December 1971

District Attorney Victor C. Breen was assassinated as he prepared to step into his car to go to work. The car was parked in front of his home when a sniper with a highpowered weapon gunned him down. A former Tucumcari resident on convalescent leave from the state mental hospital was arrested and charged with […]

Vet repairs equipment for disabled

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The disabled in Tucumcari have benefited from more than a dozen aids, such as wheel chairs, walkers, and other equipment donated a Clovis veteran and benefactor. James Freeman of Clovis calls it his “Aid to the Disabled Program.” “James originally started the program to collect medical equipment for disabled […]

11-7 Tuck’s Turf

For those of you who have not been around lately we are trying to do a little repair work on the cart paths and other items during the slow down period. And we are also directing a lot of time to irrigation repair. This down period from our everyday normal duties during the growing season […]

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 […]

Tornado in Logan had wind spikes up to 105 mph

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the first time, officials with the National Weather Service in Albuquerque are using an “Enhanced Fujita Scale,” or the EF, to categorize the strength of tornadoes. The tornado that touched down on Friday in Logan has been determined to be an EF1, with winds estimated between 90 mph […]

Pike chronicles advertised Southwest

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Yes, my calendar says that Feb. 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday, 1732. Skip to Feb. 26, and my calendar says: “1807: Zebulon Pike’s party was captured by Spanish soldiers from Santa Fe.” Who was Zebulon Pike? His father was an officer in George Washington’s army and who, after the […]

Pilot of Cannon F-16 still missing

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers The pilot of a Cannon Air Force Base F-16 fighter jet that crashed Monday in Iraq is still missing, Air Force officials said. The pilot was not found at the crash site, the Air Force said. The Air Force has not identified the pilot nor said to which base or […]

Rattler season ends in Lordsburg

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers closed out the season 6-7 with a loss Saturday, 12-0 to the Lordsburg Mavericks. “Our young men played their hearts out. We knew that Lordsburg was a great team going into Saturday’s game. I am real proud of how the team played and rose to the […]

Despite gravity we aspire to the heights

By Leonard Lauriault: Quay County Sun Columnist The natural law of gravity holds the solar system together. The moon orbits the earth because of their mutual gravitational attraction. The moon’s gravity causes tidal changes on earth but it isn’t great enough to lift a feather because earth’s gravity keeps things on earth. Gravity also is […]

Rattlers march on

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers upset the undefeated Capitan Tigers to move on to the 2A football playoffs semifinals 33-30. “This was an unbelievable game. Both teams played well and it went down to the wire. This win was a total team effort. We are very proud of our boys. They […]