Looking back — March 9

March 1971

Police blotter — March 9

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 10:27 a.m., a man reported harassment at a truck stop on the 3900 block of South Mountain Road. • At 10:38 a.m., a man reported an unwanted man at [...]

Q&A: Warren Frost, Quay County Gaming Authority director

QCSun staff The Quay County Sun spoke with Warren Frost, Quay County Gaming Authority director, by phone Monday. Frost discussed the upcoming application process for New Mexico’s last racing license. What are Tucumcari’s chances of getting this racing license? I’m optimistic. How do you think the changing lineup of the state racing commission will affect [...]

Officer arrested on assault charges

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Thomas Garcia State police say a Tucumcari police officer assaulted his wife over text messages to another man. Robert Vargas, a four year veteran of the Tucumcari Police Department was arraigned Monday morning in the Quay County Magistrate Court on the charge of aggravated assault and battery of a household member. Vargas pleaded not guilty [...]

Senior menu — March 9

The following are the lunch menus for March 10-16 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.

Local youths display artistic talents

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The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities held its annual youth art show at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday and Saturday. The show featured art from area students ranging from kindergarten to 12th grade. This year, the arts council chose “New Mexico’s centennial” as the theme for the show. Winners received a free art lesson [...]

Americans should trust in God

Leonard Lauriault The Unites States of America was founded upon Christian principles, not just any religious principles. While this doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t respect the right of anyone to practice their own religious beliefs in a reasonable way, history tells us that once the continent was discovered by Europeans, many others came over to [...]

Logan Family Practice has new doctor

Thomas Garcia A new internal medicine doctor will be joining the staff at the office of the Logan Family Practice. Edward Cazzola has been practicing medicine since 1974. He said he is an internal medicine doctor and his practice has mainly been treating adults for conditions including diabetes and hypertension. “I’ve been at it for [...]

Streetman: College president search easier this time

QCSun staff One of Mesalands Community College’s trustees thinks the college’s search for a new president is going more smoothly than the last time around. “It’s been a lot easier than it was when we hired Dr. Barry 15 years ago. Having the ACCT (Association of Community College Trustees) involved and them doing a lot [...]

State play heats up for area basketball

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Thomas Garcia The 1A Longhorns, Lady Longhorns and 2A Rattlers will enter the first round of the state basketball tournament as the San Jon Coyotes and Lady Coyotes continue with district 2B play. Both Longhorns teams are on the road this week as they compete in the first round of the 1A state tournament. The [...]