U.S. 54 fire contained

QCSun staff A grass fire that started at U.S. 54 mile marker 310 around 1 p.m. Saturday has been contained by area fire crews, Tucumcari Fire Department Chief Mike Cherry said. “It’s not controlled. It’s contained, but we think fully contained. There’s still hot spots. We’ve released almost everybody and there’s a couple of trucks […]

Lujan to establish office in Tucumcari

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday he will be setting up an office in Tucumcari as soon as he can. The Tucumcari office will be one of several in the state, and will have a full-time staffer who will also be serving other eastern New Mexico communities, Lujan […]

Hicklins are rounding out deli with breakfast donuts

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Robert Ciolli At a time when many people are thinking about retirement, Mike Hicklin, 67, shows no signs of slowing down. The owner and operator of the NAPA Auto Parts store for 29 years, Hicklin has seen numerous businesses close down and move away.“I just hated looking at empty buildings on our town’s main road […]

Photographer, sculptor featured artists at ENMAS gallery

By QCS Staff Local artists Mike Lucero,

MCC Rodeo Team cinches $32,500 in scholarships

Special to QCS Special to QCS Thirteen of the 38 students on the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team have received $32,500 (total) in fall semester scholarships from the Rodeo Council and Gov. Bill Richardson’s Rodeo Initiative, according to a press release from the college. Recipients are Frank Alguire, Tara Archibeque, Mike Bates, Jayson Cloud, Dominic […]

St. Mike’s dominates Rattlers

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By QCS Staff SANTA FE – St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were […]

Horsemen dominate Rattlers

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St. Michael’s scored early in Saturday’s match against the Tucumcari Rattlers. And the Horsemen kept up the pace. The Rattlers lost 40-7. “Our kids fought back,” said Rattler coach Dub Smith. The Rattlers, who were hoping to avenge last’s year 41-14 defeat, made some mistakes, said Smith. There were several fumbles by the Rattlers and […]

Acting police chief Ron Haley resigns

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Lt. Deputy Chief Ron Haley, the city’s acting police chief, turned in his resignation, with a two week notice, on Friday. Haley’s resignation was effective on Friday, said city manager John Sutherland. “It was a personal decision,” Sutherland said. “I would have preferred that he would have stayed.” Haley […]

Horsemen give Rattlers a rough ride

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The Rattlers were caught off pace by the speed the Horsemen. The Rattlers lost to St. Michael’s of Santa Fe Friday night 41-14 in the season opener for both teams. Despite two interceptions and fumble recoveries, Tucumcari’s 2A Rattlers could not keep up with the pace of the 3A […]

Tucumcari man left legacy of honesty — and knives, son said

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mike Sasser said his father, Jim “Sonny” Sasser, could be summed up in three ways — honest, straightforward and rough around the edges. But that barely scratches the surface, for Jim Sasser, who died on Jan. 3 at the age of 70, was also an expert knife maker. With a shop […]