Rollover leaves man in critical condition

QCS staff According to Quay County Deputy Sheriff Frank Conley, a single-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon near San Jon sent an Amarillo man to Northwest Texas Medical Center where he is in critical condition. Charles Widick, 55, was found inside his Chevrolet Suburban after it had rolled over at the intersection of Quay Road S and […]

Performace group brings clean fun to Quay monthly


By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun Rebecca Cawthon first danced with her husband of three and a half years, Alvin, at a bluegrass music performance. Every fourth Saturday in Quay County Fair barn a club — formed to preserve old time, bluegrass and gospel music — holds a performance. “It’s a real social event and […]

Local buildings windows damaged


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Doreen Lopez, manager of the Sun Comm satellite dish office on East Route 66 Boulevard, took down a banner on the front window of the store Thurday morning and found two holes in the glass. “When I took (the banner) down I saw what looked like bullet holes,” said […]

2/ 26 Meeting notes

County Commission meeting • County Commissioner Frank McCasland gave a presentation on the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority. He said that the county needs to decide how much of their 1,000 acre/feet of water they have reserved in Ute Lake they would like to commit to the pipeline project and how much they would […]

Fire destroys area home


By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun At 1:57 a.m. Saturday members of the Tucumcari volunteer fire department received pages — a mobile home on Harmon Street was on fire. Minutes later, two fire trucks, two fire department vehicles, an ambulance and two police cars arrived in front of the home. Neighbors had noticed the blaze […]

High School gets bomb threat


By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A bomb threat forced students to evacuate Tucumcari High School for about 90 minutes on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and students were back in class by 11:45 a.m. Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar made the decision to evacuate students and staff about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after […]

CIty gets $1.3 million from state for railroad spur project

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2006 capital outlay has committed $1.3 million to Quay County for the purpose of paying for a future railroad spur in Tucumcari. The spur would be a section of Union-Pacific railroad track that would run from existing tracks to a future industrial park, said Pete Kampfert, […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

2123 Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Feb. 22 • About 9 a.m. police conducted a search in the 400 block of North College Street. A woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21 • About […]

San Jon students are hooked on books


By William Thompsaon: Quay County Sun San Jon Elementary School students might want to change their mascot from coyotes to bookworms as they have gone on a reading tear since the beginning of the school year. They get points for each book they read, and earn prizes as a school. So far, they have earned […]