Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Mescalero tribe supports Tucumcari racino

The Mescalero Apache tribe told the New Mexico Racing Commission a horse-racing track and casino in Clovis would create a multimillion-dollar effect on its casino near Ruidoso and asked the...

Six jailed after fight

Six Tucumcari residents landed in the county jail on felony complaints after their alleged roles in a fight that included assaults with a baseball bat that hospitalized one person. Tucumcari Police...

Jail log - Dec. 5

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center Nov. 26-Dec. 3: • Joseph Daniel Cortez, 37, Tucumcari, felony possession of a controlled substance (narcotic drug) and...

Cemetery shrine issue not resolved

Policies related to shrines at the Tucumcari Memorial Cemetery remained unresolved Thursday as the city commission gave final approval to other changes in the ordinance that governs administration...

Local vet stationed at Pearl Harbor

Though sailor Edward Yost and his ship, the USS Kaskaskia, technically were stationed in Pearl Harbor, he and the vessel weren't there when Japanese...

Mayor named to transition team on public education

Tucumcari Mayor Ruth Ann Litchfield on Friday was named to the governor-elect’s transition team on public education issues. Litchfield, a schoolteacher in Tucumcari for 31 years before retiring...

Bill introduced to declare Route 66 historic trail

A U.S. senator from New Mexico introduced legislation that would designate Route 66 as a National Historic Trail under the guidance of the National Park Service. Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Jim...

Police blotter - Dec. 5

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay County Regional Emergency Center from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2: Monday • 8:43 a.m.: Damage to property in 600 block of West High Street, Tucumcari. • 9:43...

Water leak shuts down ER door

A water leak in a ceiling forced the temporary closing of Daniel Trigg Memorial Hospital's emergency-room entrance for at least two days. The leak developed in the ceiling above the emergency room...

Pages past - Dec. 5

On this date ... 1968: The state tax commission approved a 10 percent decrease in the appraised market values of county land and improvements, saving county property owners about $2 million under...

Lady Rattlers victorious in season opener

The Tucumcari girls basketball team eased away from Laguna Acoma for a 50-29 victory during both teams' season-opener Friday at the Snake Pit, but it...

Rattlers fall against Laguna

Tucumcari could point the blame to several things that led to a 69-63 season-opening loss Friday to Laguna Acoma at the Snake Pit - turnovers, foul...

Logan girls take season-opening win

The Logan girls basketball team had little trouble during its season-opening game with a 55-36 win Friday at Clayton. Karli Webb led the Lady Longhorns with 18 points, Makenna Brewer added 13, and...

Tucumcari wrestlers go 3-2 in Duals

The Tucumcari wrestling team went 3-2 against much-larger schools Saturday during the season-opening Las Lunas Duals. In the victory ledger, Tucumcari defeated Bernalillo 60-17, topped West Mesa...

Logan boys fend off Clayton

The Logan boys basketball team fended off a furious Clayton comeback bid to win its season opener Friday on the road, 67-63. Chase Earle scored 19 points for the Longhorns, including a bucket with...

Better off with political correctness

Fox News pundits use “political correctness” as a blanket to cover any opinion they dislike. Progressives are enamored with political correctness, however, and despite my distaste for Fox News...

Still looking for reasons to believe

SANTA ROSA — I’m an optimist by nature, but lately I’ve been having a hard time. Like most Americans, I’m none too pleased with our political leadership. We have an amoral and narcissistic...

It's not always wrong to judge

It has been said, sarcastically, the first words of Matthew 7 form the only text of Scripture that every unbeliever has memorized. “Judge not, lest...

We could use a president like George H.W. Bush

It’s fitting that former President George H.W. Bush, whose diplomacy helped end the short Gulf War and the long Cold War, is being remembered in death for words he uttered in his 1988 nomination...

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