School superintendent one of five finalists for Clovis job

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents learned Tuesday morning he is one of five finalists for the superintendent position at Clovis Municipal Schools. Reents said he feels honored that he’s being considered, but he is concentrating on the present rather than the future. “You never look ahead. I have a three-year contract […]

City woman accused in multiple forgeries

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman has been charged in 10th Judicial District Court with 46 counts of forgery totaling about $15,000, according to court records. Tyra Gresham made her initial appearance before the court Monday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte said. Charges against her also include one count of fraud and one […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]

High school principal resigns

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar submitted a letter of resignation March 1 to Tucumcari Schools. An employee of the school district for 13 years, Salazar said his duties as principal will end three weeks after the 2004-2005 school year ends. “I’m not going to grind any axes,” Salazar said. “I […]

Police chief gives presentation to city commissioners

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Interim Police Chief Mark Radosevich gave a presentation at the City Commission meeting Thursday night on the roles the police department plays in the city of Tucumcari. Radosevich said Friday that the presentation was not a critical review of the department. It was a means of relaying information to […]

Tucumcari’s golf course gets new pro

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun As a member of the Pro Golf Association since 1974, Howie Tucker is an experienced golf professional. He has worked at courses in Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona. He worked at the Ryder Cup — an American versus European golf tournament — in 1993, and served on the PGA […]

Elks help Tucumcari Rattlers

William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 1172 has donated more than $20,000 in 2004-2005 to various Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School youth activities. The lodge’s chairman of the board of trustees, Raymond Parker, said helping those in need is what being an “Elk” is all […]

Drivers wanted

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Interstate Distributor Company has built a large truck terminal off Camino Del Coronado and now company officials need truck drivers. Paul Smith, maintenance supervisor at the facility, said Interstate officials are meeting with city officials. “We’re looking for ways to get the city involved,” Smith said. “We’re not sure yet […]

Former jailer’s trial ends in hung jury

William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict after almost five hours of deliberations following former-jailer Robert Gonzales’ trial on Wednesday. Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial. Prosecutor Donald Schutte has six months to retry Gonzales and said he plans on doing so. Gonzales faced two counts of criminal sexual […]

3-9 police blotter

Police blotter The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past week. According to the reports: March 8 € About 10 a.m. a woman in the 900 block of East Hancock Avenue reported vandalism to her vehicle. An officer advised four tires were cut on the vehicle. March 7 € […]