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Workshop offers strategies in teaching autistic students

About 40 teachers from nine area school districts attended a two-day workshop May 8-9 on strategies for teaching autistic students. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Speaker Joel Arick tells teachers about... Full story


Officials prepare for fire season

Scott Jaynes, Tucumcari's emergency manager, said in preparation for the upcoming and ongoing fire season that he has been in touch with the Red Cross and they have set up several shelter sites in...


Route 66 museum receives $5,000 donation

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Vi Reeves, chairman of the First National Bank of New Mexico board, presents museum committee member Larry Bond a $5,000 check for the Route 66 Museum. Vi Reeves, chairman o...


Chuckwagon cook-off held

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Johnny and Susan Stacy displayed their wares at the chuckwagon cook-off on Saturday in Logan. The annual Chuckwagon cook-off held at Ute Lake on Saturday brought in five... Full story


Firefighters show support for first responders

Tucumcari firefighters showed their support for first responders killed in the recent fertilizer plant blast in West, Texas. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Ed Shipley and Mark Martinez put up flags along... Full story


Students awarded for survey returns

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Roberta Segura, principal at Tucumcari Middle School, hands eighth-grader Ryanne Lopez the Android tablet she won on Tuesday. An Android tablet, candy and sodas were...


Senior center volunteers honored

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Robert Lumpkin talks to some of the seniors who came out Friday to recognize volunteers of the senior center. Volunteers at the Senior Citizens Center were honored Friday...


DAR honors outstanding women

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Hazel Grace Reid was presented a certificate by the DAR's Susan Tayloy on Friday honoring here as one of the outstanding Women in History. Two women were honored for...


Five face charges in local burglary

Five Tucumcari residents face felony burglary charges for the recent burglary of a local business. Four adults and a juvenile were arrested Friday for the March 31 burglary at The Smokin' Body...


Hay growers hold meeting

QCS photo: Jerenne Bradley Concerned farmers and ranchers were in attendance for the Hay Growers roundtable discussion on Thursday afternoon. The Quay County Hay Growers roundtable discussion was... Full story


New businesses - March 27

Tucumcari will be the site of a new business with Kodiak Fresh Produce set to open in mid-April, soon, Site Manager John Perry said Monday. Perry, who is from Logan, said their goal is to be the...


Area coyotes test positive for red mange

Coyotes trapped by U.S. Department of Agriculture's Wildlife Services outside Tucumcari have tested positive for contagious-strain mange. During a meeting of the Quay County Commission Monday, Ron Jon... Full story


Terry Turner building could reopen next week

The Terry Turner building, home to the Quay County Extension Office, could be reopening next week. On Jan. 7, fire in the building damaged a small room and the back of the facility. A restoration...


Commissioners approve grievance board decision

Quay County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a grievance board decision regarding termination of a Quay County Detention Center employee. Barbara Jimenez was terminated in October 2012,...


K-Bee Home Care services holds grand opening

QCS staff photo: Jerrene Bradley K-Bee Home Care Services held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Wednesday. A grand opening and ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday afternoon at the K-Bee Home Care...


DAR members present essay awards

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Glenda Reid presents new flags to Fred Porter, commander of the VFW during their luncheon on Friday. The Tucumcari chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution...


School district hopes to renew property tax in special election

The Tucumcari Public School District is asking voters to approve continuing a two-mill property tax in a Feb. 5 special election. QCS Photo: Jerrene Bradley The front of the newly remodeled Tucumcari... Full story


Elected officials sworn in

Elected officials were sworn in Jan. 2 at the courthouse in the 10th Judicial District courtroom by Judge Albert J. Mitchell. Those taking the path included Tim Rose, newly elected district attorney,...


Two fires under investigation

QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Monday afternoon the fire department was called out to the 1100 block of Monroe for a structure fire. The Tucumcari Fire Department is investigating two fires causing...


City employee Alex Madrid retires

QCS Staff Photo: Jerrene Bradley Alex Madrid's family supported him at his retirement luncheon. Tucumcari city employees held a retirement pot luck luncheon for Landfill Coordinator Alex Madrid on Fri...


Residents declare resolutions

The Quay County Sun asked several people if they make New year's resolutions. Their responses: Georgia Lujan: My resolution for 2013 is to lose weight. Ellen White: Resolutions only lead to... Full story


Folk who donated time, effort deserve gratitude

I was recently on Facebook and came across a woman who said that she and the man she takes care of were needing a Christmas dinner delivered and wondered if there was a church or organization who... Full story


Bicyclist raising awareness on trip

QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley Bicyclist Joe Fors, traveling from Chicago, stopped at the Blue Swallow Motel in Tucumcari before continuing his trip to Los Angeles to raise cancer awareness. Tucumcari... Full story


Riders fill shopping list in Tucumcari

Members of the Rough Rider Motorcycle Rally Committee from Las Vegas, N.M., spent Saturday in Tucumcari shopping for needy kids in their community. William Sanchez, coordinator, Elmer Martinez, Mike...


Altrusa donates books to detention center

Altrusa International of Tucumcari recently donated 105 books to the Quay County Detention Center. The books were used to expand the library at the detention center. QCS photo: Jerrene Bradley From...


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