Abduction attempt sends shock waves

By Sharna Johnson Several Quay County schools have tightened their security procedures after an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old Grady girl on Monday, school officals said. “On Monday, Jan. 15th at 4:10 p.m. there was an attempted abduction of a 14-year-old girl who was walking to her grandmother’s house in Grady, New Mexico. The girl […]

Letter to Editor: Family, community thanks kindness of stranger

Recently, there was a young girl killed in an automobile accident. She was in the company of three friends. One young man was also killed, and two others sustained numerous injuries. This impacted the community of Logan. The girl who was killed was Kateri “Kat” Trujillo. She had been an EMT with the Logan Volunteer […]

Registered sex offender charged in new case

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A registered sex offender in Tucumcari was charged on Monday with criminal sexual penetration of a 13-year-old girl. Patrick Eugene Otero, 40, was arrested on Saturday and arraigned in Magistrate Court on Monday afternoon where he was charged with eight counts of criminal sexual penetration, eight counts of distribution […]

Some local women take on less than traditional roles in the community.

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Qauy County Sun They may not have grown up to be cowboys, but two Tucumcari ladies did end up in roles a tad less than traditional. One works construction while the other hauls broken-down cars. Tow girl Jinnah Bates said her grandfather always told her “women don’t drive trucks.” She began driving […]

Children set example for adults

Debra Whittington: Local columnist At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, […]

Girl Scouts pushing for more members

TV Hagenah Tucumcari representatives of the Girl Scouts announced that they will be putting on a major push this month for their fall registration event to be held in the Dance Room of the Tucumcari Recreation Center. According to Donna Lauriault an officer with the Tucumcari Girl Scouts, a number of different events will be […]

Girl Scouts collect newspapers

The Tucumcari Girl Scouts will be holding a newspaper drive Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mesalands Community College on 11th Street. Representatives of the Girl Scouts said they encourage anyone with old newspapers to drop them off so they can be recycled.

Girls Scouts learn of emergency careers

TV Hagenah Thursday morning a group of Girl Scouts listened to Quay County emergency and law enforcement personnel talk about their professions while the local Girl Scouts took part in a special career day set up in conjunction with Mesalands Community College. The program called Girl Scout College – Focus Technology has been in the […]

Rangers help with ‘jacket safety

Julie Stone U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Rangers Steve Peterson and Bob Mumford were in the right place at the right time on Saturday, June 5 when they noticed that three girls, ages 14 to 16 years old, had fallen off their jet ski at Conchas Lake. According to Peterson, all three were trying to […]

What you don’t know about sex

TV Hagenah I was at a county commissioners’ meeting the other day and they were talking about the best way for children to learn about what we used to called, “the birds and the bees.” A couple of people at the meeting were supporters of school-based sex education and some of the others were big […]