Four injured in vehicle rollover

Freedom New Mexico Three Socorro High School students and their teacher received minor injuries in an early morning single-vehicle roll over near Tucumcari Tuesday. The crash occurred at 6:45 a.m. on I-40 near Mile Marker 330, outside of Tucumcari, according to State Police Capt. Jimmy Glascock. Bryan Mitchell, 48, was eastbound when the 2005 Ford [...]

ENMU raises tuition

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico The Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents voted Tuesday to increase tuition and fees at all three of its campuses next year. Regents Randy Harris, Chad Lydick, Marshall Stinnett and Pauline Ponce voted Tuesday for the increases. Student Regent Robert Wachter voted against them. Tuition and fees at [...]

Area students participate in Earth Day activities

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Thomas Garcia Quay County Sun Area students participated in Earth Day learning activities at the Tucumcari Elementary’s Outdoor Classroom on Thursday. “This is the 11th year that we have done this,” said Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Relissa Nials. Nials, a soil conservationist, said the children learn about Earth Day in school but this day of [...]

Visiting with former students always a pleasure

By Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons We have visited much about former students through the years, and many of you have gathered that I have remained rather fond of them. Not long ago, one of my “boys” leaned over to hug me and to call me his favorite teacher. I returned the hug and [...]

Schools start early registration

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Area schools are holding early registration and screening for Kindergarten students for the 2010-2011 school year. Tucumcari and Logan Elementaries will be holding “Child Find” early registration and developmental screenings for children who will turn five years old before Sept. 1. Logan Elementary will hold their “Child Find” registration [...]

Mesalands officials aim to boost student involvement with dodgeball event

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun More than three dozen students at Mesalands Community College competed Tuesday in the first of what is hoped to be an annual dodgeball tournament. “This is one of the first activities planned by the student council,” said Brooke Ramirez, student council president. Ramirez said she was happy with the [...]

Burch brings new ideas

By Chris Schmaedeke, QCS managing editor Tucumcari High School students were visited by “Rattler Man” during Friday’s homecoming pep rally. Rattler Man told the students how he was going to bring a lot of changes to Tucumcari High School. Students listened, but wondered how these things were going to be made possible. Who was this [...]

Burch brings experience to Tucumcari High School

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun The new acting principal of Tucumcari High School is focusing on reaching out to the students and community to create a better education experience. Since he started Jan. 11, Jack Burch said he has been meeting and getting to know staff and students. Burch said his main goal is [...]

Press Release: Foundation for Rural Service Offers $75,000 in College Scholarships

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) will award 30 – $2,500 scholarships to qualified rural students in May 2010 – one per geographic region of the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) and one to a student sponsored by an NTCA associate member. The remaining 19 awards will be distributed proportionate to the number of applications [...]

Tucumcari High School honor roll

Tucumcari High School Students with 4.0 or higher: