Conchas aims to save its deputy sheriff and his home

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Some Conchas residents are signing petitions and pooling their resources to save their Deputy Sheriff John T. Hartigan and the deputy’s county-owned residence. “We need law enforcement out here,” Ed Wright, manager of the Conchas North Dock Marina, said. Without a resident law enforcement officer, response times to emergencies […]

Manuel L. Montoya

Services: At 10:30 a.m. today there will be a viewing and at 11 a.m. Saturday there will be a mass of Christian burial at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Jemez. Manuel L. “Big M” Montoya, 69, died Monday, Aug. 13, 2007. Mr. Montoya was a 30-year resident of Tucumcari. Mr. Montoya was born […]

The Bell Ranch on market for $115 million

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By Chelle Delaney A large and significant piece of New Mexico history is for sale. The Bell Ranch, all 250,000 acres, with its Red Bell cattle, horses, a hacienda and an airstrip is being marketed for $115 million by Orvis Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado Springs, Colo. The Bell Ranch in San Miguel County takes […]

February 1975

Robert Doughty of Tucumcari was named the district attorney for the 12th Judicial District. … KOBTV Channel 67 out of Albuquerque could finally be picked up through cable and antenna after a 100-watt receiver was placed on the Beasley Mesa near Montoya. … Tucumcari mayor James E. Saltz, Jr. proclaimed Feb. 17-21 as National Future […]

01-27-2007: Around Town

Charmaynn joins family… Lynnsey Charmaynn Myles Hall was born Dec. 23 at Clovis. She weighed 7 pounds, 14.9 ounces and was 191/2 inches long. Charmaynn is the daughter of the late Lynnsey Montgomery Hall and Aaron Hall. She is also the granddaughter of David and Shedra Hall of Tucumcari and Joe Bill and Charlotte Montgomery […]

1/7 Obituaries

Max Crespin Services: Have been held. Max I. Crespin, 72, died Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. He was born July 1, 1934, in Logan, later moving to Tucumcari where he married his wife Mary Garcia Crespin. He was a member of the St. Anne’s Catholic Church and was retired from the City of Tucumcari Police Department […]

12/14 Obituaries

Jennie Fields Services: Have been held. Jennie Lou Fields, 82, died on Friday, Dec. 9, 2005. She was born Feb. 7, 1923, in Tucumcari. She had been a homemaker and was a member of the First Christian Church of Tucumcari. She was preceded in death by her husband, Basom (Tucum) Fields, in 1999. She is […]

High school gets new principal

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun When Susan Montoya graduated Clovis High School, she walked up to the principal, accepted her diploma and said she would never go back to school again. Now some 30 years later, she’s back in education — as the new principal for Tucumcari High School. Although classes don’t start for […]

Principal position filled

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Floyd language arts teacher to start in Tucumcari soon. Tucumcari will soon have a new high school principal. Susan Montoya, a language arts teacher at Floyd High School, was notified Saturday of her selection. She succeeds Gary Salazar, whose resignation takes effect after this school year. “She has an […]

Lucia N. Montoya

Lucia N. Montoya, 91, died in Amarillo on April 2, 2005. Montoya was born on January 16, 1914. She was preceded in death by her husband Ignacio Montoyo in 1983. Survivors include two sons, Ernest Montoya of Amarillo and Edward Montoya of Placenta, Calif.; two sisters, Eumulia Sanchez of El Paso, Texas and Emma Martinez […]