Tucumcari Truck Stop closes

William Thompson Tucumcari Truck Stop closed for the winter on Sunday and its owner said he’s looking to sell the business. “We closed for the winter because it’s just not feasible to keep it open during the winter months,” said Armand Ortega, from his office in Arizona. “It will reopen in April unless I sell […]

Man stabbed, three men charged

William Thompson A Tucumcari man stabbed on Sunday may have been targeted for revenge after his assailants believed he had reported a crime, court records show. Dustin Raines on Sunday was visiting a resident at 318 E. Turner when the incident occurred, police said. Raines told police that Frank Salas, Jr. confronted him inside the […]

Local groups offer assistance to tsunami victims

William Thompson Americans are contributing in a big way to disaster relief in Asia in the wake of massive tsunamis. Tucumcari’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church collected more than $1500 in donations from churchgoers last weekend, and a group of youths in conjunction with Center Street United Methodist Church, have been assembling health and hygiene kits […]

State tries suspect as adult

William Thompson Norman Tyrell Cates, 17, will be tried as an adult in the homicide of Lena Aragon Barrett, 75. Barrett was found dead inside her Roy home Dec. 20. According to Lina Weisdorfer, district court clerk for Harding County, Cates’ attorney has filed a new motion. “Abigail Aragon, the defendant’s attorney, has filed a […]

New county clerk steps in familiar position

TV Hagenah This is the second of Quay County Sun’s series on first-time elected office holders. Quay County’s new County Clerk is Ellen White who steps into the position with some knowledge of the office having served in the county clerk’s office for seven years and having served as deputy clerk under county clerk Jeannette […]

City gets first birth of year

TV Hagenah Tucumcari has its first baby of the year. James Truman Windham was born at 5:02 p.m. Friday evening to Amanda and Doug Windham of Tucumcari and was 6 pounds, 4 1/2 ounces and was 18 3/4 inches long. Both parents said they were elated that the James Truman joined their family which also […]

Local takes top honors at Ranch HOrse contest

Ranch hands from throughout the west gathered in November to competed for the title of Top working Ranch Horse and among the winners was a Tucumcari resident and his horse. Winning in the open/senior class was Terry Riddle, 23, and his horse Marvelous Sonitalena from Tucumcari. Riddle, a recent graduate at ENMU in Portales, won […]

Falling turbine blade causes fire

TV Hagenah SAN JON – On Sunday, Jan. 2, a 100-foot-long wind-turbine blade fell from one of the 220 foot tall turbines located on the caprock to the ground striking an electrical transformer which in turn ignited non-toxic mineral oil used as insulation for the turbine causing a blaze at the base of the tower.. […]

Post office boxes attacked

William Thompson For the second time in 90 days, the Tucumcari Post Office has reported a window broken on a post office box inside the post office lobby. Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. a post office employee notified Tucumcari Police of the latest break-in. The postal official in charge of the Tucumcari Post Office, Rob […]

Woman arrested during drug bust

William Thompson Sgt. Patti Lopez and Patrolman Jason Adams showed up New Year’s Day at Mountain View Apartments, Apartment 205, and arrested Cynthia Lee Boykin, 38, for possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The Tucumcari Police officers had received a tip earlier in the day. “Sometimes when we pay a visit to someone it’s […]