Sole incumbent victor wins by one vote


Thomas Garcia It appears Jimmy Sandoval won’t have to play another game of cards. In a municipal election marked by low turnout — ironically, including Sandoval’s opponent —

College trustee honored

Special to QCS Mesalands Community College is pleased to announce that Jimmy Sandoval, Board of Trustees vice chair, has been appointed to serve on the national Diversity Committee of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The Diversity Committee promotes respect for and acceptance of diverse individuals and promotes awareness and educational opportunity for under-represented […]

Sandoval seeking diversity committee spot

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Mesalands Community College’s Board of Trustees Vice Chair seeks election in the Association of Community College Trustees. Jimmy Sandoval of Tucumcari has entered his bid for a position on the ACCT”S diversity committee. Sandoval said he has been actively involved in the community as an elected City Commissioner and […]

Honor Roll

Tucumcari Middle SchoolGold Honor Roll (4.0 GPA)First nine weeks 2009-2010Sixth grade: Ashlee Bradley, Cellisha MartinezSeventh grade: Karely Acosta, Kevin Blea, Laura Evans, Taylor Hayes, Shayan Patel, Chris Sandoval, D’Ontee SandovalEighth grade: Ashley Apodaca, Merissa Cooper, Vincent Grap, Kassi Lamm, Brandy Olivas, Olana Romero, Joseph Schallert.Source: Tucumcari Middle School

Police: Man, 76, in hospital after assault for $5


Thomas Garcia An elderly Tucumcari man is hospitalized after he was beaten and kicked in the head for $5, police said. Joe Sandoval, 76, was taken to Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital for treatment following the attack on Sunday, according to Quay County Magistrate Court documents. On Tuesday Sandoval was listed in fair condition at […]

Honor Roll: Tucumcari Elementary first and second semester 2008 2009

The following students were on the honor roll during the first semester at Tucumcari Elementary. Third gradeAll AsAngelina ArellanoCayd BilbreyBrittni BrockmanKyeli CollinsMelina EnciniasSydney GoldstonDaniel HolguinDavy MardoSelena MoyaCaleb NemrowElijah OlivasSimon OrtizEthan RogersAdrianna SandovalSierra Sandoval All As & BsElenna ApodacaChristopher ArellanoFalyn BenavidezDesiree BrownJuliana CalbertRobert ChanceyWilliam DelgadoTyler FanskaDylan FiskeAlexxus GallegosLeslie HerediaAmber JonesDesiree KoernerAntonio LopezCristal MadridAlyssa MartinezBailey McKnightTyler MeierThomas […]

Tree of LIfe to help in the fight against cancer


Thomas Garcia Members of the Quay County Relay For Life and Tucumcari Mayor Antonio Apodaca unveiled the “Tree of Life” Thursday afternoon at City Hall. “This is a good way to make people aware that this disease is affecting people in Quay County,” Apodaca said. “Cancer is a dreadful disease that can strike anyone. This […]

Commissioners take oath of office


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s newly elected city commissioners were sworn in Friday at City Hall. They were Mayor Antonio Apodaca, Mayor pro tem James Witcher and commissioners Robert Lumpkin and Jimmy Sandoval. Except for Sandoval all the commissioners were incumbents and the term of Jim Lafferty, commissioner for District 5, had not […]

Scholarhsips donated, birthday, retirement and VFW Valentine queen

Donor provides for scholarships Because of the very positive image presented at Mesalands Community College’s Dinosaur Museum, an anonymous donor has given a $20,000 donation to be used for scholarships. The donor, a geologist living in the Midwest, wanted to make a contribution that would help students at Mesalands for years to come. The funds […]

Honor roll for Tucumcari Elementary School

The following students were on the honor roll for the second nine-week grading period and/or the second semester at Tucumcari Elementary School: Third grade Second nine weeks All As Marcelina Acosta       Joseph Benavidez Brenna Benton Shant Bhakta Andrew Brito Kayla Cherry Jordan Fang Samantha Ford Gabriella Gutierrez Grant Haines Zakery Light Ryanne Lopez Cuin Mendez […]