United Way holds annual auction: see auction list here

By Ryan Lengerich Donating money to charity is good. But donating money and getting something in return is better. The United Way of Quay County is holding their annual charity auction at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo bank on First Street in Tucumcari. “We have got a little something for everybody,” said Auction […]

QCS wins 7 NMPA awards

Freedom News Service The Quay County Sun won seven New Mexico Press Association awards this weekend for weekly newspapers under 3,000 circulation. During the association’s Saturday evening award banquet in Albuquerque, the Quay County Sun’s sister papers also won 11 awards. The Clovis News Journal won the New Mexico Press Association’s general excellence award for […]

Avoid Halloween hazards

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By Angela Peacock Anyone not wanting to add a pair of handcuffs to this year’s Halloween costume is urged by local law enforcement to socialize responsibly. Tucumcari Chief of Police Scott Townsend reminds adult care givers who have children under age 18 about their legal responsibility as parental guardians. “If children are out getting into […]

Kindergartner wins new Mustang

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By Angela Peacock Cruising his neighborhood on a brand new 10 speed is Alex Mills’ ideal choice of transportation, instead the 5-year-old will have to settle for traveling as a passenger in his brand new Ford Mustang. Alex’s father Steve Mills purchased the winning ticket for the annual Tucumcari Altrusa car party, but put Alex’s […]

Public Record, Oct. 29

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 27 • At 7:20 a.m. an unknown male called from the 600 block of E. Tucumcari Blvd. and reported a broken window. The officer advised that a 4×5 window was shot out with a ball bearing. […]

Man comes home to fire

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By Ryan Lengerich A Tucumcari man arrived home to find his living room ablaze Tuesday evening. He was able to extinguish the fire with a garden hose before calling the fire department. David Lopez returned to his home at 1406 S. Fourth St. around 7:30 from his sister’s house in Albuquerque, when he said he […]

Just Passin’ Through: New car means new sights to see

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By Ryan Lengerich It’s a good thing Damion Kirkland just bought a new Honda Element. He still has a long way to drive. “I just got it this year so this is the first miles that are going on it,” he said. Kirkland, 28, has the next two months free from work and is driving […]

Water authorities look forward to funding

Jack King: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — The board of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority is continuing to make preparations to request federal funding for the Ute Water Project early next year, a process known as “seeking authorization.” Cost of the project is estimated at $250 million and the board is seeking 80 percent of […]

Tucumcari native ‘fought for everyone’

By Angela Peacock A proud African American woman on a mission to fight for civil right for all cultures and races is how family members described Alice Faye Hoppes. Hoppes, who died Tuesday, was born and raised in Tucumcari, which was something her husband of 35 years Willard said she proudly told everyone she came […]

Computer literacy at Mesalands

QCS Reports QCS Reports For anyone who is overwhelmed at the thought of computer programs, Mesalands Community College is offering courses to help ease the learning process. Mesalands will be offering two – one credit courses beginning Nov. 6 for students interested in learning how to use the Quicken program and another course in graphics […]