Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Mesalands president placed on paid administrative leave

Mesalands Community College's president was placed on indefinite paid administrative leave March 17 after a nearly 90-minute executive session by the college's board of trustees. The board placed...

Problems at U.S. 54 crossroad proving tricky

A closer examination of the much-discussed U.S. 54 and Airport Road intersection northeast of Tucumcari reveals it to be multifaceted problem because...

Commissioners subject of employee complaint

Rachelle Arias, the city of Tucumcari’s finance director, has filed a complaint with city manager Britt Lusk accusing two city commissioners of violating three sections of the city’s...

Tucumcari DA held in contempt for skipping court appearance

Tucumcari’s district attorney says he was held in contempt of court after “heeding the governor’s declaration of a public health emergency” and failing to attend a hearing in Carlsbad...

Jail log - March 25

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from March 17 to March 22: • Mary Francis Espino, 42, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Jose Keith Eversole, 24, Las Vegas, New...

Staying distant

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday instructed New Mexicans to stay home if they didn't work in essential fields and dropped the maximum number of...

Police blotter - March 25

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from March 16 to March 22: Monday • 8:10 a.m.: Traffic accident with damage at Monroe Street and Dohoney...

Governor to announce extension of school closings Friday

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday will announce an extension of the closings of all public schools in the state because of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a post Thursday on Twitter from...

New Mexico public schools to be closed for rest of academic year

New Mexico’s secretary of education announced in an online conference Friday morning the state’s public schools would be closed for the rest of the academic year in an effort to slow a...

Pages Past - March 25

March 25, 1970 • Alvin Woodburn of Clovis donated 75 rose bushes to the Tucumcari Parks and Recreation Commission so they could be planted at the new South Fourth Street park where Quay County...

Ten locals named all-district

Four Tucumcari girls basketball players were named first-team all-district after their advancement to the Class 3A quarterfinals. Logan, which...

District team has THS trio

Three Tucumcari boys basketball players were named to the all-district team in Class 3A’s District 4. Sophomore guard Jesus Ramos, sophomore...

Runyan: Fearful days bring opportunities

Years ago, there was a popular bumper sticker that you were likely to see on pickup trucks driven by young men. It simply said, “No Fear!” One pastor responded with this: “Stick around, kid....

Hansen: Help limit spread however you can

Here are some first-person accounts of what it’s like to go through COVID-19. Bottom line: You should stay home or do whatever you can to prevent its spread. A Korean man told Vice.com that three...

Process legal, but short on ethics and transparency

We celebrated Sunshine Week (March 15-21) by looking at the disgraceful manner in which our state’s budget is produced. The process by which the state’s budget is finally formed is a complicated...

Lowy: Profit least of coronavirus concerns

A specter haunts progressive America — the possibility that a company might make too much money solving the world’s coronavirus problem. At the last Democratic debate Bernie Sanders called the...

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