Open door policy fosters friendships

By Lynn Moncus Through the years, we have visited much about former students, especially thosefrom Forrest and Tucumcari because many of them have remained in touch or havecontinued to live in the area. Although I see a few students in the county from NMSU, most of those several thousand students have scattered and have rarely […]

Rose Parade performer, college honors, new arrival, Altrusa woman of the year

Former Tucumcarian, Danielle Chavez, was among those who performed in the 120th Annual Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day in Pasadina, California. Danielle is a member of the Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) High School Band and Color Guard. The group has competed at the national level on numerous occasions. As a result, they were […]

Sutherland says he was surpised by commission’s contract termination

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Chelle Delaney Former Tucumcari City Manager John Sutherland said Friday he was surprised by the City Commission’s 3-2 vote to terminate his contract at Thursday night’s meeting. “It’s the give and take of politics,” Sutherland said. “At some point politics turns a certain way and you just have to live with it. I don’t know […]

Roch overtakes Tucumcari native Craig Cosner

By Freedom New Mexico A Clovis native and former Texico school teacher, Republican Roch said he understands the issues that are important to Eastern New Mexico.He said he plans to make education his first priority with funding for rural schools. “The number of rural schools that we have, it’s just crucial that we get the […]

Last season in classroom for Dub Smith

By QCS Staff Former Rattler footfall coach Dub Smith resigned Monday from his teaching duties at Tucumcari Middle School. “I have taught for 42 years and now I’m going to start a new career,” said Smith on Tuesday. Smith’s contract to be head football coach for the Rattlers was not renewed at the end of […]

Interfaith group adopts new name

Members of the former Ministerial Alliance voted last month to change their name to Fellowship of Christian Pastors, said Fellowship president David McAfee. One of the group’s first activities is the sponsorship of a “Family Night in Tucumcari” picnic that will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the softball fields by the […]

If you hummed with Hummingbirds, they want you

By QCS Staff Hummingbird Music Camp is calling on all former campers, counselors, and teachers to return to camp at end of May to celebrate the camp’s 50th birthday.

Roger Hatcher sworn in as police chief

by QCS Staff Municipal Court Judge Joe Dominguez congratulates Roger Hatcher, former Curry County sheriff, after his swearing in Tuesday as Tucumcari’s new police chief. It was Hatcher’s first day on the job.

Candidate vies for congressional seat

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Ben R. Lujan, chairman of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, hosted a luncheon Friday to garner support for his bid for the District 3 U.S. representative seat. As a member of the Commission, Lujan said he has held corporations to their promises, and protected New Mexico consumers. In […]

Tucumcari mourns loss of Bettie Ditto

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Former Tucumcari Mayor Mary Mayfield called her �an icon.� Others knew her as �Mrs. Tucumcari.�� Margaret Elizabeth �Bettie� Ditto, a Tucumcari leader and city promoter for six decades, died on Saturday at age 91. She died of acute leukemia at Northwest Texas Hospital in Amarillo, Texas, said Robert Ferguson, […]