Blotter — June 29

The following is a sampling of calls recently received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Wednesday • At 12:22 a.m., a disturbance was reported at an apartment complex on the 700 block of West Sunset Avenue. • At 1:14 a.m., a man reported drug activity at a […]

City officials look to save cash

Russell Anglin Tucumcari officials discussed a number of cost-saving and revenue-generating measures at the Tucumcari City Commission’s regular Thursday meeting. City Clerk Christine Daugherty said the city was able to refinance bonds used to build the Tucumcari Convention Center. “Bobbye (Rose, city manager) worked with the New Mexico Financing Authority and found a lower interest […]

Officials urge caution with fireworks

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Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry expressed concern Monday over the upcoming Independence Day celebrations in Quay County. “We want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable holiday, but because of our extreme drought and dry conditions … we have issued a proclamation, the city commission has, limiting […]

Finally rain but no more in sight anytime soon (updated)

Much needed rain pelted most of eastern new Mexico and West Texas late Monday in a gusty thunderstorm that was also blamed for igniting a series of grass fires near Muleshoe. Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service was reporting 1.22 inches of rain fell in Clovis. Officials at Clovis Airport recorded .14 inches and Cannon […]

Reunion nears again

Lynn Moncus The “Rattler Reunion Annual,” the favorite publication of Rattler Alumni, faculty,and friends, is now in our hands to remind us of the approaching Rattler Reunion and to allow us to look back at last year’s reunion. When we receive this publication, all other activities cease until we peruse the pages. We savor each […]

Differentiated beings bellyache

Baxter Black Common language on fauna betrays an anthropocentric bias… “Words such as ‘pets’, ‘wildlife’, and ‘vermin’ are derogatory…” says the director of the Oxford Center for Animal Ethics. I imagine there are people in England who take the director seriously. But, as we watch this once-powerful nation disintegrate before our eyes, it may be […]

While always near, God saves from “afar”

Leonard Lauriault Our preacher, Harry Gipson, passed away recently and because he liked to encourage others with a good joke, his brother, who performed the funeral, repeated some of Harry’s favorite jokes, as did other family members. Having come from eastern Kentucky, one particular joke of which I’ve heard many variations, was about the wise […]

Eastbound I-40 reopens

Eastbound Interstate 40 has been reopened east of San Jon according to New Mexico State Police dispatech. Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry said the fire started near mile marker 366 on the south side of the highway. He said four fire crews were called out to the scene.

Press release: Complaints against police ruled public records

Citizen complaints filed against police officers are public records and must be released upon demand. That’s the upshot of a New Mexico Supreme Court order issued Monday, which ends a five-year battle by the New Mexico Department of Public Safety to withhold records from Charles Cox, a former State Police captain. Cox’s attorney Cindi Pearlman […]

God has control, not people

Debra Whittington “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together…” Hebrews 10:25 Where were you on that Sunday morning when the lights went out? We went to church. When we arrived, a discussion was in progress on what to do next. Since there were no lights in the Sunday school rooms we all gathered in the […]