Amarillo Venom coach to give talk about drugs

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Thomas Garcia Tucumcari High School will welcome a fellow snake to town on Thursday, when Amarillo Venom’s head coach Julian Reese speaks for Red Ribbon Week. The Tucumcari Rattlers Student Council invited Reese, to speak to the students about the choices of doing drugs and alcohol and what it takes to be at the next […]

‘Old Howlers’ mix it up with sharpshooters

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several former Coyotes laced up and took to the hardwood Wednesday to see if they could keep up with the swift and very agile Harlem Ambassadors basketball team. Dubbed the “Coyotes Old Howlers,” San Jon School coaches and teachers, and former Coyote players, assisted in drills and demonstrations during […]

Logan plays host to Ambassadors

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Logan Longhorn gym was alive with basketball once more this season. There were no seniors, juniors, sophomores or freshmen on the hardwood Thursday night. Instead, there were representatives of the Logan community who laced up for some hoops against the Harlem Ambassadors in an effort to aid in […]

Officer Bond takes a bite out of crime

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by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Police Department has a new officer. His name is Bond. There is an irrepressible urge to follow that with the appropriate British accent and say: “The name’s Bond, James Bond.” And his partner sometimes jokes that he wants to change the numbers on his cruiser to 007. […]

Red Ribbon Week spooks away drugs

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS The door on Tucumcari sixth-grader Isabel Herrera’s classroom may look like it’s decked out for Halloween – it comes complete with cobwebs, dark colors and spooky-looking figures. But the door is not, in fact, adorned for the ghoulish holiday. Herrera said it depicts the world when people are on drugs. “One […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

State curbs sales of decongestant

By William Thompson Over-the-counter sales of popular cold medicines like Sudafed and Claritin-D will soon be monitored more closely by the New Mexico Board of Pharmacy. Bill Weast, a drug inspector with the board said word will get out to small pharmacies in the near future. “Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in drugs like Sudafed, is […]

Police tell signs of drug usage

William Thompson Corporal Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police spoke at Tucumcari Middle School for about 45 minutes last week. He was there to give parents information on illegal drugs so parents could look for signs of drug use in their children. Shaw said only one parent showed up at the seminar in addition to Martha […]

Area law makes Tucumcari drug bust

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State Police Narcotics Section, working in conjunction with the Tucumcari Police Department, finished a three month operation in Tucumcari and Quay County on Wednesday, Jan. 28 targeting drugs and arrested 11 individuals involved. According to State police Lt. Nathan Wallace on Wednesday, Jan. 28, members of law enforcement agencies within […]

Decorations designed to deter drugs

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By Angela Peacock Waking up at 5:30 a.m. Sunday to decorate Tucumcari with hundreds of red ribbons had a specific purpose for Regina Rael and 25 other local volunteers. Since 1988 Rael, Tucumcari New Mexico state police secretary, has made it a point, during National Red Ribbon Week, to share with local residents how vital […]