Quay deputy arrested

QCS Staff Quay County Sheriff’s Deputy Leonard Garcia was arrested Friday on a criminal trespass charge after walking uninvited into his ex-wife’s residence, police records show. Garcia entered a plea of not guilty Monday and posted $1,000 bond in Quay County Magistrate Court. Tucumcari Police Officer Pedro Bolin responded to a call Friday at 1424 […]

Local VFW raises money for Quay County vets memorial

Quay County Sun Staff Quay County veterans are one step closer to being memorialized in granite. VFW Post 2528 members Tony Apodaca and Lydia Fazekas on Friday presented a check to Diane Morton, the local office manager for Glaze Monument Company. The $5,625 check will cover the cost for a veterans monument at Veterans Park […]

Principal position filled

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Floyd language arts teacher to start in Tucumcari soon. Tucumcari will soon have a new high school principal. Susan Montoya, a language arts teacher at Floyd High School, was notified Saturday of her selection. She succeeds Gary Salazar, whose resignation takes effect after this school year. “She has an […]

Four-day school week survey to be studied

By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Survey leads school officials to continue research on issue. Tucumcari wants a four-day school week. At least that’s the overwhelming viewpoint of more than 200 residents who’ve returned surveys on the topic. Tucumcari school officials sent out 736 surveys earlier this year asking students’ families and school staff how they […]

Elementary students participate in a Pee Wee Track Meet

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — More than 100 elementary-school students from San Jon, Grady, House and Amistad competed in the annual Pee Wee Track Meet on Friday at San Jon High School. Parents cheered their children on to the finish line in events that included the 100-yard dash and relay races. […]

Scholarships awarded

Seniors, parents, teachers and organization representatives gathered at Tucumcari High School Auditorium Thursday night to present scholarships to outgoing Rattlers. From teary-eyed presenters giving in memory of family to long lists of graduates given scholarships to state colleges, the senior class was offered a total of $352,808. “It’s a time that we’re able to honor […]

Water bill introduced

QCS STAFF Senators Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman are on the same page in wanting to address rural water problems. They recently introduced a bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate that is designed to improve water service to rural communities, according to a joint press release. The Reclamation Rural Water Supply Act of 2005 would […]

New fire marsal hired

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Fire chiefs from nine fire departments in Quay County elected a first-ever Quay County Fire Marshal on Tuesday. Donald Adams, fire chief for the Bard-Endee fire district, is the new fire marshal and he said he looks forward to helping county fire departments keep up with paperwork and regulations. […]

Students send care packages to Iraq

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Some U.S. troops in Iraq will soon be receiving care packages from Tucumcari Middle School students. About 90 students in Louise Ayres’ sixth-grade social studies classes began gathering goodies in mid-April. “We were doing a unit on wars involving the U.S. and I thought we needed to keep our […]

Mesalands graduation ceremony takes place

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – College days not over for some. Mesalands Community College held its graduation ceremony Friday evening at Tucumcari High School Auditorium. About 100 friends and family members of the 38 graduates attended the ceremony. New Mexico’s Commissioner of Public Lands, Patrick Lyons, gave the graduation address. He spoke briefly […]