat, and Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez, a Republican, about their race for governor of New Mexico. Below are their responses.

Senior center activities — Oct. 27

The following is a schedule of activities taking place at the Tucumcari Senior Center. Monday Pool: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Wii: 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Ceramics: 1 – 3 p.m. Dominoes: 1 – 3 p.m. Bridge: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. First Monday of the month: Nov. 1 Canasta: 1 – 3 p.m. Tuesday […]

Local briefs — Oct. 27

Republicans holding meeting The Republican Party of Quay County will have a meeting Friday. The meeting will be from noon until 1 p.m. in the back forty room of K-Bob’s. John Sanchez, New Mexico lieutenant governor candidate, will speak at the meeting.

Letter to the editor: Cemetery needs city attention

Cemetery needs city attention This letter is written to express our concern over the management of our cemetery, Tucumcari Memorial Park. Both my husband and I were born and raised in Tucumcari and have many family members and friends buried in Tucumcari Memorial Park. For as long as we can remember, 50-plus years, we have […]

House FFA places in state competitions

Blake Moon House Schools has, once again, come back to proud teachers and parents this year from the state and Roswell fairs! On Sept. 10, students from around the state packed their gear and animals and left for Albuquerque. House had only a few go to the State Fair this year including Quay Hampton, Trenton […]

Fishing report — Oct. 27

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers. Area lake reports Conchas Lake —Fishing is improving as temperatures cool down. White bass fishing is fair. All methods are working with a few big fish reported. Catfish fishing is good with chicken liver. A few small walleye and a few […]