11-11-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department, during the last few days. According to reports: Monday • At 3:18 p.m., a female reported a domestic dispute at an apartment on South Seventh Street. Officers made contact with the residents of […]

Kenneth Dale Murphy

Services: Have not been planned. Kenneth Dale Murphy, 79, died Sept. 25, 2006 in Clovis. Mr. Murphy was born in 1927 in Dickens, Texas. He had been a resident of Tucumcari and before that had been a truck driver for the Yellow Freight System, living in Albuquerque before moving to Tucumcari. Recently, he had made […]

09-09-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the central dispatch office for Quay County at the Tucumcari police headquarters, during the last few days. According to reports: Tuesday At 2:11 p.m., a female requested officers to assist a cable telecommunications representative at a residence on East Smith. Officers advised they were told that […]

08-16-2006: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days, according to reports: Saturday At 12:30 a.m., a female reported an unwanted subject at her residence on South Seventh. Officers advised there was a dispute between a male and female. The male was told to leave for the […]

If gas tanks, will there be enough plastics to go around?

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun You see those plastics, out of which so many things are built today, come from a part of oil … not the part that becomes gasoline, another part. That’s right, most plastics are largely petrochemicals. And while gasoline (from petroleum) makes our crowded highways possible, plastics make possible just […]

These smart toppers merit a place in the Smithsonian

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Columnist The other day I was throttled back to the New Mexico plains when I glimpsed a tan man in a cowboy hat. Granted, this guy’s hat was straw, had a surfer dude sticker on it, and he was peering out of an SUV with a pile of wetsuits in […]

July 19: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by the Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Saturday At 12:03 a.m., a female reported a disturbance on North Monroe. Officers advised that a male subject was arrested for disorderly conduct. At 7:52 a.m., officers assisted the Quay County DWI office on […]

Fire officials check out fireworks

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Fire Chief Mike Cherry made the rounds Monday making sure that retailers were not selling any fireworks that had been banned. “He came by and explained to us what we could sell. He said the firecrackers had to come off,” said Walter Hayes who is operating the Mr. […]

Mesalands says “Way to go,” to graduates

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun A college graduate can look ahead to the opportunities they’ve just created for themselves. That same graduate can also look back at the sacrifices made to earn that diploma. Still, others choose to just live in the moment. That was one of many pieces of advice doled out Friday […]

May 3, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Monday • At 3:07 a.m., a female reported juveniles drinking at a convenience store. The caller said four juveniles were traveling together in a vehicle and had possibly been drinking. No contact was made. • […]