Area law makes Tucumcari drug bust

TV Hagenah The New Mexico State Police Narcotics Section, working in conjunction with the Tucumcari Police Department, finished a three month operation in Tucumcari and Quay County on Wednesday, Jan. 28 targeting drugs and arrested 11 individuals involved. According to State police Lt. Nathan Wallace on Wednesday, Jan. 28, members of law enforcement agencies within […]

State baseball moves

The New Mexico Activities Association announced that this year’s state championship baseball games will be played at Isotopes Park in Albuquerque. The state tournament, which is scheduled for May 13-15, will also use La Cueva and Rancho High Schools in Albuquerque as well as the UNM Baseball Field for quarter final and semifinal games. All […]

Homicide investigation continues

TV Hagenah According to representatives of area law enforcement agencies, work is continuing in the homicide investigation of the death of Joanie Vance of rural Tucumcari which took place Tuesday evening, Jan. 20 at the Sundowner Gallery and Gifts on First Street around 5 p.m. “Investigating officers are working on it extremely hard,” said New […]

Six named to State All-Stars

TV Hagenah The ballots have been counted and Tucumcari has a number of players on the 2003 New Mexico AA All-State Teams. Seven Tucumcari High School Rattlers made the first teams’ lists, two more made the state’s second teams’ lists and an additional two were listed as All-State Honorable Mention. “I am very proud of […]

2003 top ten news stories

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QCS Staff A handful of stories each year get much of the community stirring. The Quay County Sun staff believes these are 10 such stories. No. 1 WIND FARM OPENS, ANOTHER ON THE WAY Quay County became a national leader in the race for alternative energy in 2003. The world’s third-largest wind farm opened at […]

City hires new economic leader

By TV Hagenah Tucumcari has a new economic development director and he has big plans for the community. Executive Director of the Greater Tucumcari Economic Development Corporation Ben Kendrick has moved into his office in “C” building of Mesalands Community College where he hopes to be directing the development future of Tucumcari for the next […]

Mesalands names All-State Academic Team members

QCS Reports Joyce Runyan and Reynaldo Maestas have been selected as Mesalands Community College’s nominees for the 2004 New Mexico All-State Academic Team. Sponsored annually by USA TODAY, the American Association of Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the International Honor Society of two-year colleges, nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of […]

Home field advantage scars title games: Sports Column

By Ryan Lengerich After winning a home game, it seems football players are quick to thank their fans — and they should. Sometimes the thought of home advantage is enough. “Everyone knows were tough to beat at home,” Tucumcari senior A.J. Molinas told me prior to the Tularosa playoff game at Rattler Stadium. Yet high […]

Holiday weekend safe overall

By Ryan Lengerich A fatal crash just north of Quay County tarnished what police said was an otherwise safe holiday weekend in the area. According to a police report, Phyllis Craig, 62, of Edgewood died about two hours after her 2003 Ford Ranger swerved off the road and rolled three times. The crash occurred on […]

All-State 6-Man teams announced

QCS Reports Seven Longhorns and three Cowboys received all-state recognition for the 2003 six-man football season. The two teams received recognition at four of the 10 first-team defensive positions. Logan senior Kirk Burns, who earned district player-of-the-year honors one week ago, was named to the all-state first team as a rush end and took second […]