Local experts weigh in on holiday eating

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Thomas Garcia As the holidays approach we know all too well the lingering thought of eating too much and gaining weight. With the holidays comes a family feast which includes main courses such as turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and let’s not forget those devilish desserts. With this in mind, we should remember there […]

Senior menu 7-11

Here are lunch menus for the Tucumcari Senior Center: Monday Baked ham, broccoli with cheese, whole-wheat roll, pineapple upside-down cake, milk.

Police chief resigns

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By QCS Staff Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham announced he is resigning at the end of the month, according to a press release. Ham has served as the City’s Police Chief since June, 2005. Ham said that the resignation was a personal decision, based primarily on his needing to spend more time with his immediate […]

Summer Menus

The following lunch menu is available for free to children 18 and younger through the Summer Food Program at the following parks: Molinas: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 a.m. North Side: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Damon Kvols: noon to 1 p.m. Dunn Park: 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday: Pizza, cucumbers, grapes, chocolate milk Tuesday: Sandwich spread, ham, cheese, […]

Teens spread message by ‘sticker shock’

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By QCS Staff Student volunteers in the “Sticker Shock” project stuck warning stickers on multipacks of alcoholic beverages that it’s a criminal offense to sell alcohol to minors. They are members of the Quay County Substance Abuse Committee, Quay County DWI. On each of the packages was a neon pink or yellow sticker that reads: […]

Two die in unrelated incidents

QCS Staff Tucumcari police on Tuesday were called to investigate two unrelated unattended deaths. In the first, a man was found deceased at a room at a motel on Tucumcari Boulevard, according to a police report. Lynwood Francis, 54, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. Francis’ sister in Maryland was […]

Latham pleads not guilty to murder

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Phillip J. Latham Jr., arrested in connection with Tuesday’s homicide, entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday in Quay County Magistrate Court. Latham, 24, is charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Tiffany Throckmorton, 21. Throckmorton was shot in the left side on Tuesday morning […]

Recruiting officers priority for police chief

By Chelle Delaney Whenever he can, Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham likes to make a point of preaching a gospel that well paid officers stay put. Since April of 2006, two officers have left the department for better paying jobs, and another was called up for duty in Iraq, Ham said. Overall, the department is […]

Officials express disappointment with dispatch

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Several fire chiefs throughout Quay County have complained about the 911 central dispatch system based at the Tucumcari Police Department, said Donald Adams, Quay County fire marshal. Dispatchers are calling out the wrong codes, more dispatcher training is needed and dispatcher turnover at the job is too high, Adams […]

Weather causes few problems in Tucumcari

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tuesday’s slush and icy roads kept many drivers cautious during the storm which arrived late Monday night “We’ve been pretty fortunate,” said Tucumcari Police Chief Larry Ham. “It’s been quiet so far.” However, as the water freezes, the streets will become icy, Ham said, warning drivers to be cautious. […]