Canadian River Soil, Water Conservancy District announces contest winners

The following are the Tucumcari Elementary and Logan Elementary School winners of the Canadian River Soil and Water Conservancy District’s poster-drawing contest. This year’s theme was “Forests for People — More Than You Can Imagine.” Tucumcari Elementary Kindergarten 1– Makenzie Moore 2 – Diamond Harper 3 – Rebekah Herrington First Grade 1 – Jordon Young […]

Trujillo settles with district for $28,000

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Arch Hurley increases assessment fees

Thomas Garcia The Arch Hurley Conservancy District Board of Directors voted Tuesday to increase assessment fees to counter the rise of district maintenance costs. “This is something nobody wanted to do, but we had little choice,” District Manager Franklin McCasland said. A resolution was introduced and passed during Tuesday’s monthly meeting, increasing the 2012 Class-A […]

Rattlers, Lady Rattlers prep for state

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QCSun staff The Tucumcari Rattlers placed first and second during the district 6 AA track meet and are set to compete Friday and Saturday at state competition in Albuquerque. The Lady Rattlers clinched the district championship with a 148-128 win over the Texico Lady Wolverines. The Rattlers took second in district standings behind the Texico […]

Governor recounts lessons learned to Clovis crowd

Kevin Wilson District Attorney Matt Chandler surveyed the audience of about 350 at the Clovis Civic Center Tuesday morning. “This is our biggest crowd,” Chandler said of the seventh annual area breakfast to mark National Crime Victims’ Rights Week, “and I’m glad everybody came to hear me speak.”Chandler and the audience laughed, knowing full well […]

Local all-district athletes, academics

All-District players District 2B

Basketball all-district team

First team San Jon Chase Thompson Logan Rylan Calbert Andy Rhinestine Second team Logan Tanner Sorrels Levi Molesworth Honorable mention Logan Colton Strand 3A All District GirlsLogan Whitney Cordova Nicole Collins Katlyn Usrey Honorable mention Logan Ashlee Muncy Alyssa Whetten

Tucumcari Schools settles out of court

Russell Anglin Tucumcari Public Schools reached an out-of-court settlement with an employee who claimed district employees retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former Tucumcari High School principal David Castillo. School employee Diane Trujillo settled her complaint while four more school employees who filed complaints have yet to resolve their disputes with the […]

District attorney: Police were justified in Gonzales shooting

Thomas Garcia After a four-month investigation, the October shooting death of a Tucumcari man by New Mexico state police has been ruled a justifiable shooting, Tenth Judicial District Attorney Ron Reeves said. “The officers were acting in the line of duty when they had to shoot,” Reeves said. Reeves said he reviewed a report that […]

Rattler wrestlers place high in district

Thomas Garcia B y Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers wrestling team placed second in the district 2-3A competition Saturday at West Las Vegas. “This will be a district tournament I will remember for a long time to come,” said Rattlers head coach Eddie Encinias. Augustin Sandoval (152) and Trenton Ward (112) won […]