Hung jury in trial

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Prosecutors express disappointment in outcome. The retrial of Kyle Evetts on child-molestation charges ended in a hung jury Friday. Prosecutor Donald Schutte said he was unsure whether the state could try Evetts again. “We will meet with the judge next week to decide if we can try the […]

Commissioners meet about pool

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun – Commissioners receive phone calls to get pool ready for summer. At a city commissioners’ meeting Thursday, City Manager Richard Primrose said city hall has $10,000 in reserve to go for repairs to the municipal swimming pool. City commissioners urged him to move swiftly in getting needed repairs. Commissioner […]

Committee raises awareness of teen pregnancy


By Tova Fruchtman: Quay county Sun Tucumcari High School Senior Danny Benavidez presented a long list of things a baby needs in a power point presentation to his class on Wednesday. From love to lotion, Benavidez knows from experience. He has a six month old son. “I learned that its hard. It’s not easy like […]

‘Grade A’ students honored

It was a night when Tucumcari school officials honored the “cream of the crop” of middle school and high school students. Parents were on hand as well Friday evening at the Holiday Inn for a banquet in honor of 13 middle school and high school students who made all A’s for the first three nine […]

Logan family celebrates first Mother’s Day together


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tamie Russell will have three more children calling her “Mom” this Mother’s Day. Kanyesha, 14, Ashley, 13 and Pete, 9, joined the Russell family about two months ago as foster children. Russell will spend this Mother’s Day with them, her adopted daughter Tanesha, her husband John — who returned […]

5/7 Community Notes

• The New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance and New Mexico State Parks will co-host “Live from the LRC,” a teleconference seminar on advanced outdoor lighting, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 18 in Santa Fe. The event is open to everyone, but addressed specifically to lighting professionals, electrical utilities providers, facility managers, architects […]

County agent gives lawn and garden tips


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It has been a cooler than normal spring so far, but experts say now is the time to put away fears of a killer frost and get busy with spring planting New Mexico State University County Extension Agent Pete Walden said gardeners begin digging this weekend. Walden offered area […]

Mesalands Rodeo Team makes TV debut


By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Fans of the Mesalands Rodeo Team won’t have to wait until next season to see them preform again. In June, they can watch them in the comfort of their own home. About 20 students and coach Danny Garcia had roles in the Turner Network Television’ 12-hour six-part series “Into […]

First Street project groundbreaking, work approaches

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun On June 1 a two year project on Tucumcari’s First Street will begin. The main goal of the project: to repair the storm drainage system on the road and prevent flooding, according to Jerry Cannon, the project supervisor for the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The DOT hired A.S. […]

Feds give city $2.18 million for treatment plant

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari recently received $2.18 million in grant money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development. The money will be used to further renovate the city’s wastewater treatment plant, according to a press release from New Mexico Senator Pete Domenici. ”For Tucumcari, USDA Rural Development has approved a $900,000 […]