Coyotes celebrate homecoming with split wins against Mosquero

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By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer     The San Jon Coyotes see room from improvement and the Lady Coyotes are learning to play with confidence after splitting wins with Mosquero Thursday night for their homecoming. The (8-9) Coyotes ran away with the game early against the Mosquero Pirates thumping them 63-19. “The team still […]

Plea deal ends attempted-murder trial; Archuleta accepts 13-year sentence

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer After two days of testimony in his attempted-murder trial, William Archuleta accepted a plea agreement Wednesday that included a plea of guilty to second-degree attempted murder and a sentence of 13 years in prison. “We are glad that William Archuleta is off the streets,” Tim Rose, Tenth Judicial District […]

Legislature: Senate Dems blast Human Services chief in proposed no-confidence resolution

Note:  This story is part of a package of news articles about the current session of the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Patrick Malone The New Mexican State Senate Democrats on Tuesday launched a symbolic statement of no confidence targeting Gov. Susana […]

Legislature: Legislative roundup–more than half of New Mexico grandparents are raising grandchildren

Note:  This story is part of a package of news articles about the current session of the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. Legislative roundup, Jan. 29, 2014 Days remaining in session: 22 ‘Abuelos’ get their due: More than half the grandparents in New […]

Legislature: CYFD chief tells lawmakers: No way to ensure child tragedies never happen

Note: This story is part of a package of news articles about the current session of the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican newspaper. By Patrick Malone The New Mexican Faced with hard questions about the death of a 9-year-old Albuquerque boy whose past abuse […]

Too old? Only if your imagination has withered

I turned 57 the other day. No big deal, even though 57 is widely recognized as a serious milestone. I’m sure if you “Google” it, you’ll find all sorts of articles and blogs where “Baby Boomer” folks like me wax philosophic about the big 57. My generation has always been gifted when it comes to […]

Rattlers upend Portales on the road

By Dave Wagner CMI sports writer dwagner@cnjonline.com In the first half, Tucumcari’s John Paul Garcia went off from downtown. When Portales tried to take that away, senior Cody Ryen picked up the slack in the second half. Garcia scored 16 of his 24 points in the first two periods and Ryan had all but four […]

Middle school students to compete at FCCLA district event

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Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer Two Tucumcari Middle School students will advocate for parental diligence to combat the dangers of video game and television violence for teens at Saturday’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) district competition in Clovis. “We have chosen to demonstrate how teens are being over-exposed to violent content in […]

Commissioner for District 2 will be appointed

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor The next commissioner for District 2 will be appointed by the Tucumcari City Commission, not elected. The city commission decided Thursday to make the appointment in a 3-1 vote, with Commissioner Dora Salinas-McTigue voting against the measure. The vote happened after Commissioner Robert Lumpkin made a case for appointing […]

Tucumcari High School culinary students get hands-on learning

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By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Tucumcari High School’s Culinary Arts classroom, which looks for all the world like a commercial kitchen, adds a new dimension to chef Danny Hernandez’s “Chef on Demand” tour of regional high schools for the A’Viands/ Summit Foods Co. Summit Foods provides meals under contract for Tucumcari Schools and Hernandez’s […]