CIty gets $1.3 million from state for railroad spur project

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2006 capital outlay has committed $1.3 million to Quay County for the purpose of paying for a future railroad spur in Tucumcari. The spur would be a section of Union-Pacific railroad track that would run from existing tracks to a future industrial park, said Pete Kampfert, […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

2123 Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Feb. 22 • About 9 a.m. police conducted a search in the 400 block of North College Street. A woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21 • About […]

San Jon students are hooked on books

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By William Thompsaon: Quay County Sun San Jon Elementary School students might want to change their mascot from coyotes to bookworms as they have gone on a reading tear since the beginning of the school year. They get points for each book they read, and earn prizes as a school. So far, they have earned […]

Musical comes to Tucumcari

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun A classic Mark Twain novel hits the stage in Tucumcari on Tuesday. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, the musical, will be presented community and local schools. Danny Tippett, 24, plays Tom Sawyer in the musical. He said the show is fun for people of all ages. “It’s so playful, […]

Area rural water authority seeks to address ‘no project issue’

By Tony Parra: Freedom Newspapers The governing body of the Ute Water Project hopes this spring to have an analysis that would show what would happen if the project is not completed. Clovis Mayor and Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority Chairman David Lansford told the project’s engineering consultants that meetings to distribute federal funds […]

Federal grant helps area fire department get new equipment

Members of the House Fire Department will finally have the funds to get some much needed equipment. The fire department found out Wednesday night they will be receiving a federal grant worth $90,828. House Fire Chief Mike Morrow said the money will be used to purchase new equipment. “The first thing we are going to […]

School phones disrupted

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools suffered loss of phone service on Monday afternoon and as of press time Friday, callers were still unable to call into the elementary school, middle school and administration building. However, phones at those buildings were finally enabled to dial out as of Friday afternoon. Tucumcari High School’s […]

Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous […]

County commission discusses merging dispach with city’s

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun The City of Tucumcari met with the Quay County commissioners Monday morning to discuss the integration of the city and county EMS and 911 dispatcher services. City Manager Richard Primrose, Mayor Mary Mayfield, Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich, and other City officials expressed their thoughts on collaborating with […]