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  • State to begin next reopening phase Monday

    QCS Staff|May 27, 2020

    Starting Monday, New Mexico will begin its next phase of reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. A public health order effective at the beginning of June allows for the reopening of dine-in restaurants, salons and gyms with occupancy limitations. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham anticipates the public health order covering 30 days, but noted there may be modifications if infection data changes. The state is currently at a transmission rate of 1.09, below the benchmark of 1.15 that has been a target for weeks. Lujan Grisham said social distancing,...

  • Mesalands to offer Groesbeck president position

    QCS Staff|Jun 27, 2018

    Mesalands Community College's Board of Trustees unanimously approved the submission of a contract to John D. Groesbeck to become the next president of the institution. "A contract will be drawn up and submitted to Dr. Groesbeck and contingent on him signing, we are one step closer to having a new president," said Jim Streetman, trustee chair. The board of trustees approved the submission of the contract today, following an executive session during a special meeting at Mesalands. Groesbeck, of...

  • Municipal election results

    QCS Staff|Mar 7, 2018

    Tucumcari City Commission incumbents retained their seats while the Village of Logan gained a new mayor and council members, according to unofficial results from Tuesday’s municipal elections. Municipal elections were across Quay County, results favored District 4 (Incumbent) Robert Lumpkin won his bid for reelection over opponent Keith Hayes and District 5 (Incumbent) Todd Duplantis retained the commission seat he was appointed to following the death of John Mihm in December 2016. Duplantis defeated David Hamilton. In Logan David L. Babb w...

  • Clayton ousts Tucumcari girls in quarterfinals

    QCS Staff|Mar 7, 2018

    RIO RANCHO — Keagan Geary scored 19 to lead three Yellowjackets in double figures, and Clayton pulled away with a 19-7 fourth quarter to top Tucumcari 57-47 in Tuesday’s Class 3A quarterfinals at the Santa Ana Star Center. Brianna Fong scored 12 and Heather Arias 10 for Clayton (19-9), which moves on to an 11:30 a.m. Thursday semifinal against fellow District 5-3A member Texico. The top-seeded Wolverines won the season series 2-0, but Clayton defeated Texico 51-48 in the 5-3A title game to snap a 16-game win streak. Aliyah Herrera scored 12...

  • Longhorns move on to semifinals

    QCS Staff|Mar 7, 2018

    BERNALILLO — Jordan Hines and Kaylee Foote each scored 13 points, and top-seeded Logan controlled the second half to advance past Tatum 48-30 in Tuesday’s Class 3A quarterfinal at Bernalillo High School. Harlie Roach added 11 and Karli Webb nine for Logan (21-5), which will face Fort Sumner in a 9:45 a.m. Thursday semifinal, also at Bernalillo High. The Vixens defeated Tse’ Yi’ Gai 59-48. Logan led the Coyotes (16-11) 21-16 at the half, but took care of business with an 18-6 third quarter. Celeste Jimenez scored a game-high 16 for Tatum,...

  • Route 66 Air Tour slated Saturday

    QCS Staff|Feb 14, 2018

    A fleet of small planes will launch Saturday from the Tucumcari Municipal Airport, flying above the Mother Road through New Mexico into Arizona to kick off the Route 66 Air Tour. The air tour winging its way across the state will highlight aviators, aircraft, and significant historical events along Route 66, said Tour Coordinator Richard L. Perry. Perry said tours like this one are older than the 90-year-old road itself, fixed-wing aviation pilots have been flying air tours to exhibit aircraft...

  • Fire strikes again at motel

    QCS Staff|Feb 14, 2018

    An investigation is ongoing into the cause of a structure fire that damaged the vacant Paradise Inn Motel for a second time in five months. The fire was first reported at 3:30 p.m., on Feb. 7 on the 1600 Block of West Route 66, said Doug Hogan, Tucumcari Fire Chief. Hogan said it took a total of six agencies, Tucumcari Volunteer Fire Department, District 1-4 and Logan, five hours to contain and extinguish the fire. He said the fire hydrants in that area are old and do not supply enough water...

  • Logan dismisses Thompson as village manager

    QCS Staff|Jan 31, 2018

    The Village of Logan is once again without a Manager following a special executive session held this morning by the Village Council. "Trevor Thompson is no longer the manager of the Village of Logan," said Mayor Russell Feerer. Feerer would elaborate on Thompson, citing personnel matters. The special meeting, advertised locally since Friday, was held at the Village Office. Feerer said council members Benny Newton and Leslie Osborn exited the executive session and following a regular session...

