Area children write letters to Santa Claus

Some of these letters came from classes and some from individuals. We are firmly convinced that Santa reads the Quay County Sun and hope that everyone receives what they want. Dear Santa, What I want for Christmas is a pit bull dog that I can train to do tricks and a play station too and […]

Bingo raises money for Rally

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By TV Hagenah Many of the members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars got together Thursday evening to help out someone helping out someone else. According to the commander of the Tucumcari VFW post Oracio Encinias, the Thursday bingo was to help out the organizers of the Mother Road Rally planned for June to get […]

City road work continues

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari officials said road work in town is flowing along well and “weather permitting” promises to have three more roads in town in good shape by mid-January. Tucumcari Director of Community Development Doug Powers said work on Rock Island St. is in the final stages and work on Seventh St. has begun […]

Public Record Dec. 24

According to Tucumcari police reports: Dec. 22 • About 9 p.m. a hit and run was reported at a business on West Tucumcari Blvd. The vehicle struck a woman’s car while she as shopping and the driver left the scene. The woman reported damage to the right side of her vehicle. Dec. 21 • About […]

Miracles: Girl helps brother survive burns

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By Ryan Lengerich Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico went in search of miracles this Christmas season. Here is an example of what we found. What happened to Timothy Clem more than six years ago was a tragic accident. What has happened since then, his sister said, is a miracle. On Sept. 1, 1997, Timothy was […]

Police led to stolen property

By Ryan Lengerich A tip about stolen merchandise at a local convenience store led to the arrest of two Tucumcari residents, police said Friday. Jocelin Martinez, 19, and Dominic Martinez, 19, were arrested Dec. 12 when police searched the couple’s home at 609 S. Fifth St. after merchandise was reported stolen from Love’s Country Store […]

Pipeline project cost increased

By Jack King: Freedom Newspapers The board of directors of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority voted Wednesday to raise the official cost of the Ute Pipeline Project by $52 million. A peer review of the conceptual design of the project estimated that its total capital cost should be estimated at $296 million, instead […]

Christmas program entertains more than 200 people

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By TV Hagenah Over 200 family members, friends or acquaintances sat in the Tucumcari High School Auditorium Tuesday to listen to the second grade’s annual presentation of “Christmas in Rhyme and Song”. “I thought it was just wonderful,” said Tucumcari Elementary Principal Teresa Salazar about the program that featured the talents of 68 different area […]

Just Passin Through: Miserable vacation teaches traveler lesson in trust

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By Angela Peacock Cross-country traveling has taught Kelly Thomas a huge lesson about the trustworthiness of strangers. Thomas and her family of Pittsburg, Texas had been saving for countless months to take a family vacation to Florida so their daughter Kimberly could go to the amusement parks but more importantly so the family could create […]

Holidays can be tough time for pets

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By TV Hagenah In the excitement of the holidays, veterinarians say that often pets can fall from the focus of many people’s daily lives. “It is unfortunate,” said veterinarian Dr. Jean Corey of the Tucumcari Animal Hospital. “But it definitely happens.” The veterinarian said a number of different things can happen to a pet that […]