School board talks health class, remodeling

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Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

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 […]

Assistant DA to speak at ASAP

Special to QCS The Quay County ASAP Coalition invites all alcohol beverage and tobacco licensees, sales distributors, employees and parents to attend a meeting at noon on Tuesday at the Pow Wow Restaurant. Quay County Assistant DA Ralph Dowden will be the guest speaker. The meeting will address issues of underage drinking and smoking, and […]

June 1971

Sixty Six Packing Company received $6,880 from the U.S. Department of Labor to train six new employees. … A helicopter rescued Cliff Cornett from a canyon on the Bell Ranch. Cornett suffered a broken hip after being thrown from his horse. A note attached to the horse’s stirrup alerted rescuers when the horse wandered back […]

Lopez becomes police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It’s official. Daniel Lopez was sworn in as the Tucumcari Police Chief Sunday morning at City Hall. Lopez has been working as a volunteer for the Tucumcari Police Department since Oct. 1, with the title of police consultant. Lopez retired in September from the New Mexico State Police. Lopez […]

K-Bob’s restaurant closes

By Thomas Garcia and Chelle Delaney The K-Bob’s Steakhouse restaurant at 200 W. Estrella Ave. closed on Sunday night, said the restaurant’s former manager. A woman who was at the restaurant on Tuesday confirmed the restaurant’s closing and had no comment on why the restaurant closed. She referred all questions to Star Buffet Inc., which […]

003-102007: Community Notes

Urban Cowboy musical slated for Monday The musical Urban Cowboy, based on the movie Urban Cowboy and starring John Travolta and Debra Winger, will be playing for one night only in Tucumcari. The musical opens at 7 p.m. at the Tucumcari High School Auditorium. Tickets are availabe at the door. Do you want customers to […]

Meslands puts together its new strategic plan

Special to the Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College keeps no secrets about how it accomplishes its goals and continues to grow and progress in its rural setting. It’s all done by establishing strategic plans that put in place tactical objectives and goals that can be accomplished and thereby move the institution forward. During the […]

Candidate close-up: Lafferty

By James Lafferty: Guest columnist In the next 30 days, five individuals will be working to earn your confidence. The candidates will be communicating their desire to represent you on the city commission. As a district five candidate with 15 years city government experience, I would like to take this opportunity to express my view […]

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, […]