Quay County Sun - Serving the High Plains

Two die, schools go remote as virus spreads

The rapid spread of COVID-19 caused two more deaths in Quay County last week and prompted two area school districts to go to remote-only classes through Nov. 29. These two deaths were reported in...

Suspect faces four felony charges in bear spray incident

A man faces four felony criminal charges after he was accused last week of spraying bear spray on two people, then punching a Tucumcari police officer and trying to grab his weapons. Frank...

11-year-old Clovis girl dies in one-vehicle accident

An 11-year-old girl from Clovis died in a one-vehicle accident last week south of San Jon. According to a news release from New Mexico State Police, an 18-year-old woman from Clovis was driving...

Tucumcari man honored in magazine

A Tucumcari man was one of 10 people honored this year as New Mexico Magazine's True Heroes for his work in helping the poor and homeless via the...

Artists helping with La Plaza project

Tucumcari residents in the next few weeks and months might bump into out-of-town artists who are helping the owner of the long-closed La Plaza Court...

Ballpark plan gets final approval

The Tucumcari Public Schools board last week gave unanimous final approval to a scaled-down ballpark redevelopment plan, set to begin construction... Full story

Jail log - Nov. 24

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21: • Stephanie J. Coy, 62, Tucumcari, criminal damage to property (under $1,000). • Eric John Lopez, 23,...

Police blotter - Nov. 24

These calls were made to the Tucumcari-Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center from Nov. 15 to Nov. 21: Monday • 9:06 a.m.: Unattended death in 200 block of Pike Street, Logan. • 9:09...

Recount for House tied races to commence next week

(Editor's note: The time for the recount was changed by the Secretary of State after the Quay County Sun's deadline.) County Clerk Ellen White announced during a county commission meeting Monday...

Mesalands board approves letters

The Mesalands Community College board of trustees unanimously approved letters to the Higher Learning Commission to add micro-credential programs and online learning options for all of its classes....

Tucumcari senior makes all-district

Khobie Salvador, a senior offensive and defense tackle, was the lone Tucumcari Rattler named to the first team of the Class 3A-4 football selections...

Five make all-district volleyball

Logan saw three players and San Jon had two earn all-district volleyball honors in Class 1A's rugged District 6. The Lady Longhorns (19-8), who... Full story

Seven from Logan make all-district football

Logan football team saw seven players earn all-district honors in the District 2 eight-man football division, including one who earned recognition at...

Mesalands to add more sports by fall 2022

Mesalands Community College’s president said the college would add women’s golf, men’s and women’s cross country and e-sports to its offerings by fall 2022. Mesalands already has rodeo and...

San Jon games canceled or postponed

Several San Jon High School boys and girls basketball games have been canceled or postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the community. San Jon superintendent Janet Gladu announced in a Nov. 16...

Good jury makes the right choice

The Kyle Rittenhouse trial may have served as a canary in the coal mine. That’s how I saw it. Government doesn’t respect your right of self-defense and would prefer you die at the hands of... Full story

Gratitudes too political this year

Every year I write about Thanksgiving with a hope that I can avoid, or at least minimize, my political commentary, opting instead to make an annual kumbaya column, writing about what’s close to my...

Burning sends worse message than any book

Two school board members in Virginia this month called for the burning — yes, burning — of books in the school’s library that they deem sexually offensive. This is, of course, the logical...

Stay thankful no matter what's going on

We’ll celebrate Thanksgiving in America this week, but the times seem pretty bleak right now with all that’s happening in our nation and around the world. I’m not just talking about political...

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