Press release: Tucumcari deaths ruled homicide

Tucumcari – Gabriel Baca, 37 and Bobby Gonzales, 57 both of Tucumcari, NM were found dead in an Eastern New Mexico motel. State Police were called in yesterday evening to take over a scene that ultimately turned into a homicide investigation.

Severe thunderstorm warning issued

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Quay, De Baca and Curry Counties.

Workforce leader retires

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The man behind the scenes of Quay, Guadalupe, Harding and Union counties Workforce Development Centers is retiring after 11 years. Bill Griffin’s last day as coordinator and sole staffer of the four-county WDC region was Friday. The WDC provides employment and unemployment services in the four county area. Griffin was honored Wednesday by regional director […]

Karate kids are kicking their way up ladder

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun On Main Street there may be some tae kwon do tykes and karate kids in the making. After weeks of practice, 25 martial art students at the American Karate Studios in Tucumcari were awarded their orange belt. The students, mostly children, earned their seventh Gup Orange Belt, which is […]

Ventura Baca

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Services: At 7 p.m. Thursday a rosary will be recited at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Tucumcari. At 10 a.m. Friday a Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Anne’s. Ventura Baca, 98, died at her residence in Tucumcari on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, following an extended illness.   Mrs. Baca was born July […]

Sands-Dorsey’s fate to be examined

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun As residents recall its colorful history, the brick facade of the Sands-Dorsey looks like a sorrowful lady. Sections of her second story brick walls and scrollwork trimmings are gone, and her window trims are scorched. It wasn’t until 9:30 a.m. on Sunday morning that firefighters called off their watch, […]

Sunday visit to train station

If you’d like a say in the future of the Tucumcari Railroad Station, come to Dean’s restaurant at noon on Sunday. Elmo Baca, an instructor at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque is conducting a site visit on behalf of the city’s MainStreet project. Baca will be accompanied by five graduate students who are studying […]

Rattlers lose to Wildcats

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost 12-2 to the Tularosa Wildcats on Monday in the first round of the Class 2A state baseball tournament at La Cueva High School in Albuquerque. The loss ended the Rattlers’ season at 13-8. Tularosa’s Nash Kowatch hit a three-run homer in the third inning that […]

Rattler wrestlers ready to rumble

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By William Thompson Rattler wrestlers are confident about their ability to do well in the district tournament today at Rattler gym. Regardless of his achy shoulder, senior Michael Baca said he will win his weight class in the tournament. “My shoulder is a little sore,” Baca said, “but I will win first and our team […]

Rattlers take on Mora Rangers Friday

William Thompson Tucumcari High School football coach Dub Smith sounded confident about his team’s chances against the Class A Mora Rangers Friday Night at 7 p.m. “They (Mora) don’t have a lot of numbers as far as players,” said Smith, “but they did play Santa Rosa close last year. They will probably be throwing the […]