Kyle Evetts will not have third trial

QCS Staff A Tucumcari farmer and rancher accused of criminal sexual acts whose first two trials ended in hung juries will not be tried a third time, according to a release from the district attorney’s office. Kyle Evetts, who was indicted by a grand jury in February 2004 on nine counts of criminal sexual contact […]

Fire stations recruiting volunteers

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Area fire departments have their sirens blaring for some basic necessities, according to Quay County Fire Marshal Donald Adams at Monday’s Quay County Board of Commissioners meeting. The biggest alert goes out for volunteers, Adams said. While the county has about 250 volunteers, “they’re not always there when you […]

Some residents would like to see old recreational area fully restored.


By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Some remember when Five Mile Park was a community gathering place. Others have only seen photos. All share the same dream: Restore the park west of town to its original grandeur. The Metropolitan Park/Five Mile Park Restoration Committee — which includes local artists Sharon and Doug Quarles; committee President-elect […]

Construction begins

Drivers driving down South 1st Street be warned — a Construction Alert has been issued by DOT on South 1st between Hines and Charles streets. From now until further notice, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with no left turns allowed in the work zone. DOT estimates the traffic flow change […]

7/23 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At midnight, a female called to report she was speaking to her daughter on the phone and got cut off. Her daughter was now not answering. Police went to the South First Street location where the woman […]

Former students from cow college proud to be Aggies

By Lynn Moncus:QCS columnist Many of us from Quay are proud graduates of New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and were rather disturbed when that august name was changed to New Mexico State University. Nonetheless, we all remained Aggies and were even pleased to collect degrees from the same “Cow College” under a […]

Conchas Dam celebrates 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam […]

Bomb threats prove false


By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and […]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the […]

7/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by the Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Thursday At 2:10 p.m., a missing person was reported who was later located in Gallup. The subject was taken into custody in Gallup on unrelated charges. At 9:13 p.m., a female called to report an irate customer at […]