House schools host FFA contests for District IV

Blake Moon On Jan. 18, House schools hosted Junior High Leadership contests for District IV participants. Contests included the opening/closing ceremonies as well as junior high prepared speaking contest. The opening and closing ceremonies team consists of seven members who repeat the FFA opening and closing ceremonies. The Prepared Speaking Contest requires an individual to [...]

State corrections department considers closing local probation office

Thomas Garcia Local and state officials expressed concerned Monday over the New Mexico Corrections Department’s consideration to close the local probation and parole office.

Teacher remembered for helping with prank

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Thomas Garcia Memories of years past were shared between Rattler alumni but it was the high jinx of the class of 1980 that stole the show. Over 450 Rattler alumni gathered at the Tucumcari Convention Center for the closing banquet of the Rattler Reunion. “I was very pleased with the turnout this year,” said Pam [...]

Locals express concern over dealership closure

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Reaction to the closing of Hamilton Big Country Ford in Tucumcari is one of shock and concern. “We are not happy about the closure of the dealership,” said Tucumcari City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said the closing was unexpected and it will affect the city and surrounding areas. “When [...]

Plans in works to stop furloughs from closing state parks

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Alternative plans for the state-mandated five-day employee furloughs are being considered to keep area state parks from closing. In November, Gov. Bill Richardson ordered all executive agencies to submit furlough plans by Nov. 30, to help balance the state budget. “This furlough includes all agencies under the governor including [...]

Holiday closings in observance of President’s day

The following will be closed Monday in observance of President’s Day: Financial: Everyone’s Federal Credit Union, First National Bank of New Mexico at Tucumcari and Logan, Farm Credit Union, Tucumcari Federal Savings and Loan, Tucumcari Schools Federal Credit Union, and Citizens Bank. Government: Tucumcari City and Quay County offices, and the Arch Hurley Conservancy District. [...]

Southwest Mercantile to shut down

William Thompson Area shoppers will soon have one less place to shop for western wear, gifts and supplies. Main Street landmark Southwest Mercantile is going out of business. Heather Duba, co-owner with her brother Jason and parents David and Kathy, said the Duba family is beset with health issues. “The store is not closing due [...]

No school for Conchas

TV Hagenah CONCHAS LAKE – At its height it educated 25 students grades kindergarten through sixth grade, but those days are long gone, and because of that, Conchas Elementary School held its last class in May. The school was established over fifty years ago and had as its mission statement to educate the people around [...]

Snow buffets area

TV Hagenah A heavy dose of snow hit the Quay County area on Tuesday prompting both school and road closures in addition to contributing to a number of weather related vehicle accidents both in town and on roads and highway throughout the area. The National Weather Service said Tucumcari was hit by approximately six inches [...]