Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

TPS board supports dress code changes

All members of the Tucumcari Public Schools board during a meeting June 20 voiced willingness to make changes to the district’s dress code before the school year begins in August. The board...

Large black bear shot west of city

New Mexico Game & Fish earlier in June warned that bears might roam from the woodlands in the northern part of the state due to drought. About...

San Jon board picks interim superintendent

SAN JON — The board for San Jon Municipal Schools during a special meeting Wednesday approved the hiring of an interim superintendent to replace outgoing superintendent Janet Gladu. The board...

Jail log - June 29

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from June 15 to June 25: — Pancha Rivas, 18, no address listed, charge not listed. — Bobby Garcia, 28, Tucumcari, charge not...

Shootings loom large in bullying discussions

The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and a teen’s possible threat that prompted a cancellation of classes in Tucumcari loomed large during another discussion about bullying in last week’s...

Location led to Carlson Coffee Co.

To hear Michael Carlson tell it, it was the building itself that inspired him and his wife to open Carlson Coffee Company on Saturday near the...

County rejects speed-hump plan for East Maple

Tucumcari resident Joe Szaloy on Monday finally got his request to help pay for speed humps on East Maple Avenue on the Quay County commission’s agenda, only for it to be rejected. Commissioners...

Ballfields project to begin no later than July

Construction on a long-delayed ballfields redevelopment project will begin in earnest no later than late July after surveyors reportedly have finally completed their work. During the Tucumcari...

Flying J donates $10,000 to TPS district

Pilot / Flying J last week presented a $10,000 donation to Tucumcari Public Schools to commemorate renovations of its Flying J store on South Mountain Road in Tucumcari. Flying J Travel Center... Full story

Clovis man puts together analog studio

CLOVIS - For Jay Fisher, cobbling together an analog recording studio is a labor of love, his own technical skills and nostalgia for the time when he...

Former THS hoops star transfers to ENMU

A former Tucumcari High School girls basketball star is returning to eastern New Mexico. Ashley Shipley has transferred from Texas A&M-Commerce to... Full story

Morality flows from religious faith

I enjoy listening to podcasts. One of my favorites is from a retired, long-time veteran of professional wrestling. I’m not a wrestling fan so much, but this guy is genuinely entertaining and...

Court taking small correct steps

To those of you who are mad at the Supreme Court over two of its most recent rulings, let me agree with you. To a point. I also agree -- to a point -- with those who celebrate those rulings. I...

Fire spotlights troubling culture in forest service

An 85-page U.S. Forest Service review of the origins of the Hermits Peak Fire suggests the biggest wildfire in state history was caused in large part by a breakdown in protocols. But the review also...

Truth out there, but harder to find

Our institutions are taking a beating in the world of public opinion, and I think I know why. By institutions I mean those organizations that provide a measure of stability and security in our lives...

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