Local cheerleaders perform in London

Two Tucumcari Rattlers cheerleaders started off the New Year performing in a parade in London, England. "It was a life-changing experience that I'd like to do again," said Aby Jimenez, sophomore. Jimenez and Jolene Marroquin, a senior, were selected in July to be a part of the parade through a Universal Cheerleader Association's varsity All-American […]

Police blotter – Jan. 9

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Friday At 5:54 a.m., a woman went into the Police Department on the 200 block of East Center Street to report a burglary of a vehicle. At 7:12 a.m., a man reported a […]

Calendar – Jan. 9

Thursday City Commission Work Session at 5 p.m., City Hall City Commission at 6 p.m., City Hall Friday Loadgers' Tax Advisory Board at 10 a.m., City Hall Monday Quay County Commission at 9 a.m., Quay County Courthouse Economic Development Corp. at 5:15 p.m., EDC Wednesday Tucumcari/Quay Regional Emergency Communication Board at 10 a.m., City Hall […]

Menus – Jan. 9

The following are the menus for schools and seniors in Quay County for Jan. 9 – Jan. 16 Tucumcari Wednesday Breakfast: Breakfast pizza Lunch: Teriyaki chicken, brown rice, broccoli, glazed carrots, banana, milk Snack: Cheese, apples Thursday Breakfast: Biscuits, sausage Lunch: Pepperoni pizza, salad, fresh vegetables, dip, peaches, milk Snack: Peanut butter, pretzel sticks Monday […]

Christmas tree recycling open

All Tucumcari and Quay County residents can drop off their Christmas trees at the Coronado Park at Camino Del Coronado between the hours of 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p,m, Monday through Friday through Jan. 31, according to a city spokesperson for the city. Make sure all ornaments and lights are taken off the trees and […]

Comments from the canyons: Weathering blizzards less arduous these days

After our little snowfall last week, some of us began talking about some of the storms of the past and how they affected our lives. Of course, we didn't have much pavement in the county; thus, we did most of our traveling on very muddy roads as the snow melted. A lot of people would […]

Lauriault: God’s intentions often misinterpreted

At a buffet luncheon recently someone said to the person sitting next to me, "I can't believe you're hungry after you had that burrito grande for breakfast." My neighbor replied that he was a growing boy, to which I added that fat husbands make wives and mothers-in-law look good. I was referring to their ability […]

New Mexico fishing report: Jan. 3

This fishing report, provided by Bill Dunn and the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northeast Cabresto Lake: The lake and campground closed […]

Two Tucumcari residents brave cold for a better tan

When most people take a snow day they tend to stay inside where it's warm and catch up on their DVR recordings or reading. However, Tucumcari residents Rich Encinias and Kheldon Sherwood felt the 31 degree day would be better spent outdoors, in swim shorts, sunglasses and flip flops getting a tan. As the two […]

Year in review: Top stories of 2012

The following are some of the top stories featured in the Quay County Sun during 2012: December — New Mexico State Police are investigating the shooting death of Tucumcari City Commissioner Daniel Lopez. Officials said police found Lopez in his Tucumcari home at 11:48 p.m. Dec. 29, injured by a gunshot. He later died at […]