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  • Tornado touches down near Logan

    The Staff of the Sun|May 19, 2021

    A storm system Monday evening produced several reports of severe weather in Quay County, including at least one tornado. Trained spotters for the National Weather Service reported a tornado six miles north of Melrose, near the Curry-Quay County line, and another tornado sighting eight miles south-southwest of Nara Visa in northeast Quay County. Several photos of a twister were posted on social media by the Logan Fire Department. It reported the tornado touched the ground for about five minutes...

  • One arrested in Tuesday morning shooting

    The Staff of the Sun|Aug 1, 2018

    One person has been hospitalized, and another arrested following an early Tuesday morning shooting in Tucumcari. With the assistance of multiple agencies, Bobby Vandiver, 31, was arrested following a more than eight-hour search, said Russell Shafer, Quay County Sheriff. Vandiver has been charged with assault with intent to commit a violent felony and booked into the Quay County Detention Center where he is being held without bond. Shafer said Joseph Quintana, 30, of Tucumcari is being sought for...

  • 'New Mexico Music Showcase' a go

    The Staff of the Sun|Jan 18, 2017

    The Tucumcari City Commission cleared the way Thursday for the first “New Mexico Music Showcase” at the Tucumcari Convention Center. The commission authorized event sponsor Columbus Club to use $10,000 in Lodger’s Tax funds — $4,000 for promotion and $6,000 to help engage musical acts for the event, which is to be held April 29. . The commission also waived convention center fees for the event. Performers to be featured will be well-known New Mexico Latino music acts Carlos Medina con los Gallos, Darren Cordova and Calor Dynette. These musicia...

  • Pages past - Jan. 18

    The Staff of the Sun|Jan 18, 2017

    January 1970 • First Lt. George M. York, son of Mr. and Mrs. David York of Tucumcari, was awarded the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters and the Soldier’s Medal for his distinguished heroism on Nov. 21, 1969. York assisted in disarming a soldier that opened fire with an M-16 rifle trying to injure his fellow soldiers. York was a member of the Air Force’s 3rd Brigade, 1st Air Cavalry Division. • The Tucumcari Police Department started a fundraiser for fellow officer Sgt. Marvin Hennig. Hennig was fighting an illness and had used up all of his...

  • Greyhounds fall to Tigers in Heart of Texas Bowl

    The Staff of the Sun|Dec 14, 2016

    COPPERAS COVE, Texas — Every time the Greyhounds landed a blow in the Heart of Texas Bowl on Dec. 3, Fort Hays State seemed to have a counter punch ready. But even before then, the Tigers had landed more than enough haymakers and grabbed their first Division II bowl win in school history with a 45-12 rout of Eastern New Mexico. Jacob Mezera threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns, and Shaquille Cooper amassed 212 yards of offense and two scores in a game the Tigers (8-4) never trailed and led 35-9 at the half. None of the three scores for the G...

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