Regional spelling bee on Saturday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers  Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as a San Jon student in 1957. Then when she became a first-grade teacher at now-defunct Eugene Fields School in Clovis, her principal asked her to help out by pronouncing words […]

Experts say Quay County irrigation drought may end soon

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It won’t take much more rain to end the irrigation water shortages for Quay County farmers, experts said. Rain in the Roy, Springer or Wagon Mound areas could fill Conchas Lake, the irrigation source for area farmers, said Leonard Lauriault, forage agronomist with the New Mexico State University Ag […]

3/2 Court Case Notes

The following items occurred at district court according to officials: • Aristo Perez plead guilty on Feb. 21 to breaking into a local law firm. The district attorney’s office had DNA evidence that connected Perez with the break-in. Blood found on a pry bar matched Perez’s DNA which the DA’s office had access to because […]

Area schools begin mandatory federal testing with mixed feelings

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It’s testing time again for area public school students: Time to put the books away, take a deep breath and attempt to show education officials in Santa Fe and Washington, D. C. how well students are learning math, science, English and social studies. Students will be taking the Standards […]

Former mayor, comissioner remembered for dedication

By Tova Fruchtma: Quay County Sun Dolores Dickinson Dennard remembers how many phone calls her father got when she was young — especially when he was mayor. Calls from people to tell him their street light was out or where the streets were flooding after it rained. She remembers how proud he was years later […]

3/2 Community Notes

Community Notes • The Tucumcari Police Department will have a Community Methamphetamine Lab Awareness event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at City Hall. The event will teach people how to recognized Methamphetamine lab sites. The program is open to everyone, but according the Chief of Police Mark A. Radosevich the program should be […]

3/2 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Feb. 28 • About 4 p.m. an employee of the Tucumcari office of the Child, Youth and Families Department called in reference to a car parked outside the CYFD building. The employee said a boy […]

Couple jailed with child abuse, drug charges

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Two children are in the custody of New Mexico’s Children, Youth and Families Department after Tucumcari police found drug paraphrenalia in one of their bedrooms, according to a police report. Police responded to a call for assistance about 9 a.m. Thursday from an Adult Parole Office (APO) employee at […]

Housing authority to offer cleaning classes

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Robert Pacheco, Tucumcari’s Housing Authority Director, said public housing residents will soon be required to attend four hours of housekeeping training if their housing units are found to be in violation of cleanliness standards after a second inspection. The Housing Authority Board approved Pacheco’s plan in a meeting Thursday […]

Job shadowing gives students hands on training, including writing this article and taking the photo

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By Daniella Pacheco: Quay County Sun Shadow On Friday Tucumcari High School teacher Antonio Pacheco had his students join-in on job shadowing. “This is great to have the students see how school work sets up for a successful future,” Pacheco said. “I think what they realize is that their school work is vital at the […]