06-30-2007: Around Town

Two for ENMU dean’s list… Perfecto A. Madrid and Taris R. Smith were named to the Dean’s List at Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell for the 2007 Spring semester. To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a 3.25 or higher grade point average while carrying at least 12 semester hours. Good fortune at […]

July 4 safety patrols, closings

July 4: Safety, closings.. The Tucumcari Police Department is currently running its Super Blitz. From today through July 15 there will be DWI checkpoints and seatbelt and child restraint enforcement, said a Tucumcari Police Department spokesperson. The Village of Logan will have three officers on duty today and will be assisted by the New Mexico […]

Fans turn out for No. 54


By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several hundred fans came out on Thursday to meet their favorite Chicago Bear, Brian Urlacher, in Tucumcari. They came from neighboring Guadalupe County and east from Amarillo, Texas, for the chance to shake hands, to get an autograph and to have their picture taken with linebacker No. 54. “I […]

Council plans to revive Princess Theater

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari’s Princess Theater on Main Street got a new lease on life at Thursday’s City Commission meeting. The commissioners approved a 10-year lease, renewable each year, of the Princess to the Quay Council for the Arts and Humanities. The council has discussed leasing the theater for several years and […]

‘No Action’ not an option for Sands-Dorsey


By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun A report from a construction engineer indicates that the century-old Sands-Dorsey building is “a very real safety hazard in its current condition.” However, the report recommends that “the main facade and structural perimeter walls be stabilized and preserved.” Sections of the report, prepared by Sonya Cooper, a construction engineer […]

06-30-2007: Police Blotter

The following is a sample of calls received during the last few days by the central dispatch office for Quay County, based at the Tucumcari Police Department. According to reports: Tuesday • At 3:12 p.m., a female reported a burglary at a residence on East Laughlin. An officer advised that the front window of the […]

July 4th more than fireworks, BBQs

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun What do we celebrate on the Fourth of July? Of course, it’s the Fourth of July, our oldest holiday. July 4, 1776, is when Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. However, it was not “independence” that was being celebrated, but the “declaration” of independence. It took the American Revolutionary […]

Namesakes are keepsakes

By Lynn Moncus Life never ceases to amaze this woman from Ima. I can just sit quietly on this corner and suddenly become involved in rather unique experiences. For instance, someone knocked on the door Sunday morning, and when I opened it, a young woman introduced herself as Mary Lynn Hodges. To say I was […]


Today: 10 a.m., July Fourth festivities begin at Logan. Fireworks at dark. Sunday: 9 a.m, Route 66 team roping, Quay County Fairgrounds. Monday: 9 a.m., Summer Retreat work session, Tucumcari Board of Education, Tucumcari Convention Center. Monday: 3 p.m., regular meeting, Museum Board, Tucumcari Historical Museum, 416 S. Adams St. Monday: 6:30 p.m., regular meeting, […]

Maxine Stanfield

Services: Graveside services will be in Newbern, Tenn. Maxine Stanfield died on Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at home in Albuquerque.  She was born in Dyer County, Tenn., on Jan. 2, 1923 to George and Gladys Smith.  She married John Stanfield in Tennessee.  They moved to New Mexico in 1964 and lived in Tucumcari from 1967 […]