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St. Anne's vandalized shortly before service

The front-door windows of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Tucumcari were vandalized a few hours before a service took place there Saturday evening....

Former deputy convicted

PORTALES — A former Roosevelt County sheriff’s deputy was convicted last week of a petty misdemeanor for possession of stolen property. Chris McCasland, 34, was found guilty by District Judge...

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Generator backup for grid

When Xcel Energy announced rolling blackouts were possible last week, some residents assumed the company's backup power plant on Tucumcari's north...

Commissioners discuss air ambulance service

Quay County commissioners on Monday seemed receptive Monday to a proposal to pay about $24,000 to provide emergency air ambulance service for every household in the county. Commissioners didn’t...

Jail log - Feb. 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Feb. 13 to Feb. 20: • Alyssa Gonzales, 24, Tucumcari, two counts of contempt of court. • Shelly Naylor, 33, Portales,...

Natural gas suppliers anticipate increases

Area suppliers of natural gas or propane said they anticipate price increases for customers in the wake of severely cold weather that strained supplies and sparked widespread power outages, but they...

Police blotter - Feb. 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Feb. 8 to Feb. 21: Feb. 8 • 1:17 a.m.: Domestic disturbance at North College Street and East Whitmore...

Full day classes, P.E., music unlikely

A week after in-person classes resumed for Tucumcari middle-school and high-school students for the first time since March, several school board members asked about the prospect of bringing back a...

Pages past - Feb. 24

On this date ... 1971: Wilfred R. Sanchez, 36, owner of the Tucumcari Credit Bureau and other credit bureaus in Belen and Taos, was arrested when vice squad officers served a search warrant on the...

Mesalands sees 20 percent drop in fall enrollment

Mesalands Community College saw about a 20% drop in enrollment during fall 2020 — the college’s first full semester during the COVID-19 pandemic — compared to the previous year. Aaron Kennedy,...

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Football schedules still awaited

Schedules for Tucumcari and other area prep football teams won't be known until at least Tuesday this week. Tucumcari athletic director Wayne...

Well, here's my COVID-19 story

OK, Ron Warnick, here it is. I am finally going to confess to the world that I have had COVID-19. I told Warnick, the Quay County Sun’s full-time journalist, about it, but very few others....

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Armed citizens a biblical virtue

I hear there are dozens of presidential executive orders coming soon that tighten the regulation of Second Amendment rights. This is a fundamentally...

Thanks for everything, Rush Limbaugh

His fans knew it was coming, but they were still crushed to hear the news that Rush Limbaugh had died. His political enemies and the liberal mainstream media, on the other hand, fell all over...

No excuse to turn blind eye to weather

The details of what went wrong in Texas last week — most likely the biggest forced blackout in U.S. history — will take time to establish. So will exactly what to do about it. But this emergency...

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