Lady Rattlers lose in three against the Santa Rosa Lady Lions

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The 2-11 Tucumcari Lady Rattlers fell in three to the 5-10 Santa Rosa Lady Lions. The Lady Rattlers lost their second district match up, 25-21, 25-22 and 25-19 to the Lady Lions Thursday at Tucumcari. “I am very pleased with tonight’s performance in a district match up with Santa […]

Lopez joins police force as consultant

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Retired New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has joined the Tucumcari Police Department as a law enforcement consultant. City manager John Sutherland made the announcement at Thursday night�s City Commission meeting. �I�ve started moving in,� said Lopez on Friday. Lopez was selected by the city to be its […]

Births and birthday celebrations

High-five for No. 5… Camdan Tres Sandoval of Tucumcari celebrated his fifth birthday Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at George Molinas Park. His Shrek III birthday party was hosted by his mom and dad, and attended by his brothers, T.J. and Jona, and other family members and friends. Camdan was born Sept, 21, 2001 in […]

Threats cause school evacuations

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Middle School was evacuated twice on Tuesday because of bomb threats. At 11: 24 a.m. on Tuesday, a caller said faculty and students would be hurt, Tucumcari Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch said. A second call at 11:40 a.m. said the harm would come from a bomb, Roch said. […]

City Commission OKs agreement to hire Lopez as consultant

An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to become a volunteer consultant, with no pay, was approved by the City Commission at a special meeting on Thursday. Lopez was selected as the city’s new police chief, but has not officially accepted the position. Lopez, who is set to retire from the state […]

Proposal calls for Lopez to be a consultant

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun An agreement for New Mexico State Police Cpt. Daniel Lopez to serve as the city’s police consultant – as an unpaid volunteer for three months – is to be considered at a special meeting of the Tucumcari City Commission Thursday. The agreement is an attempt to work around the […]

Cpt. Lopez chosen for police chief

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun New Mexico State Police Capt. Daniel Lopez has been offered the city�s top law enforcement position in Tucumcari, said city manager John Sutherland. �This is the best choice,� Sutherland said. Lopez was one of eight candidates for the position. However, the city may not be able to hire Lopez […]

‘Tagging’ may point to gang play

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun In recent weeks there has been an increase in graffiti in Tucumcari that could be linked to gangs. Several cars and buildings have been “tagged” with spray paint, according to police records. On Aug. 19-20, eight vehicles were reported to have been vandalized with spray paint and had similar […]

Test shows Thomas under legal limit

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By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas’ blood alcohol level was half the legal limit the night he was arrested, according to the New Mexico State Police. Thomas was arrested Aug. 3 after failing a series of sobriety tests at a police checkpoint on State Road 469 between San Jon and Logan, […]

Clovis city manager arrested over weekend

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By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas, a Quay County native, was arrested Friday night and charged with driving under the influence, state police said. He was also cited for an open container violation. Both charges are misdemeanors and police said they are first offenses. “It was an extremely bad judgment on […]