Emergency departments work through holidays

Russell Anglin The holiday season means business as usual for Tucumcari emergency workers. Tucumcari Police Department Detective Sgt. Patricia Lopez said the city experiences a spike in property crimes, including burglaries, theft and shoplifting, towards year’s end. “There’s really not much of a difference between what we saw last year and what we’re seeing this […]

Bar set for Friday opening

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QCSun Staff A new bar is set to open in Tucumcari on Friday at 4 p.m. Mike Awais, Pakistan native and owner of the Tristar Inn Xpress hotel, was preparing for his hotel bar’s opening on Wednesday. He emphasized that Friday’s opening was not a “grand” opening as his planned restaurant will not be open. […]

Comments from the Canyons: Missing purse teaches lesson of patience, compassion

Lynn Moncus Today, we are visiting with those of you who carry purses and who might become a bit careless. Yes, this woman from lma became careless and left her purse on the checkout counter in a local business. In other words, I placed temptation in the way of an individual who was having a […]

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Graduation [image #2, align=right, size=medium] Michael Martinez, a business major at ENMU and 2008 Tucumcari graduate, received the honor of being on the Deans’ Honor Roll list for the Spring 2010 semester. This esteemed honor is based on taking at least 15 hours or more and earning a grade point average of 3.25 or greater. […]

Obesity matter of personal responsibility

Baxter Black Many of us in the food producing business are watching with a suspicious eye Michelle Obama’s pending federally funded efforts to combat obesity in children. Our skepticism is justified because every special interest group from global warming to UFO conspirators somehow wind up casting blame on modern agriculture. Nevertheless, obesity apparently is a […]

Resident keeps smoke shop alive

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun An effort to keep business alive in Tucumcari is the reason Roy McKinney said he bought Route 66 Smoke Shack. “I have looked around town and seen so many businesses have closed,” McKinney said. “This town can not afford to lose businesses left and right.” The business, formerly known […]

Freedom chairman shares goals after bankruptcy

By Mary Ann Milbourne: Freedom News Service James D. Dunning Jr. is the new chairman of Irvine, California-based Freedom Communications Inc., owner of the Clovis News Journal, Portales News-Tribune and Quay County Sun. He brings broad media experience ranging from being former president and chief financial officer of Rolling Stone to chief executive of Ziff […]

Campground owners’ turnaround recognized by Mesalands

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two local business owners attribute their turnaround status to staff at Mesalands Community College’s Small Business Development Center. Lane and Cindy Lewis’ KOA Campground was recently honored at the state Capitol as the year’s outstanding SBDC client at Mesalands. “I was blown away by how many avenues of help […]

Local man realizes toll of Haitian earthquake through family

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Thomas Garcia A Quay County business owner says he’s stunned at the destruction in Haiti, where he has relatives struggling to survive.

03-28-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 1:21 a.m., a female requested an officer to her house on east Main Street in reference to an intoxicated female subject lying on her porch requesting […]