  • Municipal election candidates file

    QCS Staff|Jan 10, 2018

    he following are the candidate filings for the upcoming March 6 municipal elections throughout Quay County. All terms are for four years unless otherwise marked. Filing was 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday at Tucumcari City Hall, Logan, San Jon and House Village Offices Candidates will be certified by city and village clerks on Wednesday and the certified list of candidates will be released on Thursday. Absentee voting will begin Jan. 30 and early voting will begin Feb. 14 at city and village offices. Village of House Two Counselor positions (at large)...

  • Fundraiser shrimp boil called success

    QCS staff|Aug 30, 2017

    A weekend fundraising shrimp boil raised more than $8,000 for the Paws and Claws Animal Rescue Group. “The event was a huge success thanks to the generosity and support of the community,” said Kathy McClelland, program director. McClelland said the money raised from ticket sales and a silent auction will help to fund the programs services. She said those services include vet visits, spay and neutering clinics and food and supply cost. McClelland said the main goal for raising money is to build an indoor kennel for the dogs before the win...

  • Tucumcari man arrested on multiple charges of alleged criminal sexual penetration

    QCS Staff|Aug 14, 2017

    TUCUMCARI - A Tucumcari man was arrested Monday on 23 felony charges connected to alleged criminal sexual penetration and criminal exploitation of girls ranging from 14 to 17 years old. Anthony Groomas, 29, was booked into the Quay County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash only bond following his arrest, according to a release from New Mexico Attorney General Henry Balderas' office. Groomas is charged with five counts of second-degree criminal sexual penetration, 12 counts of sexual...

  • Tucumcari man accused of first-degree murder

    QCS Staff|Apr 6, 2017

    A Tucumcari man was arraigned Thursday in Quay County Magistrate court for the charges of murder and tampering with evidence a day after New Mexico State Police investigated a shooting at a residence north of Tucumcari. John T. Coston, 25, appeared before Magistrate Judge TJ O’Quinn represented by his attorney Michael Garrett of Clovis. He is charged with the first-degree murder of Joseph T. Burgess, 25, of Tucumcari. According to a New Mexico State Police press release, officers responded to a...

  • State Police Seize 256 Pounds of Marijuana

    QCS Staff|Jun 6, 2013

    A routine traffic stop for following too closely resulted in the seizure of 256 pounds of marijuana and a sport utility vehicle on June 4, New Mexico State Police Sgt. Rigo Chavarria said. The marijuana was found hidden in the 2003 Tahoe SUV, Chavarria said, after police became suspicious. A police dog detected the drug, and the vehicle was impounded, Chevarria said. The driver of the vehicle, Deiver J. Varela-Perez, was arrested and jailed after being charged with distribution of a controlled substance and the traffic charge, Chavarria said....

  • Tucumcari High athletes recognized

    QCS Staff|Jun 4, 2013

    Tucumcari High School's athletes received recognition and awards at THS's annual Athletic Banquet, sponsored by the Rattler Boosters organization. Members of boys and girls football, volleyball, basketball, baseball, cross-country, track and field, and golf teams were called up to receive certificates and prizes. As usual, however, the Athlete of the Year and Academic Athlete of the Year awards capped the evening at the Tucumcari Convention Center. Male Athlete of the Year Luke Smith was also the academic athlete of the year. Smith played on...

  • Softball association starting season June 18

    QCS staff|Jun 4, 2013

    The Tucumcari Softball Association 2013 will start its season June 18. The entry fee is $350 per team. For more information, please contact one of the following: Donnie 403-7215, Hallie 461-2764 or 815-0050, Charlotte 461-7973 or 815-9892. Checks should be payable to Tucumcari Softball Association. Bids are now being taken for the concession stand. There is also a men and women's pick-up softball league on Friday nights beginning June 21. More information is available by calling C.J. (575) 373-5693; Donnie, 403-7215; Hallie, 461-2764 or...

  • Sun's website out Monday morning

    QCS Staff|Jun 3, 2013

    Our Quay County Sun website lost service for a few hours Monday morning due to an administrative problem. Service was restored at about 11:15 a.m. Monday. We apologize for any inconvenience to our readers and customers....

  • Two Tucumcari residents assaulted during an early morning home invasion

    QCS Staff|Jun 3, 2013

    Tucumcari police are searching for two men who reportedly forced entry into a home on the 900 block of South First Street and assaulted the residents. Details of the crime cannot be released, as it is still an active investigation, said Jason Braziel, chief of police. Braziel said officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who said two armed men had broken into their home and assaulted her boyfriend and held them at gunpoint. According to reports, two men kicked in the back door of the home just after midnight Monday, then began to assault...

