Man arrested after standoff

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A man engaged state police in a three-hour standoff Friday afternoon at a residence on Route 66, 14 miles east of Tucumcari. After the standoff, Edgar H. Shipley, 29, was arrested and charged with trafficking and possession of methamphetamine. He was also charged with possession of both marijuana and drug paraphernalia. […]

San Jon students to study at Notre Dame

William Thompson:Quay County Sun San Jon High School science teacher Steve Goodgame will be taking five or six San Jon students to Notre Dame University this fall to study core samples collected from beneath the Indian Ocean floor. Goodgame said several Notre Dame geology professors will visit San Jon in August to work with the […]

Tucumcari Middle School students face penalties for weapons violations

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Three Tucumcari Middle School students this week were expelled or suspended for bringing weapons to school in separate incidents. Lt. Chuck Newman of the Tucumcari Police Department said all incidents are still under investigation and details were incomplete. One student was arrested Monday morning and charged with unlawful carrying of a […]

Governor declares county in state of emergency

By Tova Fruchtman Governor Bill Richardson signed an executive order after the snowstorm Tuesday declaring a state of emergency in seven New Mexico counties, including Quay. The county will be eligible for a 75 percent reimbursement for expenses incurred while dealing with the storm. County Manager Terry Turner said most of the county’s expenses will […]

Couple face crystal meth charges

QCS Staff Tucumcari police searched a residence at 524 E. Heman Ave. on Monday morning and arrested a couple for distribution of crystal methamphetamine, a controlled substance. Robert Powell, 24, and Mary Slyter, 44, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Their bond is set at $17,000 cash only, officials said. Both defendants […]

Elks name woman citizen of the year

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Judy Hiner, director of the Quay Council for Arts and Humanities, got a big surprise at the recent Tucumcari performance of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.” David Foote, exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 1172, presented her with the Elks’ 2004-2005 Distinguished Citizenship Award. “I thought I was going to break down,” […]

Tucumcari holds annual iron pour

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Soft voices filled the air in the room. Some sat alone working on wax sculptures, others ate beans, fruit, salad or peanuts, and still others talked quietly about their pieces. For seven years artists from around the country have come to Tucumcari to create metal works of art. Friday was the […]

School superintendent one of five finalists for Clovis job

Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents learned Tuesday morning he is one of five finalists for the superintendent position at Clovis Municipal Schools. Reents said he feels honored that he’s being considered, but he is concentrating on the present rather than the future. “You never look ahead. I have a three-year contract […]

City woman accused in multiple forgeries

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A Tucumcari woman has been charged in 10th Judicial District Court with 46 counts of forgery totaling about $15,000, according to court records. Tyra Gresham made her initial appearance before the court Monday, Chief Deputy District Attorney Donald Schutte said. Charges against her also include one count of fraud and one […]

Snow strands travelers in Tucumcari

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William Thompson:Quay County Sun Kathleen Heins of Kansas City said she and her husband’s trip to Las Vegas, Nev. was interrupted late Monday evening by low visibility on I-40. The blowing snow and poor road conditions that closed I-40 from Amarillo to Santa Rosa Tuesday left travelers from all over the country stranded in Tucumcari. […]