7/23 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Tuesday • At midnight, a female called to report she was speaking to her daughter on the phone and got cut off. Her daughter was now not answering. Police went to the South First Street location where the woman […]

Former students from cow college proud to be Aggies

By Lynn Moncus:QCS columnist Many of us from Quay are proud graduates of New Mexico College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and were rather disturbed when that august name was changed to New Mexico State University. Nonetheless, we all remained Aggies and were even pleased to collect degrees from the same “Cow College” under a […]

Conchas Dam celebrates 70 years

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Conchas Dam is having a birthday. The dam, 32 miles northwest of Tucumcari, began construction on July 23, 1935. A celebration is planned for 10 a.m. on Friday at Conchas Lake State Park’s Core of Engineers Park. The celebration will include presentations, photography, historical films, tours of the dam […]

Bomb threats prove false

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN Two bomb threats hit Tucumcari in as many days this week — both of them false alarms, according to police. The first threat happened at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday when an unidentified caller contacted the Quay County courthouse and said bombs were planted at the courthouse, Children, Youth and […]

Arizona man dies in I-40 rollover

QCS staff reports An Arizona man thought to be suffering from driver fatigue was killed about 1:15 a.m. on Sunday when his car rolled over and crashed on Interstate 40, about 10 miles east of Tucumcari, according to New Mexico State Police. Glen Finkle Ellenburg, 79, from Mesa, Ariz., was westbound on I-40 in the […]

7/20 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received recently by the Tucumcari police. According to the reports: Thursday At 2:10 p.m., a missing person was reported who was later located in Gallup. The subject was taken into custody in Gallup on unrelated charges. At 9:13 p.m., a female called to report an irate customer at […]

Board discusses senior week dilemma

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Next year’s Tucumcari High School seniors and their parents showed up in such large numbers at the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday that the subject of Senior Week was moved to first on the agenda, according to Trudy Bauler, the school’s business manager. Bauler said senior […]

Four-day school week discussed at board meeting

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Although the four-day school week may be new to Tucumcari, Logan Public Schools Superintendent Carolyn Franklin was at the Monday’s school board meeting to tell the Tucumcari all about it. Franklin has experienced the shortened week at Dora, San Jon, and Logan as a parent, teacher, coach, and administrator. […]

Tucumcari gets ready to bo bowling

By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN One may have heard of bowling for dollars or bowling for Columbine — but bowling in Tucumcari? Sure thing, said area resident Marion Payton, who was part of a bowling league last fall with Tucumcari teammates Donna Townsend and Linda Walker. And they’re gonna do it again. “It’s time […]

New fire truck pumped for service

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QUAY COUNTY SUN What’s red and yellow and lime and white and found all over? The answer is a Quay County fire truck, according to District 1 Fire Chief Gerald Lucero, who has been fighting Quay County fires for more than two decades. Of course, Lucero is not referring to one truck […]