Rite of passage: the busted wing

Landon Hall For my 5-year-old daughter, a broken arm actually has been a positive learning experience. She’s learned that her body isn’t invincible — and yet it’s not fragile, either. She’s learned how the body works, and how it heals. On Aug. 2, she fell while playing hide-and-seek with the neighbor kids, smacking her elbow [...]

June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back [...]

Savior’s love eases hardships, repairs broken lives

By Debra Whittington Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. [...]

Crash victims recovering

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By Darin Fenger: Freedom Newspapers Two Yuma, Ariz., residents were recovering Saturday from serious injuries they suffered when their plane crashed Friday near Tucumcari. Kathryn Blohm and her brother-in-law, Gary Mayer, were hurt when their single-engine Beech crashed shortly after taking off from the airport in Tucumcari, said Blohm’s boyfriend, Dick Rautenberg. Blohm is hospitalized [...]

Doors keep getting knocked open

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Why does it bother me so much? I’m talking about something we see on the television every day. It’s the footage showing the war in Iraq. They are different scenes, but often they all show the same thing. They show: Our soldiers breaking down someone’s door and entering someone’s [...]

01-13-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday • At 1:29 p.m., a male requested an officer at the recreation center on South Park Street. An officer was told that a male [...]

Vadals shoot out windows of car, shops, residences

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun During October and November there have been 80 cases of vandalism in Tuucumcari – most of which have involved broken windows in vehicles, residences and businesses, police records shows. Between Thursday and Sunday, the number of cases escalated. And car owners, residents and business operators have became more perturbed [...]

10-11-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari police headquarters, during the last few days. According to reports: Friday • At 6:59 a.m., a male reported a suspicious male subject in front of a gas station on West Tucumcari Boulevard. Officers made contact [...]

March 11, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 9:12 p.m., a female reported an open door at a restaurant. The building was secured. • At 10:48 p.m., a female reported an injury at Third. Her husband, who was intoxicated, [...]

Vandals rock city

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By William Thompson More than a dozen windows have been shot out, kicked out or bashed with a rock or a bat since late May, according to Tucumcari police reports, and some area business owners are growing frustrated. Tee Pee Curios owner Mike Callens, whose business lost a large front window to vandals recently, vented [...]