City QB makes first cut

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By Ryan Lengerich Tucumcari police officer Milton Brown survived the first cut at a tryout Saturday for the Dallas Desperados of the Arena Football League. The 28-year-old competed against 20 other quarterback candidates. He estimated 500 players attended the tryout at Texas Stadium, home of pro football’s Dallas Cowboys. “The talent level was what I […]

Just Passin Through: Clergyman heading west for winter

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By Ryan Lengerich Editor’s note: Just Passin’ Through is a weekly feature profiling the interesting people who stay only briefly in the community. —————- For the past five years, Clergyman Les Niemi and his wife Marsha have made a night stay at the Holiday Inn on Tucumcari Blvd. a routine on their way to their […]

Police: Arson a possibility in fire

By Ryan Lengerich A fire marshal has been called to investigate a fire that burned the inside of a house on Fourth Street Tuesday night. Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend said a fire marshal will be brought in from Santa Fe possibly as early as next week. He said a fire marshal is only called […]

Bank wins statewide award

QCS Reports The First National Bank of New Mexico has been awarded the 2003 VIVA Award from the Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico. The bank was honored at the Business Recognition Awards Banquet Thursday at the Sheraton Old Town in Albuquerque. The VIVA Award is presented to businesses demonstrating vision, investment, vitality […]

Conservation counts at TES

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By Angela Peacock New Mexico’s infamous wind was able to serve a purpose other than being just an annoyance. About 300 Tucumcari elementary children fought to keep dirt from their eyes as they gathered at the Kiva Learning Center in the heart of the Outdoor Classroom for a lesson from district conservationist Richard Bull. Bull […]

United Way holds annual auction: see auction list here

By Ryan Lengerich Donating money to charity is good. But donating money and getting something in return is better. The United Way of Quay County is holding their annual charity auction at 5:30 p.m., Nov. 3 at Wells Fargo bank on First Street in Tucumcari. “We have got a little something for everybody,” said Auction […]

QCS wins 7 NMPA awards

Freedom News Service The Quay County Sun won seven New Mexico Press Association awards this weekend for weekly newspapers under 3,000 circulation. During the association’s Saturday evening award banquet in Albuquerque, the Quay County Sun’s sister papers also won 11 awards. The Clovis News Journal won the New Mexico Press Association’s general excellence award for […]

Avoid Halloween hazards

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By Angela Peacock Anyone not wanting to add a pair of handcuffs to this year’s Halloween costume is urged by local law enforcement to socialize responsibly. Tucumcari Chief of Police Scott Townsend reminds adult care givers who have children under age 18 about their legal responsibility as parental guardians. “If children are out getting into […]

Kindergartner wins new Mustang

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By Angela Peacock Cruising his neighborhood on a brand new 10 speed is Alex Mills’ ideal choice of transportation, instead the 5-year-old will have to settle for traveling as a passenger in his brand new Ford Mustang. Alex’s father Steve Mills purchased the winning ticket for the annual Tucumcari Altrusa car party, but put Alex’s […]

Public Record, Oct. 29

The following are samples of calls received by Tucumcari police within the last week. According to the reports: Oct. 27 • At 7:20 a.m. an unknown male called from the 600 block of E. Tucumcari Blvd. and reported a broken window. The officer advised that a 4×5 window was shot out with a ball bearing. […]