Four finalists named for city manager

By QCS Staff QCS Staff The selection committee for Tucumcari city manager has four finalists to be interviewed for the job on Feb. 3: • Doug Powers, director of the city’s Community Development Department. • Marty Garcia,the city’s fianance department director • Lawrence Ham, chief of the Tucumcari Police Department • Rex Kirksey, superintendent of [...]

Plan for plump pumkin patch

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Eight-year-old Noah Marquez of Tucumcari may have some tips for backyard gardeners when it comes to growing pumpkins. “I had four seeds,” he said. “I pushed the dirt back a little bit, and put the seeds in, then I covered it up.” Sometime later, “I almost pulled them up, [...]

Farmers market opens Saturday

QCS Staff Ready for some fresh home-grown produce? Tucumcari’s Farmers Market opens on Saturday at 5 p.m. at Wailes Park at Tucumcari Boulevard and Date Street. “We usually start out with four or five vendors. We have a total list of 17 vendors,” said Bobbie DeFoor, who has been involved with the market for about [...]

School board disagrees on personal days

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A decision on personal leave days created sharp differences in opinion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Tucumcari Public Schools board. Many of the items on Tuesday’s agenda were tabled until the next meeting due to the unexpected absence of Superintendent William Reents. Reents missed the meeting after suffering a [...]

May 17, 2006 Obituaries

Ewel Gorham Services: 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Logan Assembly of God Church. Ewel Gorham, 82, died Saturday, May 13, 2006, in Amarillo, Texas. Mr. Gorham was born Dec. 6, 1923, in Grenville. He resided in Fort Sumner, graduating from Fort Sumner High School. Mr. Gorham had been a carpenter. He served in the U.S. [...]

April 22, 2006 Notable Notes

School bands to give Tuesday concert The Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High School bands will combine for a 7 p.m. Tuesday performance at the high school auditorium. The program will be a concert of appreciation for the recognition of community support groups who have helped the music program throughout the year. Little League competition [...]

Four injured in rollover

QCS Staff Four people were injured in a one-vehicle rollover Wednesday afternoon, according to a release from the New Mexico State Police. An eastbound Ford pickup left the roadway and rolled over in a field near Milepost 8, located on State Road 540 in Logan. A small boy and a young woman were treated for [...]

Rattlers win baseball opener

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun By Kevin Wilson Quay County Sun It started as a pitcher’s duel, with Tucumcari’s Matt Smith and Floyd’s Kyle Kropf starting off with three scoreless innings each. The next three innings just didn’t hold up for the visiting Broncos. Gabriel Anaya pitched two strong innings to pick up the [...]

March 8, 2006 Tuck’s Turf

Rattler results The Tucumcari High School golf team had a meet Monday at Bernalillo. Scores were as follows: Boys: Stephen Smith 93, Anas Badshah 93, Justin Alvarez 94, Clay Beevers 94, Qasim Badshah 96. Team score (top four scores) 374. Girls: Olivia Mitchell 131. Fund-raiser Saturday is the date for the Annual Tucumcari High School [...]

Family of four gets loud addition

By Ryn Gargulinski My four goats were on fire. Or dying. Or on fire and dying. There would be no other way to explain the mind-splitting bleats coming from the goat pen that sunny New Mexican afternoon. Being the good goat mom, I immediately ran outside with a bucket of water and that mini fire [...]