Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

UPS center's closing leaves a distant alternative

Tucumcari’s UPS Customer Center closed a few weeks ago — right before residents would begin to ship packages for the holidays — with no nearby alternate from the company. A poster affixed to...

City OKs resolution for new hospital

The Tucumcari City Commission unanimously approved a resolution asking for a special state appropriation to fund construction of a new hospital to replace the aging Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial...

Board OKs pursuit of transfer

The Tucumcari Public Schools board formally authorized the district's superintendent to pursue donating the entire 13-acre Mountain View School...

Jail log - Dec. 7

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 28 to Dec. 5: — Isabel Chivara, 21, Tucumcari, contempt of court. — Stephine Talarico, 28, no address listed,...

Health providers see spike in flu cases

Not only was Quay County dealing with usual coronavirus cases, but it also was experiencing a spike of influenza infections. Trigg Memorial Hospital and the Quay County Family Health Center, both in...

Police blotter - Dec. 7

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 28 to Dec. 4: Monday — 6:48 a.m.: Reckless driving in 4000 block of East Tucumcari Boulevard,...

Rabid cat reported in De Baca County

The New Mexico Department of Health urges pet and livestock owners in De Baca County and surrounding area to vaccinate their animals against rabies after a cat tested positive for rabies last week....

Logan board asks state to change deposit requirements

The Logan Municipal School board during a special meeting Nov. 28 officially petitioned the state for a waiver from the required daily money deposits by the school district because of the reduction...

Pages past - Dec. 7

On this date ... 1972: Several survivors of a plane crash earlier in the week at Tucumcari Municipal Airport said they were counting their blessings. The Lockheed twin-engine plane, chartered by...

Menus - Dec. 7

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Sausage breakfast pizza, assorted cereal, graham crackers, orange, orange juice, skim, 1% or strawberry milk; Lunch: Ham and cheese chef salad, chicken...

New diamonds won't be ready by spring

Tucumcari High School’s new baseball and softball fields that are under construction won’t be ready for games by spring, said the school district’s superintendent last week. That means the...

Mesalands esports qualifies for playoffs in first season

The Mesalands Community College esports team recently qualified for the playoffs in its very first season. The Stampede made it to the postseason for its play in “Halo: Infinite,” “Super Smash...

THS girls win Lady Lion Classic

The Lady Rattlers couldn't ask for a better way to start their season. The Tucumcari girls basketball team rampaged through the Lady Lion Classic at...

Wrestling boys go 3-2 at Los Lunas meet

The Tucumcari boys wrestling team opened its season by going 3-2 in dual matches Saturday at the Los Lunas Duals event. The Rattlers defeated the Los Lunas junior varsity, district foe Del Norte and...

Logan linebacker plays role in all-star win

Logan senior linebacker Park Strong helped the Red team to a 29-6 victory Saturday at the Small School Red vs. Green All-Star Football Event. The...

Rattlers win consolation title at WLV tourney

The Tucumcari boys basketball team opened its season with a consolation championship Saturday by defeating Maxwell 46-41 at the West Las Vegas/Brian Gallegos Tournament. The Rattlers (2-1) outscored...

Logan falls in final of Dora Tourney

The Logan boys basketball team advanced to the finals Saturday at the Dora Tournament but encountered a big roadblock in Dora center Steven Masini. Masini, a 6-foot-5, 220-pound senior center,...

Lady Longhorns go 2-1 at Dora Tournament

The Logan girls basketball team won two games after dropping its season-opener against a Texas squad at the Dora Tournament. The Lady Longhorns closed the tourney with a 52-10 pasting of Cloudcroft...

Days of infamy and honor

Dec. 7, 1941, was described by President Franklin Roosevelt as “a day that would live in infamy” because of Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor. While most Americans have come to peace with Japan...

Change can come from grown-up Christmas list

Christmas was simpler when I was a little kid. Maybe it was just that my wishes were simpler back then. I didn’t wish for world peace so much as I just believed it already existed. And I didn’t...

Politics doesn't define state, people

Every time I go back to my home country, I pine for the good old days of my youth. I was born in Ozark, Ark., where the Arkansas River Valley meets the Ozark Mountains, and graduated high school...

No one has right to violate rights

Governments don’t respect rights. Your rights don’t change when you cross a line; not a state line or a national border. Rights are the same everywhere. Only the ways in which your rights are...

FTX repeating many of Enron's fatal mistakes

Back in 2001, precious few Americans could have explained what Houston-based Enron did as a company and how it got so spectacularly wealthy. When it filed for a record-breaking bankruptcy, Americans...

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