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 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Voter turnout up for mail-in election

Based on the number of ballots returned, Quay County’s first-ever mail-in election is a success, with turnout at least three to five times higher than usual. Whether that translates to success for...

 

Menu - Jan. 30

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Egg and cheese muffinwich, cereal choice with cinnamon goldfish graham cracker, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Walking beef tacos, ham and cheese wrap, Spanish...

 

Calendar - Jan. 30

• Saturday — Knights of Columbus Indoor Flea Market. Get rid of old items and gain a little cash. The cost is $5 per table. For more information, call Benji Torres at 505-582-7459. Knights of...

 

Pages past - Jan. 30

On this date ... 1969: “George W. May, Quay County Sanitarian, reports there is a growing tendency to dump more and more trash and dead animals on the county roads of Quay County. This is a bad...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

School board discusses teacher-evaluation system

Much of a 15-minute meeting of the Tucumcari school board on Jan. 21 was spent discussing the governor’s recent order to eliminate a teacher-evaluation system. During the public-comment part of the...

 
 By Steve Hansen    News    January 30, 2019

MainStreet board fires its director

The board of Tucumcari MainStreet fired the downtown improvement organization’s executive director Gail Houser, board members and Houser confirmed Thursday. Houser was informed of his firing Jan....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Rattler wrestlers win two out of three at Texas meet

The Tucumcari wrestling team won two of three dual matches during a meet Thursday in Amarillo, Texas. The Rattlers lost to host Amarillo 51-12 but defeated Texas teams Pampa 65-30 and Bushland 51-40....

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Animal abuse suspect's release complex

People who read a Quay County Sun story last week about a Tucumcari man accused of abusing a puppy wondered on social media why the suspect was released from jail one day after his felony arrest. The...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Auto parts store could open early

The O’Reilly Auto Parts store coming to Tucumcari is projected to open by February 2020, but a project manager with the chain said it may open in the fourth quarter this year if construction and...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 30, 2019

House students win journalism awards

Three students from House Municipal Schools won awards Saturday at the New Mexico Student Press Association/New Mexico Activities Association state journalism competition in Las Cruces. Senior Ellie...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 30, 2019

Fourth suspect detained in home invasion

A fourth suspect — a juvenile — recently was detained for his alleged role in a violent home invasion in Tucumcari in October that hospitalized the victim. Albuquerque police arrested a 17-year-ol...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 30, 2019

Community education classes starting soon

Mesalands Community College will begin its spring community education classes in February. A new schedule of classes will be offered each month. For February, Mesalands Community College will offer a...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Educators take windmill tour

For local educators in search of relevant lessons for their students on concepts of engineering and energy careers, it doesn't get much more hands-on...

 

Police blotter - Jan. 30

These calls were made to the Tucumcari Quay Regional Emergency Communications Center Jan. 21-27: Monday • 1:16 a.m.: Arrest warrant in 600 block of South Third Street, Tucumcari. • 12:55 p.m.:...

 

Jail log - Jan. 30

These individuals were booked into the Quay County Detention Center from Jan. 21 to Jan. 28: • Christopher Clifford Collier, 51, Los Angeles, California, speeding. • Bernice Eskeets, 39,...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Jury selected in daycare worker trial

PORTALES — A jury is in place, and the trial for two former daycare workers charged more than 18 months ago with the death and serious injury of two young girls in their care begins today....

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 30, 2019

Daycare trial going to jury

PORTALES - Mary and Sandi Taylor did most everything together while running their daycare. Now they sit together facing trial for the 2017 death of on...

 
 By David Grieder    News    January 23, 2019

Still no decision on racino

ALBUQUERQUE — Advocates for a horse-racing license during the New Mexico Racing Commission’s first regular meeting of the new year Thursday oscillated from expectation to dismay and back to...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 23, 2019

Disease prevention hot topic at symposium

Disease prevention in cattle turned out to be a major topic among guest speakers and about 60 ranchers and farmers Wednesday and Thursday during the...

 
 By Ron Warnick    News    January 23, 2019

Quay Day breakfast leaves leaders optimistic

Two local officials who attended previous Quay Day sessions at the state capital said the 2019 version last week had a different feel. That’s partly because of a new governor, a new state Cabinet...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 23, 2019

Logan pair sweeps bee

Two elementary-school students from Logan took the top two spots during the Quay County Spelling Bee in Tucumcari on Thursday. Makiah Romriell, a...

 

Pages past - Jan. 23

On this date ... 1969: Ronald Gutierrez, 19, of Tucumcari, was charged with the fiery Jan. 16 killing of Frutoso “Fritz” Romero in a shack in the 200 block of East Turner Street in Tucumcari....

 

Calendar - Jan. 23

• Feb. 2 — Knights of Columbus Indoor Flea Market. Get rid of old items and gain a little cash. The cost is $5 per table. For more information, call Benji Torres at 505-582-7459. Knights of...

 

Menus - Jan. 23

Tucumcari schools Wednesday — Breakfast: Ham and egg biscuit sandwich, yogurt with granola, fruit, juice, milk; Lunch: Chicken tacos with six-inch whole-grain tortilla, ham and cheese wrap, pinto...

 
 By Staff report    News    January 23, 2019

San Jon board approves contract

The board of trustees at San Jon Municipal Schools unanimously approved a new, two-year contract for its superintendent during its Jan. 14 meeting. Superintendent Janet Gladu’s new pact is...

 

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