Cold gets old

Russell Anglin Don’t you just hate the cold? I really do. In fact, there’s nothing about it that I particularly care for. I would just as soon skip the chilliness of winter months. We could all celebrate Christmas at Disney World — better yet, Oodnadatta, South Australia — and I don’t think anybody would truly [...]

How Santa works

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun With Christmas just two days away many children are ready to get their gifts from Santa. Many of them wrote letters weeks if not months ago telling Santa just what they want for Christmas. We asked some area kids a few questions about Santa.

Tucumcari Detachment going to Iraq

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Chelle Delaney In a few short months, a handful of Tucumcari’s citizen soldiers will be in uniform 24-7 in Iraq. Preparations begin this weekend, when about a dozen men and women from the New Mexico National Guard in Tucumcari and their loved ones attend a family readiness conference in Albuquerque. The conference will focus on [...]

School board moves forward on plans for new $23.8 million THS

Chelle Delaney After months of planning and moving classrooms around on blueprints, the Tucumcari School Board approved Thursday the basic design for the new Tucumcari High School project by architects Greer Stafford, SJCF of Albuquerque. A combination of new and renovated buildings, the project will cost an estimated $23.8 million, according to Tucumcari’s application to [...]

How to diagnose grass ailments

By tom Dominguez, Extension Service Winter kill is a general term used to describe the loss of turfgrass plants during winter months. It can be caused by factors such as: low temperature kill (freeze damage), desiccation (drying out of plant material), disease activity and insect damage such as grubs. In most years, desiccation is the [...]

February 1969

Cipriano Salazar of Tucumcari pleaded guilty to the charge of second degree murder of Fritz Romero. He was sentenced to no less than 10 years and no more then 50 in the state penitentiary at Santa Fe. … Esther Velasco of Tucumcari was one of 14 students to take part in the new certified laboratory [...]

Laramie Wayne Conner

Laramie Wayne Conner Laramie Wayne Conner, 21 months, of New Mexico, formerly of Jacksboro, Texas died May 27, 2004 in Albuquerque. Laramie Conner was born August 18, 2002 in Tucumcari to Cody Wayne and Teresa Kay Conner. He is survived by his parents of New Kirk, a sister Cheyenne Kay Conner, His grandparents Clyde and [...]

Area senior citizens crowd into commission chambers

TV Hagenah Senior citizens from throughout Quay County crowded into the county commission chambers Thursday morning to hear what County commissioners had to say about staying on as the entity in charge of the county’s senior centers. The standing-room-only crowd heard commissioners explain that many things were not as they would like them if they [...]