Ex-exotic dancer wins suit against police

William Thompson A federal jury awarded Vivian Martinez $80,000 Tuesday in her lawsuit against Tucumcari Police Chief Dennis Townsend and the Tucumcari Police Department. Martinez claimed she was denied a job with the police department due to her previous employment as an exotic dancer. Martinez said the jury award was a victory for women. “What [...]

City police sued in federal court

William Thompson A woman denied employment by Tucumcari police has filed a lawsuit claiming she was a victim of discrimination. Vivian Martinez claims she was not hired because of her former employment as an exotic dancer. Paul Baker, office manager for the law firm Linda G. Hemphill, P.C., which represents Martinez, said her trial began [...]

Special award to be given

In memory of Artha Towner, who served as Superintendent of the Needlework Department for 15 years, the Quay County Association for Family and community Education (formerly Extension Homemakers) is offering a Memorial Award for the Best of Show in Knitting at the Quay County Fair. The winner will receive a plaque. To be eligible, the [...]

Fair art continues

The Quay County Fair Fine Arts Department offers a wide range of categories for people to let their talents shine. Painting, sculpture, creative writing, photography and music are all areas available for entries. Amateurs, juniors and professionals will be judged separately. This department also has a special division for pre-juniors who are 0 to 10 [...]

Logan limits DMV jobs

TV Hagenah By TV Hagenah Quay County Sun The Village of Logan Department of Motor Vehicles is trimming down the level of services they offer to people who come into their building at least for a month or two. According to Village Administrator Assistant Rose Kelly who is in charge of the motor vehicle department [...]

Forrest Fire Department to acquire new fire truck

TV Hagenah FORREST – The Forrest Volunteer Fire Department are not crazy about Forrest fire puns, but they are even less fond of Forrest fires. That is one of the big reason they are getting another fire truck. “We’re glad we’re getting a new truck,” said the Forrest Fire Chief David Rush Tuesday. “Our equipment [...]

13 speak out about city police

TV Hagenah The largest crowd in most people’s memories to attend a Tucumcari City Commission meeting gathered at city hall Thursday evening to air their opinions about the Tucumcari City Police Force and in relation to that, its chief, Dennis Townsend. As over 75 people crowded into the commission chambers, they heard more than a [...]

Labor office set to close

William Thompson According to Bill Griffin, Employment Supervisor for Tucumcari’s Workforce Development Center, the New Mexico Department of Labor told its employees Wednesday that the workforce development center in Tucumcari would be closed effective Sept. 30. State Representative Brian K. Moore, however, said Thursday afternoon that the Department of Labor had reconsidered and will now [...]

Logan firefighters keep at it

TV Hagenah Logan Volunteer Fire Department Chief Rick Stall said so far the summer season has been a mixed blessing for his department. “Traffic is up here,” said Stall, “and calls are up a little I’d say, but most of them have been EMS.” On the other side of the coin, he said that grass [...]

Visitors help celebrate Glenrio ‘Tourism Day’

William Thompson The New Mexico Department of Tourism held its annual Tourism Day at the Glenrio Visitors Welcome Center Friday. Tourists from across the globe stopped by to sample donated food and some were lucky enough to win door prizes. Items from area businesses were donated for the occasion. By 11:30 a.m. nearly 400 tourists [...]