Quay County under flood advisory until 7:30 a.m. today, June 24

The National Weather service has issued an arroyo and small stream flood advisory for central Quay County until 7:30 a.m. today. The advisory follows very heavy rain from a large cluster of thunderstorms along the Interstate 40 corridor, the weather service said. Strong flows and high water levels are expected in arroyos, small streams and […]

Early testimony in Jones case focuses on reconstructing time of murder

By Steve Hansen QCS Managing Editor Hours after he killed Shirley Pacheco with up to 11 blows from a claw hammer, Randall Jones was smoking methamphetamine with friends at a home in Tucumcari, and apparently acting as if nothing unusual had happened. That was the testimony of several witnesses who recounted memories from the day […]

Run for Wall riders to pass through Tucumcari

At about 2 p.m. Friday, about 250 motorcycle riders in the Run for the Wall are expected to pass through Tucumcari on Interstate 40 on their way to Glenrio, their next stop on their trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC, according to Chris Trimm, a ride organizer. The riders, who are veterans, […]

Wheatland school reunion set for May 24

A Wheatland School reunion will be held on May 24, starting at 8 a.m., at the Grady Senior Citizens Center. The event will consist of a gathering and a potluck luncheon.  Guests are asked to bring a covered dish item, according to Catherine Heber, an event organizer. The event will continue through the afternoon, Heber […]

Fire destroys Stuckey’s, Dairy Queen site

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The building that housed Stuckeys and the Dairy Queen at Palomas, eight miles west of Tucumcari, was destroyed by fire on Easter Sunday.  Fire officials received the first alarm shortly after 11 a.m. Sunday, according to the Rev. John Hinze, chief of the Quay County Rural I fire department.  Eleven units from Rural I, Rural II, Rural III, Tucumcari Fire Dept. and the Bard-Endee helped to fight the blaze.  Hinze said about 20 volunteer firefighters responded.  Crews stayed until about 5 p.m., Hinze said.  Hine said the cause of the fire was suspicious.

Lumpkin named Mayor of Tucumcari

Fourth District Commissioner Robert Lumpkin was elected Mayor of Tucumcari by a unanimous vote of the city commission Thursday evening. Newly elected Third District Commissioner Ruth Ann Litchfield was unanimously elected Mayor Pro Tem, meaning she presides over commission meetings in the mayor’s absence. This evening’s meeting was the first for Litchfield, Fifth District Commissioner […]

Legislature: Bishops weigh in on early education, minimum wage, marijuana; mum on gay marriage

Note: This story is part of a package of news stories on the New Mexico Legislature that the Quay County Sun has obtained from the Santa Fe New Mexican. By Milan Simonich The New Mexican New Mexico’s three Catholic bishops made no mention Wednesday of the legalization of same-sex marriage when they met with dozens […]

Church recording weekly programs

QCS staff The Tucumcari Church of Christ will make CD recordings of weekly church programs available free of charge to all who request them, Nick Le Compte, pastor said. The recordings will replace a local radio program that Le Compte broadcast on Sunday mornings, he said. The radio program was discontinued. A new CD will […]

House and San Jon cancel classes, Logan delays classes

As of 8 a.m. Monday: San Jon schools have cancelled all classes today. House schools have cancelled classes. Logan schools are on a two-hour delay. Classes are scheduled to start at 10 a.m.

Suspect’s wallet found at crime scene

By Thomas Garcia QCS Senior Writer   Tucumcari Police  received a strange assist, apparently from the suspect himself, during the recent investigation into a burglary at the city’s maintenance yard. Henry Salaz, 41, the suspect, was arrested and charged with two felony charges of burglary, burglary of a vehicle and misdemeanor charges of larceny and […]