Commissioners decide against observer for recall election

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The Tucumcari City Commission decided unanimously not to appoint an observer for the Jan. 2 recall election for city commissioners Dora Salinas-McTigue and Jimmy Sandoval in Districts 1 and 2, respectively. Both commissioners agreed their right to appoint challengers and watchers to monitor the election would be sufficient reassurance [...]

Lauriault: Let Christ be born in you, no matter the day

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Since the Quay County Sun is a Wednesday paper, today would be Christmas (OK, that wasn’t meant to be a cause-and-effect statement; it’s just that Christmas falls/fell on a Wednesday this year). Because of scheduling changes during the holidays, however, and because many subscribers get their newspaper by mail, [...]

Comments from the canyons: Love, friendship truly gifts that keep on giving

By the time most of us receive this paper, we will have already celebrated Christmas and will be reviewing the pleasure we had. By now, we surely have a large volume of memories of the many Christmas celebrations we have had. As we look at the gifts we received, we are reminded of the past [...]

Hospital recognized for excellence

Special to QCS Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics last month, according to a news release from Presbyterian Health Services, which operates Trigg Hospital. Trigg Hospital joined two other Presbyterian regional [...]

Hazardous driving on I-40 Saturday morning

From the New Mexico Dept. of Transportation: Interstate 40 from Tucumcari to the Texas state line: Roadway is snowpacked and icy.  Crews are out plowing, salting and cindering.  Please drive with caution reduce speed and obey all posted traffic signs. From the National Weather Service: A winter weather advisory for snow remains in effect until [...]

Library computers available for health insurance sign-ups

QCS staff The Tucumcari Public Library is making computers available to persons who need to register for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act,  according to Dainetta Kroeker, library director. The library will suspend its limit of one hour per computer user if a visitor is using the computer to sign up for health insurance, [...]

Tucumcari man dies in crash near Clovis

A Tucumcari man died and a Flora Vista man was seriously injured in a head-on collision Wednesday morning on N.M. 209 north of Clovis, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Waller said Joe Cooper, 76, died about 10:30 a.m. at the scene of the crash on N.M. 209 near Curry Road 21. He was [...]

Birth announcement: Trinity Gonzales

Trinity Adriana Gonzales

Trinity Adriana Gonzales was born Nov. 9, 2013 in Amarillo, Texas. She weighed five pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long.  Her parents are Patrick and Heather Gonzales.  She has two big brothers, Patrick and Tristan.  Her grandparents are Manuel and Delfinia Preciado  and Richard and Cynthia Acker of Tucumcari, and Richard and Vickie [...]

Basketball scores — Dec. 18

Basketball scores: Thursday Boys Tucumcari High School (THS)  45 Lordsburg  65 Friday Boys THS 49 Cobre 52 Girls THS 47 Evangel Christian Academy 43 Friday Logan Tournament Boys Adrian, Texas, 52 San Jon 65 Logan 48 Clayton 58 Girls Logan 62 Clayton 58 Saturday Boys THS 65 Hatch Valley 33 Girls THS 50 Mountainair 33

Police blotter — Dec. 18

The following is a sampling of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Monday • At 6:22 a.m. a store alarm was reported in the 900 block of West Route 66 Boulevard. An officer advised all was okay. • At 10:33 a.m., ,a store on the [...]