Local groups take part in Veterans Day ceremonies

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QCS Staff Several area organizations took part in Veterans Day ceremonies. “All veterans should be honored, no matter where or how long they served,” said Oracia Encinias, VFW Post 2528 trustee. Members of the VFW Post 2528 gathered at the Tucumcari Memorial Park Cemetery for their annual Veterans Day ceremony. A wreath was placed on […]

Logan schools locked down

QCS Staff Police said Logan school was locked down almost two hours Wednesday after a teacher took a starter pistol from a student. “The gun was a starter pistol which shoots blanks,” said Logan Police Chief Bob Gore. Gore said a teacher noticed a student in the hallway with the pistol. “The teacher took the […]

Herd dog perpetrates fowl assault

Darrie took a likin’ to Hangin’ Tree cow dogs. They are slick, short-haired and promoted for their endurance and stamina. They have that hound dog look and come in various colors. Darrie bought her pup out of Missouri and brought her to Arizona. It was female so she named her Billie. Billie soon adapted to […]

Quay County honors veterans

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QCSun staff Citizens across the nation took time on Memorial Day to honor those who have served and continue to serve in wars for the U.S. military. Quay County was no different as residents held memorial services in towns including Tucumcari and Logan.

Collision complicates rancher’s plans

Baxter Black Ron said it was just one of those days. In fact, it was the day before the regular auction in Ft. Pierre, SD. He had sorted off a truckload of cows he needed to get rid of. They were in a rain-soaked pasture down by the road that had no corral. No sweat, […]

Miss Maxine Riley touched lives in Tucumcari

Lynn Moncus Last week, Mrs. Kathryn Stephenson of Edmond, Okla. called to report the death of her dear cousin, Miss Maxine Riley, 95 of Brookfield, Mo. Many of you will recall Miss Riley and the many years she worked at City Hall in Tucumcari. She and one or two other people took care of city […]

Tucumcari police chief Tasers 14-year-old

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By Chelle Delaney: QC Sun staff A 14-year-old Tucumcari girl is recovering at an Albuquerque hospital after being shot in the head with a Taser dart by Tucucmari Police Chief Roger Hatcher. Now, her parents say they want the police department to review its policies for using the Taser. The girl was hit in the […]

“Hair of the dog” solution to financial crisis would be disaster

By Leon Logan The editorial “Government doesn’t belong in banks” blames the financial crisis on the supposed government pressure to make home loans to unqualified buyers. That is referring to The Community Reinvestment Act passed in 1977. It took 31 years for it to affect the economy? The act applied to depository banks only – […]

June 1963

Frontier Theatres of Dallas took over operations of the Odeon and Canal Drive-In movie houses. … The local Girl Scouts moved from the national G.S. Council and joined the Camp Fire Girls. …Tucumcari is noted to have one of the lowest property tax rates in the state at $4.058 per $1,000. … The City’s 1963-1964 […]

In the winners circle at the Mother Road Rally were …

By QCS Staff A bike built by Steel Heating, Cooling and Electric took top honors at last weekend’s 2008 Mother Road Rally at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The blue chopper took first place in the custom bike division and was also voted best of show. Local salesman Don Watts took home $5,000 in the cash […]