Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we […]

4/13 Community notes

• Friday is the deadline to enter the Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo that will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. Entry is open to women who live on a ranch, work on a ranch or are ranch raised and spend extra time working on a […]

4/13 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 10 • About 9:30 p.m. a woman in the 600 block of South Sixth Street called in reference to “problems with a juvenile.” A juvenile male was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts […]

Students spread anti-smoking message

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari high school student Erica Sandoval was awarded third place in the state health departments “Youth Kicking Tobaccos Butts Youth Advocate of the Year award.” Sandoval, president of the Tucumcari High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, said she has organized events to spread the anti-smoking message. […]

New program helps with child support

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun A pilot program offered by the New Mexico Human Services Department will offer assistance to non-custodial parents who are behind in child support payments. Child Support Enforcement Division director Stephanie Gonzales said in a press release that the “Fresh Start” program will help get the non-custodial parent on a […]

Vets urge owners to get pets rabies shots

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Area veterinarians want pet owners to get their animals vaccinated against rabies. Upcoming rabies clinics in Quay County will provide the opportunity. Dr. Jim Alexander, director of the Texas Public Health office in Canyon, said there has been an increase in rabies-infected animals in the Texas panhandle. “Right now […]

Star-crossed couple to marry

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Howard Littell said when Michelle Wright passed through town March 6, he knew he wanted to marry her. When Wright saw Littell that day, she felt he was the answer to her prayers. Littell left a sign on his shop window Sunday to let customers know he had important […]

County commissioners express concern about underage drinking

QCS Staff County Commissioners spoke candidly with attendees about underage drinking and how to solve the problem after seeing a presentation on the issue at the meeting Monday. Noreen Hendrickson, the area DWI coordinator, and high school students gave a presentation on the problem of underage drinking. Hendrickson presented statistics about the prevalence of underage […]