3/30 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: March 28 • About 9 p.m. an employee of a local motel requested an officer in reference to an unwanted subject. An officer arrived and stood by while the subject removed his belongings from the […]

Lead investigator does behind the scenes work at DA’s office

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Frank Gutierrez, the lead investigator for the Quay County District Attorney’s office, helps investigate upwards of 50 cases a month. He said he spends a lot of time tracking down victims and prosecution witnesses reluctant to testify. “In the past month I’ve had to track down around 30 people,” […]

Club holds 33rd annual craft fair this weekend

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual spring craft fair hits the Quay County Fair Barn this weekend with more than 50 booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts, all hand-made according to fair organizers. Rebecca Cawthon, president of the Crafters, Rockhounds and Artists’ Fair of Tucumcari (C.R.A.F.T.), said between 500 and […]

3/30 Community Notes

• Officers of the New Mexico State Police will be conducting checkpoints and saturation patrols in Quay County during April, according to a press release from the department. Emphasis will be on Driving While Intoxicated and seat belt/ child restraint violations, according to the release. In New Mexico, more than 19,000 people were arrested for […]

Notes from the county commission meeting

The Quay County Commission held a regular meeting on Monday. The following items were discussed: • Franklin McCasland was elected interim chair of the commission because Chair Grace Madrid is in the hospital and her return date is unclear. McCasland will serve as chair until Madrid returns. • Larry Moore, road superintendent, gave a presentation […]

Notes from the city commission meeting

The Tucumcari City Commission held a regular meeting on Thursday. The following items were discussed: • Mayor Mary Mayfield could not attend the meeting because of a death in her family. Commissioner Betty Ditto did not attend because of visiting family. • The commission declared April 8 as “Golden Apple Foundation of New Mexico Tribute […]

Meeting Mickey: Tucumcari DECA students head to Disneyland

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A group of Tucumcari High School students and their chaperones will be hanging out with Mickey, Donald, Goofy and the gang at Anaheim’s Disneyland this weekend. Tucumcari High School Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) students earned the money to go to the Magic Kingdom by working part-time jobs […]

Special events for Easter

The following area churches will be offering special events to celebrate Easter: • Caprock Creek in San Jon will be showing a play telling the story of Jesus’s life on today and Sunday. Tonight, dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the play will begin at 7 p.m. On Sunday, the play is a […]

Free legal services available in area

By Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun The director of a state agency that gives free legal aid to low-income New Mexico residents came to Tucumcari Wednesday as part of an outreach 16 counties in the state. Kathleen Brockel said last year Legal Access New Mexico had 5,500 cases but only 33 were from Tucumcari. The program […]

Tucumcari residents hope to clean up city

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari citizens met Wednesday night to begin working on a plan to help clean up Tucumcari. About eight people showed up for a Keep Tucumcari Beautiful meeting. Through their programs they hope to preserve Tucumcari’s natural beauty, to enhance the quality of life, and to make the city more appealing to […]