March 1968

The Tucumcari chapter of the Future Farmers of Americas barbecue dinner raised $1,200 to help with upcoming events including attendance at the state convention and judging in Las Cruces. FFA cooked 1,200 pounds of meat in a pit fire. … Victor Eulogio Montano of Tucumcari was a Senior Petty Officer in Charge in the U.S. […]

It’s a privilege to share education

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely make much noise about my life as a teacher, I have never quit missing the classroom and the wonderful students I was privileged to have during those 34 years. I was very fortunate to become a teacher while ours was still a proud profession and while we still had […]

Tucumcari history teacher nabs long-awaited honors

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By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Tucumcari High School history instructor Michael Russell likens himself to actress Susan Lucci. Not because he’s starred in soap operas or even teaches acting, but because he’s been up for Teacher of the Year honors for about a decade and never nabbed the title, not unlike Lucci with her daytime Emmy […]

Teachers should take reins on unruly students

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons columnist After reading a series of articles about students’ behavior in public schools, I have but one question: Where is Mrs. Babcock? Those of us who were privileged to have her as a teacher at Tucumcari High School know that one such person turned loose in each school and […]

City schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by Ernest Dominguez, a […]

Tucumcari schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by […]

New science teacher makes learning fun for San Jon students

By Leslie Radford: Quay County Sun Who said learning was a bore? Not Steve Goodgame, the new science teacher at San Jon schools. He just signed on Jan. 3 and already, students are raving about their new teacher. “He’s the first ‘real’ science teacher I’ve ever had,” said Amber Moore, a senior in one of […]

Taste beguiles seventh graders

TV Hagenah Seventh graders at Tucumcari Middle School spent one class period on Thursday in a way that many students and some adults wish they could, dining on food of the Southwest. Social studies teacher Alicia Trujillo had her second annual “Taste of New Mexico Day” at which the students bring foods that are identified […]

THS seeks replacements

TV Hagenah On Thursday, it was announced that Tucumcari High School is looking for three teachers to take the place of teachers who have turned in their resignations. “It’s not that unusual for teacher positions to open up this early,” said Tucumcari Municipal School’s Superintendent William Reents. “I don’t think Tucumcari has had three positions […]

Logan seeks new principal

William Thomposn Logan Public Schools are in the process of searching for a new principal and a girls’ basketball coach. Carolyn Franklin, Superintendent of Logan Public Schools , said Principal Tommy Thompson has resigned in order to take a teaching position at San Jon Schools and Bridget Rey, the girls’ basketball coach, has moved to […]