Rattler reminisces about band director

After hearing that Jamie Stephenson of Tucumcari High School Class of 1975 would be participating in the program Saturday night at the Rattler Reunion Banquet, I began to recall the many years during which his father, Mr. R.G. Stephenson, was Band Director at THS from c. 1939 until 1954. During those years, he directed the […]

8/6 Library Books

Tucumcari Public Library – new arrivals Fiction The Right Address by Carrie Karasyov. A flight attendant snares a billionaire divorcee, and is catapulted into the crème de la crème of Park Avenue society. 44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith. Residents of an Edinburgh apartment building are put under the microscope in McCall Smith’s latest […]

8/6 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 1:23 a.m. a prowler was reported on South Monroe. The caller told police she saw the swatch of a white shirt and heard a chain link fence moving. Police found no […]

8/6 Menus

Senior Citizen Menu Tucumcari/Logan/House Monday: Spiced beef over noodles, broccoli, cheese, peanut butter cookie, apricots. Tuesday: Green chili chicken enchilada, tossed salad, Spanish rice, baked apple slices, crackers. Wednesday: Rio Grande pot roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, potluck roll, margarine, spice cake. Thursday: Pepperoni pizza, salad, dressing, whole kernel corn, chocolate pudding, topping. Friday: Hot ham […]

City gets ‘efficient and effective’ enhanced 911

By Martha Frost: Quay County Sun Dialing 911 in Quay County just got better — or it will get better in a few months, according to a joint agreement between the City of Tucumcari and Quay County. And it’s not only Quay that will benefit from the enhanced dispatch system. The enhanced system will branch […]

8/6 Regional Roundup

Highway 54 proposed as high priority Nearby U.S. Highway 54 has been designated as a High Priority Corridor in a bill approved by the House and Senate on July 29 — now it just needs the President’s signature, according to a release sent from the SPIRIT organization which has been working to improve the roadways. […]

City says ‘clean up or pay up’ on neglected property

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari residents who let their homes or property go to pot should take heed, officials said. The city says clean up or pay up — with fines up to $502. The maneuver is not all about aesthetics, said Pete Kampfer, director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp., although […]

8/3 Police Blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the past several days. According to the reports: Friday • At approximately midnight, racing vehicles were reported speeding eastbound on Herman. Officers at the scene arrested four individuals – three minors for DWI and being minors in possession of alcohol; one adult […]

8/3 Community Notes

Tucumcari police patrol traffic safety The Tucumcari Police Department will be conducting speed enforcement patrols Sunday through Aug. 14, as well as Aug. 21, 22, and 27-31 at all times of the day, according to Police Chief Larry Ham. During these times, officers will be out enforcing DWI laws. The First Street construction zone will […]

Tucumcari revs up for racetrack

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Hooves could be flying in Tucumcari in the near future if a proposed racetrack gains state approval. Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corp. Director Pete Kampfer said the city and county have proclaimed their support, a confidential site has been chosen, a feasibility study complete, a business plan nearly done […]