Local law enforcement receives Federal grant

By QCS staff Local law enforcement agencies are nearly $20,000 richer, thanks to a grant from the federal government. Part of the Edward Byrne Memorial Grant program, the $19,679 for the area will be shared by the Quay County sheriff’s department and Tucumcari police department and must be used to fund initiatives regarding evidence, according […]

Snake sighting in kitchen leads to leaping, panic

Throughout most of the summer, Aggie and I have avoided wandering around in pastures because one of us has heard too many stories about the plethora of rattlesnakes throughout the county. Despite taking all sorts of precautions, I found a snake slithering across our own kitchen floor and am now ready to move to the […]

8/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Wednesday • At 10:31 a.m., two unknown males reported an unattended child walking around on South Adams. The 18-month-old girl had followed the dog out the front door, according to the babysitter. Police on the […]

8/20 Quay Personalities

Who: Rosalyn Nguyen She’s a Tucumcari native, daughter of Thanh Van Nguyen and Jan (Huong) Nguyen, and graduate student at the University of New Mexico. What that means: Lots of stuff, since the Board of Regents is a powerful governing body of the university with appointments made by the governor, whom Nguyen got to meet […]

School Lunch Menus

House Monday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Roast beef sandwich, chips/carrot sticks, pudding sticks, milk or juice. Tuesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch – Turkey sandwich, lettuce/carrot sticks, fruit cup, milk or juice. Wednesday: Breakfast – Cold cereal, cereal bar, milk or juice; Lunch […]

Some Tucumcari folks have fun with the often mundane

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun For most, going to get the mail is no big deal. But not so for some folks in Tucumcari who have jazzed up their curb with a splash of daisies, a hint of mint or a flash of John Deere green. City residents will also find a Harley-inspired whip […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]

City celebrates $100,000 worth of history

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun In August 1940 Tucumcari and cities all over New Mexico were celebrating the journey of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado through New Mexico and the Southwest. The Spanish explorer expected to find streets paved with gold and houses studded with turquoise, but the only gold Coronado and his men found […]

8/17 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Saturday • At 8 a.m., a retail store clerk reported vandalism to the shop. Police arrived to find a small hole and broken window, apparently done by a BB gun. • At 11:08 a.m., a […]

Football Schedule

It’s was kick-off time for the Rattler Football season with the full schedule appearing below. (Two-a-days began Monday.) Aug. 19 time TBA — St. Mikes Scrimage, away Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. — Mora, away Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. — Crownpoint, home Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. — Estancia, home Sept. 16 at 7 […]