Woman from Ima reunites with old friend

Lynn Moncus When this woman from lma hears from another native of that community, memories of the past become overwhelming. Very few of us related to those original settlers remain, and when we have an opportunity to visit with each other, at least one of us feels very privileged. Last week, Lee Otis Sparks called […]

Blotter — Feb. 23

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 1:53 a.m., a woman reported a prowler at a residence on the 500 block of South Adams Street. An officer advised that all was OK. • At 4:26 a.m., […]

Tunisian unrest shows glimmers of hope

Freedom New Mexico One of the world’s more wretched dictators, Moammar Gadhafi of Libya, appeared to be losing his grip on power after more than 41 years. A British diplomat said Monday that Gadhafi had fled his strife-torn nation and was headed to Venezuela. A spokesman for the regime of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denied […]

Q&A: Tim Bishop, coyote caller

QCSun staff This year’s 4-H coyote calling contest fundraiser concluded Saturday night with resident James Rivera taking home the grand prize, a Remington 700 rifle. Tim Bishop, a local 4-H volunteer, took second place. Bishop and Pastor Dereck Owen of the First Assembly Church in Tucumcari organized the yearly event. The Quay County Sun spoke […]

KENW-TV considers Spanish language broadcast

Thomas Garcia Portales-based KENW-TV is exploring the possibilities of broadcasting a third standard definition channel in Spanish in the next few years. “We have been in discussions with veme.tv to broadcast their satellite programing to our area,” said KENW Director of Broadcasting Duane Ryan. Ryan said adding the Spanish channel to the KENW broadcast has […]

Tucumari, Logan stay alive in playoffs

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Thomas Garcia After more than a decade, the Lady Rattlers advanced past the first round of the District 4-2A playoffs by beating their rival Santa Rosa Lady Lions 40-30 Monday night at the Snake Pit. “I am so proud of these girls,” Lady Rattlers head coach Gary Hittson said. “It has been a long time […]

District attorney: Police were justified in Gonzales shooting

Thomas Garcia After a four-month investigation, the October shooting death of a Tucumcari man by New Mexico state police has been ruled a justifiable shooting, Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves said. “The officers were acting in the line of duty when they had to shoot,” Reeves said. Reeves said he reviewed a report that […]

Extension classes foster health, wealth

Brenda Bishop Did you know that your health and wealth are related? Taking small steps to improve one improves the other. Come learn about 25 easy strategies or steps, from the curriculum “Small Steps to Health and Wealth,” that can help you improve your health and wealth. Even implementing just a few will make a […]

God’s children are filled with Holy Spirit

Leonard Lauriault Recently, I was asked a question I couldn’t answer, which isn’t unusual, but I did know someone who probably could. Because I even knew their phone number (it was our New Mexico State University Quay County Cooperative Extension Service office), the person asking the question said, “Wow, you’re just full of good information […]

State police make marijuana bust

QCSun staff New Mexico State Police seized 89 pounds of marijuana Feb. 11 at the Flying J truck stop in Tucumcari, according to a state police press release. Chavarria conducted a