Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of […]

Hydration key to battling heat

By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer Temperatures across eastern New Mexico hit triple digits this week — a good time to remind folks it’s important to drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, area physicians say. When people are being active they lose fluids by breathing and sweating, said Dr. Richard Gritzmacher, a physician at […]

05-30-09: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. Tuesdayl At 7:38 a.m., a male reported a skunk in a trap on east Evans Avenue. l At 8:53 a.m., a female reported vandalism to a building on […]

Winter snow storm expected to hit Quay County tonight

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Thomas Garcia Late tonight and Friday, snowfall in Quay County could reach 8 inches for the northern sections of the county and as little as 2 inches in the southern half of the county, said National Weather Service officials in Albuquerque. Forecasters were also predicting wind gusts of up to 45 mph, creating possible blizzard […]

Police seek cause of death of man found hit by train

By QCS Staff Tucumcari police are investigating the death of Rodney Judd, 27, who was hit by train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. last Sunday, a department official confirmed on Friday. “We are looking into the cause and manner of his death.” said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. “We want to rule out any foul […]

Man found dead on railroad tracks

By QCS Staff A 27-year-old Hispanic man from Tucumcari was hit and killed by a train sometime between midnight and 9 a.m. Sunday, police said. The man’s name is not being released until his next of kin have been notified, said Police Chief Roger Hatcher. The man had a cell phone and he is known […]

Tucumcari man is in intensive care after being hit by train

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A Tucumcari man, who tried to outrun a freight train at a railroad crossing on Friday, is in intensive care in a Amarillo, Texas hospital,

Rattlers hit record reunion attendance

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Chelle Delaney Rattlers alumni have another challenge: To beat the attendance record at this year’s Rattler Reunion luncheon and banquet.“It was the best ever,” said Norma Jean Crellin, president of the Rattler Alumni Association. With 169 in attendance at the Golden Rattler Luncheon and 560 at Saturday night’s banquet, Crellin said, “I think this is […]

Schools fail to hit AYP marks

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun For the first time, Tucumcari High School and Tucumcari Elementary School failed to meet their Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) goals set by the state’s Public Education Department. The state released AYP results Friday for schools that were tested this spring. THS

Rattlers’ Apodaca loves leadership role

The Tucumcari Rattlers are preparing to play their first game of the postseason. Most of the Rattlers wins this year have been by way of shutout or by large margins. Behind the Rattler offense is a variety of weapons for senior quarterback Andrez Apodaca. Q: Have you always wanted to be a quarterback? A: In […]