Dan C. Trigg emergency room floods

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QCSun staff Freezing temperatures were blamed for a wet mess at Tucumcari’s Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital Thursday. A sprinkling system burst and flooded the emergency room. Hospital Administrator Lance Labine said there were no injuries and no one was in the emergency room when the sprinkler broke. “We had a lot of folks that […]

Letters to the Editor: Fundraiser benefits cancer patients, thanks for tribute

Your response helped her help others Recently, my sister, Dr. Lynne (Frey) Bliss was diagnosed with cancer. Inspired by the support that the medical community in Farmington is showing her, we organized a fundraiser to help meet the needs of individuals struggling with cancer here with travel assistance for treatment. We would like to thank […]

Officials say nursing home closure final

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari’s Laurel Hills Nursing Home closed its doors on Dec. 31 for financial reasons, officials said, leaving behind critics and supporters. “It was a rural area and was not really financially viable,” said Shirley Ghattas, Laurel’s public relations director. “We put a significant investment into the home when we purchased it […]

Tucumcari woman’s dream comes true with hospice

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By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun The dream of longtime Tucumcari native Earlene Klaverweiden was to open a hospice in town. Although she died four months ago, she was around to witness that dream — as did more than 100 others who showed up for the 10th anniversary celebration of the Helping Hands Hospice on […]

Woman killed in rollover

William Thompson:Quay County Sun A woman died Tuesday when a pickup truck packed with illegal immigrants from Mexico rolled over twice on U.S. 54 near Quay Road AI, officials said. New Mexico State Police said the male driver and two females fled the scene and were still at large on Friday. The male driver, possibly […]

Hospice angels return in 2004

TV Hagenah For the ninth year in a row, the Helping Hands Hospice Angels are coming to Tucumcari. According to Diana Beck, the director of nursing at the hospice, this time of year is a very special season for the hospice because of the importance of such things to their patients. For that reason two […]