Dog gone following accident

TV Hagenah Dan and Wendy Walker left Greece, New York Sunday morning heading for their new home in Tucson and it was to be a pleasant move to the Arizona high desert. All of that was literally turned upside down on Monday around 2:30 p.m. as they headed west on Interstate 40 between Tucumcari not […]

Second graders create Thanksgiving recipes

TV Hagenah The Quay County Sun asked the teachers of the second grade at Tucumcari Elementary School to ask their students what they would like for a Thanksgiving meal: Following are some of the responses. Space limitations keeps us from running all of them so we randomly picked a hand full of the recipes. We […]

Rain hurting cotton in Quay County

TV Hagenah When it comes to cotton this season in Quay County, farmer Herman Lopez put it succintly. “There ain’t any, “ said Lopez, one of the leading cotton producers in Quay County. Lopez said the fact is that the ground is so wet that cotton farmers are unable to get into the fields to […]

Judge declares mistrial in sexual contact case

William Thompson Around 11:45 a.m. Monday, 10th Juducial District Judge Ricky D. Purcell declared a mistrial in the Kyle Evetts case. Evetts faced nine counts of criminal sexual contact of a minor. The jury could not reach a unanimous decision after almost six hours of deliberation. The jury foreman, Russell Feerer, said the jury was […]

Senate race finally over – 21 days late

David Irvin Twenty two days after the election, the people of Senate District 7 finally have official word. Republican Clinton Harden of Clovis is their state senator defeating Democrat Bob Frost of San Jon by 36 votes. Harden received 9,010 votes and Frost received 8,974 votes. According to the New Mexico Secretary of State Rebecca […]

Logan Village annexes south of Ute Lake

TV Hagenah In one fell swoop the Village of Logan has increased its size by nearly one quarter. On Monday the village made it official that they would annex the property on the south side of Ute Lake thus incorporating a little over 1,000 more acres of property into the village. According to village administrator […]

Advocate helps victims face court

William Thompson Donna Townsend, the Quay County District Attorney’s Victim Advocate, helps victims of serious crimes negotiate the legal system. She often finds herself lending support to a victim as a lengthy trials bears down on the victim’s emotions. “Some of the trials are really tough emotionally,” said Townsend, “but I get a good feeling […]

County roads ‘a mess’

TV Hagenah According to the County Road Supervisor Harry Heckendorn, it is official, it roads in the county are a mess because of the large amount of moisture. “It sure is nice to have the wet,” said Heckendorn, “but I don’t remember the roads ever being this bad in quite some time.” In fact, Heckendorn […]

THS teachers get turkey early

TV Hagenah It was a week early, but teachers at Tucumcari High School got a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all the trimmings which they said was “as good as it gets.” The dinner which was prepared by the high school’s culinary arts students under the supervision of their teacher Gail Balzano was served to […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]