Local middle school student battles cancer

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Ashley Lopez, 13, will have to miss classes for the rest of the school year. She is battling cancer — Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Lopez, a 13-year-old student at Tucumcari Middle School, entered the University of New Mexico Medical Center Monday for undergoing chemotherapy treatment for Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “She has cancerous […]

County commission discusses merging dispach with city’s

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun The City of Tucumcari met with the Quay County commissioners Monday morning to discuss the integration of the city and county EMS and 911 dispatcher services. City Manager Richard Primrose, Mayor Mary Mayfield, Interim Chief of Police Mark Radosevich, and other City officials expressed their thoughts on collaborating with […]

Students prepare for national conference

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The students’ eyes got wide and they did not know quite what to say when they considered the possibility of meeting President Bush. Five Tucumcari Middle School seventh-graders will be heading to Washington, D.C. in April for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference. Corinne Lauriault, Lauren Chacon, Kristen Rich […]

Conchas girl goes to D.C.

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A Conchas middle schools student whose favorite subject is American History, will be representing her town on at a leadership conference in March in Washington, D.C. Sara Miller, 12, will be attending the People to People World Leadership Forum in the nation’s capital from March 14-20. Miller’s mother Kelly […]

Tax Help New Mexico comes to Mesalands

QCS STAFF Taxes may not have to be stressful this year. Senior citizens, students, and anyone with an income less than $35,000 per year can benefit from a free service provided at Mesalands Community College in conjunction with Tax Help New Mexico, a part of the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Initiative, […]

City’s general fund low

By Leslie Radford Marty Garcia gave a presentation from the Finance Department at Thursday night’s City Commissioner’s meeting. The first half of his presentation was on department operations including cash receipts, payroll, accounts receivable/payable, and others. The second portion was on the mid-year budget and financial report where he said collections were fairly on target. […]

School officials stand behind suspension policy

By William Thompson The father of a Tucumcari High School student-athlete said last week he wants school officials to change their suspension policy for drug and alcohol violations. Ben White believes the season-long suspension for first-time offenders is too harsh. But school officials said they continue to support the policy that’s been in effect since […]

House opens its doors

By William Thompson Long time House resident, Darryl Petrak learned something new about his hometown Wednesday. At the House Community Empowerment Day, attendees had the chance to view local arts and crafts after seeing presentations about services available for senior citizens. Petrak, who just stopped in on his way to work, was surprised how many […]

House horse farm thrives

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By William Thompson P.J. Looner talks to horses. When Looner arrives to work with her horses, all she has to do is whistle and they surround her. She calls each of them by name — Starburst, 100 Grand Bar, Cassidy, Stetson Hawk or Wyatt. She has raised most of the 37 American paint horses that […]

Truck rollover on Route 66

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William Thompson A tractor-trailer rolled over Sunday morning on W. Route 66 Boulevard near the I-40 interchange at mile marker 329. The driver, Garry Colvin, was transported to Northwest Texas Hospital where officials said he is in stable condition. Officer Dennis Garcia of Tucumcari Police said the accident is still under investigation.