Clovis school board picks Las Cruces superintendent

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Clovis school board members on Thursday offered the superintendent’s position to Rhonda Seidenwurm, deputy superintendent of instruction for Las Cruces public schools. Seidenwurm, reached at her home late Thursday, said she has accepted the job, pending negotiations related to salary and benefits. “I have no doubt we will be able […]

Tucumcari students honor Earth Day

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Lessons about how to purify water with duck feathers and what a rattlesnake skin feels like, may not be regular classroom lessons. But Tucumcari Elementary School students spent Friday at their outdoor classroom learning lessons like these — about planet Earth and it’s inhabitants. Students spent time at eight […]

New Tucumcari postmaster sworn in

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Following in his father’s footsteps, Robert Roark was sworn in as postmaster at the Tucumcari Post Office Friday. Roark has an affinity for the Tucumcari office because his father, John Roark, was postmaster at there for 14 years. After about one year of being officer in charge, Roark was […]

Wildlife service could designate Canadian River critical habitat for shiner

By Tova Fruchtman: Quay County Sun The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water Authority heard concerns Wednesday about the possibility of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declaring the Canadian River a critical habitat for the Arkansas River shiner. Doug Murray of the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission said the Arkansas River shiner critical habitat designation […]

4/32 school menus

San Jon Schools Monday: Breakfast — Bagels, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch — Chili cheese fries, carrots, fruit, salad bar, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast – Hashbrowns and eggs, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch -Salsbury steak, rice with gravy, rolls, fruit, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast – Waffles, cereal, fruit, milk. Lunch – Pizza, mixed veggies, fruit, salad bar, ice cream, […]

4/23 Community notes

• The lady that Tucumcari residents affectionately have called “The Bread Lady,” Mary Jane Edaakie and her family will be in Tucumcari on May 7. Edaakie, who has visited the city in the past, will be making bread, Indian tacos, fry bread and pastries from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tucumcari Historical Museum, […]

Books available at the Tucumcari Public Library

 Fiction Saturday by Ian McEwan.   Troubled by 9/11 and the impending war in Iraq, a London neurosurgeon comes face to face with senseless violence. Revenge Of the Sith by Matthew Stover.  A new “Star Wars” novel, featuring Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Serpent On the Crown by Elizabeth Peters.  The archaeologist Amelia Peabody and […]

4/23 Around Town

Billy and Lori Otero and big brother Joseph are excited about the birth of their newest family member. Billy Gage Otero Jr. was born at Plains Regional Hospital in Clovis at 2:22 a.m. on April 8. He weighed in at 8.02 pounds and was 21 inches long. Billy has been very alert, and smiles often. […]

4/20 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: April 17 • About 7 p.m. a woman in the 400 block of East Aber called in reference to problems with juveniles. An officer advised that he made contact with juveniles and they were ordered […]

4/20 Community Notes

• The Tucumcari City Commission met on Thursday at City Hall for a regular meeting. The commission approved a bid on the Center Street booster station pump, approved an agreement to pay 2.5 percent of the grant received by the airport for a new runway and approved a grant application to assist with DWI saturation […]