April 26, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Sunday • At 1:44 a.m., an alarm sounded at a business. The building was secured and the alarm was reset. • At 9:33 a.m., a male reported a larceny at a business. A lawn mower […]

April 22, 2006 Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari police during the last few days. According to the reports: Tuesday • At 10:29 a.m., an officer executed a search warrant on Fourth Street. The warrant resulted in the arrest of a 24-year-old man on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of […]

Harden speaks at Roundhouse Review

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Local business leaders gathered Tuesday to get a first-hand impression of the 2006 New Mexico Legislature from Sen. Clint Harden, R-Clovis. Harden was the featured guest of the Association of Commerce and Industry’s Roundhouse Review, one of 25 scheduled sessions in an eight-week period. Sayuri Yamada, the vice president […]

High court needs morality, not legality

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist The latest bone thrown to the voracious mad dogs of the media, including this columnist, is the all-important, job-eternal Supreme Court nomination. The question that has the least influence on confirmation, yet receives the most polarized press coverage is this: “Is the nominee qualified to be a Supreme Court judge?” […]

Domestic violence hits hard

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Every 15 seconds, another victim of an abusive relationship is battered, according to the Web site WomensLaw.org. This isn’t even counting the seconds in between, ones that may contain psychological, economic or emotional abuse. Domestic violence is so widespread and frequently so subtle, said Mesa Counselor Dave Crane, that often victims […]

Air travel is for the birds

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Managing Editor The pilots in the air show had it easy — they merely strapped on their helmets, buckled the hatch and off they zoomed into the cloudy gray yonder. We folks who have to rely on commercial airlines for our trips to Guatemala or France (two of the more popular […]

Strong different than tough, in varying degrees

By Baxter Black: QCS columnist There is a difference between being tough and being strong. A 600-pound roping steer is tough; a 2,000-pound Angus bull is strong. Wrestling calves at a recent spring branding, there were several young men there to help flank calves. They were all good boys and came to lend a hand. […]

Breen Memorial Scholarship Tournament results

By Howie Tucker The 33rd annual Breen Memorial Scholarship Tournament concluded last Sunday when 22 teams tangled for the championship. The two-person teams hailed from Texas, Oklahoma, greater New Mexico and Tucumcari and played in a special format for two-person teams. Tournament highlights included not only the golf but the social events for the competitors […]

Tucucmari Elementary fifth graders learn water safety and get tour of Conchas dam on field trip

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By William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari fifth graders learned about water safety and went deep inside Conchas Dam Friday on a field trip to Core of Engineers Day Use Area at Conchas Dam. Julie Stone, a Corps of Engineers park ranger, taught students the “Reach, Throw and Go” techniques of water safety. Fifth grader Kyle […]

Fears: Stupid is as stupid does

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun I love meeting new people and learning about who they are and where they come from. That could be the very reason I chose this profession. I’m always up for a chat about me, as well. I grew up as redneck as a person can get. But I can’t […]