4-16 community notes

• Tucumcari High School will be holding a scholarship awards ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 12 in the high school auditorium. Representatives from organizations are invited to present any scholarships that are awarded to a Tucumcari High School student. The school requests organizations provide the counseling center about the amount of each scholarship and […]

4-16 Around Town

Dezmon James Pacheco was born April 1, 2005 in Clovis. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are Veronica Baca and Joshua Pacheco of Tucumcari. His grand parents are Albert and Christine Pacheco of Tucumcari and Maria Aragon and Michael Baca of Tucumcari. His great-grand parents are Raymond and […]

Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Landfill hearing ends, decision awaited

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun City officials, the state Solid Waste Bureau and area residents each had an opportunity to share their views on whether Tucumcari should receive a permit for a new landfill on Wednesday and Thursday. Technical testimony by engineers and other experts representing the city of Tucumcari, the Solid Waste Bureau and Pickett […]

Super search winding down

By David Irvin: FREEDOM NEWSPAPER Clovis Municipal Schools have scheduled a special board meeting for April 21 to discuss the five superintendent finalists and, hopefully, come to a consensus, Board President Terry Martin said on Monday. Board members are finishing their interviews with the candidates this week. “I am impressed with each one that we […]

4/13 Community notes

• Friday is the deadline to enter the Cowgirl Ranch Rodeo that will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on June 4 at the Tri-State Fairgrounds in Amarillo. Entry is open to women who live on a ranch, work on a ranch or are ranch raised and spend extra time working on a […]

4/13 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 10 • About 9:30 p.m. a woman in the 600 block of South Sixth Street called in reference to “problems with a juvenile.” A juvenile male was subsequently arrested and charged with two counts […]

Students spread anti-smoking message

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari high school student Erica Sandoval was awarded third place in the state health departments “Youth Kicking Tobaccos Butts Youth Advocate of the Year award.” Sandoval, president of the Tucumcari High School chapter of Distributive Education Clubs of America, said she has organized events to spread the anti-smoking message. […]

New program helps with child support

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun A pilot program offered by the New Mexico Human Services Department will offer assistance to non-custodial parents who are behind in child support payments. Child Support Enforcement Division director Stephanie Gonzales said in a press release that the “Fresh Start” program will help get the non-custodial parent on a […]

Vets urge owners to get pets rabies shots

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By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN Area veterinarians want pet owners to get their animals vaccinated against rabies. Upcoming rabies clinics in Quay County will provide the opportunity. Dr. Jim Alexander, director of the Texas Public Health office in Canyon, said there has been an increase in rabies-infected animals in the Texas panhandle. “Right now […]