Mayfield retained as mayor

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Less than a week after winning re-election as the city commissioner for District 4, Mary Mayfield was retained as mayor during Monday’s reorganization meeting. At the meeting, Mayfield was kept as mayor by a unanimous vote from the Commission, which chooses a mayor every time a new Commission is […]

Public welfare tough for state to define

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Defining “public welfare” is a challenge for a state so diversified as New Mexico, Quay County Commissioner Franklin McCasland said Monday as he updated fellow commissioners on the Feb. 28 New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission Ad Hoc committee meeting. McCasland said the committee is working to make sure all […]

March 15, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 3:17 a.m., a female reported dogs barking at a business. The owners said they would keep the dogs quiet. • At 11:50 a.m., a female requested a welfare check at a […]

March 15, 2006 Notable Notes

Girls softball registrations coming The Tucumcari Recreation Center is taking registrations for girls softball. Girls age 7 to 16 are eligible to play. Signups are through March 24 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tucumcari Recreation Center, 900 E. Laughlin. For information, call 461-1647. NAYS holding hoops tournament North American Youth Sports announced […]

Fire scorches 8,000 acres in Logan

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers When O.B. Coffey saw smoke rising south of his home on the south side of Ute Lake in Logan on Saturday afternoon, he took a hose and wet things down around his home. A short while later, a sheriff’s deputy knocked on Coffey’s door. “The sheriff’s deputy came … and said […]

Clovis fifth-grader wins bee

By Andy Jackson/Freedom Newspapers Stephanie Stancell did the prerequisite work on “prerequisite,” studying the word and practicing its spelling, she said. But when her chance came to win the 2006 Regional Spelling Bee, she left off the “e” at the end of the word. Zia Elementary School fifth-grader Lucas Donaldson of Clovis pounced on the […]

Shrimp boil makes huge dollars for foundation


By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The shrimp were big, the sauce was hot and the checkbooks were open as Mesalands Community College notched another successful Mardi Gras Cajun Shrimp Boil. The event, in its seventh year, is the bigger of two annual fund-raisers for the college’s foundation, which provides scholarships to students and has […]

Most capital outlay projects survive veto stage

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun While some projects were reduced or cut entirely from the budget, Quay County didn’t suffer nearly as much as other counties after Gov. Bill Richardson used his line-item veto power on potential capital outlay projects. “To balance a budget, tough decisions have to get made,” said James Jimenez, cabinet […]

Spellers descend on Clovis for annual bee

By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers The fate of the young contestants hinge on words that are rarely used in daily speech and rarely seen in ink: “Samovar,” a metal urn; “nisse,” a friendly goblin of Scandinavian folklore that frequents farm buildings; “torrenticole,” an organism that lives in swiftly flowing water. But it isn’t the […]

March 11, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9:12 p.m., a female reported an open door at a restaurant. The building was secured. • At 10:48 p.m., a female reported an injury at Third. Her husband, who was intoxicated, […]