State police officer retires after 21 years of service

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By Tova Fruchtman: QUAY COUNTY SUN Nathan Wallace may have been surprised that about 100 people came to the San Jon Community Center to congratulate him on his retirement Sunday. When his family suggested the idea of having a party, Wallace joked that the two people who would come may not be able to make […]

4/6 Community Notes

€Tucumcari Schools Superintendent William Reents is having surgery to repair a broken foot, officials said. Bertha Garcia, Reents¹ secretary, said Reents is expected to return to work on Thursday. Reents, one of five finalists for Clovis¹ superintendent¹s position, has been in a cast for several weeks. Reents is scheduled to interview with the Clovis school […]

Hearing will give residents chance to talk about landfill

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun This is the first of a three-part series about the proposed Tucumcari Landfill. In upcoming papers the arguments for and against the landfill will be flushed out in more detail. Area residents will soon have an opportunity to share their opinions on the proposed new landfill in Tucumcari with […]

Area church recites rosary for dying pope

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn More than 30 local residents attended a special saying of the rosary Friday evening at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. Those who attended gathered in prayer for Pope John Paul II as he lay near death in Rome. Benito Ramirez, new to the Catholic faith, said he was […]

Golf tourney to benefit THS golf team

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Municipal Golf Course is hosting a tournament Sunday to benefit the Tucumcari High School golf team. About 40 golfers have already signed up and the course’s golf pro Howie Tucker said he welcomes more participants. “It will be an 18-hole tournament with a four-person scramble,” Tucker said. […]

Performance tonight will feature traditional New Mexican music

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Jerry Dean will perform his unique brand of traditional New Mexican folk music at the Tucumcari Convention Center tonight. Dean said his music is great for dancing. “We tell the people to expect to come out and dance and have a good time,” Dean said. “We’ve been on the […]

Gas prices reach record highs

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By William Thompson: Quay County SUn Larry Bond, owner of Traveler’s One Stop on West Route 66, said customers coming in to buy gasoline are making comments about the high price of gas but are not ready to give up driving just yet. “More people have been making comments or asking me how high the […]

3/30 police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: March 28 • About 9 p.m. an employee of a local motel requested an officer in reference to an unwanted subject. An officer arrived and stood by while the subject removed his belongings from the […]

Lead investigator does behind the scenes work at DA’s office

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Frank Gutierrez, the lead investigator for the Quay County District Attorney’s office, helps investigate upwards of 50 cases a month. He said he spends a lot of time tracking down victims and prosecution witnesses reluctant to testify. “In the past month I’ve had to track down around 30 people,” […]

Club holds 33rd annual craft fair this weekend

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The 33rd annual spring craft fair hits the Quay County Fair Barn this weekend with more than 50 booths displaying a variety of arts and crafts, all hand-made according to fair organizers. Rebecca Cawthon, president of the Crafters, Rockhounds and Artists’ Fair of Tucumcari (C.R.A.F.T.), said between 500 and […]