Wildfire burns over 11,000 acres across three counties

lo6kro-lo6knsfire.jpg

Thomas Garcia A wildfire started by lightning on Saturday night burned more than 11,000 acres of grassland across Harding, Quay and Union counties.

School board talks health class, remodeling

ln6dsz-ln6dorschool3.jpg

Russell Anglin Tucumcari School Board members discussed health curriculum and school renovations, received a petition from a student and recognized employees for their service to the school district at Monday night’s regular meeting. Sam Dunlap, Dianne Morrow and Lorinda Martinez received pins for 10 years of work at Tucumcari Public Schools. Bernadette Moya received her […]

Community briefs — May 11

Scholarship night approaches Tucumcari High School scholarship night takes place at 6 p.m., Thursday at the Tucumcari Auditorium.

Drive home lasts too long

Russell Anglin At first, it just looked like a little flurry, a little rain with some frozen snow mixed in to look more majestic. However, as my trip to Tucumcari from Clovis progressed Friday night, it became clear that Highway 209 would serve as a war zone between humans and nature. The slush quickly solidified […]

Chamber, rotary members call shrimp boil successful

lgp4lw-lgp4l7shrimpboil.jpg

Russell Anglin Friday night’s shrimp boil, dance and silent auction event hosted by the Tucumcari Chamber of Commerce and Rotary Club was a success, according to rotary member Jim Lafferty. “The teamwork between the chamber and the rotary really payed off for both organizations, I think,” Lafferty said. Lafferty reported about 405 tickets sold at […]

Rattlers fall short to Portales in Tuesday night action

Thomas Garcia By Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun The Tucumcari Rattlers lost a pair to the Portales Rams Tuesday night at the Snake Pit. The (8-6) Rattlers saw action first on Tuesday night as they hosted the (12-5) Rams. Travis Garcia and Jantzen Darnell each hit three pointers in the last minute of the game […]

Cowboy contemplates Christ child’s cattle

Baxter Black Have you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named […]

Kyle Brockman remembered fondly

ldgivc-ldgip9brockman.jpg

Russell Anglin By Russell Anglin Quay County Sun “Leader,” “hard worker,” “original,” “outgoing,” “goofy,” and “good friend” were a few words Kyle Brockman’s classmates used to describe him. “He was a gift,” Tucumcari High School junior Courtney Sandy said. Brockman, a 16-year-old THS junior, died Sunday night from injuries suffered in a single vehicle rollover […]

Best football nicknames stick in memory

Karl Terry I think maybe I watch too much football. The other night while watching the Arizona Cardinals and listening to the announcers call running back “Beanie” Wells’ name, I proclaimed that was a great football name. Definitely not the best, I said to myself, thinking “Mean Joe” Greene, but good. I assumed “Beanie” was […]

Cover of darkness not safe from cows

By Baxter Black: On the Edgoe of Common Sense Late-night calls are usually not good news. Especially if it is the police calling to tell you a car has hit a cow on the highway. Jack got the call at 11:15 p.m. on a Friday night. The local police all have his number because he […]