Mesalands set for graudation ceremonies

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Plans are set for Mesalands Community College’s graduation ceremonies Friday, school officials said at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The college will have two sets of graduations, both Friday afternoon at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The first is the 4 p.m. general equivalency diploma (GED) graduation program, followed […]

Many county races unopposed

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in a series about the June 6 primary elections. This story focuses on unopposed candidates. Sue Smith Moore was interested in the position of Quay County probate judge. She just wasn’t interested in campaigning. There are no such worries for Smith, who […]

Landowners work for compromise in subdivision

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Landowners of the Montoya Subdivision showed a willingness to compromise on one landowner’s request to change land status during Monday’s Quay County Commission meeting. Robert Beasley, one of about 10 owners of the land east of Tucumcari, has sought to have the county abandon the subdivision and change his […]

Teacher focuses on life skills

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Not every person who leaves Tucumcari High School will need to do differential equations. But they will surely be better off if they know what kind of spouse they want. Or if they can stay within a budget. Or if they work well with others. Gail Balzano takes this […]

May 10, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 12:05 a.m., a male reported a semi stuck on Tucumcari Boulevard. The truck was stuck between businesses and not blocking traffic. The driver said he would stay the night and call a […]

May 10, 2006 Notable Notes

Grady to hold alumni meal Grady’s annual Memorial Day and alumni meal will be May 28 at the Grady School Cafeteria from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The cost for the meal will be $7 a plate for adults and $3 for children from kindergarten through 12 years. The cafeteria will open at 9 a.m. […]

Former law enforcement officials square off

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the third in a series of stories about the upcoming Quay County primary elections. Today’s story focuses on the Democratic primary for the county’s magistrate judge position between Joel Garnett, Wayne Thibodeaux and Dennis Townsend. A history in law enforcement and a determination to be […]

Rain doesn’t end fun at Cinco de Mayo event

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Friday afternoon’s rainfall likely put a dent in the attendance, but did nothing to dampen the moods of those who celebrated Cinco de Mayo with the community at Mesalands Community College. The rainfall stopped before the 5:30 p.m. opening of the event, in its seventh year at the two-year […]

Meth lab discovered in city

QCS Staff No arrests have been made in connection with a methamphetamine lab discovered Wednesday in Tucumcari, police said. The lab, found at 110 N. Park Street, was discovered when a prospective buyer was looking at the property, which currently has no residents. Officers from the Tucumcari Police Department were called shortly after 10 a.m. […]

Crafts fair set for weekend

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Twice a year, Tucumcari residents get together with visitors from out of town and out of state to celebrate crafts and companions. Today and Sunday will see the Quay County Fairgrounds host the 34th annual Spring Craft Fair, a production of the CRAFT (Craftsmen, Rockhounds and Artists Fair at […]