Sunshine Week time to trumpet open government

In small ways and more sweeping assaults, government officials have been closing their windows to public scrutiny. It is a troubling and ironic trend. Coming as the president speaks eloquently of developing democratic institutions across the world, Americans cannot be complacent about our own. It is time to seek more openness from federal, state and [...]

Tucumcari holds annual iron pour

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Tova Fruchtman:Quay County Sun Soft voices filled the air in the room. Some sat alone working on wax sculptures, others ate beans, fruit, salad or peanuts, and still others talked quietly about their pieces. For seven years artists from around the country have come to Tucumcari to create metal works of art. Friday was the [...]

Newspapers offer young people place to gain insight into their communities

It’s hard to think of any ingredient to success as important as a good education. Unique talents, be they athletic, artistic or scholastic, certainly play their roles. Hard work always has its place. Even dumb luck leads some to success. Whatever other factors help a person find success, none has played a leading role for [...]

Tucumcari schools discuss four-day week

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents said school board members have begun research into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents said board members are reading various articles about the pros and cons of such a change. “We are just in the preliminary stages of discussing the matter,” [...]

Basketball practice begins at Logan

William Thompson Basketball practice is belatedly getting underway at Logan High School this season. All last week the Longhorn teams were distracted by events in the wake of Dathan Garcia’s untimely death and many of the Lady Longhorn players were on the volleyball team playing in Albuquerque. Boys Head Coach Billy Burns said last week [...]

Red Ribbon Week to feature special activities

TV Hagenah According to those involved, the key event in this year’s Red Ribbon Campaign in Tucumcari is going to be something special. Regina Rael of the Red Ribbon Campaign committee in Tucumcari said plans are for the community to encircle the three schools of the city in one large circle of area people holding [...]

Weather hurts rodeo team

Mother Nature dealt a tough hand to the Mesalands Community College Rodeo Team this week as they traveled to Vernon, Texas to compete after a week of very little practice due to the wet weather. The only person able to make a close showing in the long round was Ray Ballard who finished in 16th [...]

Rattlers vs. Clayton – ‘biggest game of the year’

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team takes on Clayton at home Friday night in what Rattler coach Dub Smith called, “the biggest game of the year.” The Yellowjackets come off a win at Estancia in which they racked up nearly 500 yards of offense. Coaches for both teams recognize the importance of this [...]

Independent interview about police continues

TV Hagenah Mark Radosevich announced this week that he woud return to Tucumcari early next week to interview anyone interested in discussing any aspects of the situation regarding the Tucumcari Police Department. Radosevich said all points of view and information would be kept in the strictest confidence. Radosevich also said that anyone wishing to regain [...]

Tucumcari travels to Dester Friday

William Thompson The Tucumcari High School football team hopes to spoil the Dexter Demons’ homecoming Friday night. Dexter, at 2-4 on the season, may seem a welcome relief to the Rattlers after losing their past two games. Still, Dexter cannot be overlooked “We’ve got a very athletic quarterback with a great arm,” said Dexter Coach [...]