May 1940

The City of Tucumcari made a

Everybody has a snake story

What were your mother’s parting words every time you left the house? Right. “Watch for snakes.” In August, we were told to be extra careful because the rattlers would be shedding their skins, their eyes would be covered for a few days, and since they couldn’t see they would strike at the sounds we made […]

Lopez becomes police chief

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun It’s official. Daniel Lopez was sworn in as the Tucumcari Police Chief Sunday morning at City Hall. Lopez has been working as a volunteer for the Tucumcari Police Department since Oct. 1, with the title of police consultant. Lopez retired in September from the New Mexico State Police. Lopez […]

12-29-2007: Tuck’s Turf

Happy New Year to everyone. I hope that everyone will have a prosperous New Year and make a lot of birdies and eagles! Many Thanks to everyone who made my stay in Tucumcari a fun and great experience. The support from the merchants during our busy tournament season is a tribute to the game of […]

K-9 helps sniff cache of marijuana

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By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun With the help of a police dog, local police were able to seize 342 pounds of marijuana, police officials said. The dog sniffed out marijuana that was hidden in a pontoon boat, said Tucumcari Police consultant Daniel Lopez. The marijuana was found last month during a routine traffic stop […]

Mesalands gears up to plan for arrival of wind turbine

By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College is fine tuning its scheduling for the installation of its 1.5 megawatt wind turbine from General Electric, said college president, Phillip O. Barry. “The college is at a crucial crossroads with the manufacturing, delivery and set up of the wind turbine,” Barry said at the college’s […]

Homecoming made special by memories

By Lnn Moncus Homecoming at NMSU was very special this year for the woman from lma. Seeing so many people from a major chapter in my life was overwhelming, providing an emotional high that will last indefinitely. Thanks to my young Aggie friend, Debbie Widger, I attended several events that I would otherwise have skipped […]

October 1953

American Legion Post, No. 20, conducted a membership drive to attract Korean War veterans. … Mayor Tito Trujillo of Mosquero proclaimed an 8:30 p.m. curfew for all persons under 21. … Gov. Ed Mecham missed a Conchas Dam hearing because of a delay in receiving an invite. … The Amateur Radio Emergency Corps had a […]

09-08-07: 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. According to reports: Tuesday l At 3:35 p.m., a female requested an officer at the middle school on South Fifth. An officer advised that a male juvenile was in […]

Going down memory lane with Rattlers

By Lnn Moncus Talk about “a sentimental journey”! The weekend of Rattler Reunion was just that and one of the most enjoyable gatherings yet. The Class of 1977 created a magic spell with “The Wizard of Oz” theme and made us much aware that ”There’s no place like home.” Because I cut my teeth on […]