Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Minnesota couple 1 millionth customer

ENDEE - A couple from Minnesota has a tale to tell their granddaughter when they visit her in Arizona - they were named the 1 millionth customer at...

Banquet makes return

The Tucumcari/Quay County Chamber of Commerce banquet Saturday showed significant changes its director hopes leads to bigger and better event next... Full story

Jail log - Jan. 22

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19: • Carmen Louise Calbert, 54, Tucumcari, charge not listed. • Bryan Charles Cassidy, 37, Tucumcari,...

School bond ballot going out this week

This week, registered voters in the Tucumcari School District will receive in the mail a ballot for a proposed $3 million bond issue by the district to redevelop its baseball and softball diamonds.... Full story

Police blotter - Jan. 22

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Jan. 13 to Jan. 19: Monday • 1:04 p.m.: Property damage (not vandalism) in 2000 block of South Ninth...

Organic farming conference scheduled

Anyone interested in learning about organic farming should attend next month’s New Mexico Organic Farming Conference in Albuquerque, where one can connect with organic farmers, ranchers and... Full story

Local students make ENMU honors list

Four students from Quay County were named to Eastern New Mexico University's academic honors list for the fall 2019 semester. The students are: • Abigayle Smith of Tucumcari • Cassidy Cordova of...

Xcel Energy offers tips for reducing energy use

Xcel Energy is offering tips to help customers reduce energy use, save money and stay comfortable when outside temperatures drop. Some of the easiest tips for the winter months are: • Installing a...

San Jon superintendent contract extended

The board of trustees for San Jon Municipal Schools unanimously gave a one-year contract extension to its superintendent during its Jan. 13 meeting. Superintendent Janet Gladu’s contract now...

Former QCS publisher dies at 66

Michael Rindahl, a former publisher of the Quay County Sun during the 1980s and early ‘90s, died earlier this month in North Carolina after a lengthy bout with cancer. He was 66. According to an...

Wayne Ferguson finalist for coaching honor

The National High School Athletic Coaches Association recently announced Tucumcari High School’s Wayne Ferguson is a finalist for its 2020 National Coach of the Year in boys track. The eight...

Rattlers win third straight

The Tucumcari boys basketball team won its third straight game and helped give its fans a happy Homecoming with a commanding 83-61 win Friday over...

Lady Rattlers corral Clayton

Anticipating a tough game against Clayton, the Tucumcari girls basketball team instead took firm control by the second quarter during a commanding...

Logan girls defeat Clovis Christian

The Logan girls basketball team opened its district schedule Saturday with a solid 63-21 victory at Clovis Christian. Kyndall Ragland led the Lady Longhorns (14-3) with 12 points. Teammates Karlee...

Wrestlers finish second at meet

The Tucumcari wrestling team finished a strong second with a 4-1 dual-meet record at the Shush Duals tournament Wednesday at Fort Wingate. The Rattlers lost only to perennial powerhouse Los Lunas at...

Logan opens district with victory over Clovis Christian

The Logan boys basketball squad opened its district schedule with an 84-63 victory Saturday at Clovis Christian. The Longhorns raced to a 30-9 lead in the first quarter to take control. Logan coach...

When Tucumcari hosted a celebrity bowler

Temperatures hovered near zero. Visibility was about the same. Actor Jimmy Stewart was flying the first plane he’d ever owned from Kansas City to Los Angeles when he had to set it down at...

Senator deserved more time behind bars

At least New Mexico state Sen. Richard Martinez was sentenced to jail time. But he got off too easy. This month, Martinez was sentenced to five days behind bars for his conviction, after a trial,...

Truths stranger than fiction

Surely you’ve heard statements about truth being stranger than fiction. Here’s one: During a recent out-of-town trip, we bought some groceries and other things hard to find locally. Before we...

Impeachment bombshell just a dud

You’re excused if you didn’t hear about the latest impeachment “bombshell” that exploded in the media on Wednesday. Wednesday, after all, was a really crowded big-news day. It was the...

Robocalls unavoidable, dangerous

Robocalls are to cell phone ownership what mosquitoes are to fishing. They’re an unavoidable nuisance and can be dangerous. Mosquitoes carry disease; robocalls are dangerous to the vulnerable. I...

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