How Santa works

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With Christmas just two days away many children are ready to get their gifts from Santa. Many of them wrote letters weeks if not months ago telling Santa just what they want for Christmas. We asked some area kids a few questions about Santa.

Enjoying good laughs despite slowdowns

By Lynn Moncus As you have discovered, this woman from Ima has a strange sense of humor and is apt to laugh at the most inopportune times. A couple of weeks ago, for instance, members of the Tucumcari Historical Museum Board gathered to try to clean a space in the basement that had become a […]

Fishing report

The fishing report from New Mexico Wildlife Department is generated by officers and anglers.Area lake reports: Conchas Lake: Fishing pressure was very light and fishing was slow for all species. A few walleye were taken by anglers using spoons and crank baits. Ute Lake: Fishing was fair-to-good using slab spoons and blade baits at 35-to-40 […]

Using clotheslines a matter of opinion

An item in a recent edition of The New York Times caught the eye and caused a momentary pause. In some areas of our country, hanging clothes on clotheslines in the yards has been outlawed. Some communities simply wrote those lines out of existence and would not permit their use. Some realtors even reported the […]

Remembering mother’s calmness

Have you noticed that as we grow older, our memories tend to jump around rather randomly and can land on subjects we haven’t thought of in years? For no known reason, I landed in the early ’40’s and relived a sort of frightening experience. A local woman asked Mother to accompany her to lma so […]

City commission to review Taser shooting investigation

Freedom New Mexico The Tucumcari City Council will hold an executive session Thursday to discuss an independent investigation of a recent Taser shooting involving Tucumcari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. City officials received findings from the investigation on Tuesday, said City Manager Bobbye Rose. Rose said additional information from the investigation is expected in the next […]

05-09-09: 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 5:36 a.m., an anonymous caller on east Hwy

03-04-09: Fishing Report

This fishing report has been generated from the best information available from officers and anglers. Conditions encountered after the report is compiled may differ, however, as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Conchas LakeFishing was slow but there were a few bass and catfish caught this past week. Best baits for […]

03-04-09: 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 8:32 a.m., a male reported vandalism to a white van on east High Street. The rear passenger window had been broken.l At 1:31 p.m., a female […]

Tucumcari Detachment going to Iraq

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Chelle Delaney In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari and their loved ones attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque. The conference will focus on […]