State cops find marijuana cache

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A 1993 Ford pickup was pulled over late Saturday evening near the former Tucumcari Truck Stop on the west end of town and a state police officer, David O’Leary, found 37.8 pounds of marijuana inside the truck’s spare tires. The driver, Gary James Emily, was subsequently arrested and charged […]

Ag, home economics seminar today

QCS STAFF The Quay County Extension Service is sponsoring the 37th Agriculture and Home Economics Seminar today at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The seminar is free and open to the public. Registration and refreshments begin at 8:30 a.m. Lunch is catered by Caprock Creek Ranch and provided by Ag New Mexico and other area businesses. […]

1/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Jan. 18 • Around 12:30 a.m. a Tucumcari Police Officer found graffiti on the west side of Rhodes Field House, Tucumcari High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. The officer stated the graffiti said “West Side Crips.” The […]

Kampfer to head EDC

Leslie Radford There’s a new man in town who hopes to strengthen the economy of Tucumcari. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Executive Director Peter D. Kampfer believes the key to success is to create employment opportunities and encourage the expansion of existing businesses. That will lead to new industry. Kampfer started at the EDC on Dec. […]

School board discusses construction delay

William Thompson School board members questioned an architect and a state-appointed construction supervisor about delays in renovations to school buildings at Monday’s Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting. Two phases of a four-phase renovation project begun in the summer of 2004 are complete. according to Sonia Raftery, assistant superintendent of schools. “We were frustrated […]

Twenty march to honor King

By William Thompson Paul Bell awoke early Saturday to a cold and foggy morning. But the weather did not dampen his spirits. “Martin Luther King and his marchers had police dogs turned on them and fire hoses turned on them,” Bell said. “I wasn’t going to let a little bit of cold air stop me […]

Officials say needle exchange program effective

By William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Public Health’s syringe exchange program is gaining acceptance in Quay County. The program is designed to prevent the spread of blood-borne pathogens, including HIV, by offering intravenous drug users, and anyone who uses needles on a regular basis, proper disposal of dirty needles. Dee Reed, nursing director […]

Lawmakers address local issues

Editor’s note: New Mexico’s 2005 Legislature kicks off a 60-day run on Tuesday and lawmakers are expected to address dozens of issues, from tax cuts to economic development and get-tough laws aimed at drunken drivers. Gov. Bill Richardson is even expected to push a plan for promoting rodeo. That idea is going over well at […]

Children enjoy weekly stories

QCS staff It’s story time again. “It is so much fun,” said Erica Lopez of Tucumcari Public Library, where the children’s activities take place. “All of the library staff take turns at (the weekly) storytellers.” Lopez said story time will be held every Wednesday from Jan. 19 through April 6. It’s open to children from […]

Construction worker killed near Tucumcari

QCS staff A Santa Rosa construction worker died Jan. 6 near Tucumcari on U.S. Interstate 40 while he was involved in painting stripes on the highway between Santa Rosa and Tucumcari. Chris Marquez was driving a vehicle owned by San Bar Construction, the middle vehicle of three involved with the striping of the highway, about […]