  • Obituary: Spence E. Morris

    QCS Staff|May 31, 2013

    Spence E. Morris, 97, of House, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at home. He was born February 1, 1916, in House. He was a longtime Quay County farmer. Morris is survived by his wife Clarice Morris; three daughters, Clarice Hendricks, Sue Morris, and Kathy O'Bryant; and two sons, Rick Morris and Ronny Morris. Services: Were held Sunday at the House Community Cemetery. Information: 575-355-2311....

  • Lesser prairie chicken information meeting scheduled in Nara Visa

    QCS Staff|May 31, 2013

    The Nara Visa Community Center will host one of two public meetings on Tuesday designed to provide information on the impact to property owners if the Lesser Prairie Chicken is listed as either threatened or endangered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Nara Visa meeting is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. Its agenda is identical to one scheduled at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Clovis Carver Public Library North Annex, 701N. Main St., Clovis. The meetings are sponsored by the Quay County Natural Resources Committee and Curry and Roosev...

  • Veterans memorialize fallen service members

    QCS staff|May 28, 2013

    QCS photo: Steven Hansen VFW Post 2528 Commander Fred Porter speaks at Monday's Memorial Day service at Tucumcari's cemetery. Tucumcari's Delfido Gonzales VFW Post 2528 conducted a solemn tribute on Monday morning, Memorial Day, to honor soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines who lost their lives in defense of their country. Led by Chapter Commander Fred Porter, a Vietnam veteran who served with the U.S. Army Special Forces, the ceremony included short speeches, prayers, laying of an honorary wreath and other tokens of appreciation at Tucumcari...

  • Fifteen seniors walk in Logan commencement

    QCS Staff|May 28, 2013

    Logan area residents filled the school's gymnasium to send Logan High School's 15-member Class of 2013 into young adulthood on May 18. QCS photo: Steve Hansen Logan High School awarded diplomas to 15 graduates at commencement ceremonies Saturday. The Valedictorian was Jordan Egerton; the salutatorian, Whitney Cordova. Teressa Bruehn, a retired teacher and senior class sponsor, delivered the commencement address. More pictures and information will be in next week's Quay County Sun. Colleen Kulbeck, who teaches English and journalism, provided...

  • Surgery services available at hospital

    QCS Staff|May 28, 2013

    Surgery services are available again at Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital in Tucumcari, acording to Administrator Lance Labine. Victor Davis Labine said Dr. Victor Davis, a general surgeon with Plains Regional Medical Center, will be available twice a month for hospital procedures, clinic consultations and follow up visits. Davis has been a general surgeon with Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis for the past five years and is board certified in Family Medicine and General Surgery, according to a news release from Presbyterian Healthcare...

  • Banquet honors straight-A students

    QCS Staff|May 28, 2013

    A banquet at the La Mesa Cafeteria at Tucumcari Middle School on May 22 honored straight-A honor roll students at Tucumcari Middle School and Tucumcari High. Middle school honorees included: Angelina Arellano Jaxon Arguello Shant Bhakta Brenna Benton David Cayd Bilbrey Desiree Brown Kayla Cherry Jordyn Diaz Melina Encinias Kaylee Epperson Jordan Fang Sydney Goldston Kaleb Hayes Daniel Holguin Kamelia Lamm Kaycee Lease David Mardo Darpan Patel Trestin Peterson Ethan Rogers Adrianna Sandoval High school honorees included: Andreas Anaya Roxanne...

  • Athletic banquet Monday

    QCS staff|May 21, 2013

    The annual Diamondback Booster Club Athletic Banquet is 6 p.m. Memorial Day (Monday). The dinner will be held in the Tucumcari Convention Center, according to a booster club statement. The banquet will also feature items for auction. Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased until May 24. Tickets are available at THS or at the following businesses: A to Z Cellular. Bob's Budget Pharmacy. Tucumcari General Insurance. First National Bank. Radio Shack. Event proceeds help support athletic programs at THS....

  • 2013 Rockabilly on the Route schedule

    QCS Staff|May 17, 2013

    6 Rockabilly on the Route Schedule June 7-9 in Tucumcari June 7 Friday Rockabilly On The Route Kick-Off 1p.m., to 6 p.m. Tucumcari Convention Center / 1500 West Route 66 Ticket Sales & Ticket Pick-Up Vendors and Food Free to the Public K.Q.A.Y 97.2 & KTNM 1400 / Cruisin': Live Radio Remote Tucumcari Tonite / La Loca Magazine Release Party 7 p.m., to 2 a.,m. Pow Wow Lizard Lounge / 801 West Route 66 Ticket Sales and Ticket Pick-Up Live Music including Whiskey Kiss and Danger*Cakes Variety Show: Gilded Cage Burlesk and Variete June 8 Saturday...

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