Unofficial school board election results

Yesterday was election day for school board members in the area. The polls closed Tuesday at 7 p.m. with these unofficial results (winners are highlighted): San Jon- Position No. 1: Frank D. Gibson, 118; Robert L Frost, 65 Position No. 3: Arthur L. White, 90; Ronald L. Stoner, Jr., 89 Position No. 4: Timothy L. […]

New auto shop to open

By William Thompson Don White, a former service manager at Big Country Ford, said he will open a new full-service auto care shop on Route 66 Boulevard by March 1. D & A Auto Care and will have access to a full-line of NAPA parts and warranties for parts and service. “I worked for 14 […]

Commodities distributed in Tucumcari

By William Thompson Wednesday morning approximately 100 area residents showed up at the Quay County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall to receive free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Volunteer Delfinio Garcia, one of 17 volunteers on hand, said he expected around 400 people to visit over the course of the day. “We give out food items once […]

community briefs

QCS Staff Free school lunches continue for now Tucumcari schools announced recently that all students will continue on Provision II “Free” Lunch status until after a school board meeting on Feb. 21. At that time, a final determination will be made for the remainder of the school year. Board members attend training Local school board […]

Ostrich recipe wins contest

By William Thompson The Holiday Inn’s Branding Iron Restaurant held a cooking contest Saturday, and Gigi Parker’s “Ostrich Diane” won first prize and will appear on the restaurant’s menu. Five area residents entered the restaurant’s first-ever cooking contest. Peter Kampfer, Tucumcari’s new economic development director, was on hand to judge entries along with Mayor Mary […]

Clovis man evades police, arrested in Tucumcari after crash

CNJ STAFF A Clovis man who evaded police for days after being accused of shooting a woman in the foot was arrested late Sunday night. Antonio “Tony” Maes, 21, was arrested in Tucumcari on charges that included receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, reckless driving and resisting arrest. He is jailed in Quay County on […]

City schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by Ernest Dominguez, a […]

Tucumcari schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by […]

Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. […]

New science teacher makes learning fun for San Jon students

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Who said learning was a bore? Not Steve Goodgame, the new science teacher at San Jon schools. He just signed on Jan. 3 and already, students are raving about their new teacher. “He’s the first ‘real’ science teacher I’ve ever had,” said Amber Moore, a senior in one of […]