Republicans should stick to their guns

Freedom New Mexico The current appropriations bill — the Continuing Resolution — funding the federal government is set to expire Friday. If it does, it would cause a shutdown of some portions of the government. With the stakes so high, congressional Republicans ought to, as Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., recently told a group in Newport […]

Mesalands hosts dodgeball tournament

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Kimberly Hanna Mesalands Community College hosted a dodgeball tournament on April 1 at the Tucumcari High School Gymnasium. Nine teams, each made up of five team members, competed in the tournament and Team O-hu-la-hans finished in first place. Congratulations to team members James Ellet, Kayla Johnson, Jordan Spears and Tyler McCormick. Mesalands will host another […]

Police honored for enforcement

QCSun staff The MCCH Substance Abuse Committee awarded area law enforcement officers for their underage drinking and DWI enforcement for fiscal years 2008-2009 and 2009-2010 at its Law Enforcement Officer Appreciation ceremony. Committee chair Noreen Henderson said the awards are determined by the number of arrests officers make in each category over the course of […]

David Gonzalez named New Mexico Elk of Year

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Tucumcari Elks Lodge 1172 Youth Activities Chairman David Gonzalez was named the New Mexico 2010-11 Elk of the Year on April 2 at the New Mexico Elks State Spring Convention in Albuquerque. All of David’s work with the Elks has been with youth activities. He is the outgoing northeast district youth activities chairman for New […]

Blotter — April 6

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 12:45 a.m., a woman reported vandalism at a residence on the 900 block of Rankin Avenue. • At 3:40 a.m., a man reported a prowler on the 500 block […]

Calendar — April 6

Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC April 14 City Commission work session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall April 15 Library Advisory Board at noon, Tucumcari Public Library April 20 Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., […]

Cursive resistance shows sign of times

Lynn Moncus

Looking back — April 6

April 1975

Police affidavit: Madonda was staying in hotel

QCSun staff A man suspected of killing two Tucumcari men in a hotel was renting the hotel room next door to the two men found fatally shot, according to New Mexico State Police Agent Joshua J. Armijo’s affidavit. Gabriel Baca, 37, and Bobby Gonzales, 57, both of Tucumcari, were found dead on March 24 in […]

Senior menu — April 6

The following are the lunch menus for April 7-13 for the Tucumcari Senior Center.