Tucumcari man sentenced in bank robbery

Russell Anglin One of four men police say was chased down by a daring bank executive is facing 12 years in prison for robbing the American Heritage Bank in Melrose. Santos Preciado, 19, pleaded guilty Wednesday to felony counts of armed robbery, conspiracy to commit armed robbery and tampering with evidence, according to Ninth Judicial [...]

Q&A: Lance Labine, Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital administrator

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QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital administrator Lance Labine Thursday morning. Labine discussed physician staffing and new hospital programs.

Peters has eye on Raton racino

Charles D. Brunt Dec. 01–Santa Fe art dealer and businessman Gerald “Jerry” Peters, who has twice tried to become a partner in New Mexico racinos, has his foot in the door on yet another: the long-stalled La Mesa Racetrack and Casino in Raton. Peters, a close political ally of Gov. Bill Richardson, said Tuesday he [...]

Bar set for Friday opening

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QCSun Staff A new bar is set to open in Tucumcari on Friday at 4 p.m. Mike Awais, Pakistan native and owner of the Tristar Inn Xpress hotel, was preparing for his hotel bar’s opening on Wednesday. He emphasized that Friday’s opening was not a “grand” opening as his planned restaurant will not be open. [...]

Ladies auxillary hosting sale

Ladies auxillary hosting saleThe VFW ladies auxillary is hosting an indoor sale Saturday at VFW post 2528, 105 E. Main Street, beginning at 8 a.m. The cost for a display table to sell arts and crafts items is $5. To reserve a table, call 575-403-7344 or 806-670-6490. — Staff reports

Fishing report — Dec. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.Coyote Creek — The water is low and fishing is slow with no [...]

Holiday rituals under way

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun There is no reason for concern about the low number of entries in the 21st annual Christmas Light Parade and Christmas lighting contest, said Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce officials. “Each year we see a rush of entries come in on Friday,” said Bob Beaulieu, chamber executive director. [...]

Rattlers pursue continued success

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QCSun staff With 16 wrestlers returning this season, the Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team preps for its third tournament of the year in Los Lunas.“It is going to be great,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias.Encinias said the Los Lunas tournament will give his wrestlers a chance to compete against 4A and 5A programs.“The tougher the [...]