Around Town

Thomas Morris, a former state senator for Quay County, was recently named the 2005 Statesman of the Year by the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. The chamber noted that Morris had served as senator from January 1953 to December 1958, and also served as chair of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission. Morris also served in […]

First Street project to break ground

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Information: Public meeting at 8 a.m. at police station, June 1. Ground breaking at 10 a.m. -Project expected to cost $12 million. The studies have been conducted, the public meetings are winding down, and at 8 a.m. June 1, ground will be broken for the First Street project. The […]

County commissioner dies

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Family and friends mourn death of public servant. Quay County Clerk Ellen White described her as “a friend to everybody.” “We’ve been getting calls in the county clerk’s office from people from all over the state wanting to know about Grace,” White said. Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid died […]

Teacher of the Year

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Glenda Sours encourages her Tucumcari High School students to read the newspaper — in class. The idea is for students to become aware of local events and issues and to increase their reading skills. Sours, an English and communications teacher, was presented Monday with the local Newspapers in Education […]

Quay deputy arrested

QCS Staff Quay County Sheriff’s Deputy Leonard Garcia was arrested Friday on a criminal trespass charge after walking uninvited into his ex-wife’s residence, police records show. Garcia entered a plea of not guilty Monday and posted $1,000 bond in Quay County Magistrate Court. Tucumcari Police Officer Pedro Bolin responded to a call Friday at 1424 […]

Local VFW raises money for Quay County vets memorial

Quay County Sun Staff Quay County veterans are one step closer to being memorialized in granite. VFW Post 2528 members Tony Apodaca and Lydia Fazekas on Friday presented a check to Diane Morton, the local office manager for Glaze Monument Company. The $5,625 check will cover the cost for a veterans monument at Veterans Park […]

Principal position filled

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Floyd language arts teacher to start in Tucumcari soon. Tucumcari will soon have a new high school principal. Susan Montoya, a language arts teacher at Floyd High School, was notified Saturday of her selection. She succeeds Gary Salazar, whose resignation takes effect after this school year. “She has an […]

Four-day school week survey to be studied

By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Survey leads school officials to continue research on issue. Tucumcari wants a four-day school week. At least that’s the overwhelming viewpoint of more than 200 residents who’ve returned surveys on the topic. Tucumcari school officials sent out 736 surveys earlier this year asking students’ families and school staff how they […]

Elementary students participate in a Pee Wee Track Meet

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun SAN JON — More than 100 elementary-school students from San Jon, Grady, House and Amistad competed in the annual Pee Wee Track Meet on Friday at San Jon High School. Parents cheered their children on to the finish line in events that included the 100-yard dash and relay races. […]

Scholarships awarded

Seniors, parents, teachers and organization representatives gathered at Tucumcari High School Auditorium Thursday night to present scholarships to outgoing Rattlers. From teary-eyed presenters giving in memory of family to long lists of graduates given scholarships to state colleges, the senior class was offered a total of $352,808. “It’s a time that we’re able to honor […]