Cops say New Year’s Eve quiet

William Thompson Patrolman Jason Adams of Tucumcari Police was out on the streets New Year’s Eve looking for trouble. He did not find much. He said more and more local residents are keeping a low profile for the annual festivities. “It was a slow night. There were hardly any cars out on the street after […]

Economic development chief near

TV Hagenah It has been five months since The Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation lost its director after Ben Kendrick left the city to take a similar position in Hobbs. Since that time, according to the GTEDC’s treasurer Will Cantrell and president Leo Thrasher who as members of the executive committee of the corporation are […]

Top Stories of 2004

EDITOR’S NOTE: 2004 saw a variety of happenings in Quay County ranging from homicides to murals. The staff of the Quay County Sun polled a number of people to determine what were considered the top stories of the year. Some of the stories were tragic. Other stories were poignant while others were whimsical. But all […]

Martin Luther King to be honored with march Jan. 17

TV Hagenah For the second year in a row, Tucumcari will have a tribute to civil rights leader Martin Luther King to commemorate the civil rights leader. Paul Bell, a deacon of the Saints of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, said the church will be hosting a special march Saturday, Jan. 15 to commemorate the civil […]

City officials hold vision for park

William Thompson An adobe wall has recently been restored at the Five Mile Park bathhouse with funds from the National Park Service and contributions from the Mother Road Rally board. The city’s planning and development director, Doug Powers said more than $17,000 in renovations were completed. “We had some pretty serious deterioration. The building was […]

County roads superintendent retires

TV Hagenah After 11 years of heading Quay County’s Road Department, Superintendent of Quay County Roads, Harry Heckendorn is retiring. “We are so sad to see him go,” said Quay County Commissioner Grace Madrid. “He has done so much for the county and to keep it working smoothly.” Heckendorn said he, too, was sad to […]

Three crosses go up

TV Hagenah Jim Witcher of the Tucumcari Ministerial Alliance said after a year of collecting money and materials in addition to making plans and going over designs, Thursday Dec. 30, proved to be the day that the three large crosses on the east side Tucumcari went up. The three crosses are made of iron I-beams […]

Elementary school releases attendance lists

Tucumcari Elementary School recently recognized students with perfect attendance in kindergarten through second grade for the first nine weeks. 100 % Attendance: The preschool classes of Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Buxton had 21 students with perfect attendance. In Mrs. Bowen’s class were Sydney Goldston, Caleb Nemrow, Samuel Nemrow, Cheyenne Horne, Taylor Gilmore, Michael […]

Logan names lighting winners

The Logan-Ute Lake Chamber of Commerce released the winners of their annual Christmas Lighting Contest. According to officials the first-place winner in the residential division of the contest went to Tom Smith. He was followed in second by Dolores Marsh and in third by Gayland Rogers. Honorable mention went to Russell Feerer, Donna Shivers, Herbert […]

40 accidents hit interstate area before holidays

TV Hagenah In the space of the two days during the snow storm that hit the area just before Christmas, the New Mexico State Police headquartered in Tucumcari reported they handled 40 vehicle accidents eight of which involved injuries requiring a trip to the hospital. According to State Police Sgt. Cleo Baker, the two days […]