Police chiefs talks about changes, goals

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QC Sun staff Editor’s note: Jason Braziel was named Tucumcari’s police chief on April 7. He answered questions from Quay County Sun Staff Writer Thomas Garcia on Friday: Q. What immediate changes have you made to the department? A. On my first day as chief I changed the duty shifts of our officers from 12 […]

City can’t discuss Hatcher’s dismissal

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By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor City Manager Bobbye Rose said the termination of Police Chief Roger Hatcher is a personnel matter and she is not able discuss it. “Since he (Hatcher) has hired an attorney we are looking at possible litigation,” Rose said. Hatcher said Friday he received a letter from Rose on Jan. […]

Tucumcari librarian retiring

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By Thomas Garcia: QCS staff writer After more than a decade of serving community readers, Mary Ann Molinas has resigned as director of the Tucumcari Public Library. “I am going to miss it. I cannot imagine my life without it,” Molinas said. “I will probably wake up in the morning and still drive here for […]

Lujan to establish office in Tucumcari

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By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan said Friday he will be setting up an office in Tucumcari as soon as he can. The Tucumcari office will be one of several in the state, and will have a full-time staffer who will also be serving other eastern New Mexico communities, Lujan […]

Mitchell to begin term as district judge Dec. 15

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Thomas Garcia After serving as an attorney in Quay County for nearly three decades, Albert J. Mitchell Jr. , 49. will soon be serving the residents of Quay, De Baca and Harding counties as the new Tenth Judicial District Court Judge.Question: When does your term begin?Answer: I will be sworn in at 3 p.m. on […]

Council receives $150,000 grant

By Freedom Newspapers An organization that serves eastern New Mexico has been awarded a federal grant of $150,000 for economic development, U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., announced in a press release Wednesday. The Eastern Plains Council of Governments is among six New Mexico economic development districts to receive the federal award from the U.S. Department […]

Cafeteria food fails inspection

QCS staff Tucumcari Middle School’s Mesa Cafeteria was shut down briefly on Tuesday and food already distributed was thrown away, according to a letter sent to parents from Summit Food Service Management. The letter states the New Mexico Environment Department found the food was not in compliance after an inspection. “The serving temperature was below […]

Logan stops San Jon in season finale

TV Hagenah SAN JON – In the final regular season game for both arch-rivals in the “A” division, San Jon and Logan met for the last time in volleyball in San Jon Thursday evening. “It was a good game,” said San Jon Volleyball Coach A.J. Laird. “but Logan is just a very good team and […]

Longhorns take match from Rattlers

TV Hagenah It took the Logan Longhorns five games to defeat Tucumcari in Volleyball Saturday evening, but when they headed east on U.S. 54 they were a happy group. They had won 23-25, 19-25, 25-17, 25-13 and 15-11 in the tie breaker. Early on it looked as if it would be all Tucumcari as they […]

Lady Rattlers fall to Texico

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By Rick White: Freedom Newspapers TEXICO — Texico moved within a game of forcing a playoff for the District 6-2A regular-season title Tuesday in less than convincing fashion. Lori Richardson hammered seven kills and Sissy Loper dished 25 assists as the Lady Spikers swept last-place Tucumcari 25-14, 25-16, 25-21 at the Texico Sports Complex. A […]