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


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 […]

Star-crossed couple to marry


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Howard Littell said when Michelle Wright passed through town March 6, he knew he wanted to marry her. When Wright saw Littell that day, she felt he was the answer to her prayers. Littell left a sign on his shop window Sunday to let customers know he had important […]

County commissioners express concern about underage drinking

QCS Staff County Commissioners spoke candidly with attendees about underage drinking and how to solve the problem after seeing a presentation on the issue at the meeting Monday. Noreen Hendrickson, the area DWI coordinator, and high school students gave a presentation on the problem of underage drinking. Hendrickson presented statistics about the prevalence of underage […]

Art Festival features local artists


By William Thompson: QUAY COUNTY SUN The Tucumcari Art Festival is back at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the third year, with more than 30 artists participating. Everything from watercolors to bronze sculptures can be purchased from the artists. A bronze armadillo can be had for $325. A large painting by local artist Doug Quarles […]

4/9 community notes

• Altrusa International of Tucumcari and the BPO Elks Lodge No. 1172 will be presenting “The Second Chance Life Values Program” to Quay county high schools from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. The program is part of the Alternative Sentencing Programs and Educational Networks of New Mexico, or […]

Major wind center may come to Mesalands

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun There has been a whirlwind of activity at Mesalands Community College recently. The stir is about a proposed project called the Mesalands Wind Center. The plans for the wind center are to create a hands-on learning facility to train students and workers from Quay County and around the country […]

Tucumcari superintendent interviews with Clovis, withdraws Los Lunas bid

QCS Staff William Reents has not withdrawn his name as a candidate for the Clovis superintendent position, and said he never intended to. “I just believe the Clovis position is one that is of interest to me and I am interested in pursuing it,” Reents said. Reents said he withdrew as a contender for the […]