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 […]

Agency rules sexual harassment case has merit

Russell Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a school employee has sufficient evidence to pursue a complaint against Tucumcari Public Schools.

12-03-2008: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Fridayl At 12:38 a.m. a female reported a possible burglary at her house on south Second Street. She said that she was sitting in the den with the […]

11/8 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 8:12 a.m., a female on East Laughlin Street reported an unwanted subject.l At 8:24 a.m., a female on South Fifth Street reported a breaking and entering […]

Robbery at gunpoint

Quay County Sun On Monday at 4:59 a.m., an employee reported an armed robbery at a hotel at I-40 and First Street. The woman said she had been robbed at gunpoint. Police Chief Larry Ham said police are still investigating the robbery. Ham said $600 was taken. Police who responded to the call did not […]

Quay employees see bonuses — finally

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Quay County Clerk Ellen White got a surprise this holiday season she’s never seen before — an employee bonus. “We’ve never gotten bonuses since I’ve been here,” said White, a county employee since 1998. “It was a nice surprise,” White said of the $125 allotted each of the county’s 87 employees, […]

Post office shuts down temporarily

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By William Thompson New Mexico State Police and U.S. Postal Service officials shut down the Tucumcari Post Office on Monday morning after receiving a call from a postal employee stating that two envelopes containing a mysterious powder were found inside the post office. Inspector Lisa Guevara of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said Monday afternoon […]

Court compliance program approaches anniversary

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun The Quay County Misdemeanor Court Compliance Program is approaching its first anniversary. In effect since July 1, 2004, the program has monitored more than 100 individuals convicted of misdemeanor offenses. The purpose of the monitoring is to keep offenders from returning to jail, program supervisor Noreen Hendrickson said. “The […]

1/19 Police blotter

The following is a sampling of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Jan. 18 • Around 12:30 a.m. a Tucumcari Police Officer found graffiti on the west side of Rhodes Field House, Tucumcari High School’s auxiliary gymnasium. The officer stated the graffiti said “West Side Crips.” The […]

Margaret Bryant

Margaret Shannon Bryanat Margaret Shannon Bryant, 70, died Sept. 18, 2004 in Albuquerque. She was born May 6, 1934 in Seneca, New Mexico. Bryant moved to Tucumcari in 1937 and graduated from Tucumcari High School in 1953. She was an employee of Perfection Bakery and First National Bank. Bryant is survived by her son Michael […]