Commodities distributed in Tucumcari

By William Thompson Wednesday morning approximately 100 area residents showed up at the Quay County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall to receive free U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities. Volunteer Delfinio Garcia, one of 17 volunteers on hand, said he expected around 400 people to visit over the course of the day. “We give out food items once […]

Raymond M. Mares obit

Raymond M. Mares, 44, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at his residence. Mares was born on April 27, 1959 in Tucumcari to Dorothy Mares-Vigil and Jimmy Chavez. He graduated from Tucumcari High School and entered the U.S. Air Force. For the past few years, Mares had worked in Albuquerque in the healthcare field. […]

Jan. 29, 2005

Raymond M. Mares Raymond M. Mares, 44, of Albuquerque, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2005 at his residence. Mares was born on April 27, 1959 in Tucumcari to Dorothy Mares-Vigil and Jimmy Chavez. He graduated from Tucumcari High School and entered the U.S. Air Force. For the past few years, Mares had worked in Albuquerque in […]

Three Rattlers named All State

By William Thompson Tucumcari High School football players Justin Garcia, Eric Holt and Chris McCasland were recently named to the Class 2A 2004 All-State Team. Garcia was selected to the first team as a center. Holt was selected to the first team as a running back and McCasland was named first-team defensive back. McCasland was […]

Residents upset about proposed pond retention plan

By Leslie Radford Some Tucumcari residents are concerned about a proposed retention pond in the 1100 block of Rankin Street. But Joe Garcia, project manager for the state, told a crowd of about 15 people on Monday the pond will be environmentally safe and they probably won’t notice it once it’s completed. Officials said the […]

Taxes on the rise

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Finance Director, Marty Garcia, said the gross receipts tax has been raised from 6.81 percent to 7.5 percent, effective Jan. 1. “The state did away with the .5 percent tax credit raising the state tax from 4.5 percent to 5 percent,” Garcia said. “In addition, the county tax […]

Elementary school releases attendance lists

Tucumcari Elementary School recently recognized students with perfect attendance in kindergarten through second grade for the first nine weeks. 100 % Attendance: The preschool classes of Mrs. Bowen, Mrs. Martinez and Mrs. Buxton had 21 students with perfect attendance. In Mrs. Bowen’s class were Sydney Goldston, Caleb Nemrow, Samuel Nemrow, Cheyenne Horne, Taylor Gilmore, Michael […]

Spanish Music comes to city

William Thompson The Quay Council for Arts and Humanities is sponsoring another concert event in its series of diverse musical offerings. Tenor Andre Garcia- Nuthman will be performing at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Tucumcari High School auditorium. The selection of vocal pieces include classical Spanish works with accompaniment from a classically-trained guitarist and a […]

Dathan Ray Garcia, Vern Allen Minnard

Vern Allen Minnard Vern Allen MInnard, 44, died in Fontana, Calif. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2004. Vern Minnard was born March 26, 1960 in Tucumcari. He was a truck driver and a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church. He is survived by his parents Allen E. and Mary Ellen Minnard of Tucumcari; two brothers, Henry MInnard […]

Four die in area auto accidents

David Irvin Three Quay county residents died as a result of vehicle crashes over the last five days Around midnight Sunday Tucumcari youth Dathan Garcia, 17, died just outside Portales. In a second accident Monday outside St. Vrain, Russell Dwain Downey, 48, and his son, Levi Downey, 19, both of House, died as a result […]