Rhea hen stolen from local farm

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun There has been a theft at the Floeck Country Ostrich, Emu and Rhea Ranch northeast of Tucumcari. Lesa Floeck, owner, said a rhea hen was stolen from her property around 4 a.m. Friday morning. “I think that’s when it happened, because my dogs started barking around then,” Floeck said. […]

Post office boxes attacked

William Thompson For the second time in 90 days, the Tucumcari Post Office has reported a window broken on a post office box inside the post office lobby. Monday morning around 6:30 a.m. a post office employee notified Tucumcari Police of the latest break-in. The postal official in charge of the Tucumcari Post Office, Rob […]

Author discusses improving business in city

Lynn Moncus Because many of us have voiced concern about what is happening to businesses in our area. I decided to ask a few questions in order to do a lot of listening and came up with quite a bit of information to share. Just think of your favorite shop of restaurant. I’ll bet it […]

Election provides tight local races

TV Hagenah While George Bush walked away with the presidential votes in Quay County, 2651 to John Kerry’s 1420, the local races still managed to maintain their own suspense as the county commission election for District 2 went down to the absentee vote count which came at the end of the evening. When it was […]

United Way sets plans for numerous activities

TV Hagenah United Way Auction Chairman Amanda Hammer announced recently the annual United Way Auction will be Monday, Nov. 1, at the Well Fargo Bank in Tucumcari from 5:30-9 p.m. According to Hammer, the event will be also be broadcast on KTNM AM/FM radio. Hammer said area merchant’s donations were what made the event possible. Local […]

RVers give to state cops

TucumSams, a local group of recreational vehicle enthusiasts, recently donated a large number of blankets to the New Mexico State Police and state police. Lt. Nathan Wallace of the said the blankets will come in handy and put to good use. “Our officers will keep the blankets in their trunks and if we have a […]

‘Mother Road Rally’ revs up

William Thompson The Mother Road Rally will be roaring into town June 18 for a weekend of fun for everyone, according to rally organizers. Sherry Anaya, the woman who initiated the idea of a biker rally for Tucumcari, said local motels are already seeing advance reservations. “Local motels have told me they already have three-day […]

Low precipitation worries ranchers

William Thompson Despite what some local residents might think, the recent snows in the Quay County area have had no appreciable effect in raising water levels, according to Pete Walden, Quay County Extension agent for New Mexico State University. “We are in a severe drought,” said Walden. “It’s been going on for five years. The […]

Local man dies in crash

By Angela Peacock A Tucumcari man was killed on impact Saturday night when his car crashed into the home of two local residents, local police said. Joseph Carlson, 71, was driving a tan Ford station wagon when he wrecked into the front wall of John and Lilly Mahill’s home at 1824 S. 5th St. Tucumcari […]

Udall talks business with locals

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By Ryan Lengerich House Representative Tom Udall used a congressional break to meet with Tucumcari small business owners Monday. Udall, a House Small Business Committee member, had lunch at a local restaurant and toured three locally owned businesses. He took questions and addressed concerns about productivity at the small business level. “Clearly this is a